Don't look beyond Kerala if you’re planning pre-wedding photo shoot

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Kerala's locations are much preferred by couples inside and outside the state for shoots. Photo: Shutterstock

Pre-wedding shoots have been popular in Kerala for a while now. These days, alongside Malayali couples, those from outside the State have also been picking Kerala as their ideal destination for pre-wedding shoots. Kerala’s picturesque spots can offer many fond memories and experiences to prospective couples, which they can cherish for the rest of their lives. Let’s take a lowdown on the enchanting locations in Kerala that are apposite for pre-marriage photo shoots.


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Alappuzha offers many spots for pre-wedding shoots. Photo: Shutterstock

Alappuzha earned its sobriquet ‘Venice of the East’ as this town is a nature’s paradise replete with backwaters and greenery. People are coming to Alappuzha in droves for pre-wedding shoots as it is one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala. The expansive lakes and rivers, the traditional houseboats and clean beaches have always been attracting tourists from across the world.

Alappuzha is on par with other sought-after tourist spots in Kerala too, such as Munnar and Thekkady when it comes to the pristine charm of nature. The rustic beauty of Kuttanad with vast paddy fields and lip-smacking local cuisine are sure to linger in one’s mind for a long time to come.


What about a snap against the backdrop of mist-covered lush-green rolling hills or sunrays caressing the morning dew on tea leaves? Sounds great, isn’t it? That’s what you can get from the popular hill station of Munnar. It is worth noting that the quality of tea and photos increases as the altitude increases. Munnar is a sought-after destination for Keralites for all seasons.

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Munnar's tea gardens provide the perfect ambience for pre-wedding shoots. Photo: Shutterstock

Whenever plans are chalked out for a honeymoon trip, school excursion or a weekend vacay, the enchanting hills of Munnar will spring to anyone’s mind. If the pre-wedding photo shoots are planned in Munnar, then you can relish the beauty of the hills anytime in future through the pictures.


The age-old Bekal Fort in Kasaragod district is so exquisite that it could be described as poetry etched in red stones. The magnificent fort spread across 35 acres of land on the shores of the Arabian Sea was built in the 17th century. Many films were canned at Bekal Fort and its surroundings and the fortress is a perfect location for pre-marriage photo sessions.


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Kerala backwaters can be the perfect spots for pre-wedding shoots. Photo: Shutterstock

Kumarakom is a paradise on earth that gives you the opportunity to have your best snaps while leisurely meandering through the green waters of the expansive backwaters. This enchanting place in Kottayam district has long been a favourite of film location hunters as it is filled with natural flora and scenic paddy fields. Kumarakom is one of the rare places that can boast of verdant mangrove forest, swaying coconut groves and easy-on-the-eye paddy fields. As Kumarakom lies a few feet below sea level, it is known as Kerala’s Netherlands.


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Kerala's Kanthalloor has orange orchards, where many couples do photoshoots. Photo: Shutterstock

Do you want to freeze your memorable moments amidst an orange orchard? Then head to Kanthalloor in Idukki district as photo ops over there are innumerable. It is a unique place in Kerala where oranges and apples are harvested aplenty. The stunning charm of Kanthalloor is reflected in thatched houses, people carrying firewood on their heads, the winding roads, the flowering trees and winter vegetables such as cabbages and carrots.  

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