Everybody wishes to have a big fat Indian wedding. Away from hustle bustle of the city, amidst the nature, chilling just with your loved ones. This brings in a different flavor to the wedding. Earlier there used to be a traditional style where usually the wedding halls preferably belonging to the ‘samaj’ were booked for wedding ceremony followed by reception. The times have now changed. Couples now wish to have an exotic affair of 2-4 days ceremonies with sangeet, cocktails, mehendi, wedding and reception.
Considering India being such a huge country with countless destinations, there is something for everyone. If you want a royal wedding pick Rajasthan or Mysore. If you want it beach style, pick Andamans or Goa or even Kerela. If you prefer hill stations, pick Kodaikanal or Mussorie. Depending on your budget and style you may choose the city of your choice.
We have lined up top 5 destinations from India where you can have a fairytale wedding:
Udaipur – Rajasthan
Talking about royalty and heritage, Udaipur tops the charts. Although Rajasthan is filled with heritage forts and palaces, this ‘City of Lakes’ or also known as ‘the Venice of the East’ is our favorite of all. The city was once the capital of Rajputana Kingdom. Due to its location and proximity to nearby states border, transportation and communication is very easy and flexible. There are variety of options (palaces and hotels) to choose from which are ideal for moderate to high budget weddings with 1000-1500 guests. Some of the venues for the weddings are as below:
Jagmandir Island Palace
The Oberoi UdaiVilas
The Taj Lake Palace
The Leela Palace
The Zenana Mahal
Devi Garh Resort
Fateh Prakash Palace
When it comes to beach weddings, there is no other better place than Goa. With greenery, blue skies and pristine waters, this one is heaven indeed! An easy drive from western Indian metros, this one is also connected by train and air. Goa also gives guests lot of options to explore during their free time. Just sitting by the beach with the palm trees in the background, blue waters ahead, exploring the night markets, this one is a favourite holiday destination for people of all age groups. Some of the best places for wedding are as follows:
Taj Exotica Resorts & Spa
Andaman and Nicobar
If you love beach weddings but are looking for something less crowded and unexplored as compared to Goa, Andamans is just right for you. It has one of the cleanest beaches in India. Tying the knot amidst the blue waters and golden skies is perfect for a romantic beginning. It will also be a great destination for guests to enjoy their holiday.
Kerala is one of the popular destinations among the tourists visiting India. If you are seeking relaxation among lush green mountains or a cozy houseboat, Kerala has lots to offer. Whether you are looking for heritage buildings, tea estates, house boats or by the backwaters, this ‘God’s own Country’ provides it all.
Here are some of the best places for the wedding:
The Leela: Kovalam Beach
The Zuri Kumarakom, Alleppey
Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala
Houseboat Wedding: Lake Palace Resort Alleppey
Spice Tree, Munnar
Resort Windermere Estate
Located in the Himalayas, this hill station has a picturesque view from every direction you see. You will witness clear skies, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, twinkling stars in the night, most of the things you wouldn’t find in the hustle and bustle of city life. A beautiful destination for a hill station wedding in the North of India. There are long pine trees, variety of flora and fauna which makes it ideal even for a pre-wedding photo shoot! Get ready to witness the doon valley shimmering in the darkness like the millions of stars in the night. Here are the selected resorts from Mussoorie:
JW Marriott Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
Royal Orchid Fort Resort
While marriages maybe pre-decided in heaven, you make them memorable in India. So what’s your pick? Let us know in comments below.