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Kolkata, popularly called the 'City of Joy', can be the ultimate destination for many things. Food, historical attractions, cultural indulgences and much more. Another thing that you can do here when you're there is utilise the various famous locations in Kolkata for a pre-wedding shoot!

Honestly, we love a good pre-wedding shoot. And we believe that every city has an ample amount of natural and man-made attractions that can be the backdrop of your pre-wedding shoot. Whether you're staring into each other's eyes on the banks of the Hooghly river or hugging one another with the Victoria Memorial in the backdrop, there are so many pre-wedding shoot locations in Kolkata. 

So, if you're looking to fall in love all over again with your partner, all the while getting a few good clicks in, then here are 20 Kolkata locations perfect for your pre-wedding shoot!

Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations in Kolkata

1. Prinsep Ghat

One of the most sought-after places for going out on dates and for pre-wedding shoots in Kolkata is Prinsep Ghat. Built in 1841 along the bank of the Hooghly River, Prinsep Ghat is a gorgeous and romantic spot. On the ghat is a Palladian porch which can be used for the shoot and looks absolutely stunning. Another great thing is that from the ghat you can get Vidyasagar Setu as the backdrop or even the beautiful boats floating on the river. 

2. Smaranika

Smaranika is a tram museum situated near the Maidan, which is along the Victoria Memorial. It's a location where one can relive the Old Calcutta vibes and get a taste of its history. The museum is a great place to not only witness the evolution of trams but also get in a few great clicks for your pre-wedding shoot collection. The trams are gorgeous and there are so many elements that can be used as a set for your photo shoot. 

3. Rabindra Sarovar

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This artificial lake in South Kolkata offers an awesome view that looks stunning in both the morning and evening. The lake is surrounded by large trees, a children's park, a garden, and a beautiful walk-along path throughout, making it a perfect romantic place in Kolkata. A few more breathtaking elements you'll spot here include intricate hedge sculptures, magnanimous amazon lily pads, and the ancient Banyan tree. The natural and green vibe of the place makes it the perfect location for some pre-wedding photography. The lake has boating services, so your photographer can get a few clicks of you two boating as well!

4. Botanical Garden

This is one of the best and most famous locations for all nature lovers. Spanning an area of 273 acres, the Botanical garden is the most stunning landscaped garden that you have ever seen. Shoot your most delightful moment with your loving partner with lush green and exotic natural background. The presence of astounding orchids and various multicolour flowers and the famous “Great Banyan tree” will add additional beauty to your wedding photographs!

5. Eco Park

If you're from Kolkata, you are well aware of this place and how it hosts the small replicas of the seven wonders of the world! You can visit all these wonders in a single day to get the best pre-wedding pictures. Furthermore, Eco Park hosts the Rabi Aranya garden and graffiti-covered walls that make this a gorgeous backdrop for some best pre-wedding shoots in Kolkata! Along with a nice pre-wedding photography session, you also get to bond over a couple of activities like kayaking, duo cycling and more! 

6. Mallick Ghat Flower Market

One of the biggest flower markets in the whole of India; Mallick Ghat Flower Market is a wonderful array of colours, sights, smells and sounds. There is nothing better than getting some pre-wedding photos filled with romantic nuances surrounded by fresh, vivid flowers. Your photographs will be enhanced by the presence of flowers, sunflowers, and marigolds. Mornings are much more beautiful; the sun and fog will give your photos a lovely glow!

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7. Bow Barracks

Capturing your pre-wedding memories in an imperial location creates a magical moment that is cherished forever. Bow Barracks is such a magical spot! This place has the vibes of the olden days, with vintage buildings and old lanes, taking you back to the Colonial era. The historical red-walled European buildings will add a vintage charm to your pre-wedding photos. In simple words, this place is a wonderful place for pre-wedding shoots! 

8. Victoria Memorial

Another spectacular option and probably everyone's first thought, in this list of best pre-wedding shoot locations, is the heritage monument known as Victoria Memorial. This historical monument is a perfect example of fine architecture. The sparkling marble and its surrounding atmosphere will amaze you with its beauty. This beautiful monument was built in memory of Queen Victoria, fusing three different architectural styles – Indian, European, and Persian. Its beautiful garden is adorned with various seasonal flowers, creating a wonderful ambience to click dreamy and romantic photos. It is the most preferred location in Kolkata for the best pre-wedding shoot!

9. Maidan

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Moving on from the Victoria Memorial, you have the spectacular Maidan. An endless stretch of vibrant green grass with beautiful stray horses grazing around. Maidan, the largest urban park in Kolkata, is also referred to as the Brigade Parade Ground. It is a vast stretch of a field, starting from the National Library in the south to the Raj Bahwan in the north, and includes several playgrounds, and large trees and is surrounded by a lot of architectural works and statues. Maidan, literally meaning ‘open field’, is Kolkata's tourist magnet and one of the best places for a fun, breezy pre-wedding photoshoot in Kolkata!

10. South Park Street Cemetery

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Okay, we know what you're thinking. A cemetery for a pre-wedding shoot feels a bit sacrilegious. But trust us, it's not. South Park Street Cemetery is actually a gorgeous green location and has several green patches which can be used for a pre-wedding shoot or even just a fun couple shoot. It's a quiet spot and best for getting some early morning shots of your album.

11. Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Every Bengali has a crush on Tagore’s poetry. The renowned poet and Bengal’s gem Rabindranath Tagore was born in this beautiful palace known as “Jorasanko”. It's at the centre of the rich essence of Rabindrik Calcutta and a symbol of some of the most intellectual eras of Bengal. The panoramic view of this majestic palace makes it one of the best places in Kolkata for a pre-wedding shoot. In fact, most of the Kolkata pre-wedding shoots are organized in this splendid mansion!

12. Rajbari Bawli

You know, India is famous for its palaces, forts and vintage mansions. And if you're a huge fan of the Bengali heritage, then Rajbari Bawli is a place you're going to LOVE! The historical Rajbari Bawli is an excellent choice for a regal pre-wedding shoot. The 250 years old mansion is an outstanding example of the wealth and privilege of Bengali Zamindars. And the glory and romance of this architectural design will add unimaginable grace and elegance to your lovely pre-wedding photos!

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13. The Tram Network

One of the best locations for a pre-wedding shoot in Kolkata is the Trams of this city. The streets of Kolkata are littered with tram networks and these old trams provide an incredible space to weave love stories that can be captured gorgeously through a wedding photographer's lens. Finding an empty tram can be a challenge, sure. But if you do, we urge you to not waste this opportunity, be it inside a Tram or next to one!

14. Biswa Bangla Gate

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Moving on to the newer things in town, the Biswa Bangla Gate is one spot that is not only a spectacular architectural marvel but also an icon of the rising West Bengal. Located in Newtown, the arch monument is now one of the most attractive places in Kolkata because of its unique design and the first hanging restaurant in the city that it houses! The place offers a mesmerizing bird's eye view of Newtown and visitors and reaches up there with the help of elevators. People can also visit the gallery that displays Bengal’s rich culture, history, and art. The structure is a gorgeous spot to get some beautiful pre-wedding shoots overlooking the city's view. 

15. Elliot Park

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Elliot Park is a breath of fresh air and just the perfect spot for couples who wants to hold a pre-wedding shoot here or just want to spend some quality time together. Enriched with lush greenery, a pond, fountains, and enough seating area, the park lies amidst the lap of nature and hence is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata. The park is open from 6 AM to 10 PM, and is easily accessible, with restaurants, museums, and walkthroughs! The beauty of this park is one of the reasons why a pre-wedding photoshoot here would be absolutely mesmerising.

16. St. Paul's Cathedral

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St. Paul's Cathedral is known for its Indo-Gothic architecture and its famous Christmas eve ceremonies when the building and the area around are adorned and bathed in lights. Besides being a religious site, it is also an architectural marvel. It is a must-visit place in Kolkata for architecture and history buffs for its rich glory of colonial times. Its peaceful ambience is what makes it unique amongst the chaos and crowd of the city. St. Paul's Cathedral is the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It is surrounded by a very well-maintained garden with over 184,700 species of trees planted to date. Honestly, a pre-wedding shoot at this location would be one for the books!

17. Howrah Bridge

How about shooting with the iconic Howrah Bridge in the backdrop? After all, when in Kolkata you cannot miss visiting this world-famous bridge of India. This incredible historical bridge is one of the most photogenic landmarks of Kolkata. The illuminated and colourful lights at night will mesmerize you. This incredibly beautiful bridge with the background of a flowing river will increase the beauty of a pre-wedding photoshoot. It is an underrated place that can be a great couple pre-wedding photoshoot place in Kolkata.

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18. Millennium Park

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A place with irresistible beauty, Millennium Park is situated just beside the Hooghly river. It is not only one of the most romantic spots in Kolkata but also a gorgeous choice for a pre-wedding shoot due to its beauty, peace, privacy and reachability. Not only is it the most visited location in Kolkata for couples but the location of the park offers visitors a cool breeze and a serene view. The perfect location for a photoshoot! The perfectly manicured lawns allow the visitors to have cosy, romantic moments and can be a great backdrop for pre-wedding photos. The place also offers an excellent view of the Howrah Bridge enshrined with lights, another spot that would look amazing in your photos as a backdrop!

19. The Banks Of River Hooghly

Listen, people, the banks of river Hooghly are serene, placid and downright stunning! There are certain spots along the bank, apart from Pinsep Ghat, which is untouched and uncrowded. Having a pre-wedding shoot along the river is a great opportunity to play around with the romantic tropes of Bollywood movies and maybe even re-create some iconic poses of Bollywood couples!

20. Itachuna Rajbari

Upon driving two hours to the outskirts of Kolkata, you will come across a majestic location known as the Itachuna Rajbari or Palace. From authentic musical evenings to dusk pooja ceremonies and stay amenities, this unique location was recently turned into a heritage hotel. Having been a spot for many film shootings, the Itachuna Rajbari is also a popular pre-wedding shoot location in Kolkata. Itachuna Rajbari offers a perfect blend of nature and modernity to unwind in a royal ambience. The Rajbari is a place where history resides and you can feel its princely presence. Rooms are attached to an open garden terrace decorated with antique pieces, lighting and a beautiful fountain. A walk through the entire Rajbari is a must which is nothing short of a journey through time which is complimented by the chirping of birds or the sweet ringing of bells coming from the temple.

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A pre-wedding photoshoot in Kolkata can provide you with some beautiful and amazing memories for life which you will want to relive forever. To bring such beauty to your wedding photos, make sure you hire a professional wedding photographer in Kolkata who can bring these images to life through their creative work. So dear couples, if you've chosen Kolkata for a pre-wedding shoot, then it's time to get captured in these marvellous locations. Bookmark them now!


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Bookmark These 20 Best Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations In Kolkata!

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Bookmark These 20 Best Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations In Kolkata!