Azerbaijan: A Photographer's Paradise Found in Tour Packages

Clicking pictures, and selfies, sending snaps, and posting them on social media has become so common that we don’t even think about the importance of pictures anymore. Come to think about it, humans were made aware of the earliest settlement of civilization by the use of pictures. Now, of course, the cavemen, hunters, and gatherers did not have a Camera, but they used the technique of capturing moments and preserving memories through carving and sculpting. Imagine, had there been a camera at that point in time, things that have been so different. Well, thanks to the genius Frenchman Joseph, we were blessed with one of the most important devices back in the 1800s, a camera. Even if there is a big difference between the camera that was first invented and the camera that we use today, it is still wonderful to see and understand what an important role it has played in our lives. Pictures are what helped us learn about our past, pictures are what help us capture the present and pictures are something that will stick around in the future as well!

When it comes to Indians and photography, there is a very deep connection. In India, photography does not just remain a professional work, but it is an everyday thing for people of all ages. Parents take pictures of their young children; Teenagers take pictures of themselves; Some take pictures of the moon; Some take pictures of the sunset. Since pictures are the best way of capturing memories and preserving them for life, it is one of the most important tools one carries with oneself when one travels to any location. We only live once and we never know what the future holds, which is why it is important to live in the moment and capture the memories. Looking at the pictures you click on your trips and vacations years later becomes a whole adventure in itself and that’s why Nitsa Holidays is presenting to you one of the most beautiful countries in the world which will not just bring you activities and adventures, but it will show you some of the most beautiful sights ever to be captured. If you are a professional photographer, this is the perfect answer for you. If you are looking for a holiday with your family and want to take some memorable family photos, this place is perfect for you. If you are a young woman traveling with your friends and you wish to click some Instagrammable pictures, this place is for you. The place that we are talking about is none other than the magical land of Azerbaijan. If you have second thoughts about why you should pick Azerbaijan for beautiful pictures instead of the other popular names, let us tell you why Azerbaijan not only has some of the most breathtaking views available and ready for you but Azerbaijan is also an unexplored, undiscovered hidden gem which, if you present to the world, you would be doing it a greater good. 

Azerbaijan is a country in Asia, which is bordered by Europe, the Caspian coastline, and the great caucasian mountains. Azerbaijan is one of the rarest countries in the world where you will not only find a modern atmosphere, technologically enhanced sites, and illuminated and tall buildings but you will also be able to witness the most historical sites, traditional architecture, and cultural representation. Azerbaijan is known as the land of fire but Nitsa holidays highly believe that it should now also be declared as the best of both worlds. The palaces, the museums, the lanes, the streets, the architecture, and the food will all take you back in time and share stories of Azerbaijan’s rich history and help you connect with it deeper. Due to the Caspian coastline, Azerbaijan also has the most breathtaking waterfront locations, beaches, and water sports available. In the northern part of the country, thanks to the great caucasian mountains, there are some exotic winter resorts, winter sports, and snowy adventures available. Whereas, on one side, the country will bring you tall buildings and a gorgeous skyline, the other side will bring you luscious forests, unique mud volcanoes, and many natural wonders. Whatever may be the reason behind your travel, Azerbaijan can certainly serve all purposes. 

Azerbaijan has hundreds and hundreds of locations that photographers would love to see and capture. However, it could be a little overwhelming to plan all of it by oneself and this is where Nitsa holidays come into the picture. Nitsa Holidays is a travel and tour agency based out of Delhi and we have taken up the responsibility of helping Indians reach some of the beautiful locations that you see in pictures and photographs. So far we have been able to plan some wonderful holidays and vacations for friends, families, and couples and we wish to do the same for everybody else. What makes us unique is that our packages are specifically created for the Indian market. They are highly customizable, comfortable, and reasonable and they ensure that all your preferences are met. If you have made up your mind to go on the most wonderful journey you could ever think of, choose from one of our Azerbaijan tour packages such as Azerbaijan family tour packages, Azerbaijan group tour packages, and Azerbaijan couples tour packages. Once you have picked your packages and your partners to take a long on this beautiful journey, you can leave the rest for the Nitsa holidays and you can just focus on preparing your camera since it will be seeing some enchanting sites all throughout. Now let’s learn a little bit more about Azerbaijan.

How to go to Azerbaijan?

You can go to Azerbaijan by taking flights from the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Bangalore to the capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku, and these flights will take anywhere from 7 hours to 11 hours.

When should you go to Azerbaijan to capture the best photographs?

When it comes to photography, there are quite a lot of factors that you would want to avoid so that your pictures are not interrupted such as extreme rainfall, humidity, crowds et cetera, and Nitsa Holidays recommends that the perfect time to visit Azerbaijan is between the months of April to July. The temperature is perfect, the crowds are minimal and the flowers are in bloom. 

How can you travel around Azerbaijan?

Once you reach the capital city of Baku, we recommend that as a photographer, you try to walk as much as possible since every nook and corner in Azerbaijan is worth capturing. Every street, every lane, and every corner has either a building, a museum, a mosque, a palace, a park, a fountain, a group of locals, or something unique for you to capture. However, if you wish to travel between cities, you can choose the public commute such as taxis, cabs, buses, trains, subways, etc.

How many days are required for a good photography tour of Azerbaijan?

Ideally, as long as one can spend in Azerbaijan is appreciated since the country has hundreds and hundreds of places to be captured. However, if you are under a time constraint then we recommend at least a week-long trip to inculcate the best sites and locations.

What is the budget required to go to Azerbaijan?

The budget of your trip can totally depend upon the purpose of travel, the duration, and the choices you make but according to us, the minimum budget requirement for Azerbaijan could be anywhere between INR 50,000/- to INR 70,000/- per person for a week-long trip.

What are some important points to consider as a photographer in Azerbaijan?

• Some places do not allow photography so make sure that you check with the authorities before clicking a few pictures.

• It is very important to note that there are some very beautiful mosques and mausoleums in Azerbaijan that a photographer would undoubtedly wish to capture. However, there could be rules and regulations that need to be adhered to so check them beforehand.

• If you wish to take photographs with or of the locals, do ensure that you speak to them and seek their permission before doing so.

• If you are out and about during the extreme summer seasons of Azerbaijan for photography, remember to carry hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses because the weather can get slightly daunting and humid.

What are the best photography spots in Azerbaijan?

Baku Old City- Baku Old City is famous for presenting to the world the rich history and heritage of Azerbaijan. Not only that, but it has the most beautiful streets, houses, and locations. If you take photographs, undoubtedly those pictures will speak more than one can imagine and a single photograph will be equivalent to a whole history class in itself. Do not miss to visit the iconic Maiden Towers and the Palace of Shirvanshahs.

New Baku- The old city of Baku and the new Baku are completely different from each other and in new Baku, you will find buildings that touch the sky and modern architecture and technological enhancements almost everywhere. There are tons of things that you can capture in any area of Baku, such as its gorgeous skyline, panoramic views of the city, vibrant nightlife, the iconic Flame Towers, et cetera.

Street shops of Baku- Baku has some unique shops and stores where you will find tons of things not just to shop from and try on but they will also be extremely wonderful to take pictures of. You can go to the sweet shops and take pictures of the colorful and decadent Azerbaijani sweets and deserts and you can go to the colorful and vibrant carpet shops and capture the creativity of Azerbaijanis in your pictures.

Baku Boulevard- the Caspian Sea provides some of the most enchanting waterfront sites and Baku Boulevard is one of them. This area is lined with amazing fountains, cute cafes, and decorative streets, which photographers would love through and through.

Gobustan- Gobustan is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site and you will approximately click hundreds of pictures here. This is a place where you will find caves and rocks in which you will dine engravings and carvings that show the lifestyle and existence of human settlements from the past. Not just engravings, this is a place where you will find many mud volcanoes that are alive, and taking a picture of these bubbling sensations is a whole other experience in itself.

Sheki-Skeki is another city in Azerbaijan that is famous for boasting and showcasing its rich traditions and culture. There are multiple palaces such as the Sheki Khans Palace where you will be confused about what not to take pictures of! The beautiful decoration, the marvelous architecture, and the creative designs are just picture-perfect.

Guba- Guba or Quba is nestled at the foothills of the great Caucasian mountains and as soon as you enter into this location, your eyes will widen and your cameras will be thankful. The luscious mountains, the amazing scenery, the beautiful landscape, the fresh atmosphere, and the breathtaking scenes will certainly seem to look straight out of a fairytale, and it is just a delight for photographers.

Azerbaijani Mosques- you will find multiple mosques all over the country of Azerbaijan and all of them are a notch above the other. You will see some European vibes and Persian influence, but also traditional Azerbaijani decor and design. The pictures of these mosques will not only be beautiful to look at but they will also spread a layer of devotion and emotion along with itself.

National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries- Azerbaijan’s National parks are all extremely exciting yet beautiful. You will not only find a plethora of flora and fauna but you will also come across some unique species of birds and animals that you would certainly want to capture. Shirvan National Park is one of the top locations for you to visit on your Azerbaijan tour package.

These are some of the top places and sites that a photography enthusiast would definitely love to capture with his camera. We can undoubtedly say that you will have to dial up the storage on your cameras because Azerbaijan will not let you leave without capturing hundreds and hundreds of magnificent pictures!