Pre-wedding shoots have become an indispensable part of weddings today. Another thing that is in vogue today is having the pre-wedding shoot done at some grand palace or fort. Guess which places have plenty of forts and palaces? You guessed it right- Rajasthan has some of the grandest and beautiful palaces and forts in the world. Here is a list of some the palaces and forts in Rajasthan which are perfect for pre-wedding shoots.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
If you want your pre-wedding shoot to be in a place with a rich royal heritage, you do not need to go beyond the grand Rambagh Palace. Built-in 1835, Rambagh Palace used to be the home of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his beautiful queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Its beautiful cenotaphs, latticework, sandstone balustrades, and elaborate gardens make for the perfect background and setting for a pre-wedding shoot.
The Naksha Garden and the beautifully landscaped Mughal Garden are the favorite locations of wedding photographers. Many photographers use the beautiful Mughal and Rajasthani inspired murals and drawings on the walls as background in their wedding photos to convey a story of a love that transcends everything.
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
If you are looking for a unique setting for your pre-wedding shoot, there is no place like Nahargarh Fort. This magnificent fort was built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who is also the founder of Jaipur. The fort, inspired by Indo-European architecture, sits on top of a hill in Aravali overlooking the dense forest and the city below. There are plenty of places in the fort that makes for a flawless background for a royal pre-wedding shoot.
If you choose to do a photo shoot in the evening, you must choose the watchtowers as one of the spots. The view of the lit-up city in the background is magnificent and it just gives a very romantic feel to the photoshoot. The Madhavendra Bhavan, with its enchanting frescoes, royal interiors, and well-manicured lawns, make for a perfect pre-wedding shoot location.
Samode Palace, Jaipur
This 16th century Rajasthani palace offers a magical setting for your pre-wedding shoot. In fact, Samode Palace is also a very popular wedding destination, because it is a place where fairytale weddings are made into reality. The palace is an amalgamation of Indian and Mughal architecture styles. The walls are decorated with intricate blue and red colored murals. The arched shaped corridors, turrets, impressive latticework windows, and beautiful trellises make for an impressive royal background in a pre-wedding photo.
The palace offers a splendid view of the surrounding Aravalis and also has an infinity pool- does this give you some grand ideas about your pre-wedding shoot? Its picturesque terraces and gardens are some of the numerous locations that you can consider when planning your pre-wedding shoot here.
Neemrana Fort, Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Built-in 1464, Neemrana Fort is an ideal location for a royal pre-wedding shoot. Like many of the forts in Rajasthan, Neemrana Fort also combines Rajasthan and Mughal architect style and make for an impressive pre-wedding shoot location. The fort was acquired in 1986 and restored to its glorious past. It is a 14 storied fort that has a pool, amphitheater, hanging gardens, and also a rooftop garden.
The view of the surrounding Aravalis and the city is majestic and surreal. During the evening the fort is lit up and the memories of a pre-wedding shoot in the evening will be cherished forever by you. photographers love shooting here because every angle and corner of this palace is worth shooting.
Ajit Bhawan Palace cum Hotel, Jodhpur
Built-in 1923, Ajit Bhawan Palace was the residence of Maharaja Umed Singh Sahib’s younger brother, Major General Maharaj Dhiraj Sir Ajit Singh. Today it is one of the best heritage hotels in the world. Located in the heart of the Blue City, Ajit Bhawan Palace offers a royal setting for a royal pre-wedding shoot.
The lush green surroundings, walls adorned with bougainvillea vines, perfectly landscaped gardens, and royal interiors all make for a romantic pre-wedding shoot setup. With such a perfect setting, your pre-wedding photos will convey your love story perfectly. The elegance and royalty of this place will shine through in your photos.
Amber Fort, Amer
It was Raja Man Singh who built this fort in 1592 and was later expanded by Raja Jai Singh I. It is one of the most popular forts in Rajasthan, so it is no wonder that many couples choose it as their pre-wedding photoshoot destination. The intricate carvings on the walls, beautiful latticework windows, arched corridors, and the amazing combination of Mughal and Rajasthani style of architecture make for a truly royal pre-wedding shoot.
The fort overlooks the picturesque Maota Lake, which is an amazing background to pre-wedding shoots done here. The fort comprises of the Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory), Sukh Niwas (Hall of Pleasure), and Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and they are worth clicking from every angle. A good photographer will be able to capture your private moments beautifully.
Chomu Palace, Jaipur
Chomu Palace is a 300-year-old fortified palace that captures the splendor, elegance, and opulence of the erstwhile royal family. Turned into a heritage hotel, Chomu Palace makes for an ideal setting for a royal pre-wedding shoot.
The palace’s beautiful courtyards, walls covered with intricate frescoes, arched passageways, large wooden doors, crystal chandeliers, and ceilings decorated with beautiful Indian-Mughal artwork make for a stunning photoshoot background. Plus this elegant palace has Sheesh Mahal and Darbar Mahal where the wedding photographs turn out amazing from every angle.
Dadhikar Fort, Alwar
This 1110-year-old fort located in the midst of the jungle in the Aravali Hills makes for an enchanting pre-wedding photoshoot. Dadhikar Fort is a perfect example of the magnificent Rajasthani architect style. It is a royal residence where nature and Rajasthani royalty come together to give you perfect background to your pre-wedding photos.
Since the fort is located on a hill and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding forests, your pre-wedding photos will turn out to be a visual delight. The exterior of the fort is made of stones and it looks amazing in pre-wedding photographs. Recreating famous Bollywood scenes here make for bewitching pre-wedding photos. Since there are lots of places in the forts where there is ample natural light, shooting here is easy and fun.
Rajasthani palaces and forts are all about royalty, which in turn is all about opulence, elegance, and culture. When you plan your pre-wedding shoot at one of these forts or palaces, you ensure that your pre-wedding shoot will tell your love story in an elegant manner.