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If this wedding season, you are looking out to tie the knot with your true love in the best rajsi grace, then here are the perfect doors waiting for you to walk in. Now get to experience the golden feel of being the King and Queen, on your wedding day at some of India’s most magnificent palaces and forts.
We have compiled a list of 10 splendid palaces and forts that are unique, and offer nothing but the best to make your special day even more memorable. Take a look at the grand venues that are perfect for hosting your royal destination wedding.
A palace right out of the fairy tales, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most luxurious venues for hosting a lavish wedding. Kissed by the golden glow of the sun during the twilights, the palace made out of yellow sandstone looks absolutely enthralling. The lush greenery all around, regal apartments, breathtaking views of the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur from a vantage point, and lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine, the palace has everything to host a royal destination wedding.
If you plan to get married somewhere between September to October, your guests can indulge in the most popular fair of the city, known as Marwar Festival (originally known as Maand Festival). And if you just missed the chance, then worry not. A wedding around January to February would be another great option for your guests to witness the spectacular Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival and Nagaur Fair.
Perched atop a 2,000 foot high hill, Falaknuma Palace is truly a ‘palace in the sky’. Host to the grand wedding of Arpita Khan, Salman Khan’s baby sister, the palace can be a perfect setting for the royal wedding of your dreams. Whether you want to entertain just a few guests or invite the whole town, the palace can easily accommodate them all.
A melange of rich history, delicious food, world class service, spectacular backdrops for perfect photos, and beautifully kept lawns and gardens are the perfect ingredients to hold the most important event of your life.
We have heard enough about the beach weddings in general, let us talk about the magical lake wedding now. Situated amidst the famous Lake Pichola, in Udaipur, the Jagmandir Palace is rightly referred to as the ‘garden of heaven’.
When illuminated at night, the palace looks like a jewel floating on the pristine waters of the lake. Ferried to the venue by a boat, your wedding guests are bound to get bowled over by a feeling of exclusivity and romance. Get married on a day when the moon is full and shining brightly above you for a memory of a lifetime. A firecracker show for your wedding guests would be a sone pe suhaga experience.
When it comes to royal wedding venues, Rajashtan is the hot spot! So, it would be no surprise to see another palace from the state making its way to this list. Bound by 18 acres of lush green Mughal Gardens, the majestic Jai Mahal Palace offers a magnificent backdrop for a regal Rajasthani wedding. Not in a mood to give up the royal treatment yet, then you can continue with your honeymoon in this romantic place for as long as you want.
A royal wedding in the Devi Garh Palace is what dream royal weddings are weaved on. Snuggled up in the midst of Aravalli hills, the white-on-white interiors, a brilliant play with the lightings, decorated with pops of colour everywhere, the palace looks absolutely stunning. Rajasthani folk music, fireworks, exotic wedding, and the reception locations, like courtyards, the Durbar hall, terraces, and the poolside with lip-smacking food. What else could you ask for a perfect royal destination wedding?
Nestled in the belly of intimidating Aravalli hills, along the Delhi-Jaipur highway route, the Neemrana Fort is absolutely out of this world. If you are fond of the medieval period, then nothing can beat this epic venue for a royal destination wedding. Fused with old world charm and panoramic views, the palace also has many amazing locations for pre-wedding shoots.
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This fort even boasts of a splendid swimming pool, and sundeck terraces overlooking the horizon, which are perfect for hosting a cocktail party. The rooftop gardens would be a mesmerising venue for the reception. Neemrana Fort Palace is an ideal location for a small, private fairytale wedding.
A traditional Rajasthani palace adorned with beautiful pavilions, golden gazebos, hand-painted frescoes, and lush green surroundings. Chunda Palace is another dream come true venue for a regal destination wedding.
So, gear up for the wedding functions, and tie your nuptials with Lake Pichola in the background giving a stunning view. We bet your guests would envy every moment. The sunset from the terrace, basking in the amazing hospitality offered by the palace staff, is something you would not want to miss out on enjoying.
If the idea of long stretches of wild sand, camel rides, bonfire, folk music and dance against the backdrop of a magnificent fort appeals to you, then Fort Rajwada in Jaisalmer is just the perfect setting to take you wedding vows. Deep in the heart of Thar desert, the fort, also known as the ‘Pride of Jaisalmer’, offers a splendid view of the Sonar Fort.
Do not miss out on the wonderful hospitality, beautiful interiors, picture perfect locations, and delectable delicacies from Rajasthani, Indian and European cuisines.
Home to the Maharaja of Bikaner in the past, Laxmi Niwas Palace, is a monumental palace built out of blush pink sandstone. With marble courtyards, lily ponds and fountains, colonnaded corridors, canopied balconies, lush greenery, and peacocks taking a stroll in the garden, there cannot be a better setting for an absolutely regal affair.
You can even treat your guests to an exotic Rajasthani dance, and puppet show. Share your love story with your wedding guests through the puppets. It would add an interesting touch to the wedding.
Want to host a royal wedding, but the Rajasthani palaces seem too far for you and your guests? Do not lose hope yet, for there is a royal palace right in the midst of India's IT city, Bangalore (Bengaluru). The palace takes you back to the Medieval period with its Tudor style architecture, fortified towers, turrets and battlements.
Whether you opt for an indoor wedding in the Durbar Hall or an open air lawn wedding in beautiful gardens of the palace, there is no denying that the Palace Grounds is a perfect setting for a royal extravaganza.
Indian weddings are in itself a whole regal affair, and to add the dash of royalty in your wedding celebrations, you can chose any of the above mentioned palaces as your venue. Do let us know which of these palaces fancied you the most?
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