ATWP: Offbeat Wedding Destinations in India

Image courtesy: Joseph Radhik
Image courtesy: Joseph Radhik

We recently featured a wedding planning company whose work we absolutely adore – The Wedding Design Company (WDC)! Have you seen the pictures of weddings they’ve done?

We roped in the extremely talented team at WDC to do a series of Ask The Wedding Planner posts with us. You ask all your wedding-related questions, and we get the experts to answer the top queries! Beginning…RIGHT NOW!

Today’s question is about Destination Weddings, so if you’re planning on having one, you probably want to read on.

You Asked

I want to have a destination wedding in India, but I think Goa and Udaipur are overdone. Are there any off-beat locations in India where I can consider having my wedding?

What The Wedding Planner Said

There are a number of destinations one can choose in India, other than Goa and Udaipur. Here are a few suggestions –

#1 Jodhpur for a royalty-style wedding

If you want the whole royal experience and don’t want to be in bustling Udaipur, Jodhpur is a viable option. Easily accessible from both Bombay and Delhi – the Umaid Bhawan is a beautiful place to be married in. The Mehrangarh fort is perfect for a night of revelry. You can even head out to the desert for the first night. If you want an offbeat place to stay in, The Raas is another beautiful property.

Jodhpur image courtesy: Joseph Radhik
Jodhpur image courtesy: Joseph Radhik
Jodhpur image courtesy: Joseph Radhik
Jodhpur image courtesy: Joseph Radhik

#2 Srinagar for a Yashraj-style filmy wedding

If you want a filmy wedding, Srinagar is another option. The Lalit is a beautiful hotel to stay in with its palatial gardens. Go for a romantic shikara ride, organise a cricket match for the Mehendi or just drive off to Pahalgoan or Gulmarg for the afternoon.

Srinagar image courtesy: Nitant Sabbarwal
Srinagar image courtesy: Nitant Sabbarwal
Srinagar image courtesy: Nitant Sabbarwal
Srinagar image courtesy: Nitant Sabbarwal

#3 Ranthambore for the tight-knit small wedding affair

For a small intimate wedding, I would recommend Ranthambore .The Aman-I-Khas is a quaint resort with beautiful tents – it’s the perfect offbeat destination.

A destination wedding at Ranthambore
A destination wedding at Ranthambore
Image courtesy: WDC

Do you have any questions you’d like the expert team at WDC to answer? Send us your wedding planning queries at thedelhibride@gmail.com with “Ask The Wedding Planner” in the Subject line, and we’ll get them to answer the most-asked wedding planning questions! You can also tweet me your questions @thedelhibride Just add #AskTheWeddingPlanner to your tweets!

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5 Comments

  1. Goa can never be overdone!!! I had mine in Goa..and though people say “oh Goa..been there done that” the vibe, once the guests reach there, is incomparable. Everyone is in shorts, in the water, drinking, dancing and generally making a vacay out of it instead of dressing up and wearing heavy clothes and insane amounts of jewelry atleast thats what happened during my wedding.

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