The wedding season in India has arrived and with it has surged the demand for a big fat Indian wedding. The diversity of the country’s landscapes and the richness of its culture and traditions is the main reason why India remains a popular choice for wedding ceremonies in the modern times, even among tourists who aren’t exactly looking to splurge.
If you too are intrigued by the idea of a wedding in India, here are your top choices for places where such a wedding can be the most successful affair, one enjoyed thoroughly by your friends and family:
If you are seeking a tropical backdrop for the wedding of your dreams, Goa has got it all – the palm trees, the long coastlines, the vibrant atmosphere and a great many hotels and resorts specialising in arranging weddings, both Indian and Christian style. The wedding ceremonies in Goa are typically held on beaches which are decorated with a simple arrangement of flowers, carpets, chairs and a beautiful floral arch. After the rituals are over, friends and family can be treated to a sumptuous fare of seafood or regional cuisine as together you pose for some memorable pictures for the wedding album.
If you want a beach wedding in India but would want to avoid the infamous Indian crowds at all cost, Havelock Island is your best bet. Not only is it less commercialised, the island also boasts some of the clearest white sand beaches in India. The mild climate remains supportive of outdoors all year long whereas the romantic backdrop of traditional catamarans in the water, lush tropical forests as well as turquoise blue waters make for a perfect setting against which you can host your wedding ceremony. For those looking to make it a more formal event, several resorts and hotels in the Havelock Island make great wedding arrangements.
The backwaters of Kerala have lured many a tourists to India and their beauty far surpasses any description. Therefore, if you are thinking of getting married in India, Kerala can be just the right place for you. Marked by stunning beaches, beautiful hill stations, tall palm trees, fragrant spice gardens and marvellous temples every step of the way, a wedding in Kerala is sure to give enough to your wedding guests to be excited about. The local wedding rituals here will intrigue the more exploratory couples who can think about tying the knot the Indian way at one of the many stunning temples in the state.
If a grand wedding is what you are looking for, Udaipur is the address for you. Known for its lavish weddings where millions are spent on decoration, apparel, food and palace bookings, Udaipur is for those who are looking for larger-than-life wedding celebrations. For the extra money that you will have to spend, you can get an arsenal of elephants, traditional folk dancers and performers, henna artists and much more for the entertainment of your guests. Since most of the weddings in Udaipur are held in heritage hotels set upon lakes, your guests will thank you for treating them to spectacular spectacle.
What better way to declare your eternal love for each other in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, world’s most celebrated symbol of love and one of the seven wonders of the world! The city of Agra has an old-world charm and you will find bullock-carts, cars, and bicycles and trucks all running parallel on the roads of the city. Every turn of the corner will have an ancient house or prominent piece of architecture staring right back at you. If you chose to exchange your vows here, there are a few hotels in the city that can arrange for your wedding to take place against the backdrop of the marvellous Taj Mahal so that you have everlasting memories of the special day of your life.