Speaking of pre-wedding photoshoots and ignoring Udaipur city, a heinous crime especially in these highly social media active times. The tale of Udaipur’s beauty is not unknown and this makes the pre-wedding shoot here even more memorable. We have time and again heard from people around the world that Udaipur is beautiful, also backed by various medals and acknowledgements this city has received from international tourism organisations. What makes up for its beauty is not only the supremely deep-rooted traditional yet modern setting of this city but also how vivid the city is in terms of its tourist attractions. Breathtaking Lakes, SkyHigh Hills, Traditional Ghats, Lakeside Gardens, Ultra-luxurious Hotels, Kingly Forts, Historic cenotaphs, mountains and lakes, museums and Palaces you name it and you get it. It’s like doing your pre-wedding shoot all around India when actually you are in just one city. And what’s more relatable is that you really don’t need to pick up a particular location for your photo shoot in the city, it’s enchanting everywhere around that anywhere you land, you can have a round of clicks.
Now we know that you can’t wait to have a look at the top destinations for a photoshoot in a city which you have heard so much about, the next thing that would have simultaneously popped up your mind would have been that how much does a pre-wedding shoot Udaipur costs or you must have made up your mind that Udaipur pre-wedding shoot cost would be huge. Well, your thoughts are really misleading then since some most beautiful pre-wedding shoot locations in Udaipur are absolutely free. However, there are certain heritage hotels that exclusively offers paid photoshoots in their premises as well. So, what we suggest is need not worry about pre-wedding shoot Udaipur costs and just gear up with the best poses to suit your backdrops and leave the rest on us.
Without making you wait further, Among various exotic locations to choose from, we have handpicked the most attractive ones just for you! (PS: All these pre-wedding shoots Udaipur places are also the best places for tourism and will go well for sightseeing ).
#1. Lake Badi
Set at a distance of around 12 km from Udaipur city, this artificial lake is a perfect setting for a romantic lovey-dovey photoshoot. What adds up to make this location worth is a garden at its end and the beautiful Bahubali hills (another pre-wedding shoot location in itself). Our suggestion would be to enjoy your sunrise shots here as firstly sparkling water as a backdrop would be great and second, no crowd to disturb!
#2. Gangaur Ghat
One of the main ghats of Udaipur city, it is located on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. What is tempting here is the unique feeling you’ll get when you reach this place. It’s almost like you have time travelled to the old world of India, such is its beauty. We would advise you to reach here before the sunset and complete your pre-wedding shoot as this place closes early and also you have to leave your vehicle at around a distance of a km before since only local autos are allowed to enter inside due to narrower streets.
#3. Ahar Cenotaphs
This one is a sight to behold. Built around over 350 years ago 2 km east of Udaipur, these tombs are an honour to the brave kings of Mewar. The additional advantage of shooting pre-wed here is that you can visit it any time of the day since these monuments lack a crowd. Also, We are sure that if you are a Bollywood fan, by now you have recognised that this place is the same that was used for the title song of Ishaan- Jahnvi starrer ‘Dhadak’.
#4. Old City
Want some colourful and realistic backdrops for your pre-wedding pictures? You are at the right place then. The old and really narrow streets of the city overcrowded with mom n pop shops of local souvenirs, traditional jewellery, handmade juttis and much more would definitely serve your purpose of keeping your shots as real as possible. Truly beautiful!
#5. Sukher White Crack Marble Land
Didn’t we tell you Udaipur has everything you greed for when it comes to making memories? This time its snow land. Although, not snow really but this white marble land in sukher almost give your picture the Kashmir touch. Its located at a distance of around 8 km from Udaipur making it easy to commute too.
#6. Bahubali Hills
Situated at a distance of around 13 km from the main city, Bahubali Hills is a breathtaking beauty. High lying mountains surrounding a lake thus forming a mystical view, it is a place to take the most beautiful pictures from! It is a pre-wedding hotspot of the city and is often crowded if you don’t choose to go at early hours. Also, you’ll have to walk to the top for a distance of around a km, so pre-plan your outfits in a way that it doesn’t get troublesome for you to reach. Carry an extra set of slippers in case you are wearing high heels for your photoshoot.
#7. Amrai Ghat
A perfect setting for your vintage style pre-wedding photoshoot, Amrai Ghat is a charismatic gateway reached after crossing the colourful old city lanes of Udaipur. Surrounded by the waters of Lake Pichhola and some famous hotels like Taj Lake Palace at a close proximity, Amrai Ghat offers spectacular lakeside views which makes it a perfect place for some magical romance filled shots.
#8. Hotel Chunda Palace
If you think Chunda Palace, you think of dainty hand-painted walls in traditional hues, explicit bone inlay artwork and ornate art specimens. It is a visual of how exactly what Udaipur palace would have looked like. The splendid architecture took a long 16 years period to get accomplished. This modern-day palace hotel overlooking Pichola is a pre-wedding favourite and could be your best choice for a top-notch classy pre-wedding photoshoot in Udaipur. However, it is chargeable unless otherwise you or your wedding planner have some contacts to request them to allow you for some time in the premises.
#9. Doodh Talai
Doodh Talai is a pond near Lake Pichhola comprising several alluring locations in its vicinity that are just tailor-made to suit your pre-wedding photoshoot. It has glimpses of the beautiful 5-star properties at Lake Pichhola which can serve as a royal background to your pictures. Also, it has a musical fountain show exhibiting beautiful colours which can also make for a dainty setting. Furthermore, it has a ropeway too. Imagine the excitement and thrill of getting those pictures. Now you will believe us when we say Udaipur has it all to make it an all in one location, just the right way.
#10. Karni Mata Temple
The ropeway we talked of above brings you to this hilltop temple strategically located providing spectacular views of the Lake and the city. This can be an ideal location for some traditional pre-wedding photos.
#11. Sajjangarh Fort
Known as the Monsoon Palace of the city, Sajjangarh Fort is the highest of all in the city, built strategically to keep an eye on the enemy troops. The location is as beautiful as the turning paths that lead to this sky-high peak. It lends some amazing picturesque aura to your photos and makes them really different from others. There might be certain permissions required to get clicked here.\
#12. Fatehsagar Lake and Pal
Your Udaipur trip is incomplete without visiting the heart of Udaipur city, The Fatehsagar Lake. Crowded with food stalls and localities enjoying and relishing delicious food by the side of tranquil Fateh Sagar lake, you will just be able to instantly connect to this place. It is so peaceful and rejuvenating that you would just want to walk hand in hand on its walkway and there you are, time for some romantic candid shots!
#13. Saas-Bahu Temple
The curiosity to try this place starts from the name itself, right? A temple built by a king for his wife and daughter in law, it consists of various shrines along with the main Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva Temples. What makes this place more beautiful is an untouched historic charm that melts everyone visiting this place. For your pre-wedding portfolio, this place can add some pictures clicked while worshipping or simply sitting eye in eye with each other, all serene all beautiful.
#14. Chandani Village
Yes, you hear it right! There’s a whole village too which can serve your pre-wedding goals just right. Set at around a distance of 24 km from Udaipur, Chandni Village beholds some magical views of flowing water, waterfalls and lush greenery, all the mains for your pictures to be worth seeing. Although this village has several spots and you can choose a location that best suits your purpose, we suggest digging deeper into the village and find some extremely beautiful locations that this village is home to. You can have your picnic time shots or just lazing around in each other’s arms kinda shots that will perfectly match the setting of this place.
While we have focused on the main locations that will be enough for your pictures, if you still want to explore more of Udaipur, Udaipur will not be disappointing at all. Also, we would love to know from you which place you loved the most and won’t mind seeing your amazing pre-wedding pictures. Mail it to us at our address and we would love to feature the best of you. Moreover, do not forget to read our other blogs on pre-wedding ideas and let us know your valuable feedback.
Love and Luck,
Team The Wedding Manual