Watch any classic wedding movie (especially Father of the Bride), and you’ll soon understand why destination weddings are so popular. The reason is that in these times you look for something distinct and different. People prefer traveling to other cities to host a grand wedding ceremony. While there are also some who go an extra mile and plan their wedding in a different country altogether, but if you do not have that kinda budget, you can plan a destination wedding in Rajasthan. With a plethora of options for the perfect venues and also because Rajasthan is such a beautifully diverse place. However, Haalo has listed down some of the most preferred wedding venues in Rajasthan that will never go out of trend.
Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, has a historical reputation that precedes itself. Home to the Mewar and subsequent dynasties for centuries, Udaipur is a lavish town characterized by glorious palaces, chief among them — The City Palace. This massive palatial complex has a series of exquisite houses that serve as wedding venues occasionally; Zeena Mehal, Manek Chowk and Shivniwas Palace popular among them. And, that’s besides the serene Pichola Lake that beautifully encompasses the City Palace.
Popularly known as Pink City, historic and lavish palaces, exotic forts of Jaipur has invited not only Indians but foreigners also to tie their knots in a royal way.
The City Palace
This erstwhile residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur in the heart of the city truly epitomizes royal hospitality. Palace complex consists of Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal subsequently offering amazing space for glittering nuptials. This palace complex is an ideal fusion of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles.
The Rambagh Palace
Originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace has stepped gracefully through many royal transitions—from the home of the queen’s favourite handmaiden, to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, this jewel in the Taj’s crown offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites which were the chambers of the former Maharaja.
This 16th-century palace nestled in the ancient Aravalli hills has striking wall murals, atmospheric rooms, an infinity pool, and a great wine cellar. This is a bonafide castle or palace, accessible through a winding fort wall. The Durbar Hall where erstwhile kings gave audiences to their subjects is painted with blue and red wall murals that are both impressive and for some, over the top.
This 15th-century heritage hotel is among the most popular resorts for weddings and is ideal to invent your own past at the dream site of history. Seven palace wings built over 14 layers tiered into a hill across 2.5 hectares/ 6 acres of garden-palace, make Neemrana Fort Palace one of the unique resorts. Hanging gardens, two pools to swim out to the horizon, an Ayurvedic spa, and India’s first zip-line is what the world comes to experience!
Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort. The palace is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main shopping areas, and the Balsamand and Kalyana lakes.