Best places for destination wedding in India[2022].

Hello there, how many of you what to have destination weddings? Well, bride and groom if you’re dreaming about then it’s time to start planning for it. 

Ohh but wait are you by chance confused about locations like me???

Even I got struck while deciding for my brother’s wedding since there are many places it is meant to be struck. Well, worry not I’m here for you to help you choose your dream destination for your dream wedding. Yes, you heard it right, I’m going to list out the best places for destination wedding in India and their specialty.

In our childhood days, we build dreams about weddings after seeing others. Not only us, but even our parents also have many dreams and hope related to weddings, parents eagerly wait for their princess to become the most beautiful and adorable bride and Prince to become the most handsome groom.

A wedding is a festival celebrating the union of two families, cultures, and traditions. This festival should be unique and should have its own beauty. As bride and groom choosing their dream destination to tie the knot should be unique too. India has many breathtaking places for weddings. What are we waiting for let’s begin the hunt for locations?

Best place for destination wedding in Udaipur:

Udaipur is a city of lakes, Palaces, Temples, gardens, etc; and one of the major cities of attractions for tourists because of its traditions, culture, and royalty. It was the Capital of Mewar which was founded in 1559. One of the popular locations for royal destination weddings.

Best place for destination wedding in Udaipur
Photography: Cheryl

Oberoi Udaivilas:

This is one of the famous luxury resorts in Udaipur. It has around 200 years old heritage and it was constructed by the Maharana of Mewar. The best part of this resort is it was rated as the world’s best hotel in the year 2015. They Provide world-class services, they have 3 restaurants in the resort, 5 different kinds of rooms, luxury suites, Lake views, spa service, etc;

The cost of the wedding depends on the number of days and the guest list. For 2 days wedding, it can approximately vary from around 2 – 2.5 crores for around 300 guests (this is just roughly calculated, not fix amount)

Leela Palace:

This is one of the top 5-star resorts and is known for its luxurious stay, it was constructed in 2009. They can accommodate 200 guests along with 100 extra standing guests For outdoor events. They have amazing offers like spa service, blissful escapes, Royal Escapades and palace escapades, The Leela Palace trail, etc; Many people had fairytale weddings in the palace.

The cost will be around 1 – 1.5 crore depending upon the number of days, rooms, guest list, etc(this estimated amount); You have to get in touch with Leela Palace with the plan for the exact amount. 

Taj Lake Palace:

It was formerly known as the Jag Nivas. it was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh II of Mewar between 1743 – 1746, It has beautiful marble stonework. Taj Lake Palace has a wonderful view of Lake Pichola, availability of 66 luxury rooms and 17 grand suites for staying, 4 Restaurants having different cuisines, and Jiva Spa service with 4 different therapies.

The approximate cost of the destination wedding can be around, 2 -2.5 Crore for two days with 100 guests lists, the price can vary according to guest lists, the number of days stays, etc; (estimated cost). You can get the extract amount from the Taj Lake Palace for your wedding.

There are many palaces, resorts, and hotels for destination weddings, few of them are:

  • Bhairav Garh Palace Udaipur
  • Taj Aravalli Resort and Spa
  • Ramya resort & spa
  • Hotel Lakend
  • Heritage Resort.

Greatest place for destination wedding in Jaipur:

Greatest place for destination wedding in Jaipur
Photography: Yuvraj Verma

Chomu Palace:

One of the palaces in India, it is known for its has 300 years old heritage, and is known as a tourist spot and place for destination weddings. Chomu Palace has 70 suites, royal dining, spa service, and royal wedding venues.

The estimated wedding cost can be around 50 – 55lakhs, and it can increase according to decor, guest lists, etc(estimated amount);

Rambagh Palace:

It is a luxurious resort that was built in 1835, it is known as the “Jewel of Jaipur”. It has 2 restaurants, a bar, 45 hotel rooms and 33 grand suites, spa service, and two swimming pools.

It is estimated that the cost of a wedding can be around 50 lakhs for the one-day wedding along with 100 guests(estimated cost). The actual cost will be informed by the palace management according to your plans and guest list.

Few other venues available for destination wedding venues in Jaipur are:

  • Jai Mahal Palace
  • Lebua Resort
  • The Raj Palace
  • Shahpura Haveli, etc;

Best venue for destination wedding in Goa:

The first word that comes after hearing Goa is the beach, right?. The destination wedding on the beach is something special and wonderful sight. 

Best venue for destination wedding in Goa
Photography: Harshil Gudka

Riva Beach Resort:

This resort is located on Mandrem Beach in North Goa. They provide spa service, a mini bar, swimming pool rooms are well equipped with a modern touch, and the best Cocowood cottage with a private balcony, and a breathtaking view of the sea. They do awesome decorations which you have decided for the wedding.

The estimated cost will start at around 10 lakhs (estimated cost), but they vary. You have to get in touch with them for the exact cost.  

Grand Hyatt Resort:

It is located near  Bambolim Bay Sea. Grand Hyatt resorts are all over the world, and they are known for their service. This resort has luxurious service and it will provide you with the dream wedding with traditions and culture. They have 313 luxurious rooms and suites, with views of sunset, sea, and gardens. They have 8 restaurants with different cuisines and have facilities celebrating small functions too.

The estimated cost is 80 lakhs for 250 guests for a one-night event, it can vary accordingly(estimated cost). 

Few venues for destination weddings are:

  • The Leela,
  • Novotel Goa Shrem Hotel,
  • Zeebop By The Sea,
  • Caravela Beach Resort.

Beach wedding venues in Kerala:

Beach wedding venues in Kerala
Photography: Kyran low

Kerala has wonderful beaches where you can plan your wedding according to your traditions with having backwaters as the beautiful backdrop, different themes and decorations.

The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort & Spa:

It is a 5-star luxury resort having wonderful views of the backwaters in Kerala. It is located near the Vembanad Lake, which is known as the longest lake in India. The resort has three amazing restaurants for different cuisine, along with Ayurveda packages and spa service. 72 rooms and suites are available which are designed according to comfort and luxury and can have a view of the lake and gardens. Has venue for weddings, small events, and meetings.

Kumarakom Lake Resort:

It is a luxury resort built in 2000, and has 7 different luxurious accommodations, 4 different restaurants with various cuisines, 3 different ayurvedic treatments and consultation with an ayurvedic doctor. Has different varieties of packages like honeymoon packages, backwater breaks, etc; In Destination Wedding, they make sure you have excellent service with glorious decorations.

Many resorts are excellent for a destination weddings in Kerala or the “God’s own country”:

  • Estuary Island Resort
  • The Raviz Kovalam
  • Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere Resort
  • Le Meridien Kochi
  • Taj Green Cove Resort & Spa Kovalam

Best Destination wedding Places in Hyderabad:

Ramoji Film City:

It is the dream place for the destination wedding and it provides luxurious facilities with different themes like Bollywood style, Royal theme, Mughal era theme, customized theme, etc; Services like Photoshoot, Party night, spa service, etc;

Golkonda Resorts:

This resort contains 44 luxurious villas and 24 premium rooms for the stay during weddings, 5 different restaurants with multiple cuisines, a spa and salon services, 2 Swimming pools, and different sports, and places for different events too.

Few other venues for a destination weddings in Hyderabad are:

  • Leonia
  • Honey Berg Resorts
  • Taj Faluknama Palace
  • Mrugavani Resort and Spa
  • Royale Riviera Resort

These are the few best places for destination wedding in India, they have their heritage, culture, and traditions.  

Coming to the fact that a few people may have still a few common questions related to Destination weddings, let’s clear those questions for them.

How much does a destination wedding in India cost?

Destination wedding costs will vary according to locations, the total number of days, events, and the total no of guests. The average cost amount will be starting around 10 lakhs and 40 lakhs but if you opt for luxurious resorts and venues then it will cost up to 5 crores (This is just an average calculation, for the exact amount you need to verify with the resort and event planners).

How much does beach wedding cost in India?

How much does beach wedding cost in India
Photography : Freepic Diller

The average beach wedding costs up to 5 lakhs. If you choose to have a big fat beach wedding then the cost may go up to 50lakhs or even more.

How much does royal wedding costs?

For the average wedding with minimum invitations and decorations, it will be around 30 – 70lakhs(estimated cost). For weddings in luxurious resorts and palace-like Leela Palace, it will be starting from 2 crores and the end amount will depend upon expenses and events you want to add to the guest list.

What is a good budget for destination wedding?

A good budget for any wedding will be completely dependent upon the season if the wedding season is going on then the price might be high or low. Photographer will charge, decoration charges whether the theme is related to seasonal florals, food catering selection, total no.of guests invited,  considering all along with bridal makeup, etc; will cost up to an average of 20 lakhs (may be higher or lower the estimated cost).

What are the benefits of a destination wedding?

  • A destination wedding will cost you comparatively less, 
  • You will have many options in wedding packages, customized decorations, and themes.
  • You can get to the desired location without any problem.
  • You can have an intimate wedding with limited guests, you can easily interact and spend time with them.
  • Due to covid, they have few rules and regulations for safety purposes, and all necessary precautions will be taken care of.

What are the disadvantages of destination wedding?

  • The cost of all destination weddings is not the same, they vary accordingly hence there chances you will have till higher price.
  • Everyone can’t attend the wedding.
  • If your having an outdoor wedding then sometimes the weather can be a problem, etc;

Which place in India is best for destination wedding?

Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Goa, Kerala, Agra, Mussoorie, Manali, etc are the few top places for destination weddings in India. You can choose any place for your wedding according to wonderful beach views, palace, nature, monuments, and backwaters. These have their own significance in history and hospitality.

Which state is best for wedding in India?

Rajasthan, Kerala, Goa, Agra, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, etc; India, has incredible places for site-seeing, venues for weddings, etc; The weddings with a combination of memories and green scenarios, oceans, backwaters, lakes, etc give you incredible results.

Why is Udaipur famous for weddings?

Udaipur is known for its destination weddings where the city has many lakes, palaces, and hotels that are famous. Udaipur is known for its heritage, hospitality, and tourist attractions. Many people dream to have weddings in Udaipur even famous personalities wish to have their wedding because of the royal vibes in the palace.


You can have a Destination wedding which proper planning, by discussing with event planners about decorations, catering, etc; In this article, I have explained the resorts and their estimated cost for the wedding, availability of rooms and suites, restaurants, spa, and other services provided by management. Hope that this article is helpful for you, let me know if the pricing and other things to be added or if any correction is required in the comment section.



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