10 Best Summer Wedding Destinations in and Around India

Have you started off with planning for your big day? If so, summer is fast approaching and we are here to help you with selecting the best summer wedding destinations to celebrate it. Though they burn a hole in your pocket, they are definitely worth it cause destination weddings are officially a thing now. And if you’re planning to pull off a Virushka or a Nickyanka we have picked up 10 beautiful destinations you might want to consider for your big day in and around India.

Best Summer Wedding Destinations
Best Summer Wedding Destinations

Here’s the countdown of the 10 best summer wedding destinations in and around India!

#1. Goa

Let’s begin with one of the most popular summer wedding destinations in India. Goa has retained its crown of being one of the most desired destinations for weddings.  Fun, frolic and party and what not– you can have all this in one place, here. Your big day is sure to be dreamy when you tie the knot in Goa. The most popular wedding venues here are Zuri White Sands, Radisson Blu, Riva Beach Resort, Novotel etc.

#2. Rajasthan

Well well, if not Rajasthan, where else? This state has quite a few cities in which you can host your wedding in a royal as well as a regal way. Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer are some the cities where there are forts and palaces to have quite an extravagant affair. The best wedding venues here are Taj Hari Mahal – Jodhpur, Jai Mahal Palace – Jaipur, Jaisalmer Marriott, The Oberoi Udaivilas etc. A wedding to behold and an experience to reminisce, the guests will never forget your big day!

#3. Pelling

Present in the state of Sikkim, this city has a calm aura to it and is away from all the everyday boisterous activities. One of the most underrated summer wedding destinations, Pelling is sure to catch your eyes with the huge mountains in the backdrop. Not to mention the beautiful monasteries adding to the scenic beauty. Chumbi Mountain Retreat resort is the best wedding venue here.

#4. Havelock island

Being part of Richie’s Archipelago in the Andaman, Havelock islands will let you have a simple and beautiful destination wedding. Snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing are some of the activities available here if you want your guests to quite enjoy the destination as well. Munjoh Ocean Resort is the best destination wedding spot on this island.

#5. Shimla

One of the most popular summer wedding destinations, Shimla is the place to choose if you want to have a magical wedding with the blessings of Mother Nature in the foothills of the Himalayas. With beautiful landscapes all around the place, the whole affair will definitely be a treat to your eyes.  Some of the best wedding venues here are Royal Tulip Luxury Resort, Ramada Kasauli, Deventure Shimla Hills etc.

#6. Lakshadweep Islands

Imagine a wedding on an island in the middle of a sea far away from all the human chaos. Sounds divine, doesn’t it? Well, that is what you get when you plan your wedding in any of the islands of Lakshadweep. But you got to keep in mind that Lakshadweep can only be reached by water. Best wedding venues here are Bangaram Beach Resort, Seashells Beach Resort etc.

#7. Rishikesh

Planning for a divine wedding? So why not Rishikesh? Set in the foothills of the Himalayas with the Ganges just aside, the atmosphere is quite calm and serene and can be one of the most offbeat summer wedding destinations. Regarded as one of the holiest cities in India, the guests would be more than pumped to attend the wedding. Best wedding venues here are Aloha on the Ganges, Palm Bliss resorts, The Forest View Hotel etc.

#8. Pondicherry

Regarded as the Goa of South India, Pondicherry is your go-to place if you want to host a destination wedding in South India.  With a touch of both the Indian and French heritage, Pondicherry is sure to win your hearts with the endless beaches and coastal cuisine. The best wedding venues here are Le Pondy, Nalla Eco Beach resort, Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray etc.

Here are a couple of the best summer wedding destinations outside India

#1. Sri Lanka

The country may be small, but the rich culture and heritage that Sri Lanka has is very fascinating. It has a lot of quaint little towns for you to choose from for your big day. Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Kandy and Sigiriya are a few to choose from. Also, the visa process to Sri Lanka is quite easy so you need not worry about it. Best wedding venues here are Shangri-La Hambantota, Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa etc.

#2. Nepal

If you are planning for an outside India yet in a way that doesn’t cost you your entire savings, Nepal is the perfect choice for you then. Rich sceneries, the delicious Nepalese cuisine, the n number of adventure options for adrenaline junkies, the serenity and the amazing wildlife is sure to lure you into planning your dream wedding in Nepal. This definitely is one of the most unique summer wedding destinations. The best wedding venues here are Crowne Plaza Resort, Gokarna Forest Resort. Pavilion Himalayas etc.

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