Updated: Nov 2, 2021
Is your big day coming up? Are you looking for an exotic location to do your pre-wedding shoot and cherish some beautiful moments? We present to you, a few gems in Rajasthan that make for a perfect backdrop.
Pre-wedding shoots are hot right now. They have been for a while, and will continue to do so. Looking back at memories leading up to the D-day is always an inexplicable feeling. And pre-wedding shoots do just that - they capture eternity through the lens. So if you are rummaging the lanes of the Internet to add tonnes of character to your pre-wedding shoot, head to Rajasthan. Here’s why.
1. Neemrana Fort
This five centuries old fort-palace spells regal in every shot. The towering and majestic fort with the backdrop of the 2 billion year-old Aravalli range - can you think of a better combo? The charm of the 15th century fort is unmatched. Its six-acre sprawling garden, galleries, steps and viewpoints double up as a perfect pre-wedding getaway too.
You can find out more about it here.
2. Sambhar Lake
Featured in innumerable Bollywood films and fashion shoots, India’s largest saltwater inland lake is very picturesque. Imagine posing in a vast expanse of desert soil and salt, with the immemorial Aravalli range surrounding you from all sides. Not only is it romantic but also rustic. Besides, there is a privilege of uninterrupted shoot time here. The elliptical vastness of 24,000 hectares under the sky is like a photographer’s playground.
A pre-wedding video shoot at Sambhar lake (Image credit: Sambhar Heritage Resort)
To get a better idea about Sambhar lake, navigate here.
3. Jaisamand Lake
Also known as Dhebar Lake, this is India’s first and world’s second largest artificial sweet water lake. Nestled a few kilometres from the city of Udaipur, Jaisamand lake is one of the most quaint locales for a pre-wedding shoot. There are several islands on this man-made lake, cenotaphs, palaces and even a marble dam as well as a wildlife sanctuary. Steeped in history, this is the ideal place for rich and colourful shots. You can also check out the Hotel Jaisamand Island Resort if you want to stay over for a day or two.
You can know more about the lake here.
4. Sam Sand Dunes
Looking for a SRK-Kajol style Suraj Hua Maddham kind of pre-wedding shoot? Well, all you have to do is head to Sam Sand Dunes, a few kilometres away from Jaisalmer. Sam Sand Dunes Desert Safari is a resort equipped with luxurious tent stays along with a bunch of amenities. If you are looking for a royal and sandy, then this is an apt venue.
A pre-wedding photoshoot at the Sam Sand dunes organised by Le Royal Camps (Image credit: Le Royal Camps)
If you wish to learn about this desert camp, then hover here.
Other places apt for a pre-wedding shoot:
Ambrai Ghat, Akbari Fort, Jal Mahal, Man Sagar Lake, Amer Fort, City Palace, Hotel Rambagh Palace, Lohagarh Fort Resort and more.
Wedding planning is a humongous task, but, we hope these recommendations make it easy for you to pick a location for your pre-wedding shoot.
Edited by Roshni Shroff.
Some video resources of some pre-wedding shoots in Rajasthan -