Whether or not you have thought about your wedding day since childhood, imagined your dress or the décor, you want the day to be perfect! Your wedding day ought to be nothing short of magic, and for magic and magnificence, India fits the bill. The land of majestic palaces and picturesque landscapes is the perfect place to take a lifetime oath. Here are the best destination wedding venues in India.
Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad
A former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad, Falaknuma Palace, was built in the late 19th century. It has been restored by Taj Group of Hotels and they have turned it into a beautiful hotel. The palace is built in Andrea Palladio style, and having that as your backdrop for your wedding will make you feel nothing short of royal!
Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur
Rajasthan has no shortage of amazing palaces, but there’s something special about Umaid Bhawan Palace. It took 14 years to finish (in 1929) and is a mixture of Beaux-Arts, Indo-Saracenic and Art Deco styles. Regal and majestic to the very last detail, Umaid Bhawan has been partly taken over by the Taj Group of Hotels, and it’s a perfect setting for a wedding.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
An 18th century building, Lake Palace on Jag Niwas Island in Udaipur’s Lake Pichola offers breathtaking views. With water on all four sides, the palace gives you a view of the pristine lake from wherever you stand. The spectacular sight will make for a wedding that you and your guests will never forget.
Taj Lake Palace, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 0294 242 8800
Jai Mahal, Jaipur
This 18th century palace built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture with sprawling, endless Mughal gardens was once home to the Prime Minister of Jaipur. Everything about this palace spells luxury. Jai Mahal is perfect if you want to put a lavish touch to your wedding. The palace has been turned into a hotel by Taj and it treats every person staying there like royalty.
Udai Vilas, Udaipur
Udai Palace (also called City Palace) sits on the banks of Lake Pichola, with the Aravali Mountains in the background. Built in the 16th century, this palace is huge, with part reserved for people who want to experience royalty and wed amidst 500 years of history.
Tree of Life Resort and Spa, Jaipur
Tree of Life Resort and Spa is a picturesque estate with the most serene surroundings, in the Aravali Mountains in Jaipur. Just a 30-minute drive from the main city, this place is perfect for those who want a quaint and intimate but extravagant wedding.
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Kacherwala, Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 096020 91000
Leela Kempinski, Kerala
Leela Kempinski in Kovalam, Kerala is probably the most romantic place you can get married in. If you get even slightly bored of the incredible hospitality and stunning rooms, the Arabian Sea is waiting for your attention. Getting married in such a place is the stuff that dreams are made of.
The Leela, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 0471 305 1234
Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala
Kerala is known as God’s own country, as is a land of abundant foliage, pristine backwaters and perfect skies. Kumarakom Lake Resort (in Kumarakom) makes good use of the surrounding natural elements, and is the perfect place for a wedding. The sprawling gardens overlooking Lake Vembanad are a highlight.
Kumarakom North Post, Kottayam, Kerala, 0481 252 4900
Park Hyatt, Goa
Who wouldn’t want to get married on a private beach with the most glorious blue water sweeping the shore one wave at a time while the sky turns gold and orange with the setting sun? No one. The Park Hyatt in Goa is a stunning location to get married, to say the least.