Wedding Planning

9 'Hidden Gems' in India for a Beautiful Destination Wedding

Anupriya Khanna, 28 Sep 2018

Opting for a destination wedding has very much become the new trend these days, but what still remains to be a cumbersome task is finalizing on that perfect destination for your wedding. And while you can always blindly pick those same old cliche destinations like Goa or Udaipur for your big day celebrations, but when you have got so many other options available, that shouldn’t be the case. There are numerous unexplored and offbeat destinations in India (from heritage sites to national parks) that are not just visually appealing, but also too romantic for you to give them a miss.

So, if you haven’t settled on a location yet,  pay some attention here. We have listed some of the hidden gems in India that can make for your perfect wedding destination. Drive through and see which one suits you the best.

Lesser Known Places for Destination Wedding in India

1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Can't find that perfect destination for your wedding? What better place to embark on this new journey than in Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), right next to the holy banks of river Ganges. This sacred town's picturesque locale and idyllic setting will win your hearts at once and make your wedlock one memorable affair.

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Recommended Resorts:

The Glasshouse on the Ganges

The Aloha on the Ganges

2. Naukuchiatal, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Referred as the 'treasure of natural beauty', Naukuchiatal is a mesmerizing destination for weddings in India. Away from the regular hustle-bustle of the city, this small hill station is surrounded with lush green oak forests and is mainly known for its nine-cornered lake (which is situated at 1,220 m above sea level).

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Recommended Resorts:

Lake Resort

3. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, the heritage city of Khajuraho is one of those untouched & unexplored destinations that harbors some of the most fascinating and beauteous temple complexes in the world. If you are looking for a destination, the surroundings of which may give you all those princely feels, Khajuraho should be your pick.

Recommended Resorts:

The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho

4. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Situated at the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Mussoorie has off late become one of the most popular wedding destinations in India. With its pleasant weather, hilly backdrops, lush green valleys and breathtaking views, Mussoorie can make for such a romantic setup to get hitched.

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Recommended Resorts:

JW Marriott

Jaypee Manor

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5. Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

Home to thousands of flora & fauna, Kanha national park is another beautiful destination for weddings in India. The serene surroundings and organic atmosphere of this place can lend those joyous vibes to your wedding. However, make sure you're not planning to tie the knot anytime between July to mid-October as the forest remains closed at that time.

Recommended Resorts:

Taj Banjaar Tola

6. Kumarakom, Kerala

With a spectacular view of lush green surroundings and enchanting backwaters, Kumarakom qualifies to be one of the best destinations for weddings in India. The best thing about this place is that it is far away from the noisy streets. So, if you are planning for an intimate and cozy wedding, book your resort in Kumarakom now. Trust us, the beauty of this destination will leave your guests in awe.

Recommended Resorts:

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Lakesong Resort

7. Khimsar, Rajasthan

Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur have already been done to death when it comes to destination weddings. So, if you don't want to go the mainstream way, pick Khimsar as your wedding destination. Set amidst the lustrous Rajasthani desert sand dunes, Khimsar is yet another lesser known wedding destination in India.

Recommended Resorts:

WelcomHotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes, Rajasthan

8. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Who says Goa is the only destination for beach weddings? Situated on the south-east coast of Bay of Bengal, Vizag/Visakhapatnam is one of the hidden gems in India that is blessed with pristine beaches and quaint surroundings. Tying the knot at this exotic destination would leave you and your partner with a lifetime of memories.

Recommended resorts:


Sai Priya Beach Resorts

9. Hampi, Karnataka

Famous for hand-carved temples, royal pavilions, sacred complexes, and treasury buildings, World's Heritage site-Hampi is a newbie on the list. The destination is best suited for couples who have a thing for fancy architecture and majestic palaces. The best time to plan a wedding in Hampi is in the months of November to February as the heat is more bearable at that time.

Recommended Resorts:

Evolve Back

Hyatt Place


Which 'Hidden Gem' have you bookmarked for your destination wedding? Let us know in the comments.