Last Updated: September 9, 2019 Pallavi Sinha
“Do you want to marry me?”… “Yes!!!” So what comes next? Wedding planning… right! Most of the Indian couples want a grand wedding ceremony away from their hustle and bustle city life and so choosing a beautiful wedding destination has become a trend nowadays. But, to make your wedding day special and memorable for lifetime, you need to choose the best destination that would be your worth getting married at. Let’s talk about India, a country of diverse races and communities. The country offers excellent wedding destinations with choices variegating from ceremonies in the Himalayas to the beach weddings all around the coast of Goa. It’s not that the tourists and foreigners are only fascinated by the exotic locations and urban places for destination weddings in India, but also the locals. India is a blend of breathtaking destinations that adorn the special occasion of human’s life with enamor and grandeur. So, whether you like snowy mountains, beautiful architecture, cooling backwaters, sandy beaches, historical cities, rich culture, fascinating traditions or rooted populace, India has all of these to make your wedding a cherished event. Below is the list of 15 famous venues for a destination wedding in India.
Udaipur- “A Symbol of Royal Pre-eminence”
If you wanna make your wedding day romantic and special, I hope the City of lakes would make your dream come true. Udaipur, the most loving and stunning place in Rajasthan is simply awesome for a traditional Indian wedding and so stands as one of the renowned Indian wedding destinations. The beautiful city has regal palace buildings that are designed in contemporary style. The Leela, The Taj Lake Palace, and The Trident are some of the best options that you will like to splurge. It’s a majestic place always liked by foreigners and Indians, as the palaces and buildings over here give a unique appeal or charisma that can’t be compared to other cities. The architecture of this city perfectly blends innovation with tradition, offering the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. So, choose from some of the exotic fort locations like Devi Garh, Manek Chowk, Oberoi Udaivilas, Durbar Hall at Fateh Prakash Palace, and many more.
Jaipur- “The Ultimate Place of Royalty”
Jaipur, the pink city of India is another famous destination for wedding. Offering a great heritage and beauty, this city is quite popular for extravagant wedding celebrations that always take place in palaces and mansions. The city itself showcases a complete combination of festive ideas and venue choices that hold out from palaces like Raj Palace, Gold Palace and Samode Palace. The city has so far solicited not only Indians but also the Hollywood celebrities too. If you want a royal wedding in old forts and palaces, Jaipur is the perfect wedding destination for you.
Kerala- “Tie the knot Amidst Serenity”
Kerala, being one of the best destinations for wedding, is commonly known as ‘God’s Own Country’. It offers a perfect beach point where you can have a romantic wedding. You may choose to have your wedding ceremony at Varkala or Kovalam; amongst the straggling tea gardens of Munnar; or in the heritage building of Kochi fort, as these destinations offer striking views that would remain etched in one’s memory forever.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands- “Spectacularly Lovely and Cloistered”
If you want a gratifying and romantic beginning to your life, Andaman & Nicobar Islands would be the perfect destination where you can plan for your wedding. The soothing and pleasing climate of these islands is excellent for your romantic getaway. The coconut palms along the seashore of these islands add zing to your wedding voyage. The Ross or the Havelock Island are the perfect venues to tie the knot. So, when you choose these destinations, you not only invite your guests to your marriage ceremony, but also treat them to a holiday destination as well.
Shimla- “A Perfect Ambience To Explore Your Married Life”
Set amongst the cool pine clad hills with numerous collapsing colonial enamors, Shimla is considered to be one of the popular wedding destinations in India. Peaceful environment, pleasant climate, snowy hills, breathtaking scenery and natural beauty will simply make your wedding day memorable forever. Shimla tempts one who extremely loves to enjoy amidst mountains and fantasize of having a romantic wedding in the Himalayas. There are many resorts in Shimla that arrange grand wedding ceremonies. You can hire a wedding planner if you are planning for a wedding feast as they guide properly and are well experienced in arranging everything in a proper manner. What all I can say is…tying the knot in Shimla would be full of romance. Holding hands of each other amidst the spellbinding snow peaks and revitalizing green all around you will simply make your very day unforgettable. Woodville Palace and Radisson hotel are some popular venues in Shimla for arranging wedding ceremonies. Summer months are ideal time to plan your wedding here.
Jodhpur- “Take a Plunge in a Regal Manner”
Everyone has a dream for the special day of their life and this is what Jodhpur brings for couples. It’s a beautiful place that offers comfort, magnificence and a pleasant atmosphere to make a royal wedding. There are various eye-popping havelis and historical palaces, which are perfect for a regal wedding. Located towards the right side at the edge of apparently eternal Thar Desert, Jodhpur serves as the gateway to the mysterious land of boundless sands. Couples will love to have an ultimate wedding in the beautiful palaces of Jodhpur. It’s a romantic city that cruses one with a sense of history and the. You’ll get various enchanting places that are highlighted due to its architectural splendor. Whether you are looking for a theme based wedding or traditional Indian wedding, Jodhpur will simply meet your desire with its fascinating monuments, gardens and temples. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the perfect wedding destinations as it creates a royal ambience all around. Choosing the Umaid Bhawan palace is also not a bad idea.
Neemrana Fort- “A Perfect Place to Celebrate the magnificence of Seven Vows”
Located just nearby Gurgaon, this ancient fort is an ideal location for photography as it has unbelievable architecture and shock-and-awe effect that many places don’t have. This fort is quite popular over the years and so it’s a perfect weekend getaway for Delhiites. Wedding at this location would leave the bride and groom with many lovely moments that they would remember forever. No doubt, Neemrana is a beautiful place where history has marked lots of memories. The striking balance of historical and contemporary implication has converted this city into a pleasant wedding destination. That’s why a number of wedding couples have executed sacred customs and rites at this astonishing land.
Goa- “Marital Bliss on Interesting Locations”
Though it’s true that marriages are made in heaven and if it is celebrated on some of the popular beaches of Goa, then it would be more beautiful and everlasting. Wedding in Goa offers a chance to live your dreams in real life. Nothing can beat the experience of fairytale marriages, executed against the backdrop of beaches that are flanked by the gleaming blue water. Tying the knot at such exotic locations of Goa is a breathtaking experience that can’t be compared to any other destinations. Due to its several specialties, this location is considered as one of the best places to get hitched. Shimmering beaches, palm trees, carefree way of life, peacefulness, and gentle waves of Arabian Sea together make this place a romantic destination. Park Hyatt Goa, Taj, Leela, and Radisson Resorts are amongst the most popular wedding venues where many couples like to get married and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere all along.
Agra- “The Paradise of Lovers”
One of the oldest historical cities ‘Agra’ is a very beautiful place that needs no introduction at all. It’s a symbol of love and no other places like Agra could be more appropriate as it recalls the passionate love between the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. What could be more exciting and romantic than giving pledges with the symbol of love in the backdrop! For an opulent and royal wedding ceremony, this city of love is perfect for you. With its exotic and pleasant ambience, couples love to tie the knot at this historical place, so that they can remember this lovely moment and cherish it for longtime. There are many wedding venues in Agra which are popular for arranging wedding ceremonies in a royal way. This city has many gigantic hotels and resorts looking across the Taj where many people organize their wedding ceremonies. Enamored by the Mughal and Brij culture, Agra offers an interesting and pleasant ambience.
Bangalore- “The Perfect Destination for Royal Wedding”
Are you staying in Bangalore and looking for an ideal wedding venue in the middle of the city? Then, do visit ‘The Palace Ground’ as it is one of the unsurpassed locations for organizing a wedding in the city of Bangalore. It’s one of the classiest venues in the city that offers an excellent royal wedding and a feel of luxury. This palace houses attractive manicured gardens, Durbar Hall and a ballroom where exuberant wedding ceremonies are organized.
New Delhi- “Offer Exquisite Wedding Locations for The Special Day”
New Delhi is no doubt one of the most favored wedding destinations in India as there are many venues where wedding ceremonies are organized in a luxurious way. You will find some top class hotels like The Tivoli Grand Resort Hotel, The Taj Mahal Hotel, The Imperial Hotel, The Park Hotel, etc. One of the most famous Sainik Farms is also the most luxurious areas where wedding ceremonies are often organized. If you looking for atraditional yet unconventional wedding, you can choose the very popular ‘The Manor’, a perfect venue in the New Delhi that is known for its elegance and luxury.
Hyderabad- “The Implication and Custom of Wedding Pearls”
Hyderabad is the city of nizams & pearls. It’s a striking place to organize wedding as there are some famous palaces like Taj Falaknuma Palace and Chowmallah Palace, The city of Pearls, etc., which can make your dream wedding destination a real and the romantic one.
Rishikesh- “A Royal and Traditional Wedding”
It’s a holy place that brings the religious community of the nation together and weddings are also organized in a pleasant way. Tying the knot on the banks of the holy River Ganga, or may say in a resort give special feeling to your heart. One of the most popular hotels famous for organizing royal wedding is “The Hotel Ganga Kinare”. It rests in a picturesque locale and offers a pleasant setting to create new beginnings. One may feel relaxed while rituals are performed near the resort’s temple. Traditional wedding ceremonies are also held under the open skies overlooking the mountains.
Gujarat- “The Tradition of West Indian Wedding”
Royal wedding is very famous in the land of princes due to its rich atmosphere and ambience. Gujarat is undoubtedly a favored destination for organizing grand royal wedding as there are beautiful palaces (Forts) that offer pleasant and royal atmosphere. Romantic weddings in Gujarat are also contemplated in these magnificent palaces & forts. From a royal wedding venue to a contemporary one, you will find all kinds of hotels and palaces in Gujarat. So, if you are looking for a colorful and vibrant wedding destination, then do visit Gujarat and make your special day memorable. Some of the popular wedding venues in Gujarat include Hotel Royal Highness, Revival Lords Inn, Riddhi Siddhi Hall, Lal Bhavan, etc.
Pushkar- “A Famous City for Destination Wedding”
Pushkar in Rajasthan is not only famous for the Pushkar Fair, but also due to the lavish weddings that are organized here. If you really like to make your moment special and unforgettable, then plan your wedding destination in Pushkar, which is one of the most beautiful cities for wedding couples. The most pious is tying the knot in front of the God and amidst the famous temples like Brahma Temple, Varah Temple and Savitri Temple.
Jaisalmer- “A Royal Wedding Destination”
Do you want a royal wedding with Indian culture and tradition? You may choose Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer that organizes ultimate wedding for couples to make it romantic and unforgettable one. Huge courtyards bordered by fort walls, candle-lit cobbled paths, glittering mandaps and Rajasthani folk music, you’ll find everything at this place which is nothing lesser than the royalty. If you are looking for a perfect venue and Royal wedding in Jaisalmar, you can choose among the various heritage hotels and havelis/palaces like The Fort Rajwada, Gorbandh Palace, Jawahar Niwaas and Narayan Niwas, which are the popular choices where wedding can be performed in a special way. Above all, other venues like Bageecha Lawns, Sarovar Poolside, Taal Amphitheatre, and Sam sand dunes are also the ideal places for wedding functions. The Mandir Palace and the Himmatgarh Palace on the other side are famous historical palaces for a striking royal retreat oozing out the charm from pasts.
Hence, weddings in India are always bigger than life affairs. To celebrate such a grand event, one truly needs a unique location, so as to make the very day memorable for lifetime. India is full of exotic wedding destinations and so people celebrate their marriage day in different style… i.e by adding themes and choosing favorite destinations. So, what are you thinking for… organize your wedding at these wonderful destinations and make it etched in your mind & heart.
Published: 13 Nov, 2014
The nature lover from the heart of India ‘Madhya Pradesh’, Pallavi Sinha is an enthusiastic traveler, who love enjoying in the lap of nature & capture the best ever exciting moments and poses in her dream destinations. She is very keen in discovering and knowing the specialty & history of all the places of India. Her interest is to see the country being closer to it and cherish those wishful memories for ages.