According to the new policy, interested people can also get exclusive access to the pink city’s monuments for the purpose of wedding shoots via paying a fixed amount of money.
The Rajasthan government allows pre-and post-wedding shoots at historical monuments and museums in Jaipur. According to the new policy, interested people can also get exclusive access to the pink city’s monuments for the purpose of wedding shoots via paying a fixed amount of money.
On February 1, 2021, senior officials at the Art, Literature, Culture, and Archaeology Department, issued a notification for this purpose. On February 2, 2021, by the department, the order for the same was issued.
The places in Jaipur where pre-and post-wedding shoots can be done include the Amber Palace, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh, Vidhyadhar ka Bagh, Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, and Isarlat.
Mugdha Sinha, Secretary, Art, Literature, Culture, and Archaeology Department, told, “The issue of such shoots were earlier embedded in the ticketing system and was not institutionalized. We have observed that people want to be a part of pre-and post-wedding shoots and that they want to shoot exclusive pictures without the crowd because it’s a special moment for them. It also adds to experiential tourism for the public as it becomes a moment of their life which they will never forget and may also come back to mark anniversaries of the event.”
She added, "that this new policy will for now be implemented in Jaipur, the city that has the most demand for such shoots in Rajasthan."
Prakash Chandra Sharma, director, Archaeology and Museum Department, Jaipur, said, “As per the new rules, if somebody wants to shoot pre and post-wedding shoots at such historical monuments/ museums, then they will have to pay Rs 5,000 for every two hours if the shoot is during office hours. For shoots before or after office hours, they will have to pay Rs 15,000 per hour."
He added, "that although such shoots took place earlier as well, there were no proper guidelines in that regard."
Secretary Mugdha Sinha said, “The people who don’t mind getting the shoot done with the crowd around can do that within the office hours and for that, we are charging a nominal amount. For others who want more privacy and maybe VIP individuals, they will be allowed a little exclusive privilege and we have given them a leeway of doing it one hour before or after the opening or closing of the monument. The charges will be comparatively higher for that."