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Traditionally, a wedding ceremony was the affair of two families, and the couple had little say. Now the couple’s wish has got the front seat. Hence, you aspire to make the wedding day very special, taking care of the location and setting. All the beautiful wedding location sets we see in the mainstream cinema has also inspired us to do the same. Here we have listed 35 popular places for destination wedding in India 2020. Most of the destinations are far from all the chaos of the city life and close to nature.

Best Wedding Places in India

1. Udaipur

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The city of lakes, Udaipur, is one of the best and most popular places for destination wedding in India. You can take a clue from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and plan your wedding rituals in the city. The magnificent royal architecture will give a touch of royalty in your wedding. So yes your dream royal destination wedding in Udaipur is possible.

Venues for Destination Wedding- Oberoi Udaivilas, Manek Chowk, Devi Garh, Durbar Hall at Fateh Prakash Palace, etc.

Best Time- April to August

How to reach- You can reach Udaipur airport, which is 22km away from the main city, further take a taxi for your location, reach the city by train, and then take the cab.

2. Jodhpur

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Next in our list of best places for destination wedding in India is Jodhpur. The Blue city boasts many palaces that are perfect for the exotic wedding. Actresses like Priyanka Chopra also chose Jodhpur for her special day. This desert capital of India is so much to offer.

Venues for Destination Wedding: Mehran Garh, Umaid Bhawan, Indiana Palace, Vivanta by Taj Hari Mahal, Fort Chanwa Luni, Raj Bagh, Raas, etc.

Best Time – November to February

How to reach– Jodhpur airport is 5 km away from the main city. You can also reach there by train and further hire a taxi for the location.

3.  Jaisalmer

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Another pristine place that you can consider for the marriage is Jaisalmer. The city has a traditional aura that will add charm to your wedding functions. It is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places for an offbeat wedding.

Venues for Destination Wedding: Jaisalmer Marriot Resort and Spa, Suryagarh Jaisalmer, Fort Rajwada.

Best Time – September to October

How to reach- You can reach Jaisalmer by train. There runs a luxurious ‘Palace on Wheel’ train, which connects it to Delhi. However, there is no direct flight from the location. You can also opt for a road trip to reach the site.

4. Goa

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Nothing could be as surreal as decorating the shamiana around one of the famous beaches of the Goa. The place has all the exotic features that make it perfect for a wedding destination. Also, the place is ideal for catholic weddings. Go for a white gown wedding with a beautiful beach in the backdrop.

Venues for a Destination wedding– The Leela, Grand Hyatt Resort, The Zuri White Sands, Park Hyatt Resort & Spa, Zeebop By The Sea, etc.

Best Time – October to March

How to reach– Goa Airport or Dabolim Airport is 29 km away from the city. However, the nearest railway station is 38 km away. You can further hire a bus or car to reach your destination. 

5. Kerala

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South India has several places that you can choose for your offbeat wedding. However, nothing could be as close to Kerala. The backwater of Kerala has its charm. With the mesmerizing backdrop of greenery and water, you can get married in a houseboat on water. This is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India as well.

Venues for Destination Wedding– Lake Palace Resort, The Leela Kovalam, The Spice Tree, The Kumarakom Lake Resort, etc.

Best Time – October and March

How to reach– There are three international airports in Kerela, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode. The state has good train connectivity to major cities and states.

6. Rishikesh

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 If you dream of destination wedding in Rishikesh, to tie the knot with your love, we second your decision.  It is one of the holy places in India, and nothing could be as enchanting as Ghats of Rishikesh with the Ganga river in the backdrop.

Venues for Destination Wedding– Divine Resort, Antaram Resort, Aloha On The Ganges, Tapovan Rishikesh.

Best Time – September to November

How to reach– Dehradun Airport or Jolly Grant Airport is 35 km away from Rishikesh. It is well-connected with trains and roadways.

7. Shimla

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Next in our list of popular places for destination wedding in India is Shimla. While most people consider it one of the best honeymoon destinations in India, the picturesque place is fantastic to take vows as well. If you have a summer wedding, this destination is best for your wedding.

Venues for Destination Wedding: Karam Vidhata Resorts, Kufri, Shimla, Koti Resort, Baldeyan, Woodville Palace Hotel, Chotta Shimla.

Best time- March to June

How to reach– Kalka is the nearest railway station to Shimla, it is 89km away from the main town. It is well-connected with the local bus and taxi.

8. Port Blair

Nature has blessed the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Island with beautiful blue water beaches. You can choose this location as your wedding location because of its quietness, weather, and serenity.

Venues for Destination Wedding: Fortune Resort Bay Island, Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green, Andhra Association Hall

Best time- November to May

How to reach– You can reach Port Blair by air or water. You can take a direct flight to Port Blair airport and hire a taxi for your location. You can also travel by ship from Chennai, Vizag, and Kolkata. 

9. Havelock Island

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Officially known as Swaraj Island, it is one of the ideal choices for destination weddings In India. The island is located in the Andaman. Wedding in Havelock would be a dream come true for many. It offers best destination wedding resorts in India

Venues for Destination Wedding–  Marisha and Niel Beach.

Best Time – November to May

How to reach– You can reach Havelock Island by air or water. You can take a direct flight to Port Blair airport and hire a taxi for your location. You can also travel by ship from Chennai, Vizag, and Kolkata. From Port Blair, you can get into the catamaran ferry, and in 90 minutes, you can reach Havelock Island.

10. Alibaug

Alibaug, which is away from Mumbai’s city, would be one of the perfect places for destination weddings in India. It has several beaches and resorts amid the beautiful sea, which will make all the wedding ceremonies even more exciting and picture-perfect.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Radisson Blu, Royal Farm Resort, Hotel Maple Ivy.

Best Time – November to June

How to reach– You can reach Alibaug by ferry originating from Gateway of India. It only takes 20 minutes to reach the location from South Mumbai.

11. Madurai

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Madurai is one of the affordable wedding destinations in South India. It is among the oldest pristine cities with an infusion of mythology that makes it the best place for destination wedding in India. You can consider many temples for the site of your marriage.

Venues for destination Wedding– Paravati and Meenakshi temple.

Best Time –October to March

How to reach– Madhurai airport is 10 km from the main city. You can also opt for a train journey as it has good railway connectivity to major states of the country.

12. Bharatpur

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While many of you might not consider Bharatpur for your wedding but it certainly has all the elements of ideal places for destination weddings in India. The place has an array of unexplored heritage properties, apt for your wedding vows and other functions. Also, it has a different look.

Venues for Destination Wedding–  Laxmi Vilas Palace, Amritara Chandra Mahal Haveli, Hotel Udai Vilas Palace.

Best Time – October to March

How to reach- There is no airport in Bharatpur.  Gwalior Airport is the nearest airport, which is 130 km away. Hence you can opt for railways or roadways.

13. Jammu

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Jammu is one of the offbeat places for a wedding in India. You could even go to Vaishno Devi Mandir with the entire family for Darshan. In itself, Jammu is a beautiful place and one of the apt places for destination wedding in India.

Venues for a Destination wedding– Lords Inn, Blue Moon Banquets, Kangra Fort.

Best Time – September to Early March

How to reach– You can reach Jammu Airport, which is near to the main city. Jammu railway station is also well connected to major cities.

14. Leh

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How about Baraat on bikes? In case you do not want a conventional marriage, you can even consider Leh, for your destination wedding. The picturesque ambiance and the climatic conditions will take the whole experience a notch higher. Imagine you would be exchanging vows at 16000 ft.

Venues for Destination Wedding– The Hermitage at Pangong, near Pangong Lake, and Nubra Valley.

Best Time – September to October

How to reach – You can reach Leh Airport in flight from Delhi. This is the most convenient way to reach there. Else you will have to reach Shimla first then take the road route to reach Leh.

15. Kashmir

Kashmir displays its intoxicating beauty with mountains covered with snow, colorful gardens, beautiful lakes, and beautiful valleys. It feels like living in a picture book. If this beauty crown place has attracted you so much that you want to start your new phase of life, then go for it.

Venues for Destination Wedding– Baghwanpora Marriage Hall, Nikkah Marriage Hall

Best Time – March to August

How to reach –  You can reach Srinagar Airport from major cities. This is the most convenient way to reach there. If you are going for a train journey, you need to reach Jammu Tawi and further take a cab for Kashmir.

16. Rann of Kutch

The white desert of Rann of Kutch is one of the most peaceful yet and popular places for destination wedding in India. The salt desert is amongst the iconic places to tie the knot.

Venues for Destination Wedding: Infinity Resorts Rann of Kutch.

Best Time – October to February

How to reach– You can take a flight or train to reach Bhuj. From there, you can take a cab to reach Rann of Kutch, 70 km away.

17. Varanasi

While the place has been an ultimate spot for pilgrimage, it is no less than an ideal wedding destination. It is believed that the site witness the union of Lord Shiva and Parvati, what could be even pious than this place, especially for tying the knot.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Brijrama Palace, Radisson Hotel, Ganpati Udyan, Taj Nadesar Palace.

Best Time– November to February

How to reach– Being a major city of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is well connected by all the medium of transport. Varanasi airport or Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport is around 19km from the main town. You can also reach there by train and by road route.

18. Gujarat

Who could forget the Gujarat tourism adds which showed the heritage and greenery of lavish Gujarat. If you dream of organizing your holy matrimony amid the rich culture and royal forts and palaces, Gujarat is a decent pick. Go ahead and plan for the wedding in location as the most important day of your life is just near. 

Venues for Destination Wedding – Revival Lords Inn, Shantanu Party Lawns, Riddhi Siddhi Lal Hall, Hotel Royal Highness, Manvar Party Plot,

Best Time– October to February

How to reach– You can reach the Ahmedabad Airport of Gujrat and further hire a car to reach your location. 

19. Khajuraho

Madhya Pradesh is located at the center of the country. It has a rich architectural history of temples. If you wish to tie the knot in the rich history and add uniqueness to your wedding, this is an excellent pick for you.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, The LaLiT Temple

Best Time– October to March

How to reach– Khajuraho Railway station is the nearest point you can reach the city. Further, you can hire a cab to your location.

20. Hyderabad

The city of Nawabs will surely make you feel a royal couple. Hyderabad is nestled with magnificent historical monuments, palaces surrounded by lakes. This is one of the best locations for a destination wedding under 10 lakh. 

Venues for Destination Wedding – Taj Falaknuma Palace, Taj Deccan, Golconda Fort

Best Time– October to February

How to reach– You can reach Hyderabad Airport and further hire a car to reach your location. It has good railway connectivity to major cities.

21. Amritsar

The best location for any Sikh wedding is the Golden Temple of Amritsar. This location can be considered as an offbeat wedding location. It is in mid of the city yet so serene and calm. This is one of the best places for destination wedding in India.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Golden Temple,

Best Time– October to February

How to reach– You can reach Amritsar Airport and further hire a car to reach your location. It has well-connected railway lines and bus routes for major cities.

22. Nashik

Nasik can be one of the cheap places for destination wedding in India. It is a beautiful place with vineyards, waterfalls, and temples.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Hera Gardens Banquets, Utsav Garden & Hall, R K Lawns & Hall in Nashik

Best Time– October to February

How to reach– You can reach the Nasik Ozar Airport and further hire a car to reach your location. It has well-connected railway lines and bus routes for major cities.

23. Neemrana

For the royal wedding function surrounded by forts, it is an excellent destination. You can decide in this location as it is one of the paces for destination wedding under 10 lakh.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Neemrana Fort Palace, Le Meridien

Best Time– October to March

How to reach– You can reach the Nasik Ozar Airport and further hire a car to reach your location. It has well-connected railway lines and bus routes for major cities.

24. Pushkar

Pushkar is known for its largest fair market. Now it is getting its new identity as best places for destination wedding in India. You can tie the knot in one of the grand temples of Pushkar.

Venues for Destination Wedding – The Westin Pushkar Resort, Pushkar Destination Wedding, Hotel Brahma Horizon

Best Time– October to March

How to reach– You can reach Jaipur Airport, which is nearest to Pushkar, and further, hire a car to reach your location. The nearest railway station is Ajmer, and from there, take a 30-minute cab ride for your destination.

25. Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a popular hill station for tourists, so why not get wedded in this gorgeous place. It is gradually becoming one of the best places for destination wedding in India.

Venues for Destination Wedding – JW Marriott Walnut Grove Resort & Spa

Best Time– April to October

26. New Delhi

New Delhi is the trendsetter for lavish weddings. If you are a Delhite, you might know all the beautiful places for pre-wedding shoot in Delhi, and these locations will not allow the wedding ceremony. So you can look for beautiful wedding sets and hire a wedding planner to help you guide you through your big day.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Shagun Farm by FNP Gardens, Swastik Luxury Wedding Venue Bijwasan, The Panchshila,  Vilasa by FNP Gardens

Best Time– November to February

27. Jim Corbett

By the side of the river Ramganga, Jim Corbett is one of the lovely places for destination wedding in Uttrakhand. While saying ‘I do!’ you will be surrounded by trees, rivers, mountains, and birds.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Wedding in Corbett

Best Time– November to February

28. Gurugram

You can arrange for a lavish royal wedding in your town. Gurugram has many options for beautiful resorts and farms for weddings. These wedding sets are well-engineered and look like a movie set.

Venues for Destination Wedding- The Ritz by FNP Gardens, Shaurya Garden, and there is a list of many more wedding venues in Gurgaon.

Best Time– All round the year

29. Lavasa, Pune

Lavasa’s leashing green surroundings is the main reason you consider it the place for a wedding destination in India.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Lavasa International Convention Centre, The Farm a Wedding Destination, Mantraa Banquet Hall

Best Time– September to March

30. Mandu

The historically enriched city of Mandu is one of the best places for destination wedding in Madhya Pradesh.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Sanskar Marriage Garden, Milan Mahal Garden,

Best Time– October to March

31. Gangtok

The picturesque hill station of Gangtok has attracted many tourists. Now you can organize your wedding ceremony in a beautiful place. 

Venues for Destination Wedding – MAYFAIR Spa Resort & Casino, Gangtok, Lemon Tree Hotel, Gangtok

Best Time– September to June

32. Manipur

Setting up the beautiful green forest area as your wedding location is indeed unique and beautiful.

Venues for Destination Wedding – Yengkhom Leirak Community Hall, Keishampat Keisam Leikai Community Hall, Chalkhum Weddings

Best Time– September to April

33. Mokokchung 

This place in Nagaland is one of the hidden places in northeast India. You can organize a nature-friendly wedding function in Mokokchunga.

Best Time– October to February

34. Pelling

Surrounded by holy lake and monastery, Pelling is one of the best places for destination wedding in Sikkim. It is perfect for Christian weddings.

Best Time– September to May  

35. Mon

Awestricken by Mon, Nagaland’s natural beauty, we suggest this among many places for a destination wedding in India.

Best Time– November to April

Conclusion

In case you are ready to hitch soon, you must be looking for some of the best places where you could turn the family affair into a private function. Here is our list of popular locations for destination weddings in India. Share with us which place you are considering for your wedding day.

FAQs

1. What are the cheapest destination wedding locations?

If you go for offbeat destination weddings, like places in Madhya Pradesh, Northeastern India, or Northern states, you will get cheaper options.

2. How much does it cost for a destination wedding in India?

An excellent destination wedding may cost you anywhere between 5Lakh to 15 lakh. It all depends on the choice of location, distance, and the number of guests.

3. What is the best place for a destination wedding?

Rajasthan is becoming very popular for destination wedding in India.

4. Is it rude to have a destination wedding?

Not at all, instead, it is wise to have only a few close family members in your wedding.

5. What is the best island to get married?

Havelock Island is the most rated island for a destination wedding.

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