Destination Wedding is probably a new thing in India, but many more people want to enjoy the special ceremony in a way just for their close friends and family members. Thankfully, India is a blend of some exotic and beautiful locations that can embellish the most special occasion of a person’s life with charm and an incredible magnificence. Perhaps that’s why Destination Wedding in India have become so frequent and sought-after. If you wish to set some wedding goals for your friends then it’s the lake destinations in India that would certainly help you to do that. Below is a list of some best lake destinations in India for your dream wedding.
Synonymous with royal weddings, Udaipur is also much famed as the “Venice of the East” due to its rich heritage, culture and architectural magnificence. Surrounded by four lakes on all sides, Udaipur is also one of the most romantic cities in India that will leave you enchanted forever.
Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics.
Jodhpur in Rajasthan is certainly a place that can be your wedding destination without a second thought. Balsamand Lake, Kalayana Lake and Sardar Samand Lake are three most popular lakeside wedding venues in Jodhpur. Be it an indoor wedding or an outdoor one, Jodhpur offers a range of lakeside resorts to choose from. These resorts are probably the best in the world as fits perfect in the entire scene of the big fat Indian wedding. Also known as the “The Blue City”, “Sun City” and “Gateway to Thar”, Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era.
Naukuchiatal, a small picturesque lake village is a destination for those who seek quietude and tranquility beneath the shade of pure nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake which measures up to 1 km in length and 40 m deep. Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand is undoubtedly the most exotic location to get hitched for a nature lover couple. This lake destination is situated in the Kumaon Hills, a short distance away from the popular tourist destination, Nainital, and has the perfect setting to make your special day even more special.
Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is located in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, on the banks of river Jhelum. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar is known for the stationary houseboats and colourful Shikararas on Dal Lake. Srinagar is an internationally renowned tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir which is famous for its serene beauty and tranquil ambience. But fewer people know that it is also a popular lakeside wedding venue in India with Dal Lake offering a range of options to the couples to choose from. You can either opt for a houseboat wedding or can go for a luxurious wedding at The Lalit Grand Palace or Vivanta by Taj. Srinagar is everything you would need from any destination weddings sites.
Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is a city in the South Indian state of Kerala. Bordering the Laccadive Sea, it is known for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts. From north to south and east to west, there is no match of the charm of Alleppey when it comes to a wedding venue. In God’s Own Country, Alleppey is known for its exotic settings making your ‘D-day’ a momentous one. Offering the mesmerizing backwaters beautifully adorned with verdant grasslands and palm trees, Alleppey is a trending wedding tourism destination in India and is absolutely matchless.
This destination in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most beautiful cities to host your wedding event. Often touted as the ‘City of Lakes’, Bhopal houses more than ten lakes. Of those, Upper and Lower Lakes are the most prominent lakesides where a wedding can be held. There are numerous resorts and hotels around these lakes that can be booked for your wedding.
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres is a favourite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist’s paradise. Egrets, Darters, Herons, Teals, Waterfowls, Cuckoo, Wild Duck and migratory birds like the Siberian Stork visit here in flocks and fascinate all visitors. A dream wedding in Kumarakom would be standing at a beautifully decorated alter with your partner whereas the stunning vistas and the pink sky create a perfect romantic backdrop. And amidst all that, both the families and guests having the time of their lives with some groovy music, fun activities, cocktails, and food. Btw, don’t forget, all these would come with a complimentary treat of nature that makes the setting even more romantic.
Located near Pune, this well laid out township is claimed to be India’s first planned Hill station is modelled on a town in Italy. Will waterfalls, mountains, lakes, winding roads and breathtaking views couple with beautiful architecture, this place is amazing for having a destination wedding in India away from the grind of the city. In fact, it has become a recent favourite for such events and also has amazing infrastructure and amenities to pull it off.