One of the most magical moments in any life is a wedding, just imagine what would be like to get married in the hill stations surrounded by nature, greenery, mountains, and hills. I know everyone wants to experience this kind of experience while tying knots. India has many hill stations with their own beauty like the Kashmir mountains covered with snow or the Kodekanal with greenery.
Recently my Cousin wished to tie knots in the hill station and there was a problem that is? Selecting locations, since we know in India we have many different places. During the discussion with the event planner, I got to see that it is common to get confused while selecting locations for your dream wedding, and that’s when I started searching about the availability of locations for weddings, here in this article I list down those places for Hill Station Wedding Destinations in India for you.
It is a town located in Himachal Pradesh. It is known for holidays and honeymoon, unlimited adventures, you can visit Hadimba temple, skiing at Solang valley, trekking at Parvati Valley, etc; The best time to visit is December to January when you can experience the snowfall.
Top resorts and hotels with excellent wedding service are:
- Snow Valley Resorts, Manali
- ManuAllaya Resortspa
- Sterling Manali
- The Whitestone Resorts
Mussoorie is a hill station located in the Dehradun district in Uttarakhand. It is also called as queen of hills, it is the most popular hill station in India with great views and climate. Mussoorie has a few famous locations like Kempty falls, Gun hill point, Mussoorie Lake, Jharipani Falls, Lal Tibba, etc;
The best time to visit and get married in this location is March to June.
Few resorts which provide weddings service are:
- JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
- Ramada By Wyndham Mussoorie Mall Road
- Fortune Resort Grace Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
- Hotel Vishnu Palace
Nainital is a town located in Uttarakhand and the high court of Uttarakhand. It is also known as Himalayan Lake-town. Nainital has many tourist spots like Nainital Lake, Mall Road, Tiffin Top, Tibetan Market, Naina Devi Temple, Cave Gardens, Snow view, High altitude Zoo, etc; The best time to visit is March to June.
The best resorts for weddings are:
- The Naini Retreat, Nainital
- La Niwasa Luxury Resort
It is a hill station located in south Mumbai. Mahabaleshwar is famous for Strawberries and other items like leather, handicrafts, etc; you can visit the places like Elphinstone point, Mahabaleshwar temple, sunset point, Pratapgad Fort, Venna lake, Parsi Point, Chinaman waterfalls, etc;
The best resorts and hotels for destination weddings are:
- Evershine Resort
- The Grand Legacy Resort and Spa
- Valley View Resort
- Hotel Dreamland.
Dehradun is the capital city of Uttrakhand, it is located near the Himalayas foothills. It is famous for Barkot, Tapkeshwar Temple, Rajaji National Park, Paltan Bazaar, Ghanta Ghar, Forest Research Institute Museum, etc; and it is also famous for its academics. Getting married at Dehradun with witnessing wonderful views and backdrop for the weddings.
The best month to visit is March to June, i.e the best vacation spot during the summers and also weddings.
The best resorts and hotels are available:
- Fairfield by Marriott Dehradun
- Seyfert Sarovar Premiere
- Ramada by Wyndham Dehradun Chakrata Road
- Summit By The Ganges Resort & Spa
- Hotel Madhuban, Dehradun
You must be wondering about a few things like, How much does a wedding cost in Dehradun?. Dehradun has locations that give blissful weddings with a minimum cost of 15 lakhs and it may increase according to your choice of decorations, guests, etc;
Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, you can experience the snowfall and it is also known as a honeymoon destination. Shimla has many places which attract tourists and a few famous places are The ridge, Jakhu Hill, Kala Bari Temple, Shri Hanuman Temple, Christ Chruch, mall road, etc; you can visit these places during the visit for weddings as it is considered as one of the Hill Station Wedding Destinations in India.
Considering the Shimla climate it is advised to arrange weddings from April to June since it is spring and summer time.
Shimla has the perfect venues and resorts for weddings, a few of them are:
- Woodville Palace Hotel Shimla
- Muhurat Banquet Hall
- Hotel Blossom Shimla
- Hotel Peterhoff
- Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort, Shimla
How much does a destination wedding in Shimla cost? It will cost you around 15-20 lakhs and it can be increased depending upon the venue and lavish arrangements.
Rishikesh is a city in Uttarakhand, which is located on the north side of the state with the Himalayan foothills and the river Ganga, River Ganga has always been considered Holy and pure. Rishikesh has many ashrams and temples, few attractions in Rishikesh are, Lakshman Jhula, Ganga aarti, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Byasi, Bharat Mandir, etc; Rishikesh is known as the world capital for Yoga.
There are many adventurous sports to do like Rafting, Bungee jumping, camping, Cliff Jumping, etc; Getting married at this location is perfect where the mountains, temples, and river Ganga witness the holy ceremony of uniting two souls.
The best time to visit Rishikesh is February to May, and you can have weddings from March to May and October to February since it has a pleasant climate during summer and winter.
The best resorts which are perfect for weddings are,
- Aloha On The Ganges, Rishikesh
- Sterling Palm Bliss – Rishikesh
- The Narayana Palace by Salvus, Rishikesh
- The Bhandari Palace
- Divine Resort: Hotel in Rishikesh
Coorg is located in the southern part of Karnataka, it has many famous places to be visited like a national park, Abbey falls, Coffee Plantations, Chiklihole Reservoir, Harangi Dam, Omkareswara temple, Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Seat, Nalknad Aramane Palace, etc; The best time to visit is March to April and its the perfect time get married in Coorg.
The best resorts and hotels in Coorg are:
- Ambara Resort
- Hilldale Resorts
- Heritage Resort Coorg
- Club Mahindra Resort – Madikeri – Coorg
Ooty is located in Tamil Nadu State and is famous for its tea plantations. Ooty has many tourist attractions like Pykara waterfalls, Avalanche Lake, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Mudumalai National Park, Rose Graden, Wax World, Nilgiri Mountain railway Line, etc; They make tasty homemade chocolates and other items.
The famous resorts for weddings are:
- Hotel Lakeview
- Sterling Ooty Elk Hill
- Accord Highland Ooty
- Muhammadiya Shaadi Mahal
- Fortune Resort Sullivan Court, Ooty
Kodaikanal is a hill town located in Tamil Nadu State. Kodaikanal has many beautiful places to visit like Kodaikanal Lake, Silver Cascade falls, Coakers walk, Echo point, Bear Shola falls, Lutheran Chruch, Bryant Park, etc;
It has a few adventurous activities like trekking, rock climbing, rafting, fishing, etc; The Kodaikanal has a wonderful climate, and views of mountains and forests with are perfect for the wedding backdrop.
The best resorts available in Kodaikanal are:
- Sterling Kodai Valley
- Kodai Resort Hotel
- Hotel Kodai International
- The Tamara Kodai
How much does a luxury wedding cost in India?
As the word luxury defines it is a big fat wedding that will be very grand. The cost will be from 30-70 lakhs varying in different categories of decorations, catering menu, guests, and other functions arrangements.
How popular are destination weddings?
With the rapid increase in demand for destination weddings, I would say it is pretty much popular and I believe the demand will be further increased in the coming decades. Maximum people wish to have destination weddings including celebrities and it is the most affordable amount. The great advantage of a destination wedding is you can get away from your busy schedule and have a peaceful wedding, like mini-vacations.
What is the most romantic place to get married?
The most romantic place for getting married are Goa, Kerala, Shimla, and other places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Coorg, Lonavala, etc;
I have listed down a few top Hill Station Wedding Destinations in India that give incredible memories. Hope this article description will give you some clarity in choosing a place for your weddings, let me know if you feel some locations and venues are missing in the comment section.