KHAJURAHO- A TRADITIONAL PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION
Located in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a town filled with famous Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples. These temples were built from 950 A.D. to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty of Central India. Today, these temples are a part of UNESCO world heritage site. People from all over the world come to this place to foresee the beauty of these temples. From the original 85 temples that were built, only 25 of them remains. These temples are the epitome of beauty and architecture. The temples are built with minute details that were carved in the walls. Each temple tells a story that intrigues people and amazes them.
For a pre-wedding shoot at Khajuraho, you will have a large variety of backdrops that you can use for the shoot. This is the perfect place for a pre-wedding shoot that is traditional.
Here, we describe some of the most beautiful and famous temples from Khajuraho.
1. Vishwanatha Temple
A temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is also popularly known as Lord Vishwanatha. This place is an architectural amazement with the large statues that the temple walls holds. The temple walls is carved with different kinds of statues all around. All the statues tells a story from the Hindu Mythology. The beauty of these statues are almost unmatchable.
2. Kandariya Mahadev Temple
This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple’s most dominatingly attractive feature is the main tower that is 102 ft high. This temple is also called as the “largest and grandest temple of Khajuraho.” At the entrance of the temple is an intricately carved garland made from a single stone. The temple has a cave like atmosphere that is in a high contrast from its outer building.
3. Devi Jagdambi Temple
It is a temple that is located in the north of the Khajuraho Group of Temples. The decoration of the temple is very fine. The temple has numerous carvings. Three bands of carvings encircle the entirety of the temple. In the sanctum is a large image of the Devi.
4. Nandi Temple
It is a temple that is dedicated to the Nandi the bull who serves as the mount of Lord Shiva. It is located in the West part of the Khajuraho Group of Temples. The carvings in this temple’s walls are mostly of elephants. On the outer roof rests a large carved portrait of the Lord Shiva with a Trishul.
1. Outdoor Shoot
An outdoor place in a place like this means more and more of backdrops. Every temple has luscious, green gardens accompanying them. And the carvings outside all the temples are beautiful enough for them to make for a nice backdrop.
2. Availability of Hotels
Khajuraho has availability of many luxurious hotels like The Lalit. The hotels are beautiful enough to become a backdrop in their own sense. You can even get permission from the hotel for different places inside the hotel for the shoot.
The architecture of all the temples of Khajuraho is spectacular. Every temple has a story to tell through the different outer carvings of the temples. These carvings can beautify your pre-wedding photoshoot very easily.
4. Traditional Shoot
The place is full of temples. So, for all the traditional wear lover, Khajuraho is the perfect place for you. You can get a photoshoot done that is all the way traditional. This is something that is simple and sweet.
5. Wide Angled Shoot
The temples cover a large expanse of land. A photoshoot with many wide angles photos would be perfect here. The beauty of it all will be captured in one shot. These wide angled photos will make the perfect background for “Save the Date” photos of your upcoming big day.
1. A disaster in the summer
The photoshoot can be a disaster during the summer season due to the open location of the shoot. The sun would be shining down very brightly on you. This can come in the way of the shoot.
The Khajuraho Group of Temples is a commercial place and hence you can’t get privacy during the shoot. As the time for the festivals arrives, so do many people at Khajuraho. So, make sure that your trip is well planned to experience a place with less crowd.
Drones are not allowed in the temple premises. You won’t be able to get a 360-degree photoshoot. This is a downer during the photoshoot but you can have an awesome photoshoot with the right photographer with you. So, choose wisely!
Pricing and the Essentials-
TYou would have to take the temples permission for a photoshoot in the premises. Other than that, you will have to pay the compulsory entry fee for the temple. And the rest also depends on the hotel you stay in.
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Favourable Months and Time-
You should visit this place during winters when it would be pleasant enough for an outdoor shoot and the crowd would also be scarce due to the lack of any festivals.
Overall Review by Video Tailor-
This is a place that is the perfect location for a traditional shoot. This place will give you lots of good memories to take with you along with the blessings of the God.
Video Tailor Tip and Rating-
We suggest you for a three day trip wherein you can get the best of all the worlds with a traditional photoshoot at the temples and a modern shoot in one of the luxurious hotels that you will reside in.
We give Khajuraho a rating 3.5 stars out of 5.0 stars.