Let your wedding preparations go full steam ahead, because here’s a list of 5 exotic wedding destinations to make your big day memorable for friends and family!
Come rain or shine, big fat Indian weddings are traditionally celebrated amidst pomp and splendour all year round. With the dreadfully humid summer drawing to an end (soon, we hope), we’re glad that the gorgeous monsoon season is almost upon us. The good news for all the happily engaged lovebirds is that a resplendent monsoon wedding could just be on the cards!
If you’re a bride-to-be hoping for a destination wedding, look no further. Start planning your dream wedding now, because here’s a list of five wonderful wedding destinations in India to absolutely die for!
Marriages might be made in heaven, but most weddings in India are definitely made in the regal state of Rajasthan. If you choose to take your saat pheras in one of the myriad royal palaces, grand havelis, or forts while facing a stunning lake, the options are endless—Umaid Bhavan, Jaipur City Palace, Neemrana Fort, or the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, to name a few.
Pick out your ideal location from a long list of picturesque cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and make your fairytale wedding dream come true. Also, you’re not the only one—you’ll be following in the footsteps of Hollywood A-Listers like actress Elizabeth Hurley, popstar Katy Perry, and Madonna who took their vows here too!
This one’s definitely for the hopeless romantics. Many young couples prefer to take their vows while walking barefoot on the white sandy beaches of the idyllic Havelock or Ross Islands. The swaying palm trees, the gentle breeze, and the tranquility of this breath-taking archipelago surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, form the perfect backdrop for a beach wedding at sunset. Be sure to check out availability at the luxurious Barefoot Resort for your tropical paradise themed wedding, because it books up quick!
What’s not to love about this former Portuguese colony that is now India’s premier tourist holiday destination? The friendly faces, mouth-watering delicacies, beautiful beaches, and old churches make Goa a popular wedding hotspot, and with good reason.
Get your better half and wedding planner to tag along as you make your selection from sprawling sea-facing venues, private beaches, and five-star resorts such as Park Hyatt Goa, Taj Exotica, and The Leela to make your big day even more memorable.
#4 Daman and Diu
The quaint union territories have a rich Portuguese influence, and boast of some breathtaking 16th century churches like the famous Basilica of Bom Jesus, as well as forts like the Diu Fort and the Fort of Moti Daman. If you’re looking to floor your friends and family with a Cinderella-esque wedding, the opulent Deltin Hotel and Casino in Daman is the perfect fit for you!
Not for nothing is Kerala called God’s own country— the lush greenery, coconut groves, serene backwaters, and palm-fringed beaches are a sight for sore eyes. The Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kottayam, and the Leela in Kovalam offer breathtaking views of the ocean, while serving up traditional South Indian festivities for the wedding of a lifetime!
Here’s wishing you all the happiness in the world as you embark upon a blissful marital journey, following a lavish wedding in tropical heaven!