Ahh…wedding!! It’s one of the most surreal moments of your life which deserve to be celebrated with all fervour and gusto. These days, it’s a trend to plan a destination wedding. And it’s no secret that in recent times India has come up as one of the most preferred countries across the globe for a destination wedding. Here, you could either get married at a conventional place like a banquet hall down the road or could plan a destination wedding at a lake site. I know, what you were expecting when I say destination wedding in India… The Big Fat Royal Wedding in Rajasthan. Well, you can do that as well! Along with that if you wish to set some wedding goals for your friends then it’s the lake destinations in India that would certainly help you to do that. I’ve compiled a list of some best lake destinations in India for your dream wedding.
Here’s your destination for that Big Fat Royal Wedding in India! Udaipur or the ‘City of Lakes’ as we know it proffers a unique chance of hosting a royal wedding at a palace overlooking a majestic lake. From Pichola to Rajsamand to Fateh Sagar to Udai Sagar, there are various lakes in Udaipur that would be the perfect background for your royal wedding in Rajasthan. There’s also the high-end resorts located around these lakes like the famous Oberoi Udaivilas which adds to the romantic setting.
Popular Lakeside Resorts in Udaipur: The Leela Palace, Fateh Lake Palace, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace, Jaiwana Haveli, Lake Pichola Hotel, Amet Haveli and Hotel Nayee Haveli.
Have you ever given a thought to get married at a scenic lake setting which is surrounded by lush greenery and majestic mountains? I’m sure you have. Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand is undoubtedly the most exotic location to get hitched for a nature lover couple. This lake destination is situated in the Kumaon Hills, a short distance away from the popular tourist destination, Nainital, and has the perfect setting to make your special day even more special. You can decide to book one of the lake resorts at this stunning wedding destination.
Popular Lakeside Resorts in Naukuchiatal: The Lake Resort, Club Mahindra, The Lake Village and Monolith Resort.
Can’t go to Italy for your destination wedding? No sweat, because India has its own version of the Portofino in the form of Lavasa. In the state of Maharashtra, Lavasa is one of the most beautiful hill cities which is also considered amongst the best romantic wedding destinations in India. Far away from the cacophony of the city life, this beaut hill station allows you to host the wedding of your dream. With an attractive lake, waterfall and the abundance of greenery, the place is not just ideal for a destination wedding but is also renowned as a popular destination for the pre-wedding photo shoot as well. Taking your vows at a lakeside amidst the astounding setting is certainly the most surreal experience that you could get on a destination wedding. The hill city of Lavasa houses numerous resorts that come in almost every budget, and hence, help you to make your wedding a memorable one.
Lakeside Resorts in Lavasa: Ekanta Retreat, Mercure Lavasa, Fortune Select Dasve and The Waterfront Shaw.
Without a doubt, Srinagar is an internationally renowned tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir which is famous for its serene beauty and tranquil ambience. But fewer people know that it is also a popular lakeside wedding venue in India with Dal Lake offering a range of options to the couples to choose from. You can either opt for a houseboat wedding or can go for a luxurious wedding at The Lalit Grand Palace or Vivanta by Taj. From being a famous tourist attraction to the top pre-wedding shoot location, Srinagar is everything you would need from any destination weddings sites.
Lakeside Resorts in India: Vivanta by Taj, The Lalit Grand Palace, Jamal Resort, Hotel Lake Resort, Fortune Resort Heaven and Dal View Resort.
You must have known Nainital as a popular tourist destination in Uttarakhand but it can certainly be amongst the top destinations in India for a lakeside wedding. Especially for North Indian couples, Nainital is an easily accessible destination that offers the comfort of finding lakeside hotels and resorts along with top arrangements for the wedding in the perfect weather. Need we say more?
Lakeside Resorts in Nainital: The Lake Resort, The Naini Retreat, Alka Hotel and The Manu Maharani.
The list of top lakeside wedding venues in India will be incomplete without Alleppey in Kerala. From north to south and east to west, there is no match of the charm of Alleppey when it comes to a wedding venue. In God’s Own Country, Alleppey is known for its exotic settings making your ‘D-day’ a momentous one. Offering the mesmerizing backwaters beautifully adorned with verdant grasslands and palm trees, Alleppey is a trending wedding tourism destination in India and is absolutely matchless. Like Srinagar, Alleppey also gives you a chance to celebrate your love on a houseboat amidst a luxurious landscape, and these Kettuvalams (Houseboats) actually sail on the lake.
Lakeside Resorts in Alleppey: Lake Palace Resort, Palmgrove Lake Resort, Punnamada Resort, Deshadan Backwater Resort and Xandari Pearl.
It must be a surprise to see Bhopal on the list, isn’t it? But let me assure you, that you will not regret choosing Bhopal for your wedding. This destination in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful cities to host your wedding event. Often touted as the ‘City of Lakes’, Bhopal houses more than ten lakes. Of those, Upper and Lower Lakes are the most prominent lakesides where a wedding can be held. There are numerous resorts and hotels around these lakes that can be booked for your wedding. Also, due to easy accessibility, Bhopal can be a good option to choose.
Lakeside Resorts in Bhopal: Touchwood Resort, Welcome Heritage Noor-Us-Sabah Palace and Jehan Numan Retreat.
Offering the old world charm and regality, Jodhpur in Rajasthan is certainly a place that can be your wedding destination without a second thought. Balsamand Lake, Kalayana Lake and Sardar Samand Lake are three most popular lakeside wedding venues in Jodhpur. Be it an indoor wedding or an outdoor one, Jodhpur offers a range of lakeside resorts to choose from. These resorts are probably the best in the world as fits perfect in the entire scene of the big fat Indian wedding. Moreover, what makes them different from resorts of other destination are the stately services – an essential thing to experience in Jodhpur.
Lakeside Resort in Jodhpur: Lake View Hotel, Bala Samad Lake Palace and Jee Ri Haveli.
If not Alleppey then it is Kumarakom in Kerala which is perfect to host a lakeside wedding in India. A dream wedding in Kumarakom would be standing at a beautifully decorated alter with your partner whereas the stunning vistas and the pink sky create a perfect romantic backdrop. And amidst all that, both the families and guests having the time of their lives with some groovy music, fun activities, cocktails, and food. Btw, don’t forget, all these would come with a complimentary treat of nature that makes the setting even more romantic. Being one of the ultimate lake wedding destinations in India, Kumarakom is also replete with a variety of good resorts for the wedding.
Lakeside Resorts in Kumarakom: Kumarakom Lake Resort, Zuri Resort, Vivanta By Taj, The Royal Groove and Lakesong Resort.
Yet another splendid destination in Uttarakhand which can be your lake wedding location is Sattal, which is blessed with numerous lakes. A lesser explored destination, Sattal is ideal for any couple wanting to keep the wedding less lavish but special. Amidst the lush green landscape and by the emerald lakeside, one can think of a wedding right out of a fairytale here. You can opt to book YMCA Campsite in Sattal as your wedding venue that overlooks a pristine lake. The spacious ground of YMCA ensures all the fun like that of a resort or hotel. And for a romantic moment, you also have the option of going on a boat ride with your partner after the wedding rituals.
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