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Wedding is no wonder a dream for the couple but also for parents, needless to mention the siblings and cousins. The family turns every stone to make it the most memorable for them and the entire family.

“Marriages are made in heaven” it is not just said in India, but there truly are heavenly destinations for weddings. It could be immensely stirring to choose the best one and also slightly confusing. A perfect wedding is the most desirable by everyone and choosing the best destination amongst scores of others in India is a mammoth task. Here, you can know the top 20 destinations to kick start the ‘couple’s forever’, a dream come true in full style.

1. Lalitha Mahal Palace- Mysore, Karnataka :

In a city of rich heritage and culture, many a royal palaces, Lalitha Mahal Palace is located in the outskirts of Mysore, on the foothills of Chamundi Hills, perfect for weddings. Amidst the lush green surroundings, the white palace looks like a lustrous pearl. The view from the balcony of the palace, of its gardens and of the hills is lovely, and makes every occasion special.

The palace was originally built for the special guests of the Kings of Mysore, now converted into a heritage hotel. The palace has a marvellous interior with Italian marbles, embellished with exquisite Persian carpets, Belgian crystal chandeliers, Britain style ornamentations and full length portraits of the Wadiyars, royal lineage of Mysore. The treasured items of the palace include the Ottoman, upholstered with tapestry, carpeting and a vintage elevator. The swimming pool is an additional provision. The banquet hall of the palace can accommodate 200 people and the royal terrace, a close gathering of 20 people. The hotel allows theme weddings, an add-on for any destination wedding.

This venue can be chosen for anytime in the year as the city has a pleasant climate. If this destination is on your mind, gear up for a true king’s style wedding.

2. Neemrana Fort Palace- Alwar, Rajasthan :

Neemrana Fort, is the Hill Fort Kesroli that was in ruins, elegantly restored into seven palace wings built over 12 layers, perfect venue for tying knot. The classic sand coloured fort walls look picturesque with green surroundings and mustard fields in the city of Alwar, Jaipur-Delhi Highway. The fort unravels amazing interiors as well, promising an exquisite royal experience for both day and night functions. The fort can have an ideal garden setting in its roof-top gardens can offer open-skied star-lit setting for the wedding.

    This 14th century marvel, modified by the hotel’s founders with best hospitality services is an authentic and royal Indian experience for guests. The hotel symbolises restoration, rebuilding and revitalization of ruined architectural wonders, where guests who enjoy the wedding, can return as informed travellers.

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace- Jodhpur, Rajasthan :

One of the world’s largest private residences, Umaid Bhavan is divided into three parts- the residence of the royal family, a luxury Taj palace Hotel and a Museum focusing on the 20th Century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family, in spite of which the immensity of the palace not reduced.

The palace consists of a throne chamber, a private meeting hall, a Durbar Hall to meet the public, a vaulted banquet hall, private dining halls, a ballroom, a library, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a billiards room, four tennis courts, two marble squash courts, and long passages. The Hotel wing is the palace is run by the Taj group of Hotels. The principal architecture of the palace is an amalgam of Indo-Saracen, Classical Revival and Western Art Deco styles. The gardens, fountains and flowerbeds add to the elegance of the palace.

The golden sandstone of the palace embellishes your wedding set up, an extra royal touch to the perfect royal venue. This palace can be a fantasy for your wedding perfected by the famous Taj Hotels hospitality.

4. Ajith Bhawan Palace – Jodhpur Rajasthan :

The Ajith Bhawan Palace is another royal residence, of the Rathore family, but has its own special place amidst other palaces in Rajasthan. The palace is an interesting twist of diverse culture with a modern touch. It is a heritage hotel perfect for exchanging vows, in the royal Rajput set up, with spectacular architecture. The palace is popular amongst its visitors for the exceptionally good hospitality and maintenance.

The food served here is also rich, complete and delicious, served by turbaned men and veiled women, a classic rajasthani style. The pool side, gym, halls are extremely well maintained and beautiful. A ride on vintage cars is a must and a main attraction of the palace. It would also be great to include this attraction for the wedding!

5. Oberoi Udaivillas :

The palace is now a luxury hotel, on the banks of the lake Pichola in Udaipur, originally built two hundred years ago for the Maharaja of Mewar on his hunting grounds. Having said that, this palace can be called a luxury oasis amidst exotic flora and fauna, alongside a cool lake. Around forty percent of the hotel area is designated to a wildlife sanctuary. ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ in every sense. A wedding here would give you an experience of a king and queen on a holiday!

The rich heritage of the Mewar region is highlighted by the palace and courtyards, fountains, large pools alongside green vistas are a treat to the eyes! The interiors also display great riches, as they are intricately designed and hand painted, also the beautifully crafted artefacts. The venue is perfect for both day and night functions, a palatial wedding destination.

The boat ride across the lake is unique to this palace that can be an exciting welcome to the guests for the wedding and a memorable one for the couple.

6.Laxmi Vilas Palace- Vadodara, Gujrat :

The Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, was constructed by the Gaekwad family, a prominent Maratha family, who ruled the Baroda State, styled on the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. It is reputed to be the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. It remains the residence of the Royal Family, who continue to be held in high esteem by the residents of Baroda.

The palace has multiple banquet halls that can seat up to 300 guests, sprawling lawn for outdoor events and gorgeous ambience. The in-house decorators and caterers take care of everything. There is ample space in the lawns for your wedding set ups, the way you like it, against the backdrop of the gorgeously huge and enthralling palace. So, the majestic palace suits best for the big fat Indian wedding! 

7. Woodville Palace – Shimla :

The palace has a history of a thousand years. Raja Rana Singh Bhagath whose intimidating portrait is put up at the heritage hotel’s lobby who belonged to the Jubbal Royal Family of the Rathore clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs, and family were a prominent residents of the palace. The palace was rebuilt for the wedding of a princess of the same clan, which means, this destination is tailor-made for weddings! The palace’s antiques and furniture have many more tales to tell apart from displaying the king’s lavish style of living, elegant and attractive to this generation.

The palace is a year-round destination for weddings and gala evenings, enhanced with the weather and breezes of Shimla and her mountains surrounding the palace. With deodars and lush green lawns amidst Himalayan mountains, it’s always spring here! The palace and assisting teams can help you put up a great wedding here, with the finest cuisine, beverages, ambience music and entertainment.

8. Park Hyatt- Panaji, Goa :

Besides Rajasthan’s royal palaces, we have Goa for a perfect wedding– dreams come true on a beachside! Park Hyatt, in Goa’s capital is a luxurious, five star beach resort surrounded by 45 acres of landscaped gardens, palm trees, lagoons and waterways, a feel of an oasis, perfect for the wedding.

The pool, the boathouse, seaside vistas, floral arrangements, the ballroom, the lighting and live entertainment create a festive ambience for the wedding. The food here is also stirring as it is traditional Goan cuisine. The beach side is always an elegant setting for a wedding as the nature paints the sky with sunshine- the best backdrop ever!

9. The Leela Resort- Goa :

The Leela is a 45 acres lavish resort for a fairy tale wedding on the beach side. The hotel provides a magnificent setting and is one of the finest places in India for a wedding. It has an interesting combination of Vijaynagara and Portuguese style of architecture, which is a royal touch to the resort’s elegance. The resort is spacious and can be as delightful as always in spite of it being full. The beach can be set up to host up to 600 guests, with very good staff and hospitality.

If you’re looking for an exceptional outdoor setting, this would be your best pick as the place is an exotic setting by the pristine Arabian Sea.

10. Suryagarh- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan :

This destination is for an out of the way wedding. A desert set up, yet festive enough for a wedding! A typical Rajasthani destination for wedding- a beautiful palace, large courtyards and wonderful royal grandeur. That’s not all. Camel ride, sand dunes, folk music and dance and good hospitality. A perfect blend of traditional and modern culture. This unique feeling will be memorable for everyone and surely make the bride blush!

11. Taj Falaknuma- Hyderabad, Telangana :

The palace was the private property of the Nizam family, not normally open to the public, until 2000 and finally converted into a heritage hotel by the Taj Group in 2010 and since then been an ultimate destination for weddings. The palace has many features which are amongst the best in the world, like the hundred and one dining seating, the largest in the world.

Besides the palace’s rare blend of Italian and Tudor architectural style, it has beautifully painted frescos, many paintings, rare and early editions of the Quran and other Persian, English and Urdu books. The palace is favourable for an exquisite palatial wedding, promising unforgettable memories.

12. JW Marriot Walnut Grove Resort and Spa- Mussorie, Uttarakhand :

Hills give you a beautiful perspective of nature, an aerial view for people in nature’s way. A wedding ceremony in the breadth taking hill station of Mussorie, next to the great Himalayas is a true blessing! JW Marriot Walnut Grove Resort and Spa is the right place for such an elegant wedding.

The hotel also has the area’s largest entertainment centre with gaming consoles, a billiards room and a bowling alley. Spread across 4000 acres, the hotel ensures a grand and successful wedding with graceful accommodation, International cuisine and world-class Marriot’s hospitality service.

13. Royal Orchid Fort Resort- Mussorie, Uttarakhand:

Another elegant destination in Mussorie for tying knot, with beautiful premises well maintained by the staff. The resort is beautifully designed and the weather here enhances everything. A festive purpose, like that of a wedding to visit or to host at this place could be the best thing ever!

The resort has rooms with beautiful interiors, ensuring cosy and comfort for all your guests and the pools, fountains and excellent views from the rooms and balconies are stirring. The hospitality will make your stay and celebration here a truly memorable one.

14. The Leela- Kovalam, Kerala:

The largest convention centre in Kerala, and equally lavish. An elegant wedding here is certain in God’s own country, in the beautiful coastal region, how Kerala is best imagined. The hotel is popular for beach ceremony and its plush rooftop banquet hall.  

The accommodations are also exceptionally good. The South Indian culture has its own unique beauty and the hotel can arrange for a ceremony in this tradition, a pleasant highlight for the wedding.

15. The Zuri Kumarakom- Alleppey, Kerala:

A wedding ceremony next to a pristine backwater can be a unique choice for the wedding, in a coastal region like Kerala. The Zuri Kumarakom Resort and Spa is the best pick if this idea is already on your mind. Besides being situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, the longest backwater lake in Kerala, the resort is amidst lush greenery and clear water beautified by ripples every now and then and swaying tall coconut trees. The resort has plush interiors, finest restaurants and great service, two spacious banquet halls, pools, lagoon facing rooms and aesthetically furnished cottages. The local cuisine of kerala with best spices and seafood is most popular worldwide. The resort is one stop place for a grand and memorable wedding.

16. Havelock Island- Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India:

Wedding in an island is no less than a fairy tale come true. We have the Havelock Island, choose a place close or away from Port Blair, that is perfect for an island destination wedding. If you have a small group of guests, say, a few over 50 people, this could be your best pick. The island cannot be favourable for a larger gathering as accommodation would be difficult.

A peaceful beach wedding, with the sounds of the tides, cheering for the couple along with enthusiastic family and friends and all the spraying of sea water now and then can be an exciting feeling during the ceremony. Experience Andaman Team will take care of all the arrangements right from choosing the right venue to suggesting menu, rituals, flowers and every detail. 

17. Hotel Ganga Kinare – Rishikesh, Uttarakhand:

Aptly named ‘Ganga Kinare’, the hotel is snuggled on the banks of the revered river Ganga.  A wedding here would be a divine blessing! A ceremony overlooking the mountains, under the clear blue skies, next to the river rising to bless the couple will be a blessed experience.

The hotel has a blend of tradition with plush accommodation, swimming pool and beautiful gardens in the pristine surroundings. The service of the staff aims to be flawless, allowing the family and guests to enjoy the merry moments etched as unforgettable.

18. The Umrao Hotel- Delhi

The lavish and spacious boutique hotel easily accessible as it is situated next to the National Highway 8. The hotel caters to wedding ceremonies in its beautifully designed banquet halls or in the lawns beside 15 acre manicured gardens with elegant wedding set ups. Each part of the hotel is a beautiful picture, elegantly designed and decorated.

The swimming pool, the greenery of the hotel is serene and calm making it an oasis amidst the city-jaded surroundings. The cuisine includes Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental and Oriental styles. It would be great to have a wedding in Delhi, a city known for such exuberant ones.

19. Radisson Blu Hotel Agra Taj- Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The hotel is at a walkable distance from the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can boast of having a wedding in such a special place, in the paradise for lovers!

The hotel has a grand ballroom, a celebration hall and many board rooms, all of which are brightly lit up, that will definitely make the wedding shine. The hospitality and service is impeccable that can promise a great time for your family and guests.

20. The Palace Ground- Bangalore, Karnataka

The palace grounds in Bangalore have had scores of celebrity weddings as they are perfect for large gathering and extravagant ones. The palace has beautifully manicured gardens, huge durbar halls and ample space for your wedding set up, the way you like it! A lot of managing teams are available in the city to put up a great and hassle-free wedding, allowing you to enjoy the memorable day to the fullest.

An Indian wedding is a festival in itself, where everything is exciting, from the costumes to the rituals that also have small games taken part by elders and young ones alike. It is truly a dream come true for not just the couple but to every member of the family. A day of wedding could run pages in the couple’s diaries but the beauty of a destination wedding is that it runs pages even in the diaries of guests. A day etched as the most memorable in everyone’s lives.

The hotel is at a walkable distance from the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can boast of having a wedding in such a special place, in the paradise for lovers!

The hotel has a grand ballroom, a celebration hall and many board rooms, all of which are brightly lit up, that will definitely make the wedding shine. The hospitality and service is impeccable that can promise a great time for your family and guests.