Thank Us Later, Here Are the Best Of Lesser Known Couple Shoot Locales
Dominating the wedding scene here in India is the Couple Photoshoot. Be it pre-wedding or post-wedding or even your run-of-the-mill photoshoot, millennials in the country are totally embracing the trend. Capturing this magic of togetherness in an exclusive shoot serves many purposes, be it to get comfortable with their photographer and build a rapport or to get to know each other better in case of an arranged alliance. And here we bring you a list of locales in major cities that might just be in your backyard as a way to capturing dreamlike pictures with your bae!
The city of lakes, often refered to as the “Venice of the East”, should definitely be on your list of shooting locations. With sceneries straight out a travel magazine, the city is a surreal reflection of its royalty, history, heritage, and nature. Owing to the architecture wealth the city comprises, Udaipur charms and regales with its atmosphere. It has an abundance of old mansions, beautiful gardens, grand palaces with glistening lakes, and stately hotels at each turn.
A special mention to The Oberoi Udaivilas, located on the bank of Lake Pichola. The luxurious property is spread over 50 acres of land and has, over the years, has been a favorite setting for many high-profile weddings and movies.
Lake Pichola is an extremely popular destination with beautiful islands, City Palace, hills, Ghats, and temples. Furthermore, the lake also houses other gorgeous shoot spots such as Sajjangarh Palace, and Taj Lake Palace. The city also has Saheliyon ki Bari (courtyard of maidens), a splendid ornamental garden, and a host of romantic restaurants.
The capital and the largest city of the State of Rajasthan, Jaipur is yet another enthralling destination with rich history and tradition, once ruled by powerful dynasties. The Pink City, named as such owing to the color of its buildings, is home to the finest examples of architecture- the magnificent buildings, resplendent forts and palaces; it is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new.
The Amer fort in particular is a visual treat and an ideal spot for couple photoshoot, with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases. Overlooking the Maota Lake, the fort is a huge space and every nook and corner of the place is ideal for pictures. Another must-mention is the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory site that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
But, “Panna Meena Ka Kund” in the city is the real deal. A 450-years old stepwell accessible from the town of Amer, is a well maintained and regulated structure that is enchanting in its own way seeing as it was constructed at an era when there were no water pipes existed and used to access through a flight of stairs.
India’s French Riviera, Pondy, one of the seven Union Territories of India, was the largest French colony in India. And as a direct result of the French rule, the city is a seductive vision of the French-subcontinental aesthetic. Its whole New Age–meets–Old World vibe contributes to its popularity in the international travel trail.
Appearing like it was exclusively designed for photoshoots, is the French Quarters, the white town area, located at the seaside. It is laid out in a grid pattern, with parallel streets cutting across each other at right angles. Some of the other eye-catching attractions in the city are Matri Mandir in Auroville, Paradise beach, and Domus Dei church.
The capital of Telangana situated at the banks of River Musi, Hyderabad, is not only known for its world-famous Biryani, but also for some truly breathtaking photoshoot locations. Its historically significant monuments, brilliant architectural specimens reflecting the different colours on the spectrum of the city, to planned tourist attractions all make for a delightfully picturesque city.
The Taj Falaknuma Palace, the former residence of the Nizam, now leased and restored by the Taj group of hotels has been turned into a spectacular hotel. Its 19th-century architecture complete with Belgian chandeliers, paintings, and the one of a kind Jade Terrace with a sweeping view of the city is sure to cater to a memorable photograph. With a perfect blend of experiences from informative walk around the structure to the fairytale setting of the hotel itself, you might even zero in on your honeymoon destination right then!
Other picture-perfect sites in the vicinity are Golconda Fort, Ramoji Filmcity, Lotus Pond, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Chowmahalla Palace, and Ameenpur Lake.
5. New Delhi
The urban district of Delhi, designed and planned by British architect Edwin Lutyens, serves as an absolutely astounding city with a vibrant culture resonating in its every wall. With its striking mix of conventions, and political significance, the city’s grandness is not discountable. Street food, shopping malls, thrift stores, religious places, theatre; you name it and this awesome city has it- it is a world of its own.
Enriched with history and culture, the impressive avenues and imperial buildings of the city are a feast for the eyes. And nestled in the city are some truly marvellous spots and structures that serve as a picturesque background for couple photoshoots. Lodhi Gardens, Hauz Khas Village, Purana Quila, Humayun’s Tomb, Neemrana Fort, Garden of Five Senses, and Connaught Place are locales you shouldn’t miss considering.
Of all the places, Hauz Khas Village is perhaps the most well-known and a crowd-favourite. Located at a posh locality and known for its electric nightlife, Hauz Khas Village has the best of both worlds. It strikes the perfect balance between old-world charm and revving raving present. Filled with tons of cafes and pubs, it also houses the ancient complex which includes an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a tomb and pavilions built around a village with medieval history that dates back to the 13th century. In addition, it has a platter of things like fort, deer park, green pastures and the bylanes to add a tinge of rustiness and quirkiness to the prints.
Kolkata brims with a charm that few cities can boast of reflecting the era of British raj. Luxurious, sophisticated and refined, Kolkata is also India’s second biggest city. The city’s architectural legacy can be witnessed through its old royal buildings, and its unique and colourful neighbourhood. This “city of joy” will not fail to amaze you, be it your first visit or your tenth.
The former British haven has a plethora of colonial buildings that incorporate Gothic, Neo-Classical, Oriental and Islamic styles of architecture, in addition to several heritage structures. The city, to top it off, has manifold unique attractions like Victoria Memorial, Esplanade, Eco Park, Prinsep Ghat, Hoogly Ghat, Kalighat temple and Park Street.
The hoogly river, along which both hoogly ghat and prinsep ghat are situated is an ideal spot for some couple clicks. Touted as the city’s most romantic of spots, Prinsep ghat has also provided backdrop for a number of television soap and bollywood films. Its two kilometer stretch of beautiful Ganges riverfront further amplifies its photographic significance. The Hoogly ghat is another spellbinding setting for shoots at the brink of twilight or the break of dawn, with its unique mixture of boats, bathers, religious offerings and local masseurs.