Marriages are made in heaven and materialized on earth. This is a once in a lifetime affair and every person wishes to tie the nuptial knot and bind in the eternal relationship in the most exquisite way, unique in itself. Everyone wants their marriage to be like an untold story and we weave dreams of that special day, adding novelty to it, every time we let our imagination play. When the wedding day arrives, and imagination is about to meet reality, we need to take care so that reality coincides with the dreams and desires. The very first thing which comes to our mind is the wedding destination; it has to be exclusive and extravagant as well. This is when wedding planners come into play; these people have unbound creativity to conjure up their experience and make expectation meet reality. There are certain weddings venues which planners swear by and if your pocket permits, you can choose to take vows in the most luxurious venues of all. These destinations are sure to provide you with all the grandeur that will make your wedding a dream-come-true and here are the top 10 in India.
1. Neemrana Fort, Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Like most of the ancient palaces, the Neemrana Palace too is now a luxurious hotel which is constituted of seven different palaces. The ample space within the palace makes it an ideal lavish wedding destination. Situated around 150km from Jaipur and 122km from Delhi, this palace is one of the explicit venues for weddings. The panoramic view of the heritage spot is inexplicable and if you take the vows of your marriage here, the memories will remain with you like a vivid fantasy till your last breath.
2. Oberoi Amarvillas, Agra
The ‘Taj Mahal’, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is what Agra is known for. The Taj Mahal stands tall as the symbol of eternal love. As such, many couples wish to get married in Agra, more precisely, near the Taj Mahal. What better place than the Oberoi Amarvillas to fulfil this dream of immortalizing one’s love? The palace has the Taj Mahal at the backdrop making it a perfect setting and makes one’s love story immortal.
3. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Better known as the city of Nawabs, this place still has some beautiful remains of the Nawab era. It is known that these striking forts attract tourists every year, but when these palaces like the Taj Falaknuma are converted into marriage venues, they becomes even more arresting. Every bride and groom is sure to feel like a true Sahzaadi and Sahzaada on the day of their marriage. The guests are received and brought to the palace in a Jaguar and there are chariots at the palace to carry you from the hotel gates. Reminds me of Cinderella and the pumpkin chariot!
4. Shiv Vilas, Jaipur
The land of sands, Rajasthan, has some of the most stunning pre-eminent architectural sites. One such is Jaipur, where nature rejoices in itself. The legendary stories of the kings and princes come alive when one visits such historic places. The long stretched self-patterned sandy lands look unbelievable on a full moon night, making Jaipur definitely one of the best places where a dream-come-true wedding can be organized with the Shiv Vilas being one of the best wedding destinations in Jaipur. Plan your wedding there and when you revisit this place in near future, you will find that every stone in the fort recounts your story of love.
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Once, the capital of the Rajput kingdom Mewar, this city situated in Rajasthan is renowned for its palaces and lakes. The Oberoi Udaivilas, stretched over a fast plot of green land is evidence to the beautiful architectural artistry of the country, The Udaivilas has emerged as some of the most sought after marriage venues, and the princely ambience of this place is guaranteed to make one feel majestic. This hotel has topped the list of best hotels in 2015 among 100 hotels, and provides some stunning views like that of the Pichola Lake.
6. The Leela, Kovalam, Kerala
Kerala – God’s own country, as it is known as, suggests how beautiful this state actually is. The greenery, the back-waters, the beaches and cozy houseboats of the state leave people spellbound. The calm and composed environment of the place makes it a perfect wedding destination for those who seek respite from the clamor of city life. The fresh air, rhythmic water waves and soothing surrounding is what many individual prefer, to absorb in their marriage rituals, and Leela Kovalam is one such destinations which has the charisma to make that special day far more indelible.
7. Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar
Islands, a miracle of nature, are something even a hydrophobic would not mind visiting. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a favourite holiday spot for Indians as well as foreigners. Far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, these small patches of land surrounded with water establishes a close connection between man and nature. Among the many magnificent dreams related to the wedding day, these islands also constitute some of the dreams. Andaman & Nicobar has some superb resorts like those at the Havelock Island, which are naturally the perfect scenery to organizing weddings and make this once in a lifetime experience. Exchanging vows while the sun is setting over the horizon will definitely make a picture perfect moment.
8. Park Hyatt, Goa
The never ending beach is what comes to mind when we think of Goa. The sand castles, sea shells and rustling sound of the sea waves is what make people visit Goa over and over again. A place where one can feel love in the air and see romance reign, a perfect setting to begin a new life with the soul mate. The Park Hyatt situated at the Arossim Beach is spread over 45-acres of land and can be set into a beautiful wedding venue. It is close to the Goa International Airport which makes transport and communication easy. The resort is full of nature’s grandeur and apart from observing the sky and earth meet; this place has also witnessed the eternal union of two souls innumerable times.
9. Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara, Gujarat
A place which carries evidence of the glorious past of India, Gujarat, has some of the most fascinating monuments. Renowned for its temples and majestic structures, this place has some of the best settings for a royal wedding like the Laxmi Vilas palace. The architectural brilliance of this palace has the power to convert an ordinary nuptial ceremony into a regal one. This place has the capacity to make that special day timeless. In the same way as Gujarat has treasured the remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization, the weddings which take place in this state are sure to become memorable.
10. Bangalore Palace
The Garden City of Bangalore, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, this city is the home of various industries on the one hand and ancient monuments on the other. This place has a mesmerizing climate, and even with the fast growing industries, this city remains to be one of the most desirable places to live in. There is hardly any fluctuation in the weather round the year, and one need not worry at all while organizing a marriage. The Bangalore Palace is a wonderful place, and has earned immense popularity over the years as a wedding destination. This castle, which will remind you of your favorite fairytale, is sure to knit a saga that reads, “…and they lived happily ever after.”