It can be challenging to plan a wedding while thousands of miles away, but if the plan for your special day is to get married in India, we have the hidden gem spots for you! Indian weddings are full of tradition, colors, music, and rituals that date back hundreds of years. Whether the plan is to have a grand celebration or an intimate ceremony, here are a few of the most adorable places to get married in India.
If most of your family and friends live in Mumbai, then Alibaug might be the perfect wedding destination for you. This charming coastal town is just a two-hour drive from the city and boasts a variety of unique wedding locations. From untouched beaches on virgin islands to beautiful forts with stunning stonework, this ocean side town has it all. Seaside accommodations in Alibaug are a fraction of the price compared to Mumbai and Pune. The best time to get married in Alibaug is between November and July when the weather is perfect for a beach wedding.
Mandu is an ancient fort city with rich cultural history. With plenty of old world charm, the ruins of a city that was once great offers a royal wedding scene without the price tag. The summer season in Mandu, which goes from April to June is very hot. Monsoon season is from July to September. So if your plan to get married in India includes Mandu, plan your wedding during their winter season, which is from October to March.
Right outside of Pune, India, lies India’s Largest Hill City. Lavasa is a private, planned city that was inspired by the Italian town of Portofino. With rolling hills along the lake, waterfalls, and gorgeous architecture, this quaint town is perfect for a wedding. Lavasa makes for stunning photographs and boasts a variety of affordable wedding venues. The best time to have your wedding in Lavasa is from October to May.
Located in the Himalayan foothills along the Ganges River, Rishikesh is not only beautiful, but it’s also a holy place. The city is a center for studying yoga and meditation and it boasts plenty of temples and ashrams. Even though Rishikesh is still a relatively new wedding destination, it is growing in popularity due to its sandy white beaches and serene atmosphere. Quaint hotels and guesthouses in the city are the perfect place to tie the knot. Get married in Rishikesh between late September and mid-November for the best weather.
Before You Get Married in India…
Lastly, if you are a US citizen, know what you need before you go! Read up on this info from the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India. And if you need a complete guide to plan your Indian wedding, check out this resource that explains the legal requirements to get married in India.
To plan your USA wedding, check out ‘The Most Affordable Places To Get Married In The USA‘.