STILL looking for Summer Wedding Destinations for your wedding? But can’t really zero in on something that fits your dream and budget? We’ve got your back!
If you’re hunting for the perfect summer wedding destination, today’s your lucky day cos here’s a definitive guide to some of the most heavenly places to get married in India in the upcoming sweltering heat… Dive in NOW for some insider tips on hotels and travel too!
Wow Summer Wedding Destinations in North India
Without doubt, North India boasts of some great supercool summer wedding destinations that spoil you for choice! Here’s an easy peasy guide…
Getting Married in Magical Mussoorie!
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Imagine tying the knot with your special one amidst the enchanting snow capped mountains and legit beauty…. Mussoorie, here we come! This captivating paradise, is also known as the Queen of the Hills and tops the list of summer wedding destinations for many reasons apart from the scenic beauty.
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The fastest way to reach Mussoorie is to take a flight from New Delhi to Dehradun and then book a taxi which would take you around 3hrs in total. (#2 reason why we love this destination). If you are someone who loves long drives, you can even opt for a 6hrs cab ride from New Delhi to Mussoorie.
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A host of stunning resorts with lavish gardens, beautiful views, elaborate catering and welcoming teams is another reason why Mussoorie is a hit among couples. JW Marriott Walnut Grove Resort Mussoorie, Sterling, Fortune Resort Grace Mussoorie and Royal Orchid Fort Resort are some of the uber premium resorts. Want budget-friendly options? Jaypee Residency Manor, Pine Retreat Mussoorie are great options that you must check out.
Say Yes to a Wedding in Shimla!
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Blessed with natural beauty and perfect weather during summers, Simla is truly everyone’s favourite. It’ll take you around 4 hours to reach Shimla by air – take a flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh, and another flight from Chandigarh to Shimla. ( sadly, no direct flights yet!)
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If you’re looking for something extremely exclusive and lavish, you can choose among The Oberoi Cecil or the Wildflower Hall. Other great options are Woodville Palace Hotel and Radisson Jass. Lush green valleys and beautiful snowclad mountains overlooking the resorts make Shimla just the perfect setting for your dream wedding, with hundreds of photo-ops and beautiful memories for a lifetime.
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Destination Wedding TIP: If its a 4-5 day long wedding party, host your wedding events like mehendi, welcome party, pool party etc during one half of the earlier days and leave the rest of the day free for your guests to venture out and enjoy the beautiful sights nearby.
Weddings in West India
Whether you live in Maharashtra, Gujarat or Rajasthan, you know it can be crazy hot to host a wedding in the summer months. Unless, you consider these handpicked summer wedding destinations in West India…
Royal Wedding Venues in Udaipur
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Always dreamed of a Prince Charming coming to take you away from your royal palace? Here’s your chance to make your dreams come true with a royal themed wedding in Udaipur! This picturesque city of lakes is nestled among the mountains and is the go-to wedding destination for a royal summer wedding.
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The most recommended, fastest and cheapest way to reach Udaipur is to catch a 1h flight from Delhi or 1.5 hr flight from Mumbai. When it comes to your wedding venue, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Spectrum Resort Spa & Convention, Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace and The Leela Palace Udaipur are some of the luxurious options for you to choose from. And if you are looking for something more economical, there are many options like The Royal Retreat Resort and Spa, Bhairavgarh Resort Udaipur and others.
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Destination Wedding Planning TIP: Udaipur is well known not just for its magnificent forts and palaces, but also for it handicrafts such as paintings, terracotta and handloom products. So while planning your wedding gifts and favours, its a must to source some great stuff locally that your guests will remember you by!
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Say “I Do” at Mt. Abu!
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Thinking of an intimate wedding far away from the maddening crowd? There’s nothing more apt than Mt. Abu! Pleasant weather, sparkling lakes, waterfalls and rocky mountains makes it a hidden gem among the summer wedding destinations in India.
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While there are no direct flights to Mt. Abu, the nearest domestic airport is Udaipur which is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai.
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Wedding venues in Mount Abu? Choose among Sterling Mount Abu, Royal Garden Retreat, Hotel Hilltone or go for the Hummingbird Resort, Hotel Udaigarh – The Heritage Retreat and Cama Rajputana Club Resort.
Let’s go Lonavala!
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You’re from Mumbai/Pune and don’t want a boring city wedding? Honestly, Lonavala is more than just your weekend getaway! It’s time you rethink your intimate summer wedding; imagine something far away from the hustle bustle of the city… set among “ye hasi waadiya, ye khula aasman!” At just 2hrs from Mumbai, this quaint li’l hill station can be the perfect wedding venue with your near and dear ones 🙂
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Needless to say, Lonavla is full of good resorts that are perfect to host your wedding. Check among Della Adventure & Resorts, Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala, The Upper Deck Resort and Fariyas Resort Lonavala. If you’re looking for budget options, try Triose Boutique Hotel and The Blue Lagoon Resort too.
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Turning East for your Summer Wedding?
Whether you’re Kolkata based or located nearby in Assam, Bihar or Orissa, heading to these summer friendly hill stations can be quite a good idea for your destination wedding…
Destination Wedding at Darjeeling!
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If you’re heading East, you can’t miss Darjeeling, the land of breathtaking beauty crowned by majestic Himalayas. From lush green tea gardens and beautiful colonial architecture to snow capped mountains, this heavenly retreat is easily the most beautiful summer wedding destination of the East!
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Travel is simple, from Kolkata take a 1.2hr flight to Bagdogra Airport and then take a 2 hr taxi ride to Darjeeling.
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Mayfair and Sinclairs Darjeeling are fabulous options for your wedding venue as they provide excellent view of the Kanchenjunga and the Darjeeling town along with awesome cuisine. Sterling Darjeeling is another good option that you can consider.
Getting Married at Kalimpong
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If you’re bored of visiting the same old Darjeeling over the years, another great intimate wedding destination overlooking lush green mountains is scenic and beautiful Kalimpong.
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Its serene atmosphere and old world charm is matched by the warm hospitality it offers, making it an offbeat yet cute wedding destination. Whether you’re travelling from Delhi, Kolkata or Guwahati, you can always take direct flights to the nearest airport i.e. Bagdogra (in Siliguri) and then take a 2.5 hr taxi ride to Kalimpong.
For wedding venues in Kalimpong, you can consider luxurious resorts like Mayfair Himalayan Spa Resort, Palette – Pine Tree Spa Resort, Sinclairs Retreat or even go for modest ones like Summit Barsana Resort & Spa, Kalimpong and The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong.
Say Hello to Summer Wedding Destinations in South India!
No matter where you live down south, the heat can get unbearable to don pretty outfits in those summer months! Fret not and check out these heavenly escapes we’ve shortlisted for you to start your “New Beginnings” 🙂
Madly Married in Munnar!
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Munnar is just 5h away if you are travelling from Mumbai, take a flight to Madurai and cab to Munnar and there you are! It offers you sprawling tea and coffee plantations, picturesque scenes, winding lanes, misty hills and of course a serene atmosphere – just the ingredients for your dreamy intimate wedding.
Sterling Munnar, The Tall Trees Resort and Blanket Hotel & Spa are some of the excellent choices you just can consider for your wedding venue.
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If getting married among hills and scenic beauty is on your mind, Ooty is a magical experience in itself. So if you’re living close to Chennai, then Ooty is just a flight (to Coimbatore) and cab ride away (3 hrs in total).
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Consider wedding venues like Accord Highland Ooty, Sterling Ooty Fern Hill, Fortune Resort Sullivan Court and WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royale Palace, Ooty, if looking for luxury options. Hotel Lakeview and Berry Hills Resort are some of the economical ones.
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Destination Weddings in Kodaikanal
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For its exquisite beauty and charm, serene lake and scenic beauty, Kodaikanal can be quite the quaint summer wedding destination for Chennai junta. No doubt, it’s called the “Princess of Hill Stations” for a reason!
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The fastest way to reach Kodaikanal is to take a flight to Coimbatore or Madurai and then hire a cab to reach Kodaikanal. Prefer train journey for your guests? Well, you can book train tickets to Kodai road which is the foot of the hills and then hire cabs to reach Kodaikanal.
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For wedding venues you can look at premium resorts like The Tamara Kodai, The Carlton Kodaikanal, Great Trails Kodaikanal by GRT Hotels and Sterling Kodai Lake. You can also check out budget friendly options like Hotel Kodai International and Le Poshe by Sparsa.
Coming Together at Coorg!
Surrounded by pristine valleys, misty hills, lush coffee plantations and stunning waterfalls, Coorg is a treat to the eyes and a relief to the senses. If you are rooting for a romantic yet rejuvenating summer wedding destination, think no more and just pick Coorg!
At 5 hrs driving distance from Bangalore, Coorg is easily accessible and well connected for you and your wedding guests. Taj Madikeri Resort, The Tamara Coorg and Evolve Back, Coorg are some of the uber premium resorts to choose from.
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Others like The Windflower Resorts And Spa Coorg and Woodstock Resorts are some excellent choices too, if you want to stick to a budget.
Aren’t these the most beautiful summer wedding destinations ever! So, what are you still waiting for? Pick your favourite, share with bae and get talking to your families to start planning asap!