Pictures from a plane window give a surprising aerial view of the landscape (and of course, a different perspective of the place). For this, me & and my camera, both remain ready during flight take-offs & landings.
Here are some selected pictures taken from a plane window, amongst several attempts, across various travels. ALL photographs in this article are clicked by me.
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1. Batam Island, Indonesia – From a Plane Window
This is ”Funtasy Island Resort” (official name is Pulau Manis). It’s a part of Batam Island, Indonesia, and its natural beauty is just breathtaking.
This is just a speedboat ride away from Singapore.
2. Doha, Qatar – Night view
The capital of Qatar, Doha, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is an emergent financial center in the Middle East & a host to many venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. A night shot from the aeroplane window.
3. Dwarka sub-city, Delhi
A primarily residential, well-planned, sub-city of New Delhi, with marked spaces for commercial, health, education, and entertainment hubs, Dwarka also has a designated diplomatic enclave and a mega convention center. The pictures from a plane window show its planned structure.
It Is also stated to be the largest sub-city in Asia.
The blue-coloured structures are Delhi-Metro stations.
4. Hong Kong, (HKSAR)
Hong Kong is officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC (HKSAR). The whole territory was transferred from Britain to China in 1997.
- It is one of the most densely populated places in the world.
- Hong Kong also boasts of the highest usage of public transport in the world.
- The city also has the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world.
5. Mount Fuji, Japan
Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano & the country’s tallest peak (3,776 m above the sea level) and people lovingly call it “Fuji-san”. It is about 100 km south of Tokyo.
It’s been a pilgrimage site and a sacred mountain for centuries, and summit hikes still remain a popular activity. It is also the subject of numerous works of art.
6. Lotus Temple, Delhi
The Lotus Temple in the south of Delhi is a Baháʼí House of Worship, that was built in 1986. It is famous for its flowerlike shape and is a prominent attraction in the city.
Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, this too is open to all, regardless of religion.
It was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba and constructed by L&T.
It subsequently received several awards globally & notable in professional architecture and fine art.
7. Dubai, UAE
Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is known for luxury shopping and ultramodern architecture.
After diversification from oil, Dubai’s economy is now spread across trade, tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai is one of the most expensive hotels in the world and dominates the coast. (2nd image).
8. Kolkata, India
Iconic Howrah-Bridge on Hoogly river (Kolkata, India) also called the ‘Rabindra Setu’ was built in 1943.
The red building on the right side of the bridge is the Howrah railway station, the primary railway station of Kolkata that was built in 1854.
At the top of the picture, is the famous Eden Gardens, Cricket Stadium. Between 1987-2011, this stadium could hold more than one lac spectators.
A local train snaking through a lush-green suburb of Kolkata, India. Additionally, local trains are the primary means of transport around Kolkata and its suburbs.
9. Delhi, India
Hauz-Khas Village (Delhi, India)
A party hub of Delhi with loads of restaurants and club-joints, adjacent to a lake and a Deer-park. This view is a fresh-perspective of the (many) urban green spaces of Delhi. The aerial pictures from a plane window show the diversity of Delhi.
A contrast of new and old!!
An expressway at Delhi-Faridabad border, India.
Nehru-Place, Delhi, India.
This is a large commercial and business center in south Delhi being the hub of computer and small-scale IT services.
The ‘Nehru Place’ metro station of DMRC violet line is visible in the front. The red building is the INOX Nehru Place (previously Satyam) cinema hall.
10. Venice, Italy
A rail + road bridge connection with mainland Italy. This provides a vital connectivity to Venice, which is a collection of 100 small islands.
Venice now receives over 20 million tourists per year. Although the native population of Venice has decreased from 120,000 to 60,000 in the last 50 years.
11. Kashmir, India
This picture was taken just before approaching the Srinagar city, which is in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River.
Kashmir is bestowed by natural beauty. Many poets and travellers have quoted the region as being a heaven on earth.
This is the snow-capped Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayan region. Its elevation goes till about 4,000 m (~13,000 ft).
Some mega infrastructure items of Pir Panjal range …
- Jawahar Tunnel, 2.5 km long, under the Banihal pass, from Banihal to Qazigund.
- Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel, 8.45 km long, at more depth for all-weather connectivity.
- Atal Tunnel, 8.8 km long in the eastern Pir Panjal range, on the Leh-Manali Highway.
- Banihal Railway Tunnel 11 km long, part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway project.
12. Boston, USA
Boston is the most populous city of Massachusetts, United States, Historically, it was a key center of the American Revolution against the British. Today it hosts numerous world-class colleges and universities. Thus making it a world leader in higher education.
13. Moscow, Russia
An early morning view of outskirts of Moscow, shrouded in fog.
A beautiful Jetty near Moscow Canal. The summers are beautiful time to enjoy outdoor activities here.