New Delhi the capital of India is amongst Delhi city's 11 districts. Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi are used interchangeably they are two distinct entities, with New Delhi forming a small part of Delhi. The city has been witness to and part of the Indian history when in the Mahabharata it was referred to as Indraprastha., the land of Pandavas. In due course eight more cities grew namely Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad.Delhi is also the capital for Fashion Photographers and Film-making in India.
Delhi has been a witness to the political turmoil for over five centuries. It was ruled by the Mughals in succession from Khiljis to Tughlaqs. Many monuments in the city are a mute witness to their regime. The foundation stone of the city was laid by George V, Emperor of India during the Delhi Durbar of 1911 when the British capital was shifted from Calcutta ro Delhi. It was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931 by Viceroy and Governor-General of India Lord Irwin.
RECOMMENDED PLACES FOR FILM PRODUCTION IN NEW DELHI,INDIA
LOTUS TEMPLE: The Lotus Temple or the Bahá’í House of Worship is a Lotus shaped architectural masterpiece. The structure of pure white marble was designed by architect Furiburz Sabha . The shape of the temple is a symbolism common to Hinduism, Buddhism,Jainism and Islam. Adherents of all faiths visit the temple and pray or meditate in silence . Around the blooming petals are nine pools of water, which look magnificent when lit in the evenings
Trivia: Lotus Temple organises daily shows to educate people about Bahá’í faith. Add that to your list for Documentary Filmmaking.
AKSHARDHAM: The temple attracts at least 70% of all tourists visiting Delhi. Amongst the most popular with locals and tourists, the complex leaves you spellbound. With its ornate architecture, a fascinating fountain show, an informative boat ride, a majestic huge garden and not to mention a food court that offers scrumptious vegetarian dishes it truly caters to all.Commercial Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking. Fashion Photography, Explainer Videos and Corporate Videos all can be shot here.
TUGHLAQABAD FORT: Built by the founder of the Tughlaq Dynasty in 1321. It is spread across an area of 6.5 km and the fort is any history lovers delight. The fort serves an idyllic place for Commercial Photography and Commercial Filmmaking. Fashion Photography and Documentary Filmmakers have shot this fort in many of their projects
TOMB OF SAFDARJANG: The ‘last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture’. It was built in 1754 for statesman Safdarjung. The tomb is surrounded by beautiful gardens in the nature of Mughal Charbagh style. The solitude here is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the city for Commercial Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking. Fashion Photography, Explainer Videos and Corporate Videos.
AGRASEN KI BAOLI: Baoli which means stepwell was constructed in order to store water. Situated in the heart of the city in Connaught Place, poets and artists flock here to create magic on paper or pen some beautiful sonnets.
Trivia: This place is said to be haunted! Commercial Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking. Fashion Photography, Explainer Videos and Corporate Videos have all captured this magnificent baoli.
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