These Stunning Indian Instagram Accounts Deserve Your Attention Right Now

See India unfold anew.

28/07/2016 1:08 PM IST | Updated 29/07/2016 5:30 PM IST
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Somewhere between selfies and incessant updates of mundane activities, the curiosity for undiscovered worlds seems to have gotten lost. We celebrate the mundane so much, that we have forgotten the special. Instagram is a constant reminder of that.

But if you have the courage and energy to skim through every uninteresting post on Instagram, you might stumble upon accounts that will bring back memories of your childhood, transport you to places you had no idea existed, show you new ways of living and tell you stories you didn't know you needed to hear. To make things easier for you, we have put together a list of some Indian accounts that you need to find and follow right away!

1. Asha Shiv

Food photographer Asha Shiv's account is called foodfashionparty. Going through it makes you want to eat and eat and never stop.

Weekends are meant for Waffles and fun!! Made Wholegrain Ricotta-Cocoa Marbled Waffles using @enjoyrevenge coconut nectar and candied walnuts, maple syrup to drizzle to drench. I used Strawberry purée in one and cocoa in one to get this marble. Recipe is on the blog archives. Inspired by @malmsburykitchen pictures of beautiful and warm mornings & threw in some berries on top.

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2. Adarsh Munjal

Also known as thebigbhookad, Munjal, as the name suggests, mostly captures food. His is a really fun account that must not be missed.

3. Arati Kumar Rao

Rao is an environmental biographer and also photographer extraordinaire. Her pictures on aratikumarrao are mostly in black and white, and feature a lot of elephants.

Floating pineapple seller at Sadarghat, Dhaka, #Bangladesh #rivers

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4. Anjali Rao

Her self-given title, 'collector of happiness', might make you skeptical but after seeing the photographs in her account, desiburger, you will agree wholeheartedly.

Still the same old charm //

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Nothing worth having comes easy //

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5. Subhash Chandra

Considering that his bio says that all the pictures are taken from his trekking and travelling, you won't be able to help but be a little jealous. The photographs on subhash_chandra are mindblowing to say the least.

6. Ruksad Muhammed

According to his bio, Muhammed tries to capture the best that nature throws at him. If you see his photographs at smartruks, you will appreciate the veracity of this claim.

Sunset at the lake #sunset #lake

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That pose #random #white and #brown #cat

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7. Hina

This food blogger's Instagram account has some of the most vibrant food photos you will ever see. As the handle, funfoodandfrolic, suggests, Hina's account has all three in equal measures.

8. Himanshu Sehgal

Also known as myyellowplate, Sehgal's is one of the most unusual accounts. Why? Because he captures delicious food from all over the country on his yellow plate.

When your friend says you can have a bite of their shawarma and you take the biggest bite humanly possible. I do that all the time 😬 What's on my yellow plate? Chicken shawarma from Habibi, Saket. This is surely the place to be if you're looking for authentic shawarma in Delhi. The filling was flavorful, fresh and cooked well. Overall it was a sheer treat for the taste buds. Next time you get that shawarma craving, you know where to head. #myyellowplate #yellowplate #shawarma #delhi #delhigram #sodelhi #newdelhi #habibi #saket #instadelhi #delhifood #delhifoodblog #delhifoodie #delhifoodblogger #foodgram #zomato #zomatoin #vscodelhi #foodtalkIndia #delhifoodguide #delhiblog #delhidiaries #delhifoodies #ifoundawesome #heydelhi #delhi_igers #vscoIndia #dfordelhi #delhiwale #Indiaclicks

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EAT WELL & TRAVEL OFTEN. This was my first meal in North-East India. Assamese Thali for lunch at Anuraag Dhaba, Nagaon Bypass. It was a sheer treat. The Thali consists of delicacies like Dhekia Saak, Tite Kerela, Bhat Kerela, Yellow Daal, Lesera Mah, Podina Chutney and Puthi Fish served with boiled rice. When in Assam, you must visit this place for some authentic Assamese food. #myyellowplate #yellowplate #northindia #northeast #northeastindia #assam #India #Indianfood #Indiafood #foodtalkIndia #delhiblog #foodmaniacIndia #Indiagram #InstaIndia #Indiaclicks #Indiapictures #vscoIndia #India_gram #streetsofIndia #zomato #zomatoin #foodgram #Indiancuisine #IncredibleIndia #Indiatravel #instafood #Assamesefood #delhifoodblogger #Indiadaily

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9. Shivya Nath

Travel blogger Shivya Nath's account is not only beautiful, the pictures are very dream-like. Check out her mesmerising pictures at shivya.

"When the wind calls, you know, that somewhere in the mountains, it has found the answers that you were looking for." ~ Vikram Oberoi We spent an afternoon hiking in the Nelliyampathy mountains outside Palakkad - complete with wild gaur, wild elephant and wild boar encounters, tiger footprints on the path, and learning to flick a ton of leeches off our feet 🙈 There at the top, while the rest of troop walked on, I found my spot, silence and solitude, with 360 degrees of mountains and forests around me. 4 days in, this trip has been full of discussions on struggling local craftsmen, environmental degradation of the river Nila, and how tourism could play a role in salvaging both. So many 'aha' moments that I'm glad the winds came calling 😉

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Friday feature: #theshootingstar . 👉 Sarmoli (Munsiari), Uttarakhand 👉 Photo by @voicesofmunsiari . "Everyone knows that these are the peaks of Panchachuli. When I was playing with my friends, my sister said look at this view. The image of Panchchuli was reflecting on the water-filled roof. And I picked this photo. Photo by Alka." . I spent a few weeks in Sarmoli (Munsiari) in May, and took on a little project to get the local community on Instagram - so instead of just visitors sharing stories from these mountains, the residents of the village can directly share glimpses of their life with the rest of us. They were eager to learn, even the ones without a smartphone, and picked up the nuances of Instagram impressively fast! To be completely honest, I expected the enthusiasm to fade away quickly - as it often does in newbie social media users. But I'm so happy to share that every other day when I open Instagram, a photo from Sarmoli pops up on my timeline and makes my day. This shot was taken by Alka - we became friends pretty instantly and I stayed in her home (one of the community run homestays) briefly. Like her dad, she's an incredible painter, and now I know, she has a knack for photography too! Follow them for real stories of life in the Himalayas, and support their work 👍 Hashtag your travel photos for a chance to be featured on my gallery every week.

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10. Rushi Tambe

Rushi Tambe captures everything from landscape to people. His account, rushi_tambe, has some surreal photographs of offbeat locations in the county.

11. Shubham Mansingka

Considering that he is a solo trekker and traveller, you cannot help but be jealous a little. His photographs on shubham.mansingka are a world on its own.

12. Shweta Arora

Food blogger, Shweta Arora's account follows her experiments with food. The photographs on shwetainthekitchen will make you want to eat more and more.

13. Natasha Noel

Noel is a dancer and a yogi. Her account, natashanoel001, will make you want to leave your couch and start working out.

Be a wolf. Be a warrior. Set goals. Smash them. Be stronger. Be better. Show people who you are. Be true to yourself. Be vulnerable. Never apologise for being who you are. Stay positive. Stay the course. YOU GOT THIS! 💪💙 ANNOUCMENT: My yoga dance classes at @tangerineartsstudio will resume from august onwards. Apologies for the inconvenience I have been travelling a lot this month.🙏 Days and time: Saturdays from 430 Pm to 6 Pm. Call: 9867369960 for any queries. Photo credit @yogabyanil Sanskrit name: Adho Mukha Vrksasana English Translation: Downward facing tree pose (Better known as handstand) Practise daily. Stay safe. Stay humble.🙏❤ Much love😊🙏 #ashtanga #Dancer #Namaste #AdhoMukhaVrksasana #Nikewoman #Handstand #NikeMumbai #Strength #BetterForIt #Muscles #yogaeverywhere #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogadaily #yogajunkie #igyogafamily #yogajourney #fit #fitness #Abs #FitWomen #om #fitfam #fitspo #fitnessaddict #fitnessfreak #HealthyLiving #HealthyLifestyle

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