If you are planning to exchange vows at an exotic wedding destination that will remain forever fresh in your memories, India is one of the top places to do so. The rich rituals and traditions of the country coupled with beautiful venues are bound to make your wedding a royal affair. Here are three popular wedding destinations in India to choose from.
If you have always dreamt of a royal wedding in a palace with grand celebrations, Rajasthan is the best place to make your dream come true. Rajasthan literally means the place of the Rajahs (Kings) and has a number of palaces. Various prominent people, such as Madonna, Elizabeth Hurley and Katy Perry have chosen Rajasthan to tie the knot, in the past. There are various lavish royal palaces and havelis that host weddings. Especially Udaipur, because of its charm, grand palaces and myriad lakes is one of the hot wedding destinations in India for both foreigners and locals. Another beautiful wedding destination in Rajasthan is the capital city of Jaipur. Also known as the Pink City, it offers a number of royal properties, including the renowned Jai Mahal Palace, which is surrounded by a lake. You may also consider the Samode Palace, which is a lavish yet romantic cove in the Aravalli Mountains. Similarly, Jodhpur exudes grandeur and extravagance when it comes to royal palaces and places like Mehrangarh Fort or Umaid Bhavan Palace.
Goa is a great choice of a place to tie the knot. Take your pick from amongst exciting themes such as garden, beach, and sunset weddings. The people of Goa are famous for their traditional Portuguese influences in their food, dance, lifestyle and celebrations. You can also opt for a traditional Goan wedding full of music, food, dance and merrymaking followed by performances such as fire juggling and trapeze shows. Some of the famous wedding venues in Goa are The Leela, the Turiya Villa and Spa and The Taj Exotica. We would advise you to book the venues beforehand as Goa is a popular wedding destination. In fact, Goa is a popular honeymoon destination too! So, you may not want to buy tickets to a honeymoon destination.
If you are looking for a tranquil and picturesque wedding destination, then Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country, is one of the most perfect places to marry. You can choose from amongst various wedding themes such as wilderness, emerald backwaters, or a beach wedding. Hotels like The Leela in Kovalam can cater and assist with the planning of the wedding and also provide a brilliant and scenic venue. If you want your wedding to be a unique and out-of-the-box affair, you can opt for an elephant-themed wedding, wherein the groom reaches the venue on an elephant/horse according to the native customs. You can also opt for the traditional Malayalee wedding with golden ornaments for the bride and the groom, traditional festive meals on plantain leaves and classical music and dance performances.