Destination weddings in India – Top 5 wedding themes with location suggestions!
It’s a common notion that the term ‘destination weddings’ symbolizes the following terms – beautiful, elegant, luxurious indulgence and crazy expensive! While the former two are definitely true in this context, the latter necessarily need not be. Despite the fact that it indeed involves a lot of meticulous detailing and work, a well planned destination wedding can be accommodated in a fairly decent budget.
However, first and foremost, the most important element to get right is the ‘Destination’. It is not easy to settle on a location that not only meets the specifications and budget constraints of the wedding couple, but also takes care of the convenience of the guests to be invited. Hence, we have listed below a few stunning locations for a wedding in India based on the type of wedding you want. Hopefully this will help you in your quest to pick an ideal location for having your dream wedding!
1. A Romantic getaway
Goa has proven to be a very popular wedding destination for couples wanting a romantic and serene ambience. This is not only due to the fact that it presents a beautiful landscape in terms of its sun kissed beaches, yummy food (especially for seafood lovers) and great music but also because of the availability of resorts and hotel venues which are well equipped to deliver a visually stunning and dreamy wedding day! One caveat though, being a tourist destination, transportation could be really expensive in Goa so do plan well and hire enough vehicles or self drive to avoid paying a bomb for the same. Other notable destinations are Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
2. Peaceful elegance
Mussoorie is known as the ‘Queen of Hills’ for a reason – set against the beautiful Himalayan panorama, its scenic picturesque beauty makes it a one of kind wedding destination. It’s an ideal location for couples looking at a serene and cozy ambience, spectacular view of the hills and a getaway from the chaotic city life. The same goes for Coorg, Ooty, Shimla, Nainital and Darjeeling if you like the rustic hilly terrain as a backdrop for your wedding.
3. Modern day fairytale
Udaipur and Jaipur are two fascinating destinations that have a lot in common – Palaces, Forts, Lakes, Deserts and plush elegance. These two cities have a legacy of rich culture and heritage not to mention they are stunningly beautiful. The sheer opulence and regal charm of these cities is suited to couples looking at a grand, elegant and majestic setup for their wedding celebration. Other special mentions for destinations with a regal ambience and historical significance would include Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Agra, Gwalior, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
4. Rustic charm
Lonavala and Nashik are fast becoming potential wedding destinations owing to their rustic landscape comprising of Vineyards, Farms, Theme Resorts and lush greenery. Couples looking at an outdoor setup for a romantic and intimate wedding celebration will appreciate the lush tropical setting.
5. A traditional affair
Varanasi holds religious and cultural significance with its beautiful landscape of temples and rivers that could be a stunning backdrop for a traditional wedding setup. Moreover, the peace and tranquility offered by this city will be appreciated by many for their intimate wedding celebration. Other noteworthy mentions for those looking for destinations with a rich cultural heritage are Madurai, Kolkata, Gujarat and Lucknow.