Are you looking for a destination wedding location in India? This comprehensive list will give you a fair idea about top wedding destination locations in India.

From the golden sands of Kochi to the snowy peaks of Manali, there truly is no other country in the world that can compete with India when it comes to show-stopping wedding locations. But the sheer diversity of options when it comes to Indian wedding destinations can be just as much a curse as it is a blessing. After all, being so inundated with potential wedding spots can be enough to make any engaged couple’s collective heads spin!

Thankfully, we’re here to help, namely by sharing our top picks for India’s best wedding locations and their major selling points. So before you make your wedding cards online, be sure to read this guide so you can learn a little more about India’s most romantic and popular regions and wedding spots in the lead-up to your nuptials.

Udaipur, Rajasthan: The City of Lakes

The first of our three destinations has to be the breathtaking Udaipur. Nestled in the heart of Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known across the globe as the ‘City Of Lakes’ or the ‘Venice of the East’, thanks in part to its five big and beautiful lakes and intricate accompanying waterways. 

With waterfront views across the city and plenty of traditional forts that showcase the region’s rich architecture (with some structures dating as far back as the 15th century), Udaipur has been hailed for many decades as one of the most famous locations to get married, due its enchanting natural beauty and romantic ambiance.

The city’s gorgeous lakes are guarded by the City Palace, which blends Mediaeval, European, and Chinese architecture to produce truly mesmerizing. It’s an opulent, regal building that will watch over your special day and give it a beautiful fairytale feel, you can even rent out a part of the palace for it. And if you’re looking for a more contemporary wedding venue then Udaipur also happens to be home to Mihir Gahr, which was named the world’s most extraordinary hotel by Lonely Planet.

If you choose to step away from the dazzling water of Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake, look up to see the breathtaking Arravil mountains to frame this inherently romantic setting. You could also choose to spend your wedding in one of the palatial hotels, like the Jagmandir Island Palace and the Oberoi Udaivilas, both with stunning architecture and surrounding views.

Kochi, Kerala: The Perfect Backdrop for Beach Weddings

If you’re looking to host a South Indian wedding ceremony, look no further than the dazzling coastline of Kerala, a region filled with serene natural beauty with its lush greenery, canal backwaters, and coastal gems. Kerala’s unique cultural traditions and catering will make it a popular destination for those looking for something a little different but still steeped in history and tradition.

For those looking to host a wedding in the heart of Kerala, look no further than the region’s financial and commercial capital, the bustling port city of Kochi. Kochi is dotted with an eclectic array of architectural, cultural, and culinary attractions, with forts and palaces that date back to the 15th century, and other structures, tombs, and huts that go as far back as the Chera dynasty (so +1400 years ago!). So hosting your wedding in Kerala means that you don’t just get beach views – you also get timeless backdrops to fill out your wedding photo albums.

Jaipur, Rajasthan: The Pink City

Historic Jaipur is known as ‘the pink city’ due to its distinctive buildings, which will naturally provide a touch of feminine elegance as the backdrop to any wedding. The Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and Amer Fort are two stunning feats of traditional architecture, or you could head to the Man Sagar Lake and say your vows in front of the magnificent Jal Mahal in the regal City Palace. 

It’s not just pink you’ll find in Jaipur. Vibrant markets all around create a city that is bursting with color as well as heritage, and brings a seamless blend of royal extravagance with deep historical charm. For a regal affair that feels both old-world and still elegant and luxurious, Jaipur is the spot for you.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan: The Blue City

On the other side of the color spectrum, ‘the blue city’ of Jodhpur offers a distinctive, dramatic setting for weddings. Buildings were painted blue by the Brahmin community to signify their homes and symbolize the divine, and the result is a strong cultural identity and visual impact that make Jodhpur an instantly recognisable and iconic wedding destination.

Tie the knot beneath the majestic arches of the Mehrangarh Fort, or in the surrounding landscapes of the Umaid Bhawan Palace to add a royal touch to your special day. Throughout Jodhpur, you will find a wide range of cultural attractions, ranging from its signature intricate architecture, and beautiful, expansive courtyards that make it the perfect setting for extra special celebrations, as well as its ancient forts that are steeped in history. A jewel in the Thar desert, this vibrant city will promise a visually stunning landscape for your wedding.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh: The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination

To conclude this happy little list is one of the world’s most in-demand honeymoon destinations: Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The snowy city of Manali has been one of the world’s most sought after honeymoon destinations for decades now, so why not just host your wedding right in the heart of this beautiful mountain countryside so that you don’t have to go jet-setting anywhere the day after your nuptials? 

And truly, once you arrive in Manali, the relaxed pace of this city does make you want to stop and take a beat – soaking in the fresh mountain air, and detoxing all the hustle and bustle of urban life. Simply put, you won’t want your wedding celebrations in Manali to end, so you might as well just keep them going by booking a spa retreat for you and your spouse after all the wedding dancing is done and dusted.

Want some more inspo for your Manali wedding or ideas on how or where to spend your honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh? Then be sure to scroll through our selection of Himachal Pradesh travel guides to better determine whether this mountain escape is the perfect setting for your wedding and other nuptial celebrations.

Do any of these awe-inspiring wedding locations pique your fancy? Then why not do a little more reading and researching to find the best wedding venues at all the locations where you could see yourself beginning your new life together as newlyweds? And while you research, let yourself daydream, because that’s the most potent source of inspiration that will help you create your ideal destination wedding.

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