Marriage ceremonies are one of the most important social events in India. These social functions have been greatly celebrated since the times historic. A wedding is unquestionably the most important day in one’s life. A perfect destination can make it even more memorable. India is full of such locations which might make you love-struck. Here is a list of 10 destinations for the big fat Indian wedding to leave you in awe.
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Udaipur tops our list of best destinations for a big fat Indian wedding. We don’t call Udaipur the ‘Venice’ of the East for no reason. The glorifying history and marvellous architecture of the city attract not only Indians but also foreigners. If you plan for a traditional yet enchanting wedding, Udaipur is the best place for your big day. The vibrant, cheerful, and opulent vibe surrounding the city makes it stand out from all other locations.
Everyone wants to experience being a king or a queen at their wedding, so why not grab a chance when you can become one for real! The royal-style marriage in a staggering palace is what everyone wishes for, and Udaipur is here as a genie to fulfil this majestic dream. After the tourist season, the best time to plan your wedding in Udaipur is from September to February. City Palace at lake Pichola, Leela Palace, Jagmandir Island Palace are some of the best venues in Udaipur to light up your wedding day.
What could be better than a wedding with a sea breeze and pristine beach view? Goa serves the best place for the cute wedding you are looking for. The open beaches with lush green bushes, deep blue sea, and crystal sky make Goa a beautiful destination for marriages. Not to forget the old churches and exotic resorts all around the state. Moreover, if you want to party hard, Goa is just the right place.
The best time to book your venue in Goa is all year long. However, keeping the climate in mind, September to October end is considered as the best time. The Park Hyatt Resort in Goa is among the best venues in India for tying a knot. Taj Exotica, Zuri White Sands, and Kenilworth Resort are also among the top venues in the state.
Royalty starts with the alphabet ‘R’, and so does our prepossessing state Rajasthan. Rajasthan has one of the best destinations for the big fat Indian wedding you have been looking for. No one can deny a fairy tale wedding with exquisite grandeurs. The Sun City, Jodhpur, has been one of the prime choices of people for wedding venues.
You can find grand palaces in this Desert capital of India. September is the best month to have a ceremony in the city. Umaid Bhawan is the jewel of this city, famous worldwide for its luxurious design and royal-style weddings. However, it is not the only option on the platter. The other venues include Ajit Bhawan Palace, Taj Hari Mahal Palace, and many more.
The snow-covered mountains, calming chilly wind, beautiful environment, and pleasant climate makes Shimla one of the most aesthetic locations in the country. In the lap of nature, the ceremony in the ‘Queen of hills’ becomes even more glorious. It is best to plan your destination wedding in Shimla in the spring or summer seasons.
Your destination wedding under the crystal sky, calm surroundings, and love blooming valleys of Shimla would be memorable. Taj Theong Resort, The Oberoi Cecil, Hotel Willow banks are among the top wedding venues in Shimla.
It is yet another destination for the mountainside wedding, surrounded by lush green, tall trees, and calming cool winds. JW Marriott Walnut Grove Resort is one of the best venues in India for a destination wedding. The idiosyncratic Grand Orchard Ballroom makes it stand out. Mussoorie has in its sack, blue sky with the surreal view of the Himalayas, enchanting sunset as well as the dazzling night sky full of stars. This makes it the best place for both night and daytime weddings.
Jaipur has one of the charming venues for luxurious weddings. The pink city is pink in colour street walls and architecture and the pink Rosie-love vibe in the air. This city holds the potential to turn your aristocratic fantasy into reality.
The Jai Mahal Palace is world-famous for its phenomenal wedding ceremonies. Further, the Raj Palace and the Rambagh Palace are also the architectural masterpieces of the city. The grand wedding with elephants, camels, and horses is a remarkable feature of Jaipur weddings.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
‘Away from the city hassle, away from the meadows, close to the water, close to the shingles’. If this is what’s occupying your mind, the Indian islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, are the best place for you. Their unique unrelenting ritualistic nature best characterizes the wedding ceremonies held at Andaman and Nicobar Islands amidst tranquility.
It is the place to make the dream of every couple’s beach wedding come true. The islands provide a serene and charming option for a small wedding, with about 60-100 guests. Havelock Island offers the best resort options; Port Blair is yet another option for an exotic wedding.
One of the best places for a destination wedding if you are planning for the same in the South. Famous for the offbeat, eccentric weddings. The best time to plan a wedding in Kerala is from September to March. You can schedule a wedding in the backwaters of Alleppey or a wedding at one of the beautiful beaches in the state. What can one ask for other than a pristine wedding at ‘God’s own country?
Jim Corbett is one of the most exotic wedding destinations in the country. Who wouldn’t love a mandapa set up amidst the forest beside the soft humming water streams? The place has arrangements for outdoor, indoor, as well as, poolside weddings. Venues like Wood Castle Resort, Den Corbett Resort, Clarks Exotica, Dukes Den Resort are famous among the urban populations of India as well as abroad.
The resort also provides the facility of forest safari, birdwatching, and nature walking in their packages. The excellent service, along with modest prices, makes Jim Corbett an attractive destination for tying a knot.
Also called Bangalore, the Garden city is the last on our list. It has some of the world-famous venues, including the Bengaluru Palace and Guttahalli Palace. The best time to plan your in-budget destination wedding in Bangalore is between September and February. Bangalore has mesmerizing architecture and beauty at its peak, with a perfect blend of old traditions in the modern era.
This list includes some of the most famous and renowned places in India, often chosen by families. However, besides the destinations mentioned above, one might also consider New Delhi, Rishikesh, Jaisalmer, and many more. The list goes on and on!