Top 9 affordable destination wedding locations in India

We all grew up in a community where they believe Marriages are made in heaven and it’s the most auspicious moment in anyone’s life. During weddings, everyone blesses the couple to have their life filled with Love, laughter, and happiness throughout their married life. Some couples wish to have their wedding at locations away from a stress-filled life, and that’s when destination weddings strike anyone’s mind. So, here in this article, I have listed the most affordable destination wedding locations in India.

Affordable destination wedding locations in India.
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And the best part is this comes with a bonus of vacation, site seeing, and even honeymoon packages. Now tell me who doesn’t want this kind of package? But most Most of people think destination weddings will cost more than a regular marriage, but that’s not the thing, what if I say you can have your dream wedding at your desired destination within your budget. Let’s find the most affordable locations for your wedding.

Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is always known for beaches and temples, if you wish to have beach weddings then this city is one of the best locations. You can enjoy the wedding along with a site visit, adventurous sports, hiking, scuba diving, etc; It is considered one of the most affordable destination wedding locations in India with different packages.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Another wonderful and affordable destination for dream weddings, tying the knot on an island surrounded by water, white sand, nature, etc; It is famous for seafood, caves, handcrafts, and beaches. Most people prefer to go on vacations and honeymoons. It would cost around 5-6 lakhs for normal weddings and for lavish weddings around 20 lakhs (this is the estimated cost).


Alleppey has beautiful backwaters with a boat house, Kerala is known as God’s own country. You will have a wonderful experience during weddings from sightseeing to the food. In Alleppey

Destination weddings are quite famous and you can consider this location for your dream wedding.

Jim Corbett:

Jim Corbett
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Jim Corbett is known for animals, forests, and a large no.of tigers. Having weddings surrounded by forests, hills, and nature not only creates memories but also acts as wedding backdrops. You can visit the famous nearby locations such as national parks, waterfalls, museums, river rafting, etc; The destination wedding will cost around 15-20 lakhs (estimated cost).


Udaipur is a famous city that attracts a lot of tourists, the city is famous for Palaces, Lakes, and lavish Gardens and is known for royal destination weddings. You can choose the venue according to your wish to have lavish affair with royal hospitality, with magnificent backdrops of palaces. 

Udaipur is the most popular destination for weddings and it will cost around 15 lakhs and vary for lavish weddings.


Pushkar is listed at the top for destination weddings and also has many famous places to visit like Pushkar lake, temples, the annual camel affair, etc; Weddings in palaces give royal feelings and Pushkar contains many such venues with Palaces and nature as a backdrop like Jagat Palace, Bhanwar Singh Palace, etc;

The estimated cost is around 20 lakhs and for a lavish wedding around 30-35 lakhs.


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Jodhpur is famously known as Blue city and has many palaces, Lakes, temples, forts, and other tourist attractions. The famous venues for destination weddings are, Indana Palace, Umaid Palace, Ajit Bhawan Palace, The Ummed Jodhpur, etc; Few palaces are located in the hills which gives away the magnificent view of the city like Mehrangarh Fort, that’s why few people prefer such locations. It is one of the most affordable destination wedding locations in India and listed in top for destination weddings.

The destination wedding cost at Jodhpur is around 15 lakhs and for a grand wedding around 30 lakhs(estimated cost), it can vary according to guest lists, decor, etc;


Kovalam has many beaches and you can have a wedding along the wonderful backdrops. Beaches attract most of the tourists, lighthouses, water sports, lakes, caves, etc; They are many planners who provide excellent services in arranging your wedding at the beaches.

The destination wedding cost will be around 10-15 lakhs(estimated cost).


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Lonavala is a known hill station that people commonly visit on Vacations and weekend getaways. It is the perfect place to have weddings surrounded by hills, greenery, forests, etc;  You can plan weddings and vacations with your close people, there are many places to visit like Lonavala Lake, Kune waterfalls, Adventures park, museum, etc; 

The estimated cost for a destination wedding will be around 25lakhs and this completely depends upon the guest lists, decorations, and other services.

You can decide and choose the locations, resorts, and wedding planners for your dream wedding, celebrate your big day as a festival, and make unlimited memories.

Where is the cheapest destination wedding in India?  

Goa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kovalam, Alleppey, Gokarna, etc; are the few cities that provide low-cost destination weddings in India.

How do I get married on a small budget?

You can reduce the cost of the wedding by considering a few important points like

  • List down, important guests and friends.
  • Contact the local vendors for decorations.
  • Arrange small functions at home with minimal decorations.
  • Book the venue, if you want to wed away from home then pick affordable destination wedding locations in India
  • Choose the simple and tasty catering menu for all functions,
  • Pick out the outfits for all functions carefully, and choose only the important and necessary items to fit in the budget planned for shopping.
  • Hire a wedding planner and discuss the budget for weddings.

Which are the best summer wedding destinations in India?

Couples wish to have wedding destinations in an area where the weather is cool and definitely hot weather doesn’t do any help so preferring a cooler area is better.

Few cities where you can have destination weddings in summer are,

  • Kashmir
  • Goa
  • Kerala
  • Rajasthan
  • Shimla
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Dehradun
  • Pondicherry, etc;

These are the most affordable destination wedding locations in India with different scenarios.

Why Indian weddings are so expensive?

Same araised in my mind, when I asked my parents they said YES it is expensive but worth it. That made me curious and started research on it, Indian weddings are celebrated with pomp and show. They arrange lavish catering with different delicacies, gifts, venue costs, a large no.of guest lists, grand decorations, DJ, etc; Indian parents spent maximum savings on their children’s weddings and celebrate them as grand affairs.


I have listed down the famous and most affordable destination wedding locations in India, choose the location and have a stress-free wedding away from daily hustle routines, and make wonderful memories. They are other locations that are available at an affordable price, if you feel I should add a few more places then let me know in the comment section.

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