The perfect life partner. Check. Dreamy proposal. Check. Parents approval. Check. Heading to the next big step? Want a memorable marriage? Well, Indian weddings are literally synonymous to that. The big fat Indian wedding. Destination weddings have been the rage for quite some time, but there has been a gradual shift of wanting to do them in India, amidst our vast cultural heritage and unparalleled natural beauty. We bring to you a list of the destinations in India to make your D-day more special.
The Pink city of India, is a hot pick among the couples wanting a destination wedding. The city with it’s huge palaces offer an extravagant balance between heritage and beauty. The ‘it’ place of choice among couples wanting rich and royal looking weddings. The weddings held in Jaipur are like dreams coming true. Elaborate functions supported by alluring architecture will be what guests will be talking about in their trips down the memory lane, later in life. Destination weddings in the Pink City are the ultimate weddings, giving total royal and exquisite feels to the couple of the moment.
Located just near Gurgaon, on the Delhi- Jaipur highway, the Neemrana fort in Alwar, is THE place to be. A top pick among Delhiites wanting the big fat Indian wedding without having to going too far from home. The Neemrana fort is beautiful because of it is stunning architecture and design. The palace is built over 12 levels and opens to a breathtaking view around it. The gardens in the palace make for beautiful locations for functions.
Kovalam, in God’s Own Country, Kerala, is the ideal place for those looking for a quiet, yet picturesque wedding. Among other options in Kerala, Kovalam is popularly sought after for a destination wedding. Different from the typical and loud weddings held elsewhere, Kovalam is for the families wanting a quiet beach wedding.
Goa is without a doubt the first choice for a beach wedding in India and why should it not be? The many options will leave you spoilt for choice over choosing the kind of wedding you want to have. Choose from amongst a garden wedding, a sunset wedding and the ever faithful beach wedding. The ocean makes for the perfect scenic backdrop to the wedding, that way you can save some money on decor.
The first thought that comes to mind on the mention of Agra, is the Taj Mahal. And there is probably nothing more symbolically synonymous with love than that. Nothing can beat, tying the knot with the symbol of everlasting love as the gorgeous backdrop. There are various hotels and resorts that allow you to just that.
While Rishikesh may not be the first location to cross your mind when you are planning a destination wedding, it deserves a mention on this list. Imagine a wedding on a cliff overlooking a river, away from the crazy hustle of the metropolitan city. A wedding in Rishikesh is as peaceful as it sounds and beautiful too. Ganges is a very significantly holy river holding great importance in the Indian culture. Taking the wedding wows with the holy Ganges as a witness, will make them all the more sacred.
This option is for people wanting a quiet and small ceremony with close relatives.
Udaipur is one location that will probably never tire any destination wedding list. Destination weddings in Udaipur are the kind of stuff dreams are made of. The expansive clear blue skies, the massive fairy-tale palaces, the sanctity of temples and the gardens. The list could go on and on. Surrounded by the lush Aravali range of Hills and the serene Lake Pichhola Udaipur is like a perfect painting that you could stare at for hours. As if all this was not enough, the baraat taking the water-route to reach the mandap is something that can probably be done only here. Go for a royal wedding with the beautiful palace as a backdrop or opt for a more mellowed and chill wedding, it is a win win situation either way.
It is easier to plan destination weddings with the help of wedding planners and event management companies. No matter if it the wedding is going to be a ceremony with close ones or a invite everybody you know ceremony, the possibility of saving a little money somewhere is always a boon. Do check out the sumptuous Goibibo offers on flights and hotel bookings, while planning your wedding, you will surely save some of the much needed money.
8. Andaman and Nicobar islands
Surrounded by the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal, reflecting the blue of the sky, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a serene location to get married at. The calmness and natural beauty of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are more than enough reason to finalise this location. You can choose to tie the knot on a speed boat with all that adrenaline rush, or choose to do a beach weddings, or even a resort wedding. There is another wild and rarely seen before option too. You may take the wedding wows swimming along side elephants, if you so choose!
If you don’t already know, just looking at vast stretches of water, instill a calmness to the viewer. And that is just what you need to fight off all those wedding jitters and stress of the Big day.
Weddings in Summer?Too hot. Weddings in winter? Too cold. The struggles to decide the date is real. This is where the location comes to the rescue. Opt for a wedding in the summers but you don’t have to deal with the heat. This is where Shimla comes to your rescue. In the lap of the Himalayas, the pin accoutred hills, are ideal for Summer destination weddings.
You can have the ceremony by the river or in the forest guest houses. You have the beauty of the location to back your decision, however grand or subtle you want your celebrations to be.
Built at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort, the Blue city, is another favourite spot for destination weddings in the state of Rajasthan.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, is a hot pick for the big fat indian weddings held in Jodhpur. For all out, high budget wedding in India, Jodhpur is the place to choose. Tying the knot here in royal style is surreal and fantasy like. The palatial hotels and resorts make for resplendent backdrops for all those photoshoots you want to be doing for your wedding.
The list comprises of ten popular locations for destination weddings in India, but there are many more cities and towns that hold destination weddings. The beauty of destination weddings is to have the wedding away from all the hustle of the very busy city lives. It provides a relief and a short holiday, not to mention all the fun. With the present scenario where man and social media co exist, the perfect destination for perfect photos is a major driving force for destination weddings. Beautiful backdrops make for beautiful memories, or so they say. Here’s hoping the list could help you figure out your dream destination wedding.