What’s the most important thing that comes to mind when planning a wedding? The venue of course! You must have heard about destination weddings for sure. They are the most happening trend right now. A lot of people are flying to different parts of the world to get married, as air travel is so affordable these days. So if you’re planning your wedding or know someone else who is, fly down to the beautiful country of India for your special D-Day. You have the option to choose from a myriad of exotic popular wedding destinations in India.
Weddings in India are a big deal. Really, they are. The phrase “Big fat Indian wedding” did not just happen. Grand celebrations are common at almost all Indian weddings, barring those few who wish to keep things low key. From ceremonies in exquisitely beautiful palaces to beach weddings along the shorelines, India offers a wide range of wonderful locales for you to have that perfect wedding. Decide what type of a wedding you want and choose the location accordingly. Following are a few of the many popular wedding destinations in the country.
- The Royal City of Jaipur
Jaipur, with its innumerable gorgeous palaces and forts, is the ideal place for a royal-style wedding. The city has drawn in not only Indian but also international celebrities for their wedding – Russell Brand with Katy Perry and Liz Hurley with Arun Nayar among several others. But you don’t need to be a celebrity to have a fairytale-like royal wedding. All you need is to find a venue suited to your needs and budget. A good wedding planner will take care of the rest. You will find those in plenty here as well!
- Udaipur – The City of Lakes
Known for its historical beautiful structures and scenic beauty, the city of Udaipur is also known as “Venice of the east.” Book cheap flights and fly down to Udaipur and look at contemporary styled regal palaces in the city. The Trident, Leela Palace and the Taj Lake Palace are premium wedding spots preferred by people. You can also choose from excotic fort destinations like Oberoi Udaivilas, Manek Chowk and Devi Garh as well. Splurge on any of these fantastic locations without thinking twice as after all, you only get married once!
- Agra, home to the Taj Mahal
What could be more romantic than getting married in the city that houses one of the most iconic monuments in the world! The city has countless 5 star hotels and other exotic venues overlooking the Taj Mahal. You can select any of these to exchange vows with Taj Mahal, the epitome of love as the backdrop. Radisson Blu Hotel, ITC Mughal and Courtyard by Marriott are popular wedding venues. You need to check availability and make sure to book well in advance.
- Goa – perfect for a bright beach wedding!
With its enchanting beaches and exciting nightlife that goes well into wee hours of the morning, there is little doubt that Goa is an extremely popular place. But did you also know that it’s also one of the most sought after wedding destinations in the country? Countless couples book international flight tickets and travel to Goa for their wedding each year. Walking down the aisle on Goa’s sandy beaches on a bright sunny day with calm waters at the backdrop is an experience one cannot describe. Taj, Radisson Resorts, Leela and Park Hyatt Goa are some of the most popular wedding venues here.
- Hyderabad – The City of Nawabs
The Nizami city of Hyderabad is also a great place to have a royal style wedding. Palaces like the Falaknuma and Chowmahalla are highly in demand by people looking to get hitched amidst an air of regal excellence. Fly down on cheap air tickets and marvel at the architectural beauty of these monumental structures. There will be absolutely no scope of regret should you choose to have your wedding in the city of pearls.
- Kerala, God’s own country
The reason why Kerala is known so is because of its scenic beauty. This is also a great place to have a beach wedding – at Varkala or Kovalam beach – apart from Goa. Or you can opt to go uphill at Munnar or other such exotic hill station to say your wedding vows. Ramada Cochin, Bolgatty Palace, Le Meridien and Lakesong Resort Kumarakom are some of the most popular wedding venues here.
- Snowy hills of Shimla
To wed in such a picturesque location would be a dream come true for many. With its nostalgic British era-feel, snowcapped mountains, green valleys, peaceful ambiance and perfect climate, there is little that can go wrong when having your dream wedding at Shimla. Koti Resorts, Woodville Palace Hotel, Oberoi Cecil and Toshali Royal View are excellent wedding venues here. Book cheap plane tickets with international airlines and have a snow-white wedding in Shimla!
- The ‘Sun City’ Jodhpur
Another magnificent place for a royal wedding, Jodhpur is famous as much for its bright weather as it is for its palaces and other monuments. Marvelous historical places, beautiful gardens and temples galore, Jodhpur is the perfect spot for a destination wedding. Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan are popular wedding venues. It is entirely up to you if you choose to have a theme based wedding or a traditional Indian wedding.
There are countless such exotic places in India that are popular wedding destinations. People fly down to India on cheap airfare from all over the world to exchange their vows at one of these fabulous places. So look through the above and more such attractive places to zero in on any one of these stunning destinations. Take your vows amidst spectacular scenery, giving a brilliant start to your marital bliss!