A wedding marks a new start in the life of an individual. It is one of the most beautiful and magical moment, where two people vow to love each other for the rest of their lives. To start a new chapter in your life, you need a grand celebration, which will not only make that “one day” special but also memorable. And, if you live in India or you are an Indian living in some other country. Then you are well aware of Big Fat Indian Wedding and the majestic celebration.
Along with the love for weddings, India also has some really magnificent wedding destinations, which especially includes the old traditional and culturally rich royal palaces, which can make your wish of having a royal wedding come true.
So, here is a list of 10 Palaces in India that you should definitely consider for your dream royal wedding.
1) Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar
This 553-year-old medieval Fort- Palace is situated on the 2 billion-year-old Aravalli Hills. The palace with its old rich heritage has nine palace wings, that is built across 14 tiered into a hill across 2.5 hectare / 6 acres of garden-palace. The hanging gardens, swimming pools, ayurvedic spa and other modern facilities can only add up to its comfort and beauty. It could be the perfect destination for your dream wedding.
2) Jagmandir Island Palace, Udaipur
Not satisfied only with the magnificent structure of the palace, then this palace has a lot to offer. This 17th-century palace is located on an island within Lake Pichola. It is one of the most expensive venues for weddings in India but, the splendid location can give all you ever wanted. The palace looks extremely beautiful at night, where the lights decorating the palace reflects on the water thereby providing a breath-taking view.
3) Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur
Well, this palace already gained a lot of popularity after the sensational wedding of Bollywood/Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas. This heritage site, which is set on Chittar hills, perfectly blends the traditional and modern taste with its luxury experience.
4) Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Built in 1894, located 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad, was the palace of Nizam who was considered to be the richest man in the world at one time. The extravagance and the richness have the power to enchant you. Moreover, services like horse-drawn carriages and the palace butlers can really give you the feels of royalty and splendour.
5) Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
The palace with hand-carved marble ‘jails’ or latticework, cupolas and ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs and Mughal garden can take you a step closer to the royal heritage of Rajasthan. The palace has large verandas, banquet halls and lawns which can be the best option for different wedding rituals and customs.
6) Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore
Located at the foot of the Chamundi hill, it was built in 1931 by the Maharaja of Mysore to host his most important guest, the Viceroy of India. The glorious bright white palace offers a panoramic view of the gentle slopes and curving valley. The architecture with a two-storey composition of twin ionic columns, central dome and landscaped gardens adds up to its greatness.
7) Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Maharaja Jagat Singh II of Udaipur built this marvellous palace in 1746. It is also located amid a lake which offers heart-stopping views of the neighbouring City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir. It is said to be one of the most romantic of hotels which could be an ideal venue for any royal wedding.
8) Suryagarh Palace, Jaisalmer
This grand palace is located in the Thar Desert, which bestows you with amazing series of events especially for your wedding like a halwai breakfast, a jazz brunch, gipsy galas at the dunes, a ‘Silk Route’ sangeet dinner, indulgent ‘after-parties’ and many more things.
9) Fort Jadhavgadh, Pune
With the rich cultural background, this 300-year-old fort is the only heritage fort near Pune. The pleasing interiors and exteriors make the architecture majestic. They also provide different series of events according to the taste of the couple.
10) Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Another dignified palace of Rajasthan, which was built in 1745, is a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is located in the heart of Jaipur which can give you the perfect taste of Rajasthani culture and heritage. The palace lawns are ideal for Big Fat Indian Wedding which can hold up to 2,500 guests.
These are the few best options for your destination wedding, which can make your dream, of having a magical wedding, come true.