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Pre-wedding shoots have become one of the most exciting parts of weddings. Despite the cringe, some couples feel around this idea, pre-wedding shoots can be fun and quite memorable. Plus, having a few shots of you and your bae for display in your home is absolutely necessary.
However, when it comes to pre-wedding shoots, it's always best to get clicked at a location in your city. You need a few good photos that don't look forced and a location that is easily accessible. So, for all the Hyderabad peeps out there, here are 21+ locations that are absolutely perfect for getting a pre-wedding photoshoot!
So, start scrolling and say cheese as you go through the best picks for pre-wedding shoot locations in Hyderabad.
Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations in Hyderabad
1. Ramoji Film City
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Our first pick is Ramoji Film City. From international cityscapes to Mughal gardens, Ramoji Film City is the destination for adventure-loving couples who have a filminess in their personalities. If you want your pre-wedding photoshoot to recite a story with every picture, this is the place to be. Furthermore, thanks to all the movie set here, you can easily plan a themed photoshoot!
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2. Fort Grand Resorts
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Sprawled across 18 acres, this rustic resort is a big hit for pre-wedding shoots, bringing its old-world charm to the table. From luxurious fountains to sprawling lawns, and grand corridors with the backdrop of a fort-like building- every part of this resort can be used in your photoshoot. Plus, this resort can not only serve as your pre-wedding shoot location but also as your wedding location!
3. Ameenpur Lake
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Having been restored recently and turned into a bio-diversity heritage site, Ameenpur Lake is one of a kind. There is a plethora of birds that reside here and the location oozes natural beauty. While during the day, you'll find bird watchers and photographers busy capturing the beauty of this place. And in the evening, you'll be able to witness many wedding photographers capturing couple portraits! However, remember that despite its beauty, the place is home to several birds and animals. So, make sure you cause them no harm.
4. Chowmahalla Palace
Meet one of the most visited locations for pre-wedding photoshoots! Thanks to its beautiful architecture, which manifests the Nizami culture, the Chowmahalla Palace is a royal structure with lush green gardens ideal for a photoshoot. Trust us, this palace has all the elements to add extra magic to your pre-wedding pictures. Please note that you need prior permission to shoot at Chowmahalla Palace from ASI ( Archaeological Survey Of India).
5. Taramati Baradari
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The grandeur of this historical monument near Golconda Fort is quite like no other. With an epic love story behind this structure and the medieval architecture giving photographers stunning frames, Taramati Baradari is a top choice for the locals for a shoot. For a photoshoot here, we suggest carrying outfits that are both subtle and festive, as the location gives you a backdrop for both themes. Pro tip: wait till sunset to capture some amazing classic silhouettes as the ombre skies will give you a striking background worth being a part of your albums.
6. Alankrita Resort
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Alankrita Resort will leave you mesmerised with its array of luxurious views and entertaining activities. Lush with green and manicured lawns, this resort has the ambience of a heritage site. Located in Secunderabad, the site is not very far from Hyderabad and is totally worth travelling to for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most historic and recognised monuments of our country, Charminar is the cultural icon of Hyderabad. Charminar can set a background that will leave you breathless. Yes, it's immensely beautiful and easily captures the old charm. However, it is always crowded. So, the best time to go for the shoot would be before 8 am.
8. Lotus Pond
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Have you dreamt of a lakeside romantic snapshot for your pre-wedding? Well, here's an opportunity for you! Visit Lotus Pond in Jubilee Hills to not only capture a shot in an undisturbed area surrounded by greenery, flora and fauna. It's a great way to add a refreshing touch of nature to your pictures. This place works best for photographers wanting to play around with natural light, and make use of elements in nature for their story-telling. For couples, its calm surroundings will help you can relax and be comfortable in front of the camera and get those moments to frame.
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9. Hidden Castle
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Located about an hour's drive away from Hyderabad, Hidden Castle is a unique castle-themed resort. Be it the accommodation corridor or the lobby, their gardens or the night view, this place will give you a lot of spots and setups to capture those special moments. Couples who wish to add a touch of the English old-world regality to their photos should definitely consider this place.
10. Golconda Fort
This magnificent fortress complex is without a doubt one of the best pre-wedding shoot locations in Hyderabad. Known for its fascinating ancient engineering and stunning archaeology, the grandeur and beauty of Golconda Fort are unmatched. It forms the perfect backdrop for your pictures with its intricate architecture and stunning complexes. One of the complexes offers a picturesque view of Hyderabad’s skyline and it gets breathtakingly beautiful during the sunset. Take note that you need prior permission to shoot at Golconda Fort from ASI ( Archaeological Survey Of India).
11. Hussain Sagar Lake
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The heart of Hyderabad and the object of numerous people's affection, Hussain Sagar Lake is a heart-shaped lake. Built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah in 1563, it is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometres and is fed by the River Musi. You can either get photos clicked along the banks of the lake or maybe on a hired boat or even at Gibraltar Rock where the large statue of Gautama Budhha stands tall and bright.
12. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
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Meticulously restored over a decade, the Taj Falaknuma Palace is a vision of the past era's opulence. Literally ‘Like the sky’ or ‘Mirror of the sky’ in Urdu, the Falaknuma palace was built by the Nawab Vikar Ul Umra, Prime Minister of Hyderabad. Today, a luxury hotel and tourist hotspot, the palace’s elegant architecture, a wealth of art, history and natural beauty create the perfect canvas for a romantic photo shoot. Whether for an engagement or pre-wedding keepsake, if you’ve been trying to find a rich, faceted backdrop lush with romance and grandeur, then Taj Falaknuma is the place for you. Just make sure you speak to the hotel prior to your shoot date to enquire about any rental charges.
13. Shri Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden
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Shri Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy Botanical Garden is located in Kothaguda Reserve Forest, near Hi-tech city. Thanks to the rich flora of this garden, you can get clicked near some of the most exquisite natural rock formations or even a lush Bougainvillaea flower garden. Photographers and subjects alike are becoming fans of this because they can browse various options at one time. Now, for getting official permission, all you need to do is go to their ticket counter and pay permission charges, somewhere between Rs 1500- Rs 2000.
14. Qutb Shahi Tombs
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Qutb Shahi Tombs is yet another popular pre-wedding photoshoot place in Hyderabad. The epitome of grandeur, the Qutub Shahi Tombs are amongst the most ancient and historical landmarks in Hyderabad. It houses the tombs of all the seven rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The Persian, Pashto, and Indian style architecture along with intricate stonework on the tombs forms an impeccable background for the pictures, giving an ancient yet unique touch to your photographs.
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15. Deccan Park
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Deccan Park is a 31-acre public park located near the Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad. It has a variety of flora, including Palms, Neem, Cacti, Succulents and Cycas. Furthermore, the full-grown trees and well-maintained walk tracks make it easier for couples to traverse this location and get gorgeous shots clicked here!
16. Durgam Cheruvu Lake Front Park
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Situated quite close to the Hi-tech City, Durgam Cheruvu is a popular sightseeing place in Hyderabad. Presenting captivating and scenic beauty, the lake is also known as the ‘Secret Lake’. This is partly due to the fact that it is hidden by a surrounding of granite rocks. The rock formations surrounding the lake are spread across an area of 63 acres of land and are said to be approximately 2500 million years old. Now, whether you choose to utilise these rocks or the lake itself to click your shots, but you'll definitely love spending some time on your photoshoot here!
17. The Mayabazar
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Well, Hyderabad is a fascinating city for sure. After all, it has many curated studios that allow people to have photoshoots and video shoots on rent. One such place is The Mayabazar. With more than 25+ exquisite sets, ranging from wall murals to royal palaces, The Mayabazar has a five-star service of allowing people to rent their sets for pre-wedding photoshoots. All their sets are designed keeping in mind the aesthetics, mood and lighting. And they don’t just provide backdrops but a complete 3-dimensional view for your photos & videos.
18. Lumbini Park
Lumbini Park, or officially called T. Anjaiah Lumbini Park is a small public, urban park adjacent to Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, India. Since it is located in the centre of the city and is in close proximity to other tourist attractions, such as Birla Mandir and Necklace Road, it attracts many visitors throughout the year. And apart from tourists, it attracts couples and photographers to get some pre-wedding and post-wedding shots clicked here!
19. NTR Gardens
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NTR Gardens is another public park and garden adjacent to Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India. Named after the former Chief Minister of then Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao, the park is spread across an area of 36 acres. NTR Gardens presents a soothing atmosphere and a refreshing setting to spend some time in and get a pre-wedding photoshoot done! The garden has been created in such a way that it offers breathtaking natural surroundings along with ample of entertaining activities.
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20. Palm Exotica
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Palm Exotica Boutique Resort is an eco-friendly, one-of-its-kind luxury holiday resort that has been thoughtfully designed to charm guests and visitors with its spectacular panoramic views, unparalleled choice of accommodation and amazing experience. Maintaining an idyllic refuge and relaxation in its ambience, Palm Exotia is also a popular choice amongst photographers for various photoshoots, including pre-weddings. Now, you need to get the resort's permission before you decide to work here, so make sure you phone in!
21. The Foto Garage
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The Foto Garage is an exclusively designed studio for pre-wedding, fashion, commercial, and video shoots with both indoor and outdoor sets. Located in Aziznagar, this 10-acre studio has a natural lake, and 30 outdoor sets that will give you the perfect backdrop to tell your stories. Be it a very British red telephone box, a colourful tree with lights on it or quirky wall murals you can pose with them all.
22. The Shooting Spot
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The Shooting Spot is a complete outdoor and indoor photoshoot studio for various kinds of photoshoots in Hyderabad. They house gorgeous photography backdrops and properties in a green and open space plus 45+backdrops and different variants of props. You can even rent their studio for a nighttime photo shoot and get the required support from them. Renting their studios is definitely a great and hassle-free experience. With immense outdoor space for a fresh and vivid breeze, The Shooting Spot has got vibrant and amazing pre-wedding shoot locations for a photo shoot in Hyderabad.
Honestly, pre-wedding photoshoots are a great way of connecting with your partner. It's also a good way of getting to know your photographer and getting a good feel of how they function. This way, the photographer also gets a moment to understand your personality well. Furthermore, you get to hone in some practice before the actual wedding photography marathon later. So, if you're in Hyderabad and thinking of planning a pre-wedding photoshoot, then these destinations should definitely be on your list!