Top Wedding Destinations in India to get hitched-Decoded!

Congratulations! So now that your wedding is fixed, are you dreaming of a fairytale nuptial at one of the top wedding destinations in India? Here’s our pick of wedding destinations that are trending this season!

Whether you’re thinking of a fun and romantic beach wedding or a regal palace wedding, there are tons of stunning locations, hotels and picture perfect wedding destinations in India to choose from…

Wedding Destinations in India #1 – Udaipur!

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Happiness in a Palace

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So you’ve always dreamt of your Prince Charming coming to take you away from your royal palace! Udaipur, the picturesque city of lakes nestled beautifully among mountains, is the go-to wedding destination in India for a royal winter wedding.

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Royally Yours

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If you’ve got the budget (a la the Ambani-Piramal wedding!), go for nothing but Jag Mandir Palace or The Oberoi Udaivilas that are perfectly perched on islands in the middle of the famous Lake Pichola.

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Regal Princess

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Leela Palace and ITC  are other options. And if you’re looking for something more economical, there are hundreds of budget palaces scattered all over the city with beautiful lake views to flaunt!

Go Goa!

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Winners Keepers!

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If you’re thinking of a fun beach wedding, what’s more apt than Goa? With some of the best beaches and excellent food, party and decor options – Goa is a top choice among wedding destinations in India!

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Sun, Sand & Shaadi

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If you’re looking for a hotel that’s unique and class apart, you could opt for the newly opened W at Goa or choose among the evergreen stars The Leela, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Park Hyatt, Holiday Inn.

 

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For a more budget friendly wedding, you’ve got excellent options like Planet Hollywood and Mayfair too.

Sizzle in Shimla!

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Hang on to your Babes!

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The hottest trend this wedding season is a destination wedding set among snowy peaks – and Shimla is a favorite!

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Stolen Kisses

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It’s natural beauty, perfect weather through crazy Indian summers, closeness to Delhi and great infrastructure (in terms of excellent venue options, food and sightseeing for guests) make it irresistible as a wedding venue.

 

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Choose among hotels like Woodville, Oberoi Cecil, Koti Resort and many more. And for something extremely exclusive there’s the uber premium Wild Flower Hall Resort.

Jim Corbett National Park

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Wild Love

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When you’re an adventure couple from the word go, you can’t stick to the traditional wedding venues!

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Grand Entrance

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Jim Corbett National Park is a 6 hr drive from Delhi by road and an emerging destination wedding venue in India for its offbeat rustic feel, scenic beauty, nature walks and the national park of course!

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Hand in Hand

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For a charming forest wedding and out of this world experience for your guests, you can look at venues like Wood Castle Spa and Resort or Lemon Tree Premier.

Kovalam

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Blue and Beyond

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Well, you love beaches but don’t think Goa is right for your wedding? Kovalam beach in Kerala is a beautiful choice with calm serene surroundings, resorts, soulful food and the perfect setting for an earthy yet fun beach wedding .

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Closer to Nature

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The Leela Kovalam and Taj Green Cove Resort and Spa are both lavish beachside resorts that let you go for a stunning beach mandap and wedding of your dreams. If you’re not willing to shell out a bomb, then of course, there are lots of other budget resort options to choose from.

Jodhpur

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Regal Splendour!

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If you’re thinking of royal palaces, regal treatment for your guests, groom entry on a majestic elephant and rich palate that people don’t forget for years – you can’t go wrong with Jodhpur as the wedding destination of your choice!

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The Great Escape

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ITC’s Welcome Hotel in Khimsar is a fabulous option that also has a private palm tree lined lake in the middle of the dunes – just perfect for an intimate wedding. And then there was whole Priyanka Chopra – Nick Jonas wedding at The Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace that took dreaminess to another level!

 

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Others like Radisson Jodhpur, Ajit Bhawan Palace and Oberoi are always there as excellent choices.

Wan’t more? Check out the amazing Palace Wedding of Ashna and Zubin Mehta!

A Palace Wedding worth Watching – #A2Z of Aashna weds Zubin Mehta!

Jaipur

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Royal Swag

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You’d love the royal themed wedding but the venue must be more easily accessible for your guests? If it’s a winter wedding, you don’t need to think beyond Jaipur!

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It’s the beautiful pink city full of palaces, forts and heritage charm, excellent direct flight connections, excellent hospitality and diverse food options for guests from all over the world.

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Peace and Serenity

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Jaipur is full of myriad choices of resorts across budgets starting from Alila Diwa, Lebua Resort, Le Meridien, Fairmont and Marriott to Rambagh Palace, Chomu Palace, Shiv Vilas, Samode Bagh Palace and more. So all you need to do is fix budget range, check out availability and go book!

Hello Hyderabad!

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Girl Gang Masti

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If you’re thinking of a royal Indian wedding down south, look at Hyderabad! It has emerged as a popular choice for regal and Mughal themed weddings with its sprawling Nizam style palaces and backdrops to flaunt, along with shahi biryanis and a rich palate to tempt your taste buds.

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Look into my Eyes

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Taj Falaknuma Palace and the Ramoji Film city are two excellent wedding venues you just can’t miss!

Lonavala

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The Radiant Princess

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So you’re all Mumbai based but sooooo bored of a city wedding? Well you’ve got the evergreen Lonavala and nearby resorts to pick from.

 

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Easily accessible by road, they provide a welcome break from the city hustle-bustle and a weekend getaway to your ‘Destination Wedding’ guests, without whisking them off far away!

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Twirling Around

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Consider wedding venues like Aamby Valley, Della, The Dukes Retreat, Villa San Resort and Treasure Island Resort among others.

Andamans

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Celebrations Galore

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Clear blue waters, golden sands, heavenly weather! These are not just ideal for your honeymoon, but also make for picture perfect beach weddings with a stunning beach mandap, endless beach parties and finger-licking sea food thrown in for your guests!

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Fishing for Love

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The touristy city of Havelock in the Andamans is just right for a destination wedding, though a bit far off from the mainland. It’s fabulous resorts, water sports and food will make your guests feel out of this world! For wedding venues you can look at great options like Munjoh Ocean Resort, Barefoot at Havelock or any other beachside resort.

Misty Mussoorie!

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Dreaming of a wedding that has a scenic setting with a backdrop of snow clad mountains and a beautiful sunrise? Think of Mussoorie, the queen of the hills that’s easily accessible from Delhi, has lovely weather almost all year round and offers breathtaking setups for an outdoor wedding affair!

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Mussoorie boasts of excellent resorts like JW Marriott Walnut Grove Resort and Spa, Royal Orchid Fort Resort, Jaypee Residency, Clarke Inn and many more to choose from.

Here’s a Beautiful Budget Wedding in Mussoorie that’ll blow your Breath Away!

A Dreamy Destination Wedding in Mussoorie- Ankita Weds Surya

Leh Ladakh Anyone?!!

But if you’re an adventure couple at heart and can’t imagine a ‘usual Indian wedding’ check this out!

 

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Picture Courtesy & Wedding planning by A Knotty Tale

Filmmakers and avid bikers Shachi and Rikhil decided to get married at none other than Pangong lake in Leh with their ‘Bike baraat’ and simple soulful ceremony amidst near ones! ❤️😍

Each wedding destination in India has its own charm, with a myriad of scenic settings and breathtaking vistas to choose from! So, which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!!!

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Richa is Senior Partner at Zowed - The Wedding Planning website. She has a background in marketing consultancy, branding and everything social media related. She loves reading, talking and blogging about her likes, tastes & trends in the wedding industry.

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