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Best Places For Pre-Wedding Photo shoots in Jaipur

Pre-wedding photo shoots were never a part of traditional Indian wedding rituals but with increasing global exposure it has found its way in Indian weddings. A few of the accomplished photographers shared with me that these photo shoots are the most paying assignments apart from wedding ceremonies. In just a matter of 2 years, pre-wedding photography shoots in Jaipur has seen a massive leap. Jaipur rates high among the best pre-wedding shoot places in Rajasthan.

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It is difficult to not find a pre-wedding photo shoots at heritage locations in Jaipur during morning hours. A frustrating experience for the travelers & tourists; they find it difficult to capture a picture of tourist attractions devoid of the “photography troupe”.

 

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It is not uncommon to see photo-shoots taking place simultaneously

Jaipur has many beautiful heritage locations, and this is one reason they consider Jaipur as a top pre-wedding photo shoot location in India. A while ago, one found merely locals undertaking it but now couples from the rest of India also prefer pink city for the beautiful backdrop of heritage buildings.

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Which are the best locations for photo shoot in Jaipur?

  • Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum is one of the most desired places for the pre-wedding photo shoot in Jaipur. What makes it most popular? The accessibility of the location and graceful amalgamation of three architectural styles. The pigeon feeding spot in front of the Albert Hall museum remains the most popular spot for the photo shoots. Being a protected heritage monument wedding photo shoots are not allowed in the museum section.

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Albert Hall Museum

Location – Ram Niwas Garden

  • Jaipur Patrika Gate

Patrika Gate features among the top Insta-worthy places in Jaipur. The best part is photo shoots require no permissions. Patrika Gate is at Jawahar Circle near Sanganer Airport and accessible throughout the day. It definitely makes for an excellent background. Read the in-depth write-up on Patrika Gate

 

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The beautiful walls of Patrika Gate, Jaipur

 

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Patrika Gate at Jawahar Circle

Location – Jawahar Circle, Near Jaipur Airport

Read: 5 Most Instagrammable places in Jaipur

  • Vidhyadhar Garden

Vidhyadhar Garden at Ghat Ki Guni is one of the oldest Char Bagh patterned garden in Jaipur. Recently restored & renovated, Vidyadhar Ka Bagh is one of the finest Rajput versions of Mughal garden.

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What makes it different from other such gardens? The layout is not in a square shape rather the designer of the garden has tried to utilise the space in the best way.

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Tip: Vidhyadar Ka Bagh has a restaurant too! Once Upon A Time At Bagh is operated by the same company that manages Once Upon A Time At Nahargarh. Overpriced food is nothing to write home about, like 1135 AD in Amer Fort and Once Upon a Time At Nahargarh. However, the interiors will make for a great backdrop.

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Once upon a time at Bagh

Read Ghat Ki Guni | In a class of its own

  • Nahargarh Fort

Perched at the end of a cliff overlooking the city definitely makes Nahargarh Fort a stunning location. This place is popular among couples and therefore it is not surprising why it continues to top as a preferred place for the photoshoots in Jaipur.

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Madhvendra Palace at Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Location – Nahargarh Hills.

Entry Fee – Near Sunrise point – Free | Madhvendra Palace/ Padao – Rs 50/person

  • Charan Mandir

Charan Mandir though not a popular place with the tourists but that’s not the case among the locals. Some views around Charan Mandir are stunning. One of the most popular reasons for this being a top-rated place among couples is that one can get a stunning backdrop of Jal Mahal or the Water Palace. It is less crowded during the early morning hours.

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Charan Mandir
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Jal Mahal as seen from Charan Mandir

Location – Nahargarh Hills.

Entry Fee – Free

Read Charan Mandir where peace and serenity prevails

  • Kanak Vrindavan Garden

They filmed many successful Bollywood movies in Kanak Vrindavan Garden in Kanak Vrindavan Ghati during the 1990s and early 2000. Hindustan Charitable Trust restored this 300+ years-old garden in the 1990s. The garden represents a discerning amalgamation of Rajput architecture and Persian style Char-Bagh. What adds to its beauty is the serene atmosphere as it is in a picturesque valley with hills on one side and Man Sagar lake on the other. Kanak Vrindavan weddings are quite famous too.

 

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A pre-wedding shoot in progress at beautiful Kanak Vrindavan Garden, Kanak Ghati

 

Location – Kanak Ghati, Amer Road

  • Amer Fort

Amer Fort is synonymous with Jaipur and one of the top tourist attractions. A photo shoots inside the palace section will require permission, and it is a protected monument. Most tourist places don’t permit tripod and other professional types of equipment. But a photoshoot in Jaleb Chowk, pigeon feeding spot near Maota lake, or Dil-Araam Bagh won’t require any express permission.

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Location – Amer town

  • Jaipur City Palace

City Palace boasts some of the most popular Instagram worthy places in Jaipur especially the four gates in Pritam Mahal. City Palace is owned by the descendants of the Jaipur royal family. One can examine the private sections of the palace by purchasing a premium ticket. Prior permission is a must for the photoshoots unless you are planning a casual photoshoot with just one photographer.

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Beautiful gates of City Palace, Jaipur

Location – City Palace complex near Jantar Mantar

Read A walk with museum curators of Jaipur City Palace

  • Jal Mahal

Like Patrika Gate, Jal Mahal too is accessible throughout the day and requires no permission. Although shoots are popular during the early hours, the true beauty of Jal Mahal structure comes alive during the evening when it is beautifully lit by the setting sun. There are no entry charges as this is a public place and free for all.

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Location – Amer Road

  • Panna Meena Kund

Panna Meena Kund step-well has lately shot into fame because many travelers have featured this place on their Instagram feed and blogs. While previously, one could walk down the water reservoir through the steps, now it’s prohibited and guards ensure the compliance.

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Location – Amer Town

  • Hotels and resorts in Jaipur

There are many beautiful hotels and resorts in and around Jaipur. A few are heritage properties, the rest are newly built in local architectural style replicating the grandeur of yesteryear.

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Many such resorts and hotels are in Kukas on NH 8. Among these, Hotel Fairmont remains a leading place for photoshoots. It is also a popular choice for destination weddings in Jaipur.

Location – Kukas, Jaipur-Delhi Highway

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Hotel Rambagh Palace-Rated as one of the most splendid heritage hotels in India repeatedly, the Taj hotels manages this erstwhile home of Jaipur royal family. Like the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, Rambagh Palace is an iconic property with a fascinating history. Rambagh is one of the top wedding venues in Jaipur. This place provides a venue for the Jaipur Literature Festival social evening for the guests, writers, authors, and speakers. The hotel doesn’t permit walk-ins for the photoshoot. The best way? Book a room!

Location – Rambagh Circle, C-Scheme

Hotel Jai Mahal is an old palace converted into a hotel; it has the old world charm. It is not as grand as Rambagh Palace in terms of size and architecture but it has its own beauty. Poolside and the jumbo chessboard are some popular places for the pre-wedding photo-shoot in Hotel Jai Mahal Palace.

Location – Civil Lines

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Darbar Hall, Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur

Some other notable properties for pre-wedding photoshoots near Jaipur are Samode Palace, Le Méridien, Alila Fort Bishangarh, Chomu Palace, Raj Mahal Palace, and Rajasthali Resort.

  • Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir a temple made with white marble offers a stunning background for pre-wedding photoshoots. A big plus to consider is its prominent location and one of the best places for evening photo-shoot. They do not permit photography inside the temple.

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Exquisitely carved white marble pillars of Birla Mandir, Jaipur
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Birla Mandir

Location – JDA circle, JLN Marg

  • Sisodia Rani Garden

Sisodia Rani Garden is a heritage site with Char Bagh style Mughal garden. The place has notable environs and makes for a fantastic backdrop. The hills all around add to its charm. Sisodia Rani Garden is a ticketed entry.

 

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Char Bagh style Mughal garden, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Jaipur

Location – Ghat Ki Guni, Agra Road

  • Bar Palladio

Apart from these heritage sites, there are some cool cafes and eateries for the pre-wedding photoshoots. While it is impossible to list them all, the one which is most distinctive and unmissable is Bar Palladio with its peacock blue interiors. Instead of describing the place, I will let the picture do the talking.

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These are just a few best locations for pre wedding photoshoots in Jaipur. It is hard to find a city that offers such a plethora of places and this is one reason they rate Jaipur as the best pre-wedding shoot place in Rajasthan.

Which are free pre wedding shoot locations in Jaipur?

  • Jal Mahal
  • Albert Hall Museum pigeon feeding spot
  • Hawa Mahal on Sirehdyodi Bazaar
  • Patrika Gate
  • Panna Meena Kund
  • Amer Fort – Dilaram Bagh and near Maota Lake
  • Jagat Shiromani Temple
  • Birla Mandir garden area

 

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76 thoughts on “Best Places For Pre-Wedding Photo shoots in Jaipur

    1. Some of them do. Like Kanak Vrindavan garden. A while ago even Sisodia Rani Garden was popular for weddings but now the authorities have stopped doing so. I think it is a good move because commercial use of such sites cause a lot of damage to old structures.

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  1. With so many wonderful heritage sites in Jaipur your town can be easily named the capital city of pre-wedding photo shoots of the entire world. For me your post gave me further insight into the cultural richness of Jaipur.

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    1. I agree. There are many beautiful heritage sites in Jaipur. They look beautiful as a backdrop. Considering the fact that couples would want something to cherish forever with pictures, it is a visual treat.

      I’m not sure if it can be called as capital of pre-wedding shoots of the world. What are preferred places in Canada among the couples for pre-wedding photo-shoots?

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    1. Mel! For a traveler, witnessing a wedding procession is an authentic experience; something that is hard to find when we travel. I have seen so many hotel guests walking in a marriage ceremony out of curiosity here in Jaipur. The hosts are happy to invite them as well. Did you have such an opportunity? Where in India?

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      1. Actually, the first time I visited Jaipur some friends and I from my tour group were peeking through a fence to look at a wedding, when the security guard came over! We thought we were in trouble, but NO, he told us the family had invited us to come in!! Our curiosity was too strong to say No and in we went. Unfortunately we were only dressed in jeans and sneakers so we felt VERY underdressed! It was a lovely experience…

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      2. Actually, the first time I visited Jaipur some friends and I from my tour group were peeking through a fence to look at a wedding, when the security guard came over! We thought we were in trouble, but NO, he told us the family had invited us to come in!! Our curiosity was too strong to say No and in we went. Unfortunately we were only dressed in jeans and sneakers so we felt VERY under-dressed! It was a lovely experience…

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      3. I’m happy you were able to experience it in person. People don’t mind if you are not dressed for the occasion because they understand. Where are you based?

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  2. These days pre-wedding, maternity, child photo shoots are becoming more and more popular among the commons. The photographers thus are always on a lookout for a wonderful backdrop to achieve the best. Leave apart the historical monuments or any destination even a beautiful patch of road is not spared and Jaipur with such amazing monuments would certainly be the most sought of destination. 🙂

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      1. Exactly, Arv we hardly have time to look back to anything thats past and forget about albums. Although it is a debatable topic but I really wonder how these photo shoots grabs unwanted attention to something that is personal and also becomes an eye sore to the tourists and other visitors who are also there to capture their memories of visit to any place.

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      2. I guess these pictures are a great reminder of the “happy-times” that vanish over the years! .. LOL! You know what I mean with reference to the “wedded bliss”!

        Personally, I don’t think we need to blindly ape other culture. We have such a rich cultural history. Don’t you think so?

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      3. Arv, hahaha first of all I completele agree to your point of the so called “happy-times”.
        Its really sad that today people blindly ape other culture leaving behind our own and this trend is spreading like an epidemic.

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  3. I voted for you in Annual blogger bash award. Hoping this year, an Indian wins.
    Do check my blog and vote if you like it. Under Personal Development category, my name , Sneha Narayanan would be there 🙂

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      1. Thanks a ton. My name would be there under ‘Personal development’ category. Born and bought up in Delhi, I am half South Indian and m currently living in Secunderabad. Came here in 2018 when my dad got transferred here

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  4. I must admit I love looking at pre-wedding photos too and it always amazes me how the photographers, stylists and coordinators are able to find the perfect place to do these shots. 🙂 I can see why Jaipur is considered one of the best too. Those places look dreamy and romantic. Plus all of the sites are culturally significant, adding a great background story to the photos itself.

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    1. Marvi, I think all these people are best with what they do. They are all experts!

      I agree most of these places are romantic or makes for a great backdrop. You should check out pictures of Jaipur on Instagram. It is very popular city on Instagram! Ever been to India?

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  5. Wow, gorgeous spots for pre-wedding or any other kind of photo shoots. I think the Patrika Gate and the Albert Hall Museum are my favourites, although I imagine they get busy. I must get to Jaipur one of these days.

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    1. You definitely should, Cindy! Patrika Gate has become very popular on Instagram, lately. Albert hall being a tourist attraction does get very busy with travelers and tourists.

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  6. The Patrika Gate makes for an amazing backdrop with all those pastel shades. Bar Palladio’s interiors are a design lover’s dream! I’d love to do a shot in the Panna Meena Kund. I think the symmetry will make for a fantastic setting.

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    1. Mohana, the creators of yesteryear knew how to play with simple design yet create a beauty. That’s what Panna Meena Kund is. Symmetry!

      Bar Palladio and Patrika Gate are a visual treat too. They are more artistic. No wonder you loved it. You love all kind of art, I suppose!

      Ever been to Jaipur? Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Mohanna

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  7. That’s so interesting that pre-wedding photo shoots are becoming a ritual when it wasn’t before. The power of exposure is so fascinating. The inside of Bar Palladio is just stunning. I’d love to capture some images there!

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  8. They seem to be more and more popular all over, it’s great for photographers to make a living and nice to capture memories professionally. There are some amazing backdrops here, you can see why it’s popular.

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  9. There should be a thing called..Forever single photo shoot and I would love to shoot that in Jaipur,against the backdrop of sun-dappled ecstasy of the ‘pink city.’
    As always,no one can describe Jaipur more elegantly than you do through the wide,free lens of yours.
    Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Thanks, Neha for being so kind! 🙂
      I don’t think it is about being married or single. it is about the moment and feeling.

      Why don’t start this trend, Neha? I’m sure Jaipur will be a great choice!

      Well, I’m extremely busy for last one month. And looks like it will be this way for some time! What about you?

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I’m glad you have been to some of these places. Amer Fort is definitely one of the most popular forts in India. It has made it to the India Tourism’s list of best attractions in India.

      I feel the ochre color adds to its beauty because you don’t find this color on fort in any other country. Most European forts are masonry in construction.

      I wish you had visited Patrika Gate. When did you visit Jaipur?

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  10. Jaipur is high on my “must-see” places when we do make it to India. And I do love seeing authentic wedding processions and engaging with folks to capture my own photos. Though I will admit (having encountered this phenomena elsewhere) that it can also be a bit trying when, as a photographer, you are trying to capture a sunset image of an historic place, but everywhere you lens points, you find pre or post wedding photographers, couples and their entourage.

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