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.
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 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 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.
Kacherwala, Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 096020 91000
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
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
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.