30 Best Destination Wedding Places in India

Destination Wedding

Destination wedding is the new hype. So if you are planning one, we got you!

Getting married is undoubtedly one of the best events in one's life. When it comes to the wedding day, we all try to make it perfect as far as possible. Well, of course, who would not try and make the beginning to a much more beautiful journey better?

When it comes to beautifying every possible way to make your wedding elegant and unforgettable, you should start with choosing a lovely destination for it. Destination weddings have been a trend now for more than decades, so what stops you from freezing your date at one?

You must really be wondering that destination weddings would cause a heavy budget, or you probably need to fly elsewhere to make it possible. Well, in such cases, you are entirely wrong!

The Indian subcontinent is thriving with scenic mountains, ancient forts, opulent palaces, sun-kissed beaches, grand hotels, and so much more. Thus, it is entirely possible to stay in your country itself and yet plan a heavy and unforgettable wedding.

If finalizing a destination is still getting hard on your part, we are here to help! We have enlisted 35 beautiful destinations in India for you to plan your grand wedding. So, if you are yet to confirm your one, keep reading!

Top 30 Destination Wedding Places in India

1. Agra

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What can be possibly better than hosting the best day celebrating your love at the very destination that represents love itself? Yes, apparently a wedding organized as Taj Mahal as its venue is bound to be unforgettable. A wedding in Agra can help push just the exact button that will ignite the romantic bond between you and your significant other. Thus, it serves as a perfect venue for a destination wedding. Rich in history and culture, Agra is now an industrial and commercial center, as well as a popular tourist destination. Sprawling and overcrowded, the city provides an intense Indian experience, with busy forts, tombs, and mausoleums, as well as bustling chowks or bazaars.

  • Best time of the month of host wedding at that place.

January, March, April, and November.

  • Resort and hotel recommendations.

Some of the best 5-star hotels in Agra near Taj Mahal include The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra, Trident Agra, and Taj Hotel & Convention Centre Agra.

  • Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

Ranges from Rs. 1000-3500/ night.

  • Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places
  • Taj Mahal
  • Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb.
  • Mankameshwar Temple
  • Ram Bagh
  • Akbar's tomb
  • Shopping
  • Agra Fort


2. Goa

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It is certainly an ideal, beautiful, and preferred tourist destination in India. It is famous not only because of its beaches but also for its pleasant weather, happening nightlife, delectable seafood, thrilling water activities, and more.

  • Best time of the month of host wedding at that place.

The best months to get married in Goa are from the end of October to the beginning of March.

  • Resort and hotel recommendations.
  • Candolim and Calangute – About 36-37km from the airport.
  • Baga Beach and Baga River (Arpora) – Approx 40km from the airport.
  • Anjuna and Vagator – Approx 44km from the airport.
  • Further North – 51-58km from the airport.
  • Panaji (Panjim)
  • Old Goa.


  • Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

A vacation to Goa for one week can usually cost around ₨14,912 for one person

  • Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places:
  • Popular Beaches. Palolem Beach.
  • Beaches Off the Beaten Path. Sunset at Utorda Beach.
  • Tanshikar's Working Spice Farm.
  • Portuguese-Indian Restaurants.
  • Basílica de Bom Jesus.
  • Dudhsagar Falls.
  • Anjuna Market.
  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception


3. Jaipur

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This royal city has a regal heritage in abundance that you must learn and explore. For that, visit Jaipur for the history, cultural heritage, and architecture of the place. The royal palaces, some built as summer resort homes, some for a resort on a pleasure trip, palace residences, and walled in city or defense forts.

  • Best time of the month of host wedding at that place.

November to February.

  • Resort and hotel recommendations.

Bani Park is the perfect area to stay in Jaipur because of its proximity to the sights and also for its best collection of accommodation options, ranging from budget to high-end, as well as some heritage mansion guest-houses known as Havelis, which hark back to an age-old time gone by.

  • Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

Rs. 1500- 3500/night.

  • Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places:
  • AMBER PALACE. Amber (pronounced Amer) is approximately at a distance of about 11 kilometers from Jaipur.

4. Mussoorie

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Erupting with verdurous views of the Doon and Shivalik ranges on one side and glorious snow-capped Himalayan ranges on the other, Mussoorie's scintillating charm makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Not only does Mussoorie cater to t nature lovers, but it also calls to religious travelers.

  • Best time of the month of host wedding at that place.

During summers: April- June.

  • Resort and hotel recommendations.

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, Fortune Resort Grace, Mall Road Mussoorie, and Jharipani Castle are all popular resorts for travelers staying in Mussoorie.

  • Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

KAYAK users have discovered double rooms in Mussoorie for as cheap as ₹ 1,461 in the last three days. The average price is ₹ 8,041

  • Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places:
  • Kempty Falls. 14.5 km / 34 mins. Free Entry | Exploration Time 1 hr
  • Gun Hill. 1.7 km.
  • Soham Heritage Art Centre. 3 km / 9 mins.
  • Camel Back Road. 3 km / 15 mins.
  • George Everest House. 5.9 km / 19 mins.
  • The Mall, Mussoorie. 0.1 km.
  • Mussoorie Lake. 6 km / 15 mins.
  • Jharipani Fall. 7 km / 19 mins.


5. Alleppey

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Alleppey is heaven for lovers who admire nature and can just hire the boat and get started to soak in backwaters' greenery and fantastic beauty. The backwaters in the past were utilized for business as a mode of transportation, fishing, and agriculture and, with the passage of time, developed as a tourism hotspot.

  • Best time of the month of host wedding at that place.

October and February

  • Resort and hotel recommendations.
  • Alleppey Beach Resorts.
  • Lake Palace Resort.
  • Kodai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort.
  • Punnamada Resort.
  • Abad Turtle Beach.
  • The World Backwaters, Alleppey.
  • Green Palace Kerala Resort.
  • Coir Village Lake Resort.
  • Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

Ranges from Rs.800-2500/night.

  • Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places:

Alleppey beach: If you have set your foot into Alleppey now, then possibly the primary thing you should do is relax near the pristine waters of the Arabian Sea. You won't repent it; it's a guarantee.


Karumadikuttan: Karumadikuttan is the title of the black granite statue of Lord Buddha, which was discovered abandoned near Karumadi Thodu stream. Predestinated, half of the stature is missing, but still, it has a rich history that would make your visit enjoyable.


Vembanad Lake: This lake is the most extensive as well as the longest in the state and seems mesmerizing, especially if you are visiting for the first time. It is recognized as Punnamada Lake in Alleppey. It also has the most extensive wetland area in India. If you acknowledge Kerala's famous snake boat racing, you must know that this lake is the venue.

6. Andaman and Nicobar Island

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Andaman has a few of the most beautiful dive spots on the continent; this puts it on top of our list of reasons to visit Andaman. Its lovely opaque emerald waters are rich in marine life and coral, and the Andamans offers some of the pleasantest diving in the world.

  • Best time of the month of host wedding at that place.

October to May.

  • Resort and hotel recommendations.
  • Blue Island Beach Resort.
  • Silver Sand Beach Resort.
  • Munjoh Beach Resort.
  • Coral Reef Beach Resort.
  • Aparupa Sands Marina.
  • Sandy Waves.
  • Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

Ranges from Rs.650-2500/night.

  • Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places:
  • Havelock Island.
  • The Cellular Jail.
  • Radhanagar Beach.
  • The Samudrika Naval Marine Museum.
  • North Bay Beach.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park.
  • Diglipur.
  • Chidiya Tapu.



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Udaipur is truly renowned for its beautiful lakes and watercourses. The city is famous for the phrase 'The City of Lakes.' The picturesque lakes offering a superb view of the mountains make Udaipur a dream destination for every tourist. For ages, these lakes have been providing water to the city dwellers.

  • Best time of the month to host a destination wedding in Udaipur

September to March.

  1. Resort and hotel recommendations.

Ananta Udaipur: This top-rated property is one of the best places to stay in Udaipur. It will offer you utmost comfort with its state-of-the-art amenities like spa, dining at open roof restaurant, and likewise.


2. Hotel Hilltop Palace: Capture the captivating views of the Udaipur Skyline as you reside here. One can experience a royal legacy etched in everything from amenities, décor to rooms and other facilities.


3. Rajeshwari Resort, Udaipur: You won't find accommodations just like the ones offered at this resort in Udaipur. Also, the major attractions of the city are located at a stone's away distance from here.


4. The Royal Retreat Resort and Spa: This exquisite property is located within Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary. From rejuvenating spa facilities to banquet halls for occasions, enjoy each amenity as per your need.


5. Bhairavgarh Resort: From being seated in an ideal location to bestowing state-of-the-art amenities to the guests.

  1. Average cost of resort and hotel recommendations:

Ranges from Rs.1050-500/night.

  1. Sightseeing places near the destination wedding places:
  • Lake Pichola.
  • City Palace.
  • Sajjangarh Palace.
  • Fateh Sagar Lake.
  • Vintage Car Museum.
  • Eklingji Temple.
  • Jagdish Temple.
  • Doodh Talai Musical Garden.

  8. Jim Corbett

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Picture impressive river scenery, chilly air of the hills, and natural beauty? If that attracts you and that is how your dream of a wedding is, then Jim Corbett is the best place to be. Away from the noisy urban life, it presents a perfect ambiance for couples to celebrate the most special day of their life. Moreover, guests will also have an excellent time chilling at the best spot when they are not involved in the function. It is certainly one of the perfect sites for destination weddings held in the subcontinent.


  • Best Pick: The Roar Resort, The Den Corbett, Corbett River Creek Resort
  • Best Time: October to June
  • Best places to visit: Oldest National Park of Jim Corbett
  • Tips: An excellent place to plan exciting theme parties.


9. Shimla

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Hardly does anyone not dream of a wedding amidst the lush-green landscapes of gigantic mountains? Shimla is one of India's popular summer wedding destinations, which offers a peaceful environment, pleasant climate, and snow-covered hills. Many resorts are located at this 'Queen of hills,' which gives comprehensive services for a stress-free wedding ceremony.

  • Best Pick: Woodville resort and Radisson Hotel
  • Best Time: The summer months are the best to plan a wedding in Shimla
  • Best places to visit: Mall Road, Jakhoo, Christ Church
  • Tips: Pick a wedding planner if you plan to keep a wedding feast as they guide from end to end and arrange everything properly.

10. Kochi

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Crowne Plaza, Kochi in Kerala, is a leisure and global upscale hotel chain committed to providing trustworthy services. It is the ideal destination wedding venue to rejoice in all your pre-wedding and wedding functions. It has 269 rooms.

Le Meridien, Kochi is one of the famous destination wedding venues. This place is a five-star luxury hotel that will offer your guests the art of the state amenities and events they would never have experienced before.

It has 223 super luxurious rooms.

They offer incredible hospitality and spa amenities to lure your guests and the bride and groom into rejuvenating themselves. The interiors are gorgeous and aesthetic, and they have spacious banquets to host different functions. Their catering offers fantastic foods.

  • Cost of a Destination Wedding for approx 150 guests or more for two days in Crowne Plaza, Kochi: INR 17.90 lakhs. Inclusions – Accommodation & Food
  • Cost of a Destination Wedding for approx 150 guests for two days in Le Meridien, Kochi: INR19.90 lakhs Inclusions – Accommodation & Food

11. Jaisalmer

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Wish to take the wedding vows amidst the heritage glory? If yes, then Jaisalmer is one of the best places for destination weddings in India. This city is a perfect place to experience the grandeur of a royal wedding in the most scenic locations. And if you ever wished for a palace wedding, the city also has that in its treasure.

  • Best Pick: Fort Rajwada, Mandir Palace, Himmatgarh Palace
  • Best Time: November to March
  • Best places to visit: Patwa Haveli, Jaisalmer Fort, Gadi Sagar Lake
  • Tips: You can plan a truly royal wedding here.

12. Jodhpur

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Eminent for its vast deserts, Jodhpur is much famed as the "Desert Capital of India." Contrary to the amazing deserts, the blue shade of this Sun City will surely add an iconic touch to your wedding.

  • Best Pick: Just a look at Umaid Bhawan Palace makes one feel royal from head to toe. The palace offers some breathtaking views as it is set on Chittar Hill, which is the highest point in Jodhpur.
  • Best Time: September is very pleasing in Jodhpur as the monsoon chill prevails and winter settles in. Once in Umaid Bhavan Palace, you’re sure to celebrate its luxury in the royal style!
  • Best places to visit: Mehrangarh Fort, Kaylana Lake, Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Tips: Before you start planning for your wedding, confirm with the venue officials to customize your wedding package. Most of the luxurious destination wedding venues in Jodhpur offer packages that can be customized based on your budget.

13. Lavasa

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Located near Pune, this well-laid-out township is claimed to be India's first planned Hill station and is modeled on a town in Italy. With waterfalls, mountains, lakes, winding roads, and breathtaking views coupled with beautiful architecture, this place is fantastic for having a destination wedding in India, away from the grind of the city. In fact, it has become a recent favorite for such events and also has an impressive foundation and amenities. A plethora of hotels and the Lavasa International Conventions Center specialize in managing such events.

14. Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is an exciting and holy paradise for exchanging vows. With River Ganges in the backdrop, Rishikesh attracts a lot of couples as the trend of wedding destinations is on the rise.

  • Best Pick: Located on the banks of the River Ganges, Ganga Kinare is a fascinating haven for wedding celebrations. Overlooking Rajaji National Park, it is one of the most popular wedding venues in Rishikesh.
  • Best Time: Rishikesh is filled with tourists all around the year, but for weddings, October to March would serve as the best time.
  • Best places to visit: Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat
  • Tips: The hotel offers all the assistance required for a wedding, but book in advance to be on the safer side.

15. Mandu

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Mandu is one of the pretty little towns in Madhya Pradesh you have not discovered but will make your heart skip a beat. With the spell-binding architectural beauty of its monuments, the streets plopping with history, and the romantic saga of Prince Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati as the backdrop, this place is tailor-made as the ideal wedding destination in India. It is placed amidst the Satpura Mountains, with the Malwa retreat and Mandu Palace serving as the picture-perfect venues. The nearby town of Pachmarhi provides a similar experience, leaving you spoilt for choice.

16. Hyderabad

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Known as the "Pearl City," Hyderabad is home to thousand splendid smiles that light up everyone's mood in a moment. With a lot of historical monuments, lakes, and palaces, Hyderabad is also a food lovers' paradise. It is one of the best places for a destination wedding under 15 lakhs.

  • Best Pick: Tie the knot at Taj Falaknuma Palace, surrounded by the rich culture of Nizams in the city of Pearls. Set majestically on the hills of about two-thousand-foot high, you are sure to reminisce about the Nizam's era.
  • Best Time: Hyderabad as a city has a pleasant climate, but for a wedding, October onwards would be the best time for celebrations.
  • Best places to visit: Charminar, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar
  • Tips: There are many venues to choose from at Taj Falaknuma but for a grandeur celebration and if your guest list is as royal as your budget, then select the Main Lawns that holds a capacity of 1500 guests.

17. Gurugram

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If you seek not to get too far from your home to get married yet have a destination wedding experience, then Gurugram will prove to be the best bet for you! A range of resorts and hotels in Gurgaon and Manesar will cover all your wedding planning needs and provide you with just the best theme setup for your Big Day – from royal to minimalistic. If you're from Delhi or neighboring cities, this might be for you!

The ideal time of the year to entertain a wedding in Gurugram-Manesar: All year long.

18. Coorg

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If you have selected Coorg as your wedding destination, we understand that you like mesmerizing nature. It is a hotspot for tourists and a hill station with waterfalls, green landscapes, and mystical mountain tops. No surprise, it is also famous as the Scotland of India. The picturesque and rich flora adds fine richness and a pop of greenery to your wedding ceremony. That works enough for making your big day as charming as the location. Tiny flowers complement the musical water fountains here, and thus they set the perfect wedding backdrop.

  • Heritage Resort is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious resorts in Coorg, located in the verdant hills of Karnataka.Star-rated venue showcasing classical and traditional decor.
  • Club Mahindra Resort is a famous wedding venue in Coorg, a favorite for its perfect industry services and classic standards. This resort in Coorg has a vast lawn for around 1000 guests. It is scattered against a background of lush green coffee plants. The venue also has a hall if you are looking forward to hosting an indoor destination-style wedding. So, book this venue and host events with joy and vigor.

19. Bangalore

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The evolution from the Garden City to the Silicon Valley in Bengaluru has been an exceptional one. It is mainly famous for its heritage buildings and architecture. This city is an ideal blend of ancient culture with the modern era. It can even be ranked as one of the cheapest destination wedding places.

  • Best Pick: Famous for its rock boulders and also known as Bengaluru Palace, Guttahalli Palace Grounds is yet unexplored by many and serves as a grand royal wedding venue.
  • Best Time: Bengaluru, as a location, enjoys lovely weather all through the year, so no need to worry about that part. It would be best to avoid the tourist rush from September to late February.
  • Best places to visit: Bannerghatta Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore Palace
  • Tips: Accommodate yourself close to the proximity of the wedding venue as traffic jams are highly prevalent in Bengaluru. We’re sure you don’t want to be late for your own wedding!

20. Neemrana fort

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Resting just a few kilometers from Gurgaon, Neemrana Fort is known for its brilliant architecture and grandeur. A perfect place for photography, this fort is also a famous wedding destination in India for the people who crave a royal wedding. The fort's historical and contemporary implication adds a charm to the wedding and gives it a royal touch. This is undoubtedly a beautiful place to plan a destination wedding in India.

  • Best Pick: Neemrana Fort Palace, Le Meridien
  • Best Time: October to March is the best time as the weather is pleasant for a wedding
  • Best places to visit: Alwar Fort, Siliserh Lake
  • Tips: The palatial architecture of the fort is perfect for planning memorable ceremonies.

21. Kovalam

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Once a laid-back fishing village Kovalam is an international beach wedding destination in today's date. This beach town is located by the Arabian Sea and is silhouetted by the massive palm trees. This is what the name Kovalam literally translates, i.e., a grove of coconut trees. It is located at a distance of just 16kms away from Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. It has three great beaches primarily separated by rocky outcroppings in its coastline. Together with these three beaches, i.e., Lighthouse, Hawa, and Samudra, combine to make the crescent of Kovalam beach. Lighthouse and Hawa are comparatively touristy because of being outlined with shops, ayurvedic and yoga centers, shacks, and restaurants. On the contrary, Samudra beach is pretty more peaceful and quaint, surrounded by restaurants and upmarket resorts.

A beach wedding at one of these spectacular beaches in God's own country is forever an excellent idea. Soft lighting, sound and sight of sea waves, an endless stretch of coconut trees, fresh flowers, delectable cuisine, traditional music, and dance, everything just comes together to make your wedding surreal.

22. Auli

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Auli is one of the other best wedding destinations in India. It is a beautiful place with gorgeous views and one of the best choices for those couples who desire to get married in the snow-covered mountains. Known for their ski resorts and natural beauty, any day is perfect for weddings in this beautiful city except for the monsoon season.

  • Best Pick: The Royal Village, Blue Poppy Resorts, The Cliff Top Club
  • Best Time: Throughout the year (November to March for skiing)
  • Best places to visit: Auli artificial lake, Chenab Lake
  • Tips: Sunsets are beautiful here and can make perfect sundowner parties.

23. Mahabaleshwar

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You arrive as prince and princess in this place and leave as a king and queen. We have a practically invented destination wedding for Mahabaleshwar and most certainly have perfected them. There is no place more romantic than strawberry-clad Mahabaleshwar, and hosting a destination wedding at one of the finest palatial resorts with lush green lawns and famous Mahabaleshwar weather is the most luxurious experience one could possibly imagine.

The magnificent Ballroom is perfect for great conferences and receptions and accommodates up to 300. There are even three meeting rooms, including a board room, which are suitable for smaller business gatherings and seminars.

24. Pahalgam

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From the famous Ahad Group of Hotels, Hotel Heevan is situated on the banks of river Lidder, and it has one of the best locations in whole Pahalgam. The food, ambiance, and hospitality make it a perfect option for your wedding. It has an adequately equipped banquet hall to cater to your needs. The management gives special attention to detail and looks after your guest with absolute care and love. You also get to enjoy free parking, Wi-Fi, and laundry services. They also have a hotel at a prime location in Gulmarg.


25. Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal has served as the perfect place for trekking journeys for ages. However, now it is not just popular for honeymooning but making an ideal wedding destination. The hill station is generally known as Kodai. Lying in the Palani hills of Western Ghats, the place is a complete delight for a summer destination wedding. Besides, sightseeing, cycling, and leisure walks are also great to engage your wedding guests.

26. Gangtok

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A wedding is the most significant event you may be planning in your entire life. And the venue plays a pretty important role in making your event a complete hit. If you seek your dream destination wedding venue in Gangtok, this is where you are going to get all your queries answered.

Depending on your budget, you can even explore an extensive range of banquet options to celebrate your event. If you have picked Gangtok city, there will be no possible shortage of event venues, and you will be astonished at how well-maintained and decked-up with all the modern facilities these venues are.

27. Umiam Lake

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The untouched virgin beauty of Meghalaya will make your wedding day an unforgettable day alone, and it will only be better with the Umiam Lake insight. This sanctity around the banks, encircled by the Garo Hills, and a tiny mist of fog that makes the environment just ideal for such an auspicious event as the exchange of rings. The landscape of the Meghalayan traditional boats and the zero contrast between the blue skies and the waters of Umian makes this place no less than a foreign location like Tuscany or Venice.

28. Loukoi Pat

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Bishnupur in Manipur is an age-old yet so naturally romantic town. The primary element that aids in enhancing the romanticism of this particular place is the famous Loukoi Pat Lake. This place is pristine, serene, blue, and surrounded by hills that appear mesmerizing. This happens to be the ideal location to declare your love for each other for life in a small intimate setting.

29. Kerala

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Filled with inland water bodies, Kerala is known for its sprawling backwaters. Though the concept of a destination wedding in Kerala is still a novice, Kerala as a beach wedding destination is going to be a remarkable one.

  • Best Pick: The Leela, located at Kovalam, is one of the best wedding resorts in India that can leave people spellbound in a moment.
  • Best Time: As Kerala enjoys a heavy monsoon season, the months from September to March would be the best time to plan a wedding at Kovalam, which is undoubtedly the best place to get married in India.
  • Places to visit: Munnar, Alleppey, Kochi
  • Tips: Samudra beach would be the best choice for a beach wedding in Kovalam. It offers a peaceful surrounding and is less crowded when compared to the other two.

30. Gulmarg J&K

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Reaching Gulmarg is pretty easy. Take a flight to Srinagar, and it takes 1.5 hours to reach Gulmarg from Srinagar Airport. 16-17 Flights fly in from Delhi every day. Security is never a concern in Jammu. Everything you hear about security concerns is just a myth. In fact, the hotels are very cooperative.

Gulmarg's most ancient Protestant Church, i.e., the St Mary's Church, recently solemnized the marriage ceremony of an American couple, Tim Robertson and Kate Hamilton. The highlight of this particular event is that the Church witnessed such an occasion after a period of three decades. And this 'snow wedding' has definitely lifted the spirit of Kashmir tourism.


Getting married is undoubtedly one of the most auspicious events in our life. Your big day deserves all your dreams strung beautifully into a possible event. This article will guide you with all the most beautiful places that will be perfect to hold your unique destination wedding. Thus, if you were someone who was confused in that regard, Voila! You are sorted now.