Planning a wedding at a destination in India as a trend is picking up, there is a certain novelty about it, photographs against interesting backdrops, more things to do for the guests, the excitement of congregating at one place and the cosy camraderie a getaway offers, are just a few among many reasons. Most couples, after hectic pre-wedding preparations want to truly let their hair down and enjoy their own weddings, away from rushed city lives and maddening traffic. And India does its best as a wedding destination, there are forts, hills, beaches, that afford varying themes. We culled out a list of the best here. Have a look
If a royal wedding is what you are looking at, replete with grand forts, making a larger-than-life entrance and the touch of tradition, then think, . Apart from the numerous forts, havelis, palaces and old-world villas in the town, its neighbouring area also offers a number of options. Think, grand. During the wedding season, Jaipur also hosts a number of festivals, that can be integrated as part of the wedding itinerary. Jal Mahal Palace, Samode Palace and Rambagh Palace are a few options you can explore.
If you are looking for a coupling of romance with glamour, then think, Udaipur. A sought-after destination for weddings, even for international celebrities, with its lakes, sloping hills and green cover, a wedding at Udaipur is a fairy-tale come alive. Also called, Venice of the east, you will get an idea of the surreal charm of the location once you watch director Karan Johar’s Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani.
If you have dreamed of beach wedding Alibaug is a perfect wedding destination. Just 2 hours from Mumbai, you can get away to a land of tranquil beaches, hills and inspiring sun rises. Nearly everyone who is anyone has a home here, and the town is sparsely populated, making it an ideal for a destination wedding. Choose to have the ceremony on the beach or in the many paltaial bunglows or even forts that are in the area. The best time to come here is from October to May.
An offbeat wedding destination, Orchha is amellow town, surrounded by forests and situated on the banks of the seven tributaries of the river Betwa. It is a land lost in time, or more accurately, a land frozen in time. Founded in the 16th century by a Bundela Rajput chief, it’s green and blue is dotted with stone forts, cenotaphs and temples. Plan your wedding here and you are bound of have a backdrop of heritage and pretty landscape.