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Instagrammable places for Shutterbugs – a must-visit for architecture aficionados!

Pondicherry – Having been ruled by the French for over 250 years, this place is certainly known for its French-ness, right from the balmy beaches, educative museums, cozy cafes to the peaceful and tranquil Auroville, and oh so aesthetically pleasing architectural building and houses. This union territory surely has much more to offer than just instagrammable cafes, one can visit Matrimandir - a mammoth globe-like structure that is a colossal mediation center, Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges – the oldest church, The French War Memorial, Old lighthouse Pondicherry, and not to forget all the infamous beaches here are truly a delight that will make your pictures stand out.

Rajasthan - This place speaks royalty and is full of culture. One of the most magnificent and colorful states in India where every corner tells a story that ultimately becomes photogenic. The stupendous forts, the intricately carved temples, and the grand Havelis of the state are integral parts of the architectural heritage of the state. Right from Forts, Havelis, Lakes, Chatris, Jharokas, local houses, step-wells, camels, deserts, vast arid landscapes, stretched roads to even local people of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, etc. One can find everything here vibrant enough to capture these moments for a lifetime. They don’t call Rajasthan ‘The Land of Kings‘for nothing!

Goa - Goa is so much more than its beaches and party venues. The state boasts of some incredible architecture that will leave you mesmerized. A beautiful blend of Portuguese, Indian and Mughal styles. Along with the vibrant varied people from all around the globe. Church of St. Francis Of Assisi, Cabo Raj Bhavan, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fontainhas, Anjuna Flea Market, Art Resort Palolem, Chandor, and Cola Beach is the must-try places you should go to up your Instagram feed.

Kolkata - yellow taxis, centuries-old buildings, colonial architectures most of which are colored in red, Kolkata definitely excels in one element which is – Colour! These old buildings most of which are in shambles, the historical monuments, the yellow taxis displaying the busy roads of Kolkata a spectacular appeal. The crowded markets, the street side tea stalls, everything makes the city very special and indeed photogenic. Metcalfe Hall, College Street, Esplanade, Victoria Memorial, Hindustan Park, Kumartuli, Vidyasagar Setu, Prinsep Ghat, and Dalhousie Square are some of the most majestic places that one should definitely try in Kolkata, this city encapsulates all the major architectural forms there are.

Basilica of Bom Jesus.

Tamil Nadu - is inherently rich in its cultural sense, the places here are brimming with beautiful temples, serene, spectacular forts beaches & waterfalls, and more. The city that one should must-try is Pondicherry for their marvelous houses, Chennai and Trichy for their temples, Yanam for its unique culture and history, and Velankanni for Beautiful Coastal Town. Apart from that, one should also visit Dhanushkodi Beach, Gulf Of Mannar Marine National Park Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promendade Beach, Government Museum, Fort St. George, Edward Elliot’s Beach, Ashtalakshmi Temple.

Aren’t these places worthy enough to be on your gram? If this list doesn’t make you want to start packing, I don’t know what will!

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