The wedding day is one of the most special days in a person’s life. Therefore, it deserves to be done in a special and memorable destination whose memory the couple would cherish throughout their life. Indian weddings popularly take place in indoor banquet locations or outdoor, scenic locations.
Either way, there are many gorgeous options to choose from among exotic wedding destinations in India. The following is a list of the most beautiful places to get married in India:
If you want to combine a royal wedding in a fairytale location, then this should be a perfect pick. The splendid Jag Mandir Palace actually lies in an island location within the beautiful Pichchola Lake in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The Palace built in 1600 by a Rajput Maharana today serves as an exotic location for occasions and parties. Lush green surroundings, the shimmering lake, and the regal interior architecture truly make it a dream location.
Another exotic location radiating royalty and elegance is the Taj Group owned Umaid Bhavan in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This is one of the glamourous destinations in India for a lavish and majestic wedding experience. It houses different sub-compartments as venues for the different wedding ceremonies. Of these, the Mehrangarh Fort is the most popular one and hosts important ceremonies like the Mehendi. The royal carvings, sprawling lawns and courtyards, stained glass works and unique architecture give the ultimate feels of a royal wedding destination.
The exotic wedding locations seem to be endless on the kingly territories of Rajasthan. Next one on our list is another palatial wedding destination—the Samode Palace in the capital city of Rajasthan. The Samode Palace and the Samode Bagh together hosts the various ceremonies, making the wedding a truly memorable experience. The royal courtyard hosts the wedding mandap. The splendour lies in the exquisite mirror work on the walls, royal paintings and of course the royal architecture.
If exotic beach weddings seem to be a fantasy, then Goa is the perfect place to turn it into a reality. The Taj Exotica is one of the premier wedding locations of Goa with a sprawling 56 acres area. It has a suite of luxurious rooms to choose from for residing. There are options of Garden Villas as well for the wedding couple. The sea facing lawns of the place is a fabulous outdoor venue for the wedding ceremony. Additionally, Taj Exotica offers wedding packages for both Hindu and Christian weddings. One can choose wedding themes that are provided as a part of the packages. This place combines the finesse of Taj services with the exotic beauty of the Goa beaches.
Vivanta is another from Taj Group of Hotels. The location is the picturesque Candolim Beach of Goa. It houses five banquet spaces including both indoor and outdoor beach locations. The architecture style is adopted from classic Portuguese style. Overall, the countryside charm of the destination with a fairytale essence gives it a positive vibe for a wedding ceremony. This makes this destination count among one of the exotic wedding locales in India.
Kerala aptly known as the ‘God’s Own Country’, is a home to beautiful wedding destinations owing to its natural setting in the backwaters. The Kumarakom Lake Resort provides a perfect venue amidst the Vembanad Lake, where one can prepare for a traditional Kerala style wedding under the shade of coconut trees and surrounding greenery. It also has arrangements for a floating platform for exchanging the wedding vows. The most exciting feature of the wedding packages here is the provision of Keralan Houseboats for the wedding ceremony. One can truly enjoy a dream wedding inside them while floating on the waters of Kerala lakes.
Next to the Rajasthani Palace venues, the Nizam’s Palace in the City of Pearls must count as one of the exotic destinations for a wedding. The Taj undertook ten years of the restoration process to bring alive the Palace as a befitting royal destination for celebrations. The Palace is breathtaking in its combination of Italian and Tudor architecture. The Nizamuddin style perfectly blends with delicate European works of Frescos, French tapestries, chandeliers, Italian marble and ornate furniture. This is the same place where Salman Khan’s sister got married. So, if one is looking for a fairytale wedding destination in the South, this place has to be it.
The Aloha in Rishikesh lies just on the banks of Ganges. It provides one of the holy wedding destinations beside the River Ganga in the sacred city of Rishikesh. It gives a break from the usual lavish banquet wedding venues and is highly recommendable for couples who want a spiritual and pious beginning of their life. The Aloha gives an idyllic setting among the mountains of Rishikesh and the picturesque natural setting of the river and vegetation. One should also catch the daily Ganga Aarti post the wedding ceremony for a wholesome spiritual experience.
This exotic place would help one to escape to a dream hillside wedding. Interestingly, this place was built for a royal wedding in 1938. Today this awe-striking location fenced by snow-topped pine trees and distant peaks is a perfect getaway for a temperate wedding location in India. Being in Shimla, the summers are pleasantly cool and the mountain breeze gives the respite from the usual sultry heat in India. It offers customized services for weddings to be carried out with utmost care and professionalism. Woodville Palace in Shimla is a great option for a memorable wedding experience.
The reason why India has a plethora of exotic destinations to choose from is because of the regional diversity that exists in it. That’s why one could choose any place ranging from coasts to mountains to any other beautiful scenic locations. The long reign of royalty in India also gives us palatial venues to choose from. Maybe, that’s why India is a sought after wedding destination for those living abroad.
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