An artist and a photographer, Vikram was born and brought up in Delhi. He completed B.F.A, graphic design in 1988 from Delhi. A creative professional, Vikram Kalra’s interest lies both in drawing and photography. His interest lies in historical buildings and he captures them in both mediums.

He has authored 4 books- Patiala, Amritsar, Kapurthala, and Sentinels of Raisina Hill (The last book was released by the then CM of Delhi on the occasion of 100 years of Delhi in Dec 2011). These books contain striking sketches and photographs of these places. He has also been drawing various colonial buildings for the Indian Army.

He has done a complete series of about 50 drawings on the old city of Delhi- “Shahajahanabad – A journey through Old Delhi”. The series contain drawings of various buildings/monuments of old Delhi from the Pre Shahjahan period to the British period. The medium used is pen and ink in these works. The project took about 12 years of research work for completion. The works were exhibited in Delhi in 2007.

He has also done a series of photo-paintings, “ Delhi-A journey though Night”. It is through series of works in photography and digital mediums where he has explored various aspects of the city at Night, which was exhibited in Delhi in 2009.

His last exhibition , “From Red Fort to Raisina Hill” was held in 2011 in Delhi. He had explored the history of the city from the times of emperor Shahjahan who ruled the city in the 17th century till the making of New Delhi in 1911 by the British.

His works are in the collection of the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Army and many private collections.

Heritage Walks and Educational Tours for Students

Vikram has been conducting heritage walks for Guests from different countries in Delhi for the past 15 years out of passion for his works on Delhi. He has been doing these walks/tours directly or through the Travel agencies. All the tours are customized as per the requirements of the guests.

Vikram has been associated with a number of educational institutions in Delhi for the past 20 years and has been teaching different subjects like Design, Still Photography and Visual communication.

He has also been offering various Educational Programs / Tours for Students from University to Middle school levels. All the tours are tailor-made with interaction of teachers and as per the requirements of the students. The main aim of these tours is to expand students horizons of thinking by learning about our history and cultural heritage through visiting historical places and monuments.