Top 10 Locations for the Perfect Destination Wedding in India
Wedding is a ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of affair and every one desires to have this day perfectly of what they have pictured so far. Indian weddings are mostly known to be larger than life with all the pomp and show and what makes it even more splendid and magnificent is the perfect destination. India is a country of races and communities and every corner of the nation offers excellent wedding destinations with choices variegating from the wedding beside the pristine white beaches, magnificent forts or the serenity of mountains and rivers.
Every destination is breathtaking and thus the destination of your choice which will make the wedding a cherished event forever etched in your memory. So, to narrow down your lists, here’s the compilation of the list of ten wonderful sites for a Destination Wedding in India.
This is India’s one of the trendiest and splendid location for a destination wedding. If you want the exotic feel of the grand affair with the beauty of pristine beaches, palm trees, mouth-watering sea food, wine, music with serenity and calmness all around, Goa should on top of the list. The dream fairy tale wedding you have been planning with the magnificently decorated beach is surely one of the best things in the world. You can also have the quiet ceremonial rituals of the old churches with ethnic beauty.
It is surely breathtaking to tie the knot against the backdrop of beaches that are flanked by the gleaming blue water. For location if you want a luxurious place, you can go for Park Hyatt Goa, Taj, Leela, and Radisson Resorts or choose the peacefulness and gentle waves of Arabian Sea. The best time for the wedding in Goa is between October to January. With the pleasant cool climate.
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Do you remember Kalki Kochelin’s Wedding from the movie Ye Jawani Hai Deewani? Udaipur is one of the finest destinations for Indian wedding. It is known as the “the “Venice of the East” due to its rich heritage, culture and architectural splendour. It is surrounded by lakes on all sides and this romantic destination is perfect for tying the knot. The royal palaces, castles, splendid lakes and sheer beauty of the place will give you the extraordinary fairy-tale wedding one can hope for. The popular venues in Udaipur for weddings are Jag Mandir Palace or the Oberoi- UdaiVilas, Devi Gargh, Fateh Garh Palace, Chunda Palace, Leela Palace Kempinski. The best time would be August to December. However, make sure you do the bookings early.
Jaipur is another royal location for destination weddings. This royal capital of Rajasthan is often known as the ‘Pink City’ that offers a mélange of heritage and exquisiteness for all the grandiose marriage celebrations with the authentic ostentatious palaces or erstwhile mansions. The majestic wedding with nothing but be a royal affair with the aristocratic decorations. The best places for the destination wedding will be the Raj Palace, Rambagh Palace, and Jai Mahal Palace. The best time would be early November or late February but make sure you plan everything well in advance.
Jodhpur, serves as the gateway to the mysterious land of boundless sands, is again situated in Rajasthan, which clearly has no earth of exotic and regal destination for the big fat Indian weddings. The grand palaces are great for extravagant weddings in the beautiful ‘blue city’. The beauty, magnificence and sheer royalty of this place is outstanding and a dream destination. The suitable places in Jodhpur will be Ranbanka Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Ajit Bhawan. The best time would be September to November. However, do confirm with the venue officials for customizing your wedding package if you are on a budget.
Agra sounds one of most clichéd destinations for wedding but the splendid beauty of the place cant be ignored at all. The place is itself the epitome of love with the beauty of the Taj Mahal and has a touch of historic and ethnic beauty to it. Thus, the opulent and royal wedding ceremony can easily be conducted here with numerous wedding venues. This city has many gigantic hotels and resorts looking across the Taj. The best time for the wedding in Agra is between October to January.
Hyderabad is known as the “Pearl City” and indeed it is a city of pearls and nizams. Thus, this is surely one of the dream wedding destinations with a real and the romantic one. The best and opulent venue would be the Taj Falaknuma Palace surrounded by the rich culture of Nizams. The palce is situated majestically on the hills of about two-thousand- foot high and the grandeur celebration with be eye catching. The Main Lawns holds a capacity of 1500 guests. The other places would be the Chowmallah Palace in Hyderabad. The time for tying the knot would be October onwards.
Kerala, one of the best destinations for wedding, is also commonly known as ‘God’s Own Country’. The serenity of sprawling backwaters and various inland water bodies is the beauty one can crave for. One of the best resorts in India called the The Leela, located at Kovalam, is a perfect pick for destination wedding. Apart from that, there are various beaches, straggling tea gardens of Munnar; or in the heritage building of Kochi fort. The best time to tie the knot in Kerala is from September to March.
8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Go a little offbeat and tie the knot amidst the white sand beaches, possibly in an astonishing private resort. The place is surely a paradise with the charm of idyllic beaches and lush green forests. One of the famous places for wedding is the Havelock or the Ross Islands. You can also go for the Munjoh Ocean Resort which is a luxuriant and lavish property that is one of the most remarkable and unique resorts in Havelock. The best time pick would be in winter months.
If you want a summer wedding yet a comfortable weather to begin with, Shimla is the best place for a destination wedding. The alluring mountains and the delightful city is going to make this memorable event etched in your heart forever. The beauty of tying the knot in a forest guest house or campside with rivers flowing by is going to make the wedding look extraordinary and unconventional. Woodville Palace and Radisson Hotel are some popular venues in Shimla for arranging wedding ceremonies.
Marriage is a holy union to two souls and what place, other than the highly religious place like Rishikesh, can be an option? The pleasing, sacramental and splendid backdrop of the banks of the holy river Ganga in Varanasi or Rishikesh adds devoutness and sanctity to the ceremony. The bets place would be the banks of River Ganges, Ganga Kinare which is a fascinating haven for wedding celebrations. Apart from that, you can also choose The Hotel
Ganga Kinare. Traditional wedding ceremonies are also held under the open skies. October to March would be the best time but make your bookings well in advance.
So, which is your favourite destination for your big day?