Make your experience with mountains a romantic one.

Are you a snow fanatic? Ever thought of having Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations in Nainital?

If you are already in love with the hills, clouds, and winters, here is an opportunity to make your experience with hill stations even memorable.

What can be more romantic than organizing your pre-wedding shoot in mountains? It is not only a graceful location best suitable for photography but also an ideal place to understand each other deeply and fall in love.

It is easy to reach Nainital via road, railways, or air. The nearest Domestic Airport is Pantnagar Airport in Pantnagar and nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and nearest railways is Kathgodam. Both are at an hour drive from Nainital.

Best Location as per our Recommendation

Naini Lake is the best as per our recommendation as it is a picturesque location in the center of the city which is easy to reach and is open almost at any time of the year.

Here is a list of Top 10 Pre Wedding Shoot Locations in Nainital:

1. Naini Lake

Naini Lake is the main attraction of Nainital and a hub for lovebirds to share lovely moments amidst the serene environment.

The crescent moon like lake is in the center of the town and offers a mesmerizing view of the town, mall road, and the Naina Devi temple which together constitute a wonderful backdrop for your pre-wedding shoot in Nainital.

The boat ride is just like an icing on the cake, swinging in the lap of lake waters in intricately crafted colorful boats is an add-on to your already eye-catching background.

You can also grab traditional costumes of people in hilly areas at rent to use as pre-wedding shoot props!

Best time to visit: March, June, November, December

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: Boating – 150-350

Timings: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

2. Naini Peak

Indian pre-wedding shoots generally nestle around the common traditional arenas. The idea of including a peak in your locations for pre-wedding pictures sounds off beat yet thrilling.

China peak as it was previously known, offers an irresistible bird’s eye view of Nainital on one side and tranquil snow-capped mountains on the other which makes it a perfect new location to include in the checklist of pre-wedding shoot locations in Nainital.

The peaceful and hassle-free path leading to Naina peak is lined with vibrant rhododendrons, soaring deodars, and cypresses making the environment more picturesque. The scenery appreciates the use of vivid pre-wedding shoot props also giving them a natural touch.

Although in the summer season excessive crowd can create a fuss.

Best time to visit: March and June

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: nil

Timings: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

3. Gurney House

If you are a fan of the old world designs and crafts, Gurney house can be ideal to add in your pre-wedding shoot locations in Nainital.  

And even if you are not an old world fan, the intricately crafted furniture, amazing location, authentic infrastructure and the hue of colors blending into mist will definitely leave you mesmerized. The hint of colonialism and the retained charm of the old world is a bliss that attracts every heart.  

But before adding Gurney house to your list of pre-wedding photo shoot locations in Nainital know that it is a privately owned property so permission needs to be taken beforehand for a planned shoot. 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: Yes

Entry fee: nil

Timings: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

4. Cave Garden

If you really plan to make your pre-wedding shoot unique make sure you don’t miss out the cave gardens.  

The more natural it appears to the eye, the more pleasing it is to the heart. So this place of interconnected caves of hard rocks a perfect theme for a photo shoot.  

Natural pre-wedding shoot props like the caves and the hanging gardens add an authentically romantic touch to your pictures. The musical fountain also offers a brilliant backdrop for pictures.  

One must be careful about health before choosing Cave Gardens. You might feel suffocated so it is better to carry a inhaler or not to shoot too deep in caves.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year except monsson

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: Yes

Entry fee: 20

Timings: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

5. Sat Tal

The amalgamation of 7 lakes on a small piece of land is a romantic landscape anyone would dream about. Sat Tal is the one to be ranked on top of all pre-wedding shoot locations in Nainital keeping in thought the emerald green hue of the tranquil lake waters augmenting the splendor of the place. 

Apart from this it is easy to shoot at Sat Tal as the terrain is gentle and the oak trees intensify the magnificence of the landscape suitable for your amazing pictures. 

Best time to visit: June, May, April

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: Boating – not given

Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

6. Tibetan Market

Although it is amazing to include the forest and hilly places in your pre-wedding shoot locations in Nainital at a time your pictures might appear quite monotonous due to similar background colors.  

Tibetan market overcomes this dilemma by offering a pallet full of vibrant and bright colors. The traditional and ethnic taste of hilly regions is a two-way benefit which provides vivified backdrop and also offers a variety of props that could be used. 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: nil

Timings: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

7. St. John Church

A church is always a majestic location for photo shoots.  

This neo-gothic style church considered to be the finest in any hill stations in India is situated on a hilltop fenced by pine and deodar trees- a location worth cherishing in your memories.  

The architecture, and the stained glass windows and every other aspect of this church are capable of adding a noble flavor to your pictures and a spiritual experience to your journey. 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: nil

Timings: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm (inside)

8. Dorothy's Seat

On an outstation shoot, what if you missed the most picturesque location of that place? Well, as for Dorothy’s seat mark it as the prime pre-wedding shoot location in Nainital. 

It has a statue erected in loving memory of English artist Dorothy Kellet by col. J.P. Kellet and has now become a popular photography location amongst tourists as it gives a breathtaking view of the whole town.  

Standing at the end of a cliff one can treasure the landscape ahead accompanied by most amazing pre-wedding shoot poses to relish lifelong. 

Best time to visit: March – June

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: Horse riding – 600 – 700 per person

Timings: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

9. Thandi Road

Thandi road or Thandi Sadak is a soothing path usually chosen for peaceful or romantic walks into the city. 

This place is good to include in your pre-wedding shoot locations in Nainital as it is free from any hustle bustle and invites innovative ideas of pre-wedding shoot poses, dresses, and props. 

It has got an amazing natural charm and the night view is almost irresistible. 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: nil

Entry fee: nil

Timings: Anytime (8:00 am – 7:00 pm advisable)

10. Naina Devi Temple

Bestowing the bride and groom with blessings of Devi and inclusion of a divine aura in the shoot would embark on a new dimension of pre-wedding shoot themes.  

Naina Devi is the source of origin of the name Nainital. It is a vibrantly colored temple with two eyes placed in the center as the main idol. It has a picturesque background being placed between the hills, forests and Naini Lake.  

The night view with glistening lights that cast a dazzling portrait of the temple in the still waters of Naini Lake coupled with outstanding pre-wedding shoot poses develops a theme not worth missing out on your list of amazing pre-wedding shoot locations in Nainital. 

Best time to visit: July , August, September, October

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Permits Needed: Yes

Entry fee: nil

Timings: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Nainital offers perfect pre-wedding shoot locations near you. It is moderately cold but it is advisory to carry medicines as some places are at a considerably high altitude. Nainital can add wonders to your pre-wedding shoot through it is easily accessible jaw dropping pre-wedding shoot locations.

About the Author

I am an observer who appreciates the sense of originality in people and places. The best time of the day for me is when I enjoy my solitude in a corner sitting undisturbed with a notebook and pen. I am fond of reading books and people and aspire to grow up to be a successful journalist.

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Top 10 Pre-Wedding Shoot Locations in Nainital was last modified: October 31st, 2018 by Tahira

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