Dreamy, fun and intimate are only a few words with which we can describe a destination wedding. They’re a larger-than-life, fairy-tale-esque expression of love, tailor-made to the personality, values and dreams of the to-be-wedded couple. When it comes to choosing a destination, there’s a plethora of options available, especially with its increasing popularity. So, if you’re looking for something unheard of—you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up what we think are some of the hidden gems of India that would play the perfect role for a destination wedding. From a wildlife sanctuary to a place overlooking snow-capped mountains, there’s something for everyone.
The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho
The celestial temples of Khajuraho, known to be a commemoration of the wedding of Lord Shiva with Parvati, will form the backdrop of you wedding at the Lalit Temple View in Khajuraho. For those couples looking for something regal, elegant, and rooted in the Indian ethos, there really couldn’t be a better place than this one. We’d recommend having an evening ceremony, lit up with candles and orange and yellow-tinted lights that will exude romance and warmth.
Noormahal Place Hotel, Haryana
The Noormahal Palace Hotel in Haryana is an ode to India’s rich heritage and culture. If you and your partner have dream of the big fat Indian wedding, this must just be the right place for you. Inspired by both, Mughal and Rajputana schools of architecture and design, the hotel consists of 125 rooms. The host function and events can take place at the hotel’s many venues such as the Darbar Hall, which can accommodate nearly thousand guests. A pro tip? An evening wedding ceremony in the Rani Ka Bagh Lawn against the palatial structure of the hotel.
Nestled amidst the vast sand dunes of the region, the royal fort of Khimar has definitely stood the test of time. Its history goes back to the 15th century, and the heritage hotel offers a much-needed royal escape. For those couples who have dreamt of a royal wedding set in Rajasthan, this hidden gem will definitely give it the unique touch you’re looking for. You can customise your décor based on a preferred theme and indulge in local delicacies, craft cocktails and more.
Sasan Gir, Gujarat
Here’s one for those couples who love to spend time amidst nature and the wilderness. The Sasan Gir offers a magical destination wedding experience in a wildlife sanctuary. You can tie the knot under a sky full of stars, amidst savannah-esque lands in the hotel’s party lawn area that can accommodate up to a thousand people. We’d also definitely recommend having a fun and vibrant sangeet party on the lawns, where you can also set up a stage. Of course, a haldi and mehendi ceremony by the pool doesn’t sound too bad either.
The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal
If you’re looking for a quiet location for an intimate wedding with your loved ones and close to nature, the Lake Resort in Naukuchiatal is the perfect place for you. Away from the din of city life, the resort is located in the midst of an oak forest in the Himalayan Hills, your wedding ceremony will be one to remember. Tie the knot against the back drop of the lake, in a day-time wedding ceremony or in any of the other nooks of the resort. We promise, it will be all you have dreamt of and more.
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