The happiness of tying the knot with your ‘special someone’ at a scenic place, amidst the company of your loved family members and friends - that’s one of the many joys that a destination wedding brings with it. When you are making that wedding checklist, the thing that needs to top the list is the wedding destination. You get married only once… and you’d definitely want to make it the classiest affair ever.
Here’s a list of some wonderful wedding destinations in India, some already popular and others waiting to be discovered.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: This picturesque union territory, located on the Bay of Bengal, is sitting in the arms of natural landscapes that are sure to steal your heart. While on one hand this coastal paradise offers striking coral reefs, incredible marine life, and sprawling beaches, on the other, it has immense lush green forests, too. The Havelock and Ross Islands are perfect options to choose from for your Big Day. Don’t forget to explore this place after all the rituals and celebrations. Do put it down in your wedding checklist, so that you don’t forget to do the same in the midst of all the wedding chaos.
Kerala: Tying the knot in God’s own country has got to be special. Kerala offers a unique blend of grandeur and beautr. As soon as you think of a wedding there, you’re instantly transported into a pretty painting coconut palm trees, the backwaters, and cutesy houseboats. And within Kerala we would recommend Kumarakom, the small town that surrounds the stunningly pretty Vembanad Lake in the south of the state. It is not just the scenic vistas the guests would appreciate but also the lovely resorts that borders the lake.
Our Venue Picks:
Vivanta By Taj
Rishikesh: Synonymous with all things holy and pure, Rishikesh has an innate charm and peace to it. Religious and spiritual sentiments marry a quaint atmosphere in this northern state of Uttarakhand, set in the Himalayan foothills next to River Ganga. Tying the knot on the banks of this holy river, as compared to the super-plush resorts, would be really unique. The holy chants in the background with the striking view of the mountains makes Rishikesh a perfect choice for the ones who like to go the traditional route.
Our Venue Picks:
Aloha On The Ganges
Goa: When you think of a ‘destination wedding,’ the first location that comes to mind is Goa — the undisputed queen of destination weddings. Beaches, blue waters, and breathtaking greenery, Goa is all this more. This beauty breathes love. Yes, you can literally feel a whole lot of love and romance the minute you put your foot here. And we recommend that
Agra: The city of the magnificent Taj Mahal — the eternal symbol of the most passionate of loves — Agra has love, love, and more love in its backdrop and air. Perfect for a majestic wedding, the seventh wonder of the world gives you a choice of choosing from hotels that house architecture similar to the best Mughal forts as well as venues in the urban city.
Mussoorie: Aptly called ‘The Queen of Hills,’ think, scenic sunsets, tree-covered hills looking down the Doon valley, clear night skies, and lots more, when we speak about this northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Of course, since it’s a hill station, the perfect wedding time would be between early-April to mid-July. December to February would be the snow months, so you would have to tread carefully (literally!). But you could go-ahead, if you want some snowy fun and adventure. Late-July to September is a big No, as it’s the monsoon period.
Jodhpur: Rajasthan, with all its hues and views, has innumerable wedding destinations to offer…and the beautiful Sun City of Jodhpur is one of them. With the havelis and historical places welcoming people for royal destination weddings, this is where the Big Fat Indian Wedding looks its best. From sands to stars, and from red sand stone structures to romance, the Jodhpur has it all in for that dream wedding in Rajputana style.
Udaipur: Tying the knot at Udaipur will make you feel like absolute royalty. This little city in the pretty state of Rajasthan has the kind of palaces, temples and gardens that you always dreamt of…but, it’s all a reality here. There’s hardly any other place in India where you can let the baraat take the water-route to reach the wedding venue. This is ‘the’ place for your fairytale wedding!
Jaipur: The Pink City has hosted a number of magnificent weddings in its many mansions, forts and palaces. The city has a characteristic festive flavour to it, which is augmented further during the wedding celebrations. So, if you want a dose of culture and colour, with lots of romance, to your wedding…Jaipur is where you need to be!
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