15 awesome pre-wedding shoot locations in Gujarat

You’ll have to choose from an ancient fort as your backdrop or a flock of pink flamingoes. Or maybe you can take your pick from a lake, a hilltop or a beach? Gujarat’s natural beauty is the perfect accompaniment to your imagination and we bring you 15 distinct locations that will guarantee picture-perfect pre-wedding memories.

1. Champaner
Made famous in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood movie, Lagaan, Champaner is much more than a historical treasure. Flanked by religious sites and tourist attractions like the Amir Manzil, Vada Talav and the Champaner fort, the site works wonderfully for a classical pre-wedding shoot backdrop.

Champaner

ChampanerPhotos Courtesy- Editmaster

2. Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj
Adalaj Ni Vav or the Adalaj Stepwell was built by the Vaghela dynasty and was once an oasis in the arid regions of Gujarat. The architecture and intricate wood carvings that encircle the well make it a stunning vista for a pre-wedding shoot with a touch of historical charm.

Adalaj Stepwell, Adalaj

Adalaj Stepwell, AdalajPhotos Courtesy- Preach Art

3. Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad
Apart from connecting the eastern and the western parts of Ahmadabad, this century old bridge is located on the west bank of the Sabarmati river and can be a great backdrop if you want a historical setting with a slightly rugged background.

Ellis Bridge, AhmedabadPhotos Courtesy- Priyanka Modh

4. Sanctuary at the Little Rann of Kutch, Ahmadabad
One of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in India, the Little Rann of Kutch is a natural paradise with a lush green cover and exotic flora and fauna. Go wild here with a safari style shoot, your fiancé by your side.

Sanctuary at the Little Rann of Kutch, AhmadabadPhotos Courtesy- Ishita Chandhok Photography

5. Rio Colina, Surat
This private resort has luxury villas with views of the Vapi River. Whether you want to stage a few romantic scenes in the fully furnished interiors or by the infinity pool and club area, you’ll manage to sneak a weekend getaway in along with your shoot.

Rio Colina, SuratPhotos Courtesy- The Creative Eye

6. Madhuban Resort, Anand
If you want pure luxury in your shoot, then this is the place for you. With its interesting restaurant décor and its expansive outdoors, you’ll have a nice mix of al fresco and pretty interiors in your candid shoot.

Madhuban Resort, Anand

Madhuban Resort, AnandPhotos Courtesy- Love dope Studios

7. Nalsorovar Lake, Ahmadabad
Birds of a feather flock together and Nalsovar Lake and Bird Sanctuary is a nature lovers’ paradise. If you’re a couple who want to bring the serenity of the natural world into their shoot with a touch of the exotic, there are thousands of migratory birds here and the shoot will be magical.

Nalsorovar Lake, AhmadabadPhotos Courtesy- Ishita Chandhok Photography

8. Thol Lake, Kalol
Pink flamingoes, a golden sunset and the breeze rippling the waters of the shallow reservoir that is Thol Lake; it’s a romantic, beautiful vibe that will translate not only visually but also put you in a wonderful mood.

 Thol Lake, KalolPhotos Courtesy- dkreate Photography

9. Pavagadh, Panchmahal
Situated just 46 kilometers from Vadodara, Pavagadh Hill station is a sunny paradise for when you want to take in the mountain air and let the natural beauty of the surroundings help create beautiful photographic memories!

Pavagadh, Panchmahal

Pavagadh, PanchmahalPhotos Courtesy- Priyanka Modh Photography

10. Polo Forest, Himmatnagar
Forests have a magic all their own – whether it’s the dappled light from under the canopy or leaves or the ruggedness of the ruins in this particular location. Picture postcard memories guaranteed!

Polo Forest, HimmatnagarPhotos Courtesy- Amit Barot Photography

Polo Forest, HimmatnagarPhotos Courtesy- Priyanka Modh

11. Sarkhej Roza, Sarkhej
With distinct influences from Persian, Hindu, Jain and Mughal architecture, Sarkhej Roza features an ancient tomb and a mosque that is most famous for its design and architectural elegance. This is definitely, a place to consider if you have artistic pursuits and a wardrobe to match.

Sarkhej Roza, SarkhejPhotos Courtesy- Shalin Media Arts

Sarkhej Roza, SarkhejPhotos Courtesy- Priyanka Modh

12. Suvali Beach, Hazira
A well maintained beach, you’ll get all the romantic walking into the sunset, making heart shapes in the sky and even a few post-dusk silhouettes at this gorgeous location.

Suvali Beach, Hazira

13. Uparkot Fort, Junagadh
Want to bring some royalty into your shoot? Or maybe you’d like an edgy, fashionable fervor to your pictures? Either way, Uparkot Fort in Junagadh will be the perfect backdrop.

Uparkot Fort, JunagadhPhotos Courtesy- Kunjan detroja’s Photography

14. White Desert, Kutch
Undisputedly, the most artistic pre wedding shoot would be in the white, salty sands of the Rann of Kutch. The minimalist aesthetics are music-video level of beautiful and you can enhance this further with deep, saturated monotones in your wardrobe.

White Desert, Kutch

White Desert, Kutch

White Desert, KutchPhotos Courtesy- Oragraphy

15. Whistling Meadows and Resort, Ahmedabad
Whistling Meadows and Resort and Lawns is a picturesque resort known for its contemporary settings. The colorful tents and canopies on the lawns are a brilliant setting for a romantic pre wedding photo shoot.

Whistling Meadows and Resort, AhmedabadPhotos Courtesy- Jaymin Bhavsar

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