Off-beat Wedding Destinations in India

From graceful valleys to colourful streets, lovely beaches and inspired architecture to the rich heritage, they remind us that India has her share of spectacular attractions that not even locals know about. So, why bother to take an international wedding destination away from your home country, when your own country ‘India’ has so much to offer. Well, a destination wedding in India doesn’t limit to locations like Goa, Udaipur and Jaipur. Our country has several other uncommon places which offer an astounding scenic beauty with the speciality of those regions. It can be a hectic job to choose the right place for your D-day. So, here we have provided you with a list of offbeat places in India for a destination wedding in this new normal.

Coorg, Karnataka

Nestled on the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Coorg is the hill station which is enriched with it’s misty and evergreen forests, valley of flowers often dubbed as the Scotland of India, due to an uncanny resemblance to the mountains of Scotland. A perfect wedding destination to get the international feel.

Kandaghat, Shimla

Have you ever had that ambiguous feeling about going abroad or simply going domestic within India for your destination wedding? If you have been in this grey zone, then it’s time for you to consider Kandaghat. This destination would upgrade your wedding trove of memories. With some adventure sports amidst high rise mountains, Kandaghat will leave you awestricken.
Boasting landscaped gardens and views of the surrounding forest, Club Mahindra Kandaghat in Shimla is a four-star resort with 19th-century colonial architecture and contemporary amenities you should consider for your D-day.

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan

Situated in the amidst Aravali hills in Rajasthan district near Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh represents the golden era of rich Rajputana history of Mewar. If you always dream of getting married away from worldly chaos and beautiful historic backdrop just like a royal Prince and Queen then Kumbhalgarh is the right choice for you.

Kurseong, Darjeeling, New Jalpaiguri

Surrounded by a myriad of tea gardens, Kurseong is famous for the white orchids that adorn the hill-slopes in abundance, giving it the name of “The land of the white orchids”. The white orchids are called “Kurson Rip” by the Lepchas, the original inhabitants of the land. The tracks of the famous ‘Darjeeling Toy Train’ run the length of the town, and the station is the nucleus of the town. A breathtaking destination for your wedding indeed.

Mandarmani, West Bengal

Compelling enough as an escape to peacefulness, with jet-skiing as a complimentary add-on through the shimmering water of the sea, and shuffling through the sea-foods overindulgent boozes, Mandarmani has a lot more to offer than to just soak you up in the beach sun. A quaint and serene resort village by the side of the sea with the rippling waters of Bay of Bengal kissing the shores, Mandarmani is yet another untainted beach gateway, evoking a cocktail of emotions, apt for an adventure-filled Wedding ceremony.

Shillong, Meghalaya

An abode of clouds, the rolling hills around the town and the hill station of one of the smallest states of India, Meghalaya. With the best places to visit in Shillong, it is geography synonymous to heaven, is the painting hung on your drawing-room wall, a collage of memories yet to be lived.
This prepossessing land is a beauty that floats on high over vales and hills, where the tall pine trees are seen fluttering and dancing in the breeze, and the clouds find a space along the margins of a hill unfolding the enchanting blue sky. The cherry blossom, also known as Prunus cerasoides, is a gift from the Himalayas and cover the whole of east and west Khasi hills. The mystique land perched on an escarpment is more than enough to leave your imagination spell-bound as your wedding destination.

Hampi, Karnataka

Imagine getting married being surrounded by ancient hand-carved stone monuments, blessed with lovely backdrops and ample stories, these heritage wedding destination is ideal for couples who look beyond the aesthetics

Nainital, Uttarakhand

A glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, Nainital is blessed with scenic natural splendour and varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘ Lake District ‘ of India. A charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas is the perfect destination to have a picturesque wedding.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Far from the mainland India with blissful tropical weather, crystal-clear waters, rainbow-hued reefs and lush tropical forests The Andaman and Nicobar islands are a sight to behold. At North Bay or Elephant beach in Havelock Island, snorkelling will give you a view of the marine life. Under clear water, you get a chance to be up close and personal with the beautiful coral and amazing creatures. A must-go destination for your wedding.

Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

With its plunging pine-clad valleys and distant mountain views, ridge-top Dalhousie is a rediscovered escape for your wedding ceremony. Popularly known as the Switzerland of India, Dalhousie enchants you with its beautiful scenic views, picturesque snow-capped mountains, Victorian-style majestic British mansions and its mesmerizing natural beauty.

Jim Corbet, Uttarakhand

If you ever thought of a wedding right in the heart of nature with a forest backdrop, Jim Corbet is the must-go destination for your D-day. The romantic wild ambience can lend itself to the experience of a lifetime. Let the pure air ripple it’s way into your heart, let the serenity soak into your soul and let this day be your fairytale!

Baiguney, Sikkim

Located on the foothills of West Sikkim, Baiguney is a newfound jewel far from the tourist rush. Sited on the riverbank of shimmering Rangeet, Baiguney is pictorial hamlet famous for its serene ambience, scenic view of mountains and the sparkling Rangeet Rivet cutting across the valley. Baiguney is home to Club Mahindra Resort, a destination resort and where your guests can enjoy luxury resort experience with a nature-centric destination experience on your wedding.

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Cradled in the mountains, opens up to spectacular views and alluring vistas perfect for some candid wedding photographs Mussoorie is where your romance with the mountains begins. The dramatic terrains, lakes, rivers and breathtaking peaks make this spot, a wanderer’s paradise. The ones who crave to be wedded amidst the bewitching beauty of the mountains, Mussoorie is the ultimate place to opt for.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh Uttarakhand, invariably known as the Land of Gods, is a place of mountains and myths. Its pilgrimage sites, colonial hill stations and fairytale towns serve ideal venues for your destination wedding. It’s an offbeat location to unplug yourself for a while and dive into nature’s wilderness along with celebrating your D-day.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Home to many glacial lakes boast of crystal blue waters, located amidst the eastern Himalayan ranges in the northwestern part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, in the northeastern region of India, Tawang is famous for its 400-year-old monastery, picturesque landscapes, waterfalls and spiritual significance. Whether you want to soak in the charm of nature or explore the rich heritage of north-east, choose Tawang as your offbeat wedding destination.

Auroville, Pondicherry

Surrounded by French colonial architecture and beautiful beaches, getting married in Pondicherry is nothing less than a fairy tale. Placed in the region of Auroville in Pondicherry, the Auroville beach lies along the shoreline, sharing borders with the Bay of Bengal, conceived as the ‘Universal Town’. Auroville is the epitome of tranquillity and proves as the perfect escape for the ones in search of peace.