When we think of planning a destination wedding in India there are two major places that immediately come to mind:
- Goa (of course!)
Apart from these, does India have any other luxury destination wedding venues? Of course.
Travel down south and you have a number of spots that you can choose from to say “I do”. Let’s get acquainted with some of them right away.
God’s Own Country- Kerala
A beautiful state nestled in greenery, Kerala is not called God’s own country for nothing.
From serene back waters, pristine beaches and quaint churches- Kerala has it all.
Since the destination wedding scene has caught on, luxury hotels like The Leela in Kovalam offer the exotic beach wedding locale in Kerala.
If you are partial to a back water wedding, then think no more; Kumarakom is the place for you. Luxury resorts like the Kumarakom Lake Resort, and Zuri will make your wedding day the most memorable. Imagine pre-wedding ceremonies in willowy house boats, and a wedding ceremony with a serene back drop of greenery and Mother Nature blessing you abundantly.
With interesting local art forms for unlimited entertainment, your wedding will be much spoken about for years to come.
In and Around Singara Chennai
Singara Chennai translates to Beautiful Chennai.
Capital of Tamil Nadu and home to one of the longest urban beaches, there are some beautiful destination wedding spots in this location.
Vivanta by Taj- Fisherman’s cove, is a perfect choice if you want a beach wedding wrapped in luxury. The property is sprawling with a pristine beach and can be converted to the venue of your choice.
Another obvious choice would be Mahabalipuram/ Mamallapuram. This ancient historic town is around 60 kms from Chennai city and used to be a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE), from where ancient Indian traders sailed to countries of South East Asia.
The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, the Bollywood movie 2 States gives us major goals of having a wedding in Mahabalipuram with those beautiful final wedding scenes in the movie.
The French Rivera Puducherry
Pondicherry (or Puducherry) is another almost “secretive” beach wedding venue.
At around a two hour drive from Chennai and home to some quaint beaches, Puduchery has romance written all over it thanks to the French connect.
Resorts like Le Pondy and Ocean Spray are apt destination wedding venues for those who want a quaint beach wedding far away from all the hustle.
These are some unique yet luxurious destination wedding venues for those couples who want to have their wedding in exotic South India.