Youngsters nowadays are eager to make their wedding stand out so that the memories linger for ever. As a result, the young men as well as women try to introduce elements of novelty or difference in the ceremony. But if the venue of the wedding too is an attractive tourism destination, the bride, groom, their families and the guests would feel as if the wedding was indeed conducted in heaven.
Onmanorama Travel introduces some ideal destinations which would serve this purpose.
Alappuzha in Kerala is called the 'Venice of the East' thanks to its natural beauty. There is, in fact, no better place than Alappuzha to hold a dream wedding.
The stage can be arranged with the backwaters and the houseboats in the background and greenery all around. It will be a traditional wedding with no grandeur lost.
The beauty of Alappuzha will also offer very good photo opportunities. Another attraction of the place is the availability of enough hotel rooms, including resorts, to accommodate guests. Yet another draw is the tasty food. Choose Alappuzha for organising a grand wedding at relatively less expense.
While the green backwaters provide the beauty to Alappuzha, it is the sea that embellishes the wedding ceremonies at Kovalam. Numerous resorts and five-star hotels dot the seashore, where the guests can stay. The setting sun provides a stunning background for clicking pictures that will be remembered for ever.
The cost for arranging a wedding at Kovalam is on the higher side, but as it is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, we can ignore this factor. The rising as well as setting sun on the beach will certainly give the wedding venue a heavenly feel.
This is the place where celebrations take place all the time. A wedding held in Goa can be a real festive occasion with night parties, song, and dance. Here too the cost is high but can be excused for the experience it offers.
Memories of a Goan wedding will remain with the couple and the guests for ever. A wide range of beaches, hotels, and resorts suitable for all budgets are available for hosting the function in Goa.
Moreover, the ancient churches at the place too can be chosen for the event. More fizz can be added to the celebrations with the great food and easily available liquor. The beach and waves provide the perfect scenic backdrop for a great wedding ceremony.
This is one of the busiest wedding destinations in India. Udaipur palace offers the ideal venue to stage a grand and stately wedding. Rajasthan is teeming with forts and palaces, each of which reflects grandeur. Every nook and corner of the state is immersed in colours. A wedding organised here can be made more attractive with song, dance, and camel processions. All of which provide unique photo ops.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Couples consider marriage as a new beginning in their lives. To make the event most memorable, they look for a dream location to host it. Andaman & Nicobar Islands are another choice for youngsters planning a 'wedding in heaven.'
The attractions of the place are a calm as well as pleasant weather and the pristine sea. Images of a wedding held here would stand out with elements like fantastic beaches and the sea, rolling waves, and swaying coconut trees.
The best places to host a wedding are Rose Island and Havelock Island. The guests also would be pleased.
Among the most famous wedding destinations in India, Shimla lures couples with snow-clad mountains, peaceful environs, pleasant weather and stunning landscapes.
A large number of resorts await visitors at this hill station in the lap of the Himalayas. These resorts arrange all facilities for holding a wedding on their premises. Moreover, the beautiful scenery would provide an excellent background for the ceremonies.
Organising a function in Shimla is expensive, but the memories will last a lifetime.
Taj Mahal, the world's most famous monument dedicated to love, is located here. No wonder, several youngsters wish to host their wedding at this city of everlasting romance.
Wedding of royal as well as modern style can be conducted here. Numerous photo ops, luxury hotels, and resorts and sumptuous food are the other attractions of Agra.
Several palaces which can host memorable wedding ceremonies draw youngsters to Hyderabad, which is often referred to as Nizam's land and Land of pearls.
Taj Falaknuma and Chowmahalla palace are among the best wedding venues in Hyderabad. The palaces provide a regal atmosphere to the ceremony. They also offer a stately backdrop.
If you prefer a wedding in which traditions and rituals play the most important part, then head to Rishikesh. A marriage between two people held at this holy land on the banks of the River Ganga would be warm, sweet and everlasting.
Hotels having all luxury facilities are located in the town and they would make all arrangements for the event.
The temples in Rishikesh can be the venue for a ceremony conducted following all the traditional rituals.
If the bride and groom prefer a wedding in an open place surrounded by the hills and River Ganga, such facilities also are available in Rishikesh.