The Best Destination Wedding Venues in India

India has the right venues for a magical wedding | © DEZALB / pixabay
India has the right venues for a magical wedding | © DEZALB / pixabay
Photo of Aditi Mukherjee
22 November 2017

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

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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!Taj Falaknuma Palace, Fatima Nagar, Falaknuma, Hyderabad, Telangana, 040 6629 8585

Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur


This monumental building is a dream wedding location | © By KD PICS / shutterstock

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.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 0291 251 0101

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

The Taj Lake Palace can only be reached via a short boat ride from the Badipal boat jetty | © Benoy / WikiCommons
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.

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.

Taj Jai Mahal Palace, Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 0141 660 1111

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.

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 0294 243 3300

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.

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.

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.

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa,Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa, 0832 272 1234

For some accommodation options make sure you read our guide to the best hotels and guesthouses in Udaipur, bookable through Culture Trip.

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