India’s diverse landscape and culture makes it one of the most sought after settings for an ideal wedding. One can select a theme and then pick a tropical or a regal location to blend into the theme and make the wedding a perfect one. Have a look at the most unique wedding locations in India.
Goa figures high on any list of marriage destinations in India. Given the romantic nature of the place, the rich cultural heritage, the wonderful climate and the luxurious settings, Goa has been flocked by couples eager to tie the knot. The best setting would be to choose a sun-kissed beach as a venue. It can be arranged through a professional wedding planner or through one of the many exotic luxury hotels.
Wedding Locations: The Leela on the remote Morbor beach, Taj Exotica on the serene Varca beach.
This city of palaces and lakes carries a lot of romantic charm from its magnificent past. It is studded with royal palace buildings and the good news is that these buildings can be hired for marriages. These may not exactly be modern and contemporary venues but are steeped in history and are sure to present an ethereal experience.
Wedding Locations: Devi Gargh fort-palace, City palace complex of the Mewar Rajputs family.
‘God’s own country’ would be the marriage destination for those who seek a serene, peaceful and picturesque setting. The banks of a scenic lake or the shores of a backwaters canal, lined with groves, definitely promise a memorable marriage venue. A number of resorts specialize in arranging for marriages. After the wedding, you can just set off into the backwaters in a beautiful houseboat. Kerala is also renowned for its elephant-themed marriages where the groom arrives, seated majestically on an elephant.
Wedding Locations: Zuri Kumarakom resort near Alleppey, The 7 star Leela near Kovalam beach, Varkala beach
If you are looking out for a heritage marriage venue, then the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur is definitely in the reckoning. The hilltop Umaid Bhawan hotel would be the place to conduct a lavish wedding. If your budget does not permit such extravagant palace, you could try out either Ajit Bhawan or the Ranbanka palace. The Mehrangarh Fort also is spruced up to host traditional marriages.
Wedding Locations: Umaid Bhawan hotel, Ajit Bhawan, Ranbanka palace, Mehrangarh Fort
The Jaimahal Palace, the Rambagh Palace and the Raj Palace are ornate and elaborate structures which make up the broad range of wedding venues available in the ‘Pink city’ of Jaipur. For a slightly lesser budget, you could rent out the mansions at Alsisar Haveli or Mandawa Haveli. Built into the impressive Aravali range of mountains, the Samode Palace, located about an hour away from Jaipur is a mighty impressive and delicately romantic spot for a wedding. The illumination at night is a sight to see.
Wedding Locations: Jaimahal Palace, Rambagh Palace, Raj Palace, Alsisar Haveli or Mandawa Haveli, Samode Palace