Worth INR 23,438 crore already, destination wedding market in India is growing at 25-30% annually. Scenic, beach, mountain or royal, there are multiple options to choose from. And the task of planning a destination wedding becomes rather bewildering a country that has no dearth of beaches, mountains, palaces, and forts.
To make your job easier, we have made a list of some of the best places for destination wedding in India to plan the wedding of your dreams:
Royal wedding destinations in India
If you are looking for some royal wedding destinations in India, we have ample majestic cities to enjoy your D-day celebrations:
Jaipur– Surrounded by Aravalli hills and enveloped in the tint of pink, the royal capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur with its spectacular palaces is one of the best places for destination wedding in India. The majestic architecture of the forts, luxury hotels, and palaces with the warmth of heritage and traditions will make your wedding a true royal affair.
Best venues– Taj Jai Mahal Palace, The Raj Palace, Fairmont, Jaipur Marriott Hotel, and Rambagh Palace.
Udaipur– The Venice of the East, or more commonly known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur, the city recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, is famous for its beautiful lakes, romantic wedding destinations, forts, and palaces. If you want to bring about a regal vibe to your wedding, Udaipur is the best royal wedding destinations in India.
Best Venues– Jagmandir Island Palace, Manek Chowk, Zenana Mahal, Mor Chowk, Oberoi Udaivilas, The Leela, Manek Chowk, Fort Fatehgarh, The Taj Lake Palace, and The Trident.
Hyderabad– The Pearl City of India, Hyderabad sits on the banks of the Musi river and on the Deccan plateau in the latest formed Indian state of Telangana. One of the best destination wedding locations in India, experience Nizami grandeur at your wedding by booking one of the magnificent palaces in the city.
Best Venues– Taj Falaknuma Palace, Taj Krishna (Banjara Hills), Taj Deccan, ITC Kakatiya, and The Fort Grand – Shamshabad.
Beach wedding destinations in India
Coming down to the beach wedding destinations in India, following is a list of our selected venues from the Indian subcontinent-
Goa- A trip to Goa is something on everyone’s bucket list. Vast beaches where the sky meets the sea, the smallest state surrounded by the turquoise hued Arabian Sea is one of the best places for destination wedding in India. Blue sky, sound of waves, exotic seafood and of course cheap beer, Goa is a dream wedding destination for all the couples.
Best Venues– Taj Exotica, Park Hyatt Resort & Spa, The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort, Ramada Caravela Beach Resort, and Zuri White Sands.
Pondicherry- The French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry, is one of the most beautiful beach destination wedding locations in India if you want to experience beautiful beaches, French architecture, food, and wine. With intricate colonial churches, the city provides the best locations not just for your wedding but also pre-wedding shoots.
Best Venues– Le Pondy Resort, The Dune Eco Beach Hotel, and Park Hyatt Resort & Spa in Cansaulim.
Daman and Diu- Renowned for its white sandy secluded beaches, splendid cathedrals, and colossal forts the twin islands of Daman and Diu is a perfect beach wedding destination in India. Located on west coast of India surrounded by the Arabia Sea, the island attracts not only Indian but international couples as well with its dreamy beaches, and Indo-Portuguese architecture and food.
Best Venues– Sugati Beach Resort, Diu and The Deltin Hotel, Daman.
Kerala- Referred to as God’s own Country, Kerala with its lush green scenic landscapes and crystal clear beaches, is a perfect place to plan a destination wedding in India. Nature’s magical charm with a pristine coastline, vibrant yet modest culture and exotic cuisine, it is all you need to make your wedding celebrations unforgettable.
Best Venues– Samudra beach, Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort at Alappuzha Beach, The Taj at Varkala Beach, and The Leela at Kovalam Beach.
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Best mountain wedding destinations in India
Mountain wedding venues are undoubtedly the most sought after destination wedding locations in India. Have a look at the top places-
Himachal- Getting hitched in the lap of the Himalayas, surrounded by swaying pines, pleasant breeze, snow clad mountains and nonpareil humility of localities, Himachal is one of the best places for destination wedding in India. Resorts nestled in the woods on the riversides with beautiful mountains on the backdrops will give a bewitching feel to your wedding. Mashobra, Manali, Kasauli, Dalhousie, Palampur offer plenty of resorts and villas to organize weddings.
Best Venues– Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort- Parwanoo, The Himalayan- Manali, The Himalayan Village- Kasol (Kullu), Norwood Green- Palampur, and Club Mahindra- Mashobra.
Mussoorie- Nestled amidst the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie, also known as the Queen of Hills, is one of the best destination wedding locations in India with the perfect mountain backdrop. The small town gives a fairy-tale atmosphere with a view of extensive Himalayan ranges and lavish resorts.
Best Venues– JW Marriott Mussoorie, The Golden Palms, Fortune Resort Grace, Jaypee Residency Manor, and Royal Orchid Fort Resort.
Srinagar- Rounded by the curve of mountains on the banks of Jhelum, Srinagar with its relaxing and pristine weather, far away from exasperating rabble of the cities, is an absolutely perfect location for mountain destination wedding in India for such couples who want to tie the knot in the paradise itself. Wooden interiors, lavish food and hot served kahwa amidst the lush green conifers will take your dream wedding on to the next level.
Best Venues– The Lalit Grand Palace and Vivanta by Taj- Dal View
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Be it a royal wedding in Rajasthan, a relaxed one in Goa or exquisite one amidst the Himalayas, a destination wedding in India will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. We have also enlisted a few things you should keep in mind while planning a destination wedding in India:
1. Choose a destination easily accessible by the people you don’t want to miss your wedding.
2. Book in advance, it might also dig you some discount.
3. Consider the climatic conditions before making the booking. For instance, monsoon season in mountains is not a good idea for wedding.
4. Check if the venue provides other wedding services too. If not, make sure you hire a wedding planner.
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