Destination weddings in India, what’s that?!! Unheard till a few years back, today destination weddings in India are increasingly becoming popular and are no longer associated only with the elite or the upper class. In addition to providing the ‘perfect’ setting for your dream day, destination weddings offer the couple and their families a leisurely and unique way to celebrate the romantic union.
India, being blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, glorious palaces, forts, majestic hills and gleaming beaches, has a wide range of options for you to choose from to host your destination wedding. So let your imagination and creativity run wild and celebrate the wedding of your dreams at any one of the following Destination Weddings in India!
With its picturesque backwaters, luxurious houseboats, lavish resorts, coffee gardens and sandy beaches, Kerala remains a top favorite among wedding destinations in India. If you are planning to bring in your wedding in God’s Own Country, do not forget to check out Vivanta By Taj at Bekal (Kasargod) – where you get both the backwaters and beach at the same location – and the Leela Kempinski at Kovalam Beach for a wonderful and ultra-luxurious experience.Places in Kerala for weddings – Kovalam (beach), Thekaddy (wildlife), Munnar (hills), Kumarakom (backwaters).
Always dreamt of having an intimate beach wedding? Look no further, the most popular tourist spot in India is also a much-favored destination for weddings. From fun, sporty, casual affairs to elegant and private themed weddings, Goa has a lot to offer the most discerning couple!
Beaches in Goa for weddings –Arambol, Candolim, Coco, Dona Paula, Bogmalo, Majorda, Varca, Agonda.
Even Liz Hurley could not but succumb to the charm of having a fairytale destination wedding in Rajasthan complete with elephants, trumpets and colorful and extravagant saris! Be it the Taj Lake Palace or the Leela in Udaipur or the Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur which played host to the Jurley-Nayar wedding, Rajasthan offers the perfect regal setting for the most important day in your life. The royal palaces are perfect venues for hosting luxurious weddings in a serene place.
Palaces & Hotels in Rajasthan for weddings –Udaipur – Taj Lake Palace, Devi Garh, Fateh Garh, The Leela Palace Kempinsky,. Jodhpur – Mihirgarh, RAAS, Umaid Bhawan Palace.
What better place to exchange your vows than the historical city of Agra against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal? Romance is in the air at Agra and with numerous, luxury hotels to accommodate your every whim and fancy, Agra is the place to go if you want to celebrate your wedding in style!
While you cannot have a wedding at the Taj Mahal, because it is not allowed; you can still have the same luxury and beauty in your wedding at one of these following hotels.
Hotels in Agra for wedding –
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Trident Agra, Radisson Blu Agra, Jaypee Palace Hotel
A charming spot located in the Sahyadri range of Western Ghats (Karnataka), Chikmagalur is fast picking up as a popular wedding destination in India.Guests get to relax in plush resorts, go for long walks in the coffee estates or gaze in awe at the numerous waterfalls dotting the landscape. The more adventurous guests can opt to go trekking or visit the wildlife sanctuary nearby.
Resorts for weddings in Chikmagalur –
The Gateway Hotel, The Serai-Chikmagalur, The Spectrum.
The Kashid beach at Alibaug (a four hour drive from Mumbai) has played host to many destination weddings in India. Do not forget to check out the Radisson Blu and the Prakriti Resort in this coastal town if you are planning to host an exclusive beach wedding.
If you want to get married like the royals do, the scenic Fort Jadhavgadh (near Pune) is a great option for you. The fort was built in 1710 and is now famous as a heritage hotel. They offer complete wedding planning services and ensure that your guests are comfortable and well-looked after during your entire stay there.
The convention centre at Lavasa is the latest to enter the list of destination wedding centers in India. This quaint monsoon hill station is conveniently located at a distance of 40 km from Pune and has already played host to a few weddings since it was opened a few years back.