We all wish to have a grand wedding similar to the ones we see in Karan Johar’s movies. Haven’t we grown up on folk tales surrounding the lives of kings and queens and secretly wished to be a part of all that grandeur? We do understand that it is not entirely possible, but there is still a slight chance. When it comes to hosting a luxurious, royal wedding, there are some fantastic wedding destinations in India that will feel straight out of a fairytale. Here are some of our favourite picks from the lot.
1. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The Taj Falaknuma Palace is dipped in heritage and culture and is a much-loved venue for royal-themed weddings. Situated 2,000 feet above the city, the palace has 60 beautifully restored rooms and 22 spacious halls that would suit a longer guest list.
2. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Famous for celebrity weddings, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the perfect place to make your royal wedding dreams come true. Situated at the city’s highest point at Chittar Hill, it is one of the most majestic wedding venues. This luxury heritage hotel was designed by renowned architect, Henry Lanchester and is a perfect blend of eastern and western architectural influences. The hotel also doubles up as a luxurious post-wedding venue for reception and after party functions.
3. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
With the Gateway of India as its backdrop, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a popular choice for a royal wedding venue. This historical hotel has 550 rooms along with 11 newly refurbished halls that are ideal if you have a longer guest list. Make sure you book the pillar-less crystal room and ballroom at least a year in advance to avoid any disappointments.
Are you fond of some Indo-Saracenic architecture? If yes, then the Jai Mahal in Jaipur will be the perfect choice for your wedding. Spread over 18 acres of Mughal gardens, the palace has been restored and maintained well. It is now a luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel with 94 rooms and six suites (equipped with modern-day comforts) which can accommodate up to 2,500 guests. You can even book the outdoor lawn for your mehendi and sangeet functions. The main ceremony can be hosted at the famous Durbar hall.
At the Park Hyatt, Goa, the sun gently kisses the ocean waves to set a perfect milieu for a heavenly wedding. The hotel’s green seaside lawns are accompanied by tastefully decorated indoor and outdoor spaces which make for a dreamy beach wedding venue.
6. Rajasthan Royals on Wheels
From grand welcomes, glitzy sangeets halls and lavish honeymoon suites, the Rajasthan Royals On Wheels train has everything that you can wish for and more! The train seats 108 guests and can be perfect for an intimate wedding. Apart from the shaadi set up, the delectable food menu is one of its kind and is often described as ‘unforgettable’. The cost might be on the steeper side but hey, royalty doesn’t come cheap, right?