15 Scintillating Pre-Wedding Photo-shoot Locations in India

Updated: Dec 12, 2019

We live once, we die once, we get married once...

Though a very popular dialogue from Hindi Movie, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, however it is absolutely true that Marriage is a lifetime moment, and you want to cherish every single memory of this grand event in your life. And that best way create memory is to live the moment and freeze it with photography!


The Pre-Wedding Photoshoot is trending and if you are looking for the #BestPlacesForPre-WeddingPhoto-shootInIndia, we have zeroed down 15 Best Locations that can be great starting point for you to shortlist the best ones with your partner.


Are you looking for Pre-Wedding Photo-shoot Locations in India?

Pre-Wedding Photo-shoot is all about couples and the life, love and laughter they share as partners.

Our selection of Scintillating Locations would just not give you idea on Locations but you can pick clues about attire and poses as well. Best of all, we will share the Best Photographers. Now doesn't that make the selection of Photographer somewhat easy?


**please note- We are not in any way associated with the photographers, and our suggestion is basis their work showcased on their Instagram accounts and website gallery**

Before we jump in, consider these basic things while picking any location - Start with a theme thereafter the attire that you would wear, and the location which complements with the attire and of course the poses which will create the magic (if it's candid, it kind of creates natural magic into the pictures and you would love cherishing the warmth of the day). Before you finalize the location, it is important to consider few other points - if you are planning to change the dress you would like to choose the location which has changing room or may be location is at a feasible distance so that you save on travel time.


Alright now let's checkout the best location picks for you -


1. Gulmarg

If you want to create the magical effect, as if you come straight from the Yash Chopra Movies or want to recreate movie magic as Sharmila Tagore and Shammi Kapoor's Shikara moment from the movie, Kashmir Ki Kali, sailing together in the wooden shikaras on the beautiful Dal Lake in Srinagar, then this is the location.

Image Source: Nititn Arora Photography

Or may be recreating those romantic movie scenes, where Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor, movie Kabhi Kabhie, as all fun and playful, as you shoot in Gulmarg with snow all around you! Isn't it breathtaking! It does make a perfect location during winters!

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Photographers:

Nitin Arora Photography

Knotty Days

Further if you are an adventurous person then Leh Ladakh is the place to be. Photoshoot while riding bike can be great capture!

2. TajMahal, Agra

One of the seven wonders of the world and most people say, 'The Taj Mahal' is symbol of love, and that makes it a perfect Pre-Wedding Photoshoot location, however shooting inside the premises does require seeking written permission from the tourism department.

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So be careful as you plan for the same. The location makes it great to shoot the serene sunrise and then the sunset as one can capture scenic beauty of the architectural piece in itself.

Image Source: Rishabh Agarwal

Photographers You Can Hire:

Knotty Days

Rishabh Agarwal


3. Lucknow

The City Of Nawabs, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is also known as the 'City of Tehzeeb'.

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Lucknow is a cultural hub - architectural pieces, historical monuments, is the reason it makes the perfect city for Pre-Wedding Shoots.

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Bada Imambara, Gomti Riverfront, Residency, Ambedkar Park, Rumi Darwaza and Kudiya Ghat are some of the best spots for the shoot.

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Other than these romantic spots you would love Dilkusha Garden and Jnaneshwar Park

Photographers You Can Hire:

New Sahu Digital Studio

Shivam Clicks

Vijay Studio

Anand Films

4. Dehradun

At an altitude of 1400 feet in the Doon Valley, Dehradun is a place where you will find the Best Locations For Pre Wedding Shoot. Robber's Cave which is a popular tourist spot is equally known for pre-wedding shoots, pretty much like the movie Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai!

Image Source: Rajneesh Photography

If you are fond of lush greenery, Lacchiwala which is though a popular picnic destination can make a perfect pre-wedding photo-shoot location. Har Ki Dun also known as “Valley of Gods” is another perfect location.

Image Source: Rajneesh Photography

Scintillating mountain peaks, pine forests give you perfect rustic yet simple scenic background. Other than Dehradun, Rishikesh is fabulous location, Shivpuri, Triveni Ghat.


Photographers You Can Hire:

Rajneesh Photograpy


5. Udaipur

When one thinks of royal destination wedding, Udaipur is the name that pops up because of its picturesque beauty and royal heritage.

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Bollywood movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and few others have Udaipur as Destination Wedding. Even Isha Amabani's wedding festivities were hosted in Udaipur last year in December, 2018. So if you have royal theme in mind you cannot go wrong with Udaipur as the Best Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Location.

Image Source: Devasyah Studios

Fateh Sagar, Chunda Palace, Badi Lake, Gulab Bagh, Ambrai Ghat & Gangaur Ghat Streets of the Old City are some of the best locations.

Image Source: Ashna Studios

Besides you can also shoot in locations like Hotel Fateh Garh, Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resorts & Spa.

Photographers You Can Hire:

Ashna Studio

Devasyah Studios

6. Jaipur

If you are fond of magnificent architectural monuments where every single pose and picture makes you feel part of its grandeur, romantic and picturesque backdrop, then Jaipur is one place, weaving in heritage and tradition in your photo-shoot. Albert Hall, Neemarana Fort, and how can one forget the majestic fort, Amer Fort, where Bollywood Blockbusters like 'Jodha Akhbar', 'Bajirao Mastani', and 'Veer' where shot.

Image Source: Avnish Dhoundiyal

Jal Mahal and Jai Mahal Palace can further add luxury, drama and royal elegance to your photo-shoot. Approximate 2 hours from Jaipur is Ajmer Fort, which is another fab location adding royal touch to your pre-wedding photo-shoot.

Image Source: Wedding Nama

Photographers You Can Hire:

Avnish Dhoundiyal

Wedding Nama

7. Delhi

City offers something for to-be-married couple where they can create memories as Pre-Wedding Shoot. There are numerous places in and around Delhi and you cannot go wrong even if you are limited on budget. How about if you want to recreate movie magic from the movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ), National Rail Musuem would be perfect location.

Image Source: Movie Still 'Ki and Ka'

Humayun's Tomb is perfect location for couples who want rustic Mughal feel for the photo-shoot.

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Besides lush green gardens, marble structures, water fountains, and red stones add the essence of the era crafting stunning backdrop to the pictures. Delhi can be one of the best locations you just need to explore the cities best.

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Hauz Khas Village with historic pillars, windows and gateways from the Delhi Sultanate Period make a great pre-wedding photoshoot location, other than that it is a hub of preliminary lounge and restaurants in Delhi.

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Champa Gali is a fun and quirky place and perfect for those who want the shoot to be more fun-filled.

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Photographers You Can Hire:

Slice Of Life Pictures

Knotty Days


8. Gangtok, Sikkhim

Being a North-East, I had to include this in the list, however believe me Gangtok is famous for its beauty and valleys and above all the weather is pleasant throughout the year making it perfect location for Pre-Wedding Photo-shoot. Based on an elevation of 1,650 mtrs and located in the Eastern region of the Himalayas, the city offers you warmth and rich culture other than absolute scenic beauty of the hills and lakes. Yumthanh Valley, Nathula, Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake would leave anyone mesmerized.

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Gurudongmar Lake is a visual treat for the eyes and tourists love to go trekking from the lake further.

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The Sarva Dharma Sthala, is another famous spiritual attraction for peace seekers, and a fabulous location for photo-shoot.

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I have seen very few photographers explore this location. Looking to recreate that romantic, serene and Bollywood like picturesque then Gangtok, Sikkhim is the best, I mean it is 'the best place'.


You can further refer to Bruised Passports for they are Travel Bloggers, having travelled across more than 90+countries you sure can find great insights and may be your perfect pre-wedding photo-shoot location.


Photographers You Can Hire:

StudioA_Weddings


9. Mumbai

Believed to be 'City of Dreams', or MayaNagri, Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra has amazing locations to opt for - Gateway Of India being one of them.

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Vasai Fort can add that rustic yet romantic flavour to your photo-shoot, the location where Coldplay’s famous song Hymn for the Weekend was shot. It is among the best pre-wedding photo-shoot locations in Mumbai. Add Vasai Beach to the list, which is nearby.

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Besides Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Building and Victoria Terminus can be the perfect gothic architectural backdrop. Of course how can one forget Juhu Beach.

Image Source: Knotty Affair by Namit and Vipul

You can also explore Kala Ghoda, Central Park, Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Elephanta Caves.


Photographers You Can Hire:

Knotty Affair by Namit and Vipul

Knots & Vows

What Knot


10. Goa

Famous for it's beaches, carnivals and portuguese influence. Other than being one of India’s top holiday destinations Goa is one of the exotic location for pre-wedding romantic photo-shoot. I would not recommend Goa during Monsoons provided the weather is humid.

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Now if you are nature lover and love lush greenery (who doesn't) the Chorla Ghats is a perfect choice. Of course Goa being popular for beaches so if are water baby go for that adventurous Scuba Diving, Kayaking or even Wakeboarding and make your photographer go crazy.

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Goa is such fun and vibrant place that, even if you opt for candid photo-shoot its going to be awesome reason the location has the mushy romantic vibes.


Photographers You Can Hire:

Seventy By Two

Candid Shuters

11. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala

Finest Luxury Heritage Resort in India, nestles on the banks of the Lake Vembanad, Kerala.

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Kumarakom Lake Resort is known for houseboats and not just pre-wedding photo-shoot, one can plan their Destination Wedding here as it is a perfect blend of Kerala's traditional architectural and luxury.

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Photographers You Can Hire:

Sephi Bergerson Photography


12. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

One of the Best Luxury Heritage Hotel in India, constructed in the year 1984, this magnificent structure was designed by British architect William Mard Marret and was finally owned by PM of the Hyderabad State, Sir Vicar-Ul-Umra.

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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad has been host to most of the B-Town Celebrity Weddings. Although Taj Falaknuma Palace is one of the most important places to visit in Hyderabad, it is not open for general public, so you might have to plan well and book in advance.


Photographers You Can Hire:

Sutra Snapperz

Truly Candid By Ravi Verma


13. Hampi, Karnataka

UNESCO declared Hampi as 'World Heritage Site'. Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka, also known as 'city of ruins', ancient architecture and excellent craftsmanship is what defines Hampi.

Image Source: Neeta Shankar

Having said that, you would require to take certain permissions so that you can proceed with the photo-shoot.

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Climate is extremely dry and arid which means you should prepare your skin accordingly, no doubt rusty hues add the glamour to pictures.

Image Source: Knotty Affair by Namit and Vipul

Photographers You Can Hire:

Neeta Shankar

Wedding Scapes

Knotty Affair


14. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Havelock is an Island paradise and the top beach destinations of Asia. Radhanagar Beach is one of the top locations for couple photo-shoot.

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Other than Havelock, Port Blair is another location which you should add to the list - Carbyns Cove Beach, Mount Harriet, Ross Island and The Red Skin Island.


Photographers You Can Hire:

Candid Frames

Tender Green Studios

SnapByte Photography


15. Shillong

The Britishers used to refer it as 'Scotland of the East' and the capital of the state of Meghalaya in the North Eastern Indian, being the hill station, Shillong has its unique serenity.

Lady Hydari Park and the Ward’s Lake are the tourist attractions in Shillong.

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The Elephant Waterfalls offers perfect backdrop for the pre-wedding photographs. Shillong is covered with ethereal cherry blossoms through November to December and it has been 4 years Meghalaya has been hosting International Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Other than Shillong, Darjeeling is another famous location for pre-wedding photo-shoot in North East.

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Photographers You Can Hire:

Picsurely

Fusion Pixel Studio


There are so many hidden treasures in our Indian Tourism. We have rich heritage and most popular there is no doubt India is the most popular tourist destinations in the world. For you are looking unique destination you should checkout Incredible India, which gives you glimpse from Luxury Destinations to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We hope we have been able to inspire you and of course it was not easy to pick the Top 15. For you feel there are locations that can be added to the list, do email us at byneelamkaur@gmail.com


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