The shaadi scene in India is finally coming of age and weddings are becoming intimate. And destination weddings seem to have taken over! It’s all about having a compact guest list, relaxed ceremonies and a fun-filled weekend which the couple can actually enjoy. Makes a lot of sense right?! Check out these 6 venues for a destination wedding in India that can make your dream wedding come true!
1. Hill Fort, Kesroli
A unique heritage resort, Hill Fort dates back to the 14th century. Located on the outskirts of Alwar, Rajasthan, it offers history, fantasy and rustic charm. From an afternoon ceremony on the sun-soaked terraces to a magical wedding in the candle lit gardens, Hill Fort is what dream weddings are made off. The sunset is an absolutely breathtaking sight.
Must Do: They have amazing spa treatments for your relatives and friends to enjoy. Vintage car rides and camel rides make for great attractions for the guests.Advantages: You get wonderful options in terms of folk dancers, bangle makers and puppet shows. Local decorators too are well trained and do a good job of floral arrangements.Location: Three-and-a-half hour drive from DelhiImage Source: Aanchal_15 on Instagram
2. Aamby Valley City, Pune
Want to have a mix of fun, adventure and thrill at your wedding?! Aamby Valley is the place to be! From sprawling golf lawns to an exotic Naga village or a ceremony at the Benaras ghats - this dreamy hill city will give you enough options to plan your wedding.Must Do: A day of golf between the families or a crazy beach volleyball match is a must!Advantages: From adventure to water sports, Aamby Valley has tons to keep your guests entertained. Location: 2 hours drive from Mumbai and PuneImage Source: AambyValleyCity on Instagram
3. Aahana the Corbett Wilderness, Jim Corbett
A fully eco-friendly resort, Aahana shares its boundary with the Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary that allows you to gaze at the mesmerizing jungle from your balcony. Enjoy the enchanting sounds of the birds and wildlife as you get married at this unconventional venue.
Must Do: Arrange an open jeep wildlife safari for your guests and horse buggy rides at the resort. You could even opt for lakeside pheras!Advantages: Year round great weather makes Corbett a great choice for weddings. Location: 6 hours drive from DelhiImage Source: Luxepointindia on Instagram
4. Le Pondy Resort, Pondicherry
Pondicherry is known as the French Riviera of the East and Le Pondy is one of the finest resort with a connecting beach. A poolside wedding, beach pheras or luxury lake view rooms, your wedding would be one grand affair!Must Do: The Ayurvedic Spa treatments for the guests and family members who have travelled from far. Advantages: Thanks to the Grand Southern Trunk Road, travelling to Pondicherry has become a lot easier and accessible from major cities. Location: 3 hours drive from Chennai. Image Source: Anurag18 on Instagram
5. Alila Diwa, Goa
Inspired by traditional Goan design, Alila Diwa is a luxury property set amidst a serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations. A lap pool, open air jacuzzi, this is for the wedding party who just want to relax, unwind and get married in the most chill way!Must Do: They have an in-house private mini theatre where you could screen your pre-wedding movie! And a beachside mandap is a must-have!
Advantages: The weather! Goa is great all year round. Sunny afternoons and pleasant evenings with an unexpected shower, Goa will give you the perfect mix.Location: Overnight drive from MumbaiImage Source: Minettegoa on Instagram