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Ishitri Bandyopadhyay
Ishitri Bandyopadhyay
Ishitri Bandyopadhyay

Ishitri Bandyopadhyay

A charming take on all things New Orleans.

Ishitri Bandyopadhyay (pronounced uh-she-tree) is a travel/portrait photographer here in New Orleans.

She was quickly drawn to her craft as a means of storytelling to document all of the many world travels that she’s been fortunate enough to experience throughout her life.

From recommending food adventures to scoping out fantastic French Quarter balcony views, or being on the hunt for cute coffee shops, she is always on the GEAUX.

Outside of her passion pursuits of travel and photography, Ishitri is a full-time graduate student at the Tulane School of Medicine. She enjoys sharing her thrifty finds and blissful moments with her Instagram followers.

You can follow her on Instagram @thenoladiaries - and even book her for any photography needs at the link below!

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Instagram: @thenoladiaries

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What is your geaux-to stop for dinner and drinks in the city?

Too hard. I'll have to say Meril's!

The best month to visit New Orleans? Why?

October. New Orleans is America's #1 Haunted City as mentioned in Travel + Leisure and I can attest to the fact that experiencing Spooky Season in this city is unmatched.
What are your top 5 must-do's for a first-time visitor to New Orleans?

What are your top 5 must-do's for a first-time visitor to New Orleans?

  • Watch the sunset at Jackson Square
  • Ride the St. Charles Streetcar
  • Shop/peruse on Magazine
  • Go to the French Quarter/French Market and snag a praline beignet from Loretta's
  • Go out to brunch, literally anywhere.

What is your favorite off-the-beaten-path place in New Orleans? 

Wherever the Daddy Hot Bird Food Truck is.

Who has the best happy hour in the city?

The Franklin!