India is land of many incredible, beautiful places, locals and visitors alike cannot resist testing the limits of their memory cards with the number of photos they’ll take home with them. More and more visitors are flying a drone in India on their trip which allows them to record mesmerizing aerial views of different places.
The natural evolution of technology results in cool gadgets becoming better, cheaper and smaller. A great example of this in practice is drones, it is now relatively easy to pick up find a small drone with an HD camera that is perfect for traveling.
A drone is something that offers a whole new perspective and has given a chance to look at something in a totally different way. If you are still wondering whether to buy a drone, take a look at the best drones in India.
If you have your drone already, be sure that you also have the other bits you need with my rundown of the best drone accessories.
In this article, we are going to share some of the most beautiful places for flying a drone in India and get that perfect shot for Instagram drone hashtagging.
Important: When traveling with a drone, I cannot stress the importance of knowing the laws of a country. While India offers some stunning opportunities, please make sure to respect the Indian drone laws or risk getting in trouble yourself and ruining drone photography in the future of other enthusiasts.
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Who doesn’t love being amidst the mighty mountains? Not much is more satisfying than reaching the top of a mountain and sitting back between the clouds. And it’s even better when you can get a fantastic memory of that same view. So, next time whenever you head towards any mountainous area, don’t forget to take your drone with you.
Kasol is one such mind-blowing place in India, which is all covered by tall alpine trees and lush greenery. If you really wish to take the best shot of your life, make it dusk or dawn because this is the time when this place’s exceptional lighting gives it a dramatic look. Also, keep an eye out for the rivers and lakes, they can make your perfect shot even better.
Lotus Temple, Delhi
Talk about the capital and a list of iconic historical places will start pulsing through your mind. One such superb architectural structure in India that needs no introduction is the Lotus Temple. The temple was devoted to the Bahai faith in 1986 and since then the place is considered the mark of love and peace for visiting travelers.
Many of you have probably visited this place and appreciated its beauty, but once you capture the aerial shot of this place, you cannot take your eyes off it.
This iconic site will give you a glimpse of a lotus, lush greenery surrounding the building, and best of all are the nine ponds that surround the temple. Don’t miss taking your drone whenever you plan to visit the Lotus Temple and get some stunning shots with your drone.
The Yoga Capital of the country or we should say the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh is one such place in India that is known as one of the best places to pay a visit and look for your inner peace. This fantastic place in Uttarakhand on the Ganga River in the foothills of Himalayas allows you to record some great footage or that one beautiful shot you always wanted to put on your Instagram profile.
For those who don’t know, Rishikesh is world famous for its Yoga Ashrams, that gained this popularity when Beatles came to stay in Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in the 1960s. So, what are you thinking about? Just visit this incredible place and see if you can show the best of your skills.
Taj Mahal, Agra
The Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and is included in the official list of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This symbol of love that was built under the rule of Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, definitely has to be on the list to cover from a birds-eye-view.
The best thing about capturing this beauty is not just its architecture but also the River Yamuna flowing behind it. Trust us, once you get the aerial shot of the Taj Mahal, you won’t believe your eyes that this structure could look this beautiful from the top as well.
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Next in the list is the beautiful city of Kolkata where you can capture some fantastic aerial shots and if you move to the old city of Kolkata, you’ll get to witness some great ancient wonders still standing out there.
One of those structures is the beautiful Victoria Memorial that was built between 1906 and 1921. The structure stands straight near Maidan or the Brigade Parade Ground and allows you to click incredible drone images for your collection.
Also, if you’re the one who always craves for more, you can head towards Shahid Minar that is situated nearby with some marvelous adjoining gardens to help you capture another incredible aerial shot.
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Paradise on the Earth. This is how a number of people out there in the country explain about Jammu and Kashmir. And one such place in the disputed northwest area of Jammu and Kashmir is Ladakh, also known as the Trans-Himalaya offers you to capture the beauty through the aerial shot.
This mountainous area is impressively spiked, has a lot of eye-catching gompas or Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, whitewashed stupas, beautiful prayer wheels, and fluttering prayer flags makes this Buddhist ex-kingdom a must visit place in India and get the aerial clicks and recordings of extraordinary quality.
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
You must have heard about the city of Rajasthan, land to a number of majestic forts. So, here we come with one such remarkable fort from Jaisalmer, and its beauty can be best witnessed through aerial shots. The fort is not just known for its beauty but also falls in the list of World Heritage Sites that should definitely not get missed when in Rajasthan.
For your information, the fort looks like a sand castle, is standing at a height and covered by a smaller bunch of houses. See if you can take your drone to this fort and get an out of the ordinary click country’s beautiful fort.
Where would you for flying a drone in India?
So, these were a few phenomenal places in India where you can fly a drone and enjoy a whole new experience. Once you fill your photo gallery with some outstanding aerial clicks, you’ll not only love the work you did but will also realize how absolutely beautiful country India is.
So how about you, do you have any stunning footage from your drone in India? We’d love to see it, let us know in the comments.
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3 thoughts on “7 Awe-Inspiring Places to Enjoy Flying a Drone in India”
Would love to know how you were able to get permission for most of these flights? We are currently in India and making a travel film of our time, but the laws against flying drones in places such as the Taj Mahal, Delhi and Jaisalmer are strict. If you could share how you were granted permission, that would be very helpful!
Hi Corey, sorry for the super slow reaction time on this, probably far to late to be any use, but you raise a great point. This post was actually supplied for me by a fellow blogger based in India, so I do not have insight for that. however, as a drone flyer myself, I understand getting permission is a massive pain in the arse and things have changed very quickly. The best place to start is https://digitalsky.dgca.gov.in/ but it is overloaded so I’m not sure you’ll get permission. Sadly I think we have reached the point where irresponsible flyers have made it near impossible for law-abiding drone users to make flights in interesting places. Hope you were still able to make a killer video in India, feel free to drop the link here, I’d love to check it out.
Yup due to these stupid irresponsible flyers it’s nearly impossible to drone in India…. For we drone enthusiasts ….. I have a couple of drones and once I had gotten a killer footage and in Andaman Islands and was asked to stop flying by the police… And he asked me to delete the footage immediately….