Mumbaikars, are you seeking for that perfect location for your pre wedding shoot in Mumbai ? You search ends here at Nautunkee. Our team has done all the hardwork for you. From old british architectures to islands & beaches to UNESCO world heritage sites to stunning sea views, Mumbai has so much to offer to you and hence you can experiment different themes and styles for your pre wed photoshoot. Here is a handpicked list of locations in the beautiful megacity Mumbai. Read on to find out more !
1) BEACHES OF MUMBAI
Mumbai is home to so many beaches, some of them like Juhu beach, Chowpatty are very crowded in the evening and some are peaceful & clean like Dahanu beach, Korlai, Kalamb beach. Now its totally upto you which location would you like to choose, a crowded one or the secluded one. The cool breeze, sun, sand & waves will give you that perfect backdrop for you photoshoot.
2) SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK
Imagine, just the two of you, in a deep forest with lush green surroundings and water bodies. Undoubtedly, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the best locations in Mumbai for pre wedding shoots. Away from the hustle bustle of the city, a peaceful location where you can click some awesome pictures. You can also shoot at Kanheri caves situated inside the park. You will have to shell out charges for taking your camera here, but the cost spent is totally worth the result.
3) VASAI FORT PALGHAR
The ruined fort of Vasai (Vasai cha kila) is not only a monument of national importance but is also a preferred location by couples for pre wedding shoot in Mumbai. Surrounded by sea water and lots of greenery, couples find this vast fort area truly mesmerising. You can plan an early morning shoot here as during summers the days are quite hot.
4) Dr BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM
One of the oldest museums in Mumbai is indeed a great location for your pre wedding shoot. The museum has European architecture on its exterior and victorian architecture in the interiors, which will leave you spell bound. This iconic museum is the hidden gem of Mumbai and every nook & corner of here has some picturesque spots.
5) GATEWAY OF INDIA & THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE
Situated in Colaba South Mumbai, Gateway Of India is a popular location for pre wedding shoot in Mumbai. You can plan an early morning shoot here. Victorian architecture, vast Arabian sea, sunrise from the east & fluttering pigeons will add a unique charm to your pre wedding pictures.
6) THE HANGING GARDENS
The hanging gardens in Mumbai is a popular romantic place for couples to click their pictures. These terraced garden sits at the top of Malabar hills gives you an alluring top view. Plan an early morning or an evening shoot here. The fountains, greenery, hedges carved into animal shapes, the iconic boothouse, flower clock will give you a picture perfect backdrop for your photos.
7) BALLARD ESTATE
Want to add some Victorian vibes to your pics ? Then Ballard Estate in Mumbai should be the location for your pre wedding shoot. The old European style buildings, wide roads, will add those colonial era vibes in your pictures. Also as this estate is a business area, it is suggested to plan your shoot on Sundays.
8) MARINE DRIVE
Bordering the Arabian sea, this 3km long promenade is a popular spot for watching sunsets. Also known as "The Queen Necklace", it looks gorgeous when lit up at night. No wonder, couples love to have their pre wedding shoot done at this place. Late evenings or early morning is the best time at Marine Drive for your pre wed shoots.
9) BANDRA WORLI SEALINK
Add Bandra Worli Sealink as a background for your pre wedding pics. Plan an early morning or sunset shoot around this architectural marvel, at the seashore and the rocks. Enjoy stunning sunset & waves smashing at the rocks.
10) LOCAL STREETS OF MUMBAI
If you don't give a damn about other people staring at you, then get clicked in the local busy streets of Mumbai. You can click shots at parsi cafes, library, graffiti wall art, local buses, black & yellow taxis, dadar flower market, Bandra bazaar road. The streets of Mumbai won't disappoint you.
11) KALA GHODA
The arty district of Mumbai, where you can find designer cafes, art stalls, indie galleries. The region of Kala Ghoda is host to city's heritage buildings like the Jehangir art gallery, Bombay high court, David Sassoon Library and many more and will give you some captivating crafty backdrops that will add charm to your pre wedding album.
12) KARNALA FORT
Located inside the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, this fort is not only a trekking destination but also has become a favourite spot of couple for their pre wedding captures. Just few kilometres away from Mumbai, this place boasts lush green surroundings, pleasant weather that will put both of you in a romantic mood for that perfect click.
13) ELEPHANTA CAVES
Elephanta Caves, a popular UNESCO world heritage site is famous for cave temples carved out of rocks, 5th century sculptures & pillars. You will have to reach here by a ferry from Gateway Of India. It is a popular site for pre wedding shoot and can give you some stunning pictures.
14) HORNIMAN CIRCLE
The colonial architecture of the buildings at Horniman Circle gives this site an old era charm and it often attracts couples to select this location for their pre wedding shoot. Nearby you can also find Mumbai Samachar Building, which is bright red in color and that also acts as a nice backdrop for your pictures.
15) CHOTA KASHMIR, AAREY COLONY
Chota Kashmir is a small green area in Aarey Colony, Goregaon. The garden & lake of Chota Kashmir, gives you a natural backdrop for your pre wedding pictures. Its a peaceful location away from city's crowd & trust me you will cherish the time spent here.
16) ADLABS IMAGICA THEME PARK
If you don't want beaches, heritage buildings or national parks for your pre wedding shoot, then we suggest you head over to Imagica Theme Park. Your day will be full of fun, laughter & lots of adventure. A perfect place for getting your pictures clicked. Moreover you can also take your immediate family members, doing so will double the joy.
After going through this list, you must have selected few locations in your mind, imagining the beautiful day before your wedding. Grab some couple t-shirts for your pre wedding shoot and go on twinning with your partner.