Offbeat Indian destinations for the wedding of your dreams

By 02:08 Monday, 10 August 2020 , ,

Wedding planning is one of those experiences which is as exhausting as it is exhilarating. Whether you’re looking for a low-key affair with just your closed ones or planning to go all out with a big fat Indian wedding, your venue shapes a lifetime of memories from your big day. The craze of a destination wedding is huge in India but the whole phenomena is associated with a lot of investment and wastage of resources. In this article, you’ll find three alternatives to mainstream destinations that offer an experience that is much more unique, has a lot of character and can be managed in a significantly lesser budget!

Bikaner

 Bikaner’s rustic charm combined with its royal history makes for an ideal backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. If you’ve always dreamed of hosting your wedding in a heritage property, Bikaner is a gift that keeps on giving. Pick from palatial venues like Laxmi Niwas, Lalgarh Palace and Karni Bhawan. Narendra Bhawan, another popular property is slightly more contemporary and gives you the feel of a luxury 5-star with the personalisation of a boutique venue. If you’re looking for something slightly off the track, the beautiful Gajner Place, about 30 minutes from the main city, is a great choice for a day-wedding by the charming Gajner lake. However, a major factor to consider here is the hot climate. Bikaner is largely suitable for a winter wedding.

The city is well connected via roads and railways. The nearest airport is Jodhpur, about 200 km away.


Hyderabad

One of the fastest growing cities in India, Hyderabad comes with the rich legacy of the Nizams and houses some of the most regal venues for the perfect wedding. If food and feast is a top priority in your wedding celebration, Hyderabad is a culinary dream come true. It is one of the few cities that managed to retain its historic charm while also embracing modernity and convenience. One of the most sought-after wedding venues is the stunning Taj Falaknuma Palace that takes you back in time with its jaw-dropping architecture, sprawling lush green lawns and majestic views. Another great option is the charming Fort Grand, if you prefer an outdoor wedding with an old-world charm. Hyderabad is suitable for wedding all around the year and also makes for a terrific place to get your pre-wedding shoots done.

Hyderabad is well connected to all major cities by air and railways. There are some really beautiful banquet halls in Hyderabad, making it one of the best cities to get married in.

Agra

No other destination can translate the magic of Mughal grandeur into your wedding quite like Agra, the city of love. A place that has been abundantly written about in the context of everlasting love, Agra in essence is the perfect backdrop to start your new life of marital bliss. ITC Mughal, one of India’s finest luxury hotels is located in close proximity to the Taj. With beautiful historical architecture that draws from the styles of the Agra Fort, ITC Mughal is an ideal choice for a large gathering. With a capturing view of the Taj Mahal from every room, Oberoi Amarvilas is another promising wedding venue that features several Mughal characteristics and offers utmost personalization. If you’re looking for a venue that’s away from the hustle-bustle, consider checking into Hotel Clark Shiraz for your big day.

Agra is exceptionally well connected to surrounding cities and is also easily accessible via air and railways.



So whenever you begin looking for venues, consider one of these destinations to avoid a clichéd affair while also getting a much better bang for your buck.

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