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Delhi, here’s looking at you: Instagram accounts that explore the best of the Capital

From succulent kebabs in Chandni Chowki, to the beauty of the Capital’s monuments and the charm inherent in its cultural chaos — if you love Delhi, you’ll love these Instagram accounts too.

more lifestyle Updated: May 08, 2017 19:10 IST
Etti Bali
Etti Bali
Hindustan Times
Delhi,Instagram,Social Media
An illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan being captured on a mobile phone.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

From the indulgent spread of food, a mix of old-world and contemporary architecture to its people and their emotions — these Instagram are full of Delhi’s many features. Taken mostly with mobile phones, these photos are so good that they will transport you the very place and moment. So if you are no mood to step out, yet want to experience in some sight-seeing, we suggest you take a virtual tour. Here are some of our favourites:


Photographer Manish Jaisi avidly chronicles the city, from providing rare glimpses of its monuments to capturing people. He covers any and every major event that is observed in the city, including Republic Day parade rehearsals, MCD elections and local festivals. His account is full of stories related to the shots he has captured.


Morning vibes at India gate Regram from @thecanonfanboy

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This account collates the best of Delhi photos onto one platform. Their motto is to decode Delhi like never before and through their photo gallery, they offer glimpses into many moods of the city. There’s yummy grub that will make you drool, romantic dusks, poetry-inspiring early morning clicks and quick videos that tell you more about the city. Log on, and lose yourself in the maze that is Delhi.


In their own words, the page Delhiwale aims to tell stories based on the daily life of a Delhiite. If you are living in the city, every frame will invoke familiarity. And, even if you don’t live here, they will strike a chord of longing that will make you want to embrace the Capital. Food photography is one of the highlights of this page that brings together photos from different sources.


No one likes their grub as seriously as Delhiwallahs. When it comes to food, there’s no place quite like Delhi that offers the world on a platter. From the succulent kebabs from the gullies of Old Delhi to the steaming plate of momos at almost every turn, the city is a foodie’s hub. The account, foodintimacy, has pictures of food...And more food. And then, some more food. *Drools away*.



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Probably the Capital’s most notorious and most well-kept secret, Daku, the street artist has a dedicated account where he interjects typography to everyday scenes. He made his presence felt on the city’s street art scene by painting satirical messages and questioning systems. Now, he has taken his messages to social platforms. Go on, explore Delhi with a twist.

#wip #experiments with #time and #shadow for @startindia's #lodhiartdistrict

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Ashish Chopra, a pilot by profession, likes capturing the city’s many quirks, eccentricities and tantrums. There is a bonus also. Being a pilot affords him the best seat to capture some breathtaking aerial shots of the city. Browse through the page to get a glimpse into a Delhi where there is quirk in the common, and a uniqueness in the ordinary.

First Published: May 08, 2017 19:09 IST