Royal weddings is a costly affair. You can only stare at photographs of royal weddings if you’re not super-duper-rich. Anyway, the concept of royal weddings is catching popularity in India. If you have a lot of money to make your wedding a “big fat” one, why not do it the royal way? As India has a rich culture and heritage, for it has been ruled by Rajputs, Mughals and Britishers in the past, the country isn’t short of destinations that are just way too perfect to give regal colours to a wedding.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Talk of royal wedding and miss out imagining it happening in Udaipur? Not a chance. Situated in the Lake Pichola of Udaipur, this palace was built in 1746 by Maharana Jagat Singh II. Taj Lake Palace has always been amongst the top choices for royal weddings due to its perfect combination of elegant architecture and breathtakingly beautiful location – majestic Aravali mountains one one side and yet other palaces on the other.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Another gem situated in the state of Rajasthan is Umaid Bhawan. It was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh and in 1977 the palace was converted into a heritage hotel. The artchitectural beauty of the palace is unequalled. The huge size of the regally charming palace with large lawns makes it a perfect venue for a royal wedding. The palace has witnessed a large number of famous weddings.
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Hotel Rambagh Palace is situated in Jaipur, the capital city of the royal state of Rajasthan. This palace resort spread over 47 acres of beautiful gardens was originally built as a hunting lodge in 1835, later on coverted to the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur in 1925, and finally converted into a hotel in 1957. This one is an architecural masterpiece, and is a fine example of fine blend of Rajputana-Mughal architecture, and is situated in the middle of the beautiful “Pink City”.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Falaknuma Palace is situated in Hyderabad, the captital city of Telangana state. Nawab Vicar Ul Umra laid the foundation stone in 1893 and was designed by an English architect which explains its exquisite design. It was converted into a hotel in 2010 after renovations. It is a gorgeous, and a very spacious white palace spread over 32 acres area. It’s one of the most ideal royal wedding locations in the South of the country.
Neemrana Fort, Jaipur-Delhi Highway
Like many other palaces in Rajasthan, this one has also been a venue for a number of royal weddings. This 15th century heritage resort, situated on a hill and spread over a 6 acres of area has all the qualities to be a great option for a royal wedding. Besides, its proximity from two big cities – Delhi & Jaipur is just another reason why it is a terrific option.
City Palace, Jaipur
City Palace is yet another great model illustrating fusion of Rajputana and Mughal Architectures in the capital city of Rajasthan. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, and then successive rulers made various additions to it. The palace covers a huge area, and is divided into a series of gardens, buildings and courtyards, which makes it a perfect venue to hold a royal wedding.
Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
Laxmi Niwas Palace is situated in Bikaner city in the state of… any guesses? Rajasthan! The palace, designed in 1896 in Indo-Saracenic style by a British architect, and built in 1902, was formerly the residential palace of the Maharaja of Bikaner. Presently, the palace is a luxury hotel and has served as a regal venue for many grand weddings. The most striking features of this pink sandstone palace are its unique architecture, marble courtyards, fountains, and acres of landscaped gardens surrounding the palace building. The palace exhibits all the necessary qualities required in the venue of a royal wedding.
City Palace, Udaipur
Udaipur is undoubtedly the topmost destination for royal weddings in India. Another important grand wedding venue in Udaipur is City Palace. Construction of the palace complex was started by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1553. It is located on the East bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. The ambiance and the aesthetic beauty of this palace is one of its kind.
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