QUTUB MINAR- THE MINARET OF YOUR DREAMS
Qutub Minar is a heritage site in the Mehrauli region of New Delhi. It is a five storeyed tapering tower with 379 steps. It was first constructed in 1192 by the Mughal King, Qutab-Ud-Din-Aibak. And over the years, other Mughal rulers like Iltutmish, Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Sher Shah Suri added for to this beautiful minaret.
So, all these years of adding beauty to this monument can obviously add to your imagination of how exotic this place is. This place is one of the ultimate destinations for your pre wedding shoot. The tower on your back will add to the perfect backdrop. The blue sky against the red bricks will add to bright smiles of soon to be newly weds.
It is surrounded by the Qutub complex, Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque and also the Iron Pillar of Delhi. This beautiful minaret has been captured in numerous poems and proses which encapsulates the beauty of this place. You both can definitely relive the moments from those historic times and create your own romantic love story. You can retry all those grand poses of the kings and queens. You probably heard about the concept of gardens in the Mughal era. And all that you have heard is exactly as beautiful it gets. Here are some points to help you for the shoot.
1. The Large Venue
This venue has so much of space that you can expect many picture perfect shots from many angles. The lush green and yet colourful gardens can add a lot of vibrance to your photographs of a happy couple. The surroundings go perfectly with the “once upon a time…” beginning of a beautiful fairytale.
Since this place is located right here in Delhi, it is very convenient to access. It would not take you long to reach and you could complete the shoot in a day.
3. One Day Shoot
Since the place is situated in Delhi, you can complete the shoot in day. You can comfortably go and return in a day.
Since it is one of the historic places, you can easily leisure around and enjoy the beautiful sight.
5. Free of Cost
Since it is an open sight, you do not need to worry about the cost. You do not to pay anything except for the guest charge which would not be more than 200 rupees.
6. Different Dresses
This place is so amazing that you can try both Indian- Ethnic and Western dresses. The green garden and Mughal touches make it just picture perfect.
The Delhi weather is pretty doubtful during winters. So, the smog could be a trouble for the lens at times. The heat during summers is bad too. So, you will have to choose the time wisely for the shoot.
Since it is a monument, people are usually roaming about a lot which could be trouble for the shoot. Hence, you will need to choose the timings for shoot appropriately.
3. Dress Change
Though the place is amazing for you to try out different ensembles, you might face trouble in finding place for changing.
You will have to find your own convenience for food though there are many street food options available in and about the peripheries of Qutub Minar.
Pricing and the Essentials-
Qutub Minar is a monumental site, so many tourists do visit. You need to make sure that you reach there at a time when not many people or not many people are visiting the site. You do not have to pay any money for the shoot at this venue.
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Best Time and Favourable Months
The premise is open from sunrise to sunset i.e. from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm all week through. You can go anytime of the year. But, because Delhi is too hot in summers, avoid this season if possible.
Overall Review by Video Tailor-
Qutub Minar is a beautiful venue for your shoot. However, you will have to make sure that in order to capture the aesthetic view, you will have to make sure that people are not very scattered around the area for your shoot. Hopefully, if the crowd is friendly they can accommodate.
Video Tailor Tip and Rating-
Make it a point to book a hotel nearby, so that you can easily change your ensembles for your shoot. Visit the place at a time when it is not crowded. Best part is that the venue is unpaid, so you can easily make the best of this opportunity. We also suggest that Winters would be an appropriate time for the shoot as the smog could be troublesome. The month of October would be great.