It's the wedding season time, and if you’re one of those brides or grooms to-be who’s about to get married, a pre-wedding photo-shoot can actually be a perfect excuse for you to escape the maddening family rituals! Laughter, tears, music, colours, anecdotes, majesty, and a few drinks (one or two shots cause no harm) – what a fun riot Indian weddings are! But a little fun before the wedding in the form of a pre-wedding photo-shoot is a great bonding activity.
So, go on, spend the day posing with your partner, dress up in the best outfit from your wardrobe, make some memories, and get the best out of India with my guide to the best Pre-wedding photo-shoot locations in India:
1) Udaipur – Venice of the East
Udaipur, also popular known as the ‘city of lakes’ or the ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ is one royal city that was ruled by the Rajput’s of Rajasthan. Udaipur ranks on the top amongst the destination wedding locations because of palaces with the most magnificent architectures. The city locales, the palaces, the lakes, and the whole customary vibe offer the best picturesque for a pre-wedding shoot!
Recommended locations: Taj Lake Palace, Pichola Pal, Hotel Fateh Garh
Best time to visit: September to March
2) Andaman Island – ‘Kalapani’
Ever imagined how magical your pre-wedding pictures would come out in the evergreen islands of Andaman? With coral reefs, unspoiled beaches, and lush green forests, Andaman is truly a paradise on earth. Get into your swim suit or wear your favourite floral dress, the essence of capturing dramatic photographs with a sunset in the backdrop is sure to offer a spectacular photo-shoot experience.
Recommended locations: Havelock Island, Cinque Island, Laxmanpur Beach
Best time to visit: October to March and April to June
3) Kerala – The Land of Gods
Known as God’s own country, Kerala is enveloped with natural surroundings, dreamy locations, and lush plantations, offering picturesque views. What more could you ask for? Kerala is popularly known as a honeymoon destination with the most romantic set ups across the green pastures, striking boats and an unstoppable flow of water. Kerala should surely be on your list of getaways from the hustle and bustle for a quick pre-wedding photo-shoot trip!
Recommended locations: Kumarakom, Munnar, Houseboat in Alleppey
Best time to visit: Mid-November to February and June to August
4) Jodhpur – The blue city
For couples who are looking to add a vintage vibe to their pre-wedding shoot, then Jodhpur is the right pick for you! Jodhpur – the rustic city in the western part of Rajasthan offers unique experiences due to the royal fervor in the atmosphere here. The city is famous for its palaces and forts, so be rest assured to find the best backdrops for your pictures anytime throughout the year, barring the summers.
Recommended locations: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Panchkunda
Best time to visit: October to March and July to August
5) Goa – The land of beaches
Sun, sand, booze, beaches, and picturesque lagoons, an extensive land of eye candy – that’s what Goa is! Surrounded by beaches and forts with Portuguese style architecture, Goa is sure to be a great fit for your pre-wedding shoot. If you want to avoid the formal or over-the-top PDA at any of these forts, then the crystal clear beaches are perfect for a causal shoot you desire.
Recommended locations: Anjuna Beach, Colomb Beach, Dudusagar Water fall, Japanese Garden
Best time to visit: November to February and June to September