Destination Wedding In Udaipur: A Paradise to Begin Your Love Life
The lovely and romantic season of wedding has set in and couples can’t help but think of some unique, popular and enchanting destinations in India. If you are bitten by the ‘destination wedding’ bug, we recommend you the City Of Lakes, Udaipur in Rajasthan for your extravaganza that can instantly cast a spell on just anyone.
Love-struck couples, celebrities and big shots love to zero in on Udaipur as their destination wedding location for myriad reasons. Udaipur has no dearth of regal elements, heritage flavour, cultural essence, sprawling palaces and enough amp and charm to lure the soon-to-wed couples. Let’s see what all makes the City Of Lakes feel like magic and worth hosting breathtaking weddings.
Udaipur-An Ideal Wedding Destination
You unfold wonders after wonder when you are at the paradise named Udaipur. So, what the City can do add to your destination weddings is not a new thing. Overwhelming lakes, sky views, grand heritage hotels, air of culture, regal air, fairytale effect of the forts and palaces in combination gets closer to making your dreams becoming real. The touch of royalty makes your wedding massive, special and helps you showcase the royal glory.
Folk dance performances, Ghoomar and Kalbeliya shows, Katputtli or puppet shows are essential part of Udaipur and can take your wedding ceremonies like haldi, mehndi and sangeet a notch higher. The lake front view, forts, palaces, historical background, natural set-up and cultural vibes describes the city as one of the most exotic and romantic destinations in India for weddings.
The Romantic City – Venice of The East
The vibrant destination has various faces to it. Looking beyond the physical structures, architectures, beauty and monument; romantic spirit of Udaipur also makes it one of the most-sought after wedding destinations in India. Venice of the East, as Udaipur has hidden stories of love and descriptive in its unique way. The romantic city turns each and every moment of the wedding into something magical, heavenly and extraordinary.
Couples feel like splurging big over here for its romantic effect and essence. The picturesque landscapes make Udaipur picture-perfect and paradisiacal too. Lovely weather, serene surroundings, fort-like-structures all around, ambience of a Rajwada makes it a lover’s paradise to exchange marital vows.
That the City of Lakes is star-struck makes it stand out among other wedding destinations in India. Udaipur has everything a big shot, high-profile celebrity or an entrepreneur needs to host their extravagant gala evenings. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh who tied the knots with Rukmini Sahay on February 9, 2017 had the larger-than-life wedding celebration in Udaipur. The rituals and ceremonies of big fat Ambani wedding ( of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal) held at The Oberoi Udaivilas Hotel, Udaipur is still etched in our minds. Moreover, Udaipur is a crowd-puller not only for Indians but foreigners as well. Liz-Hurley and Arun Nayar’s wedding bandwagon in Udaipur with regal elements cannot be forgotten either. Ranveer Singh, Raveena Tandon and more of celebrities got married at Udaipur.
The Right Time And Season For Weddings
Like other aspects, weather too in Udaipur favourable and pleasant. Summers are not that scorching and winters isn’t that bone chilling. So, the seasons are just surreal for throughout the year wedding planning and celebrations. Infact, the Rajasthan desert offers a pleasant weather with a few lakes surrounding the city (Udaipur) that keeps the weather in check. However, the months of September to March are said to be most favourable for planning and hosting your Big Day successfully. In winter you can have bright sunny days and in summers cool breeze evenings for your rituals.
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Getting married in a palace, or in the middle of a lake, at a fort with stunning sunset views, or at a luxe five-star hotel - whatever your choice, Udaipur has everything that sets the right tone for your destination wedding. Though average cost of destination weddings in Udaipur sums upto Rs 50-70 Lakhs for a guest list of about 250 people, we have classified the list of hotels, palaces and resorts on the basis of their extravaganza, average ratings and the budget involved. Depending on your expenses involved and the wedding planner, you can get any type of wedding organized.
Heritage Palaces and Hotels
The Oberoi Udaivilas- Situated on the banks of Lake Pichola with indoor and outdoor venue options, guests fall in love as soon as they get to see the unique setting. At Udaivilas it’s like immersing yourself in the culture of Rajasthan. You take back beautiful memories, emotions, love, attachment with a royal destination wedding in Udaipur. The costs start at Rs 8500 onwards and the guest capacity being 50-800.
Location- Badi-Gorela-Mulla Talai Rd, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Jagmandir Island Palace- The palace is royal, exquisite, quirky and suitable to host outdoor weddings. The palace is versatile enough to host all kinds of weddings, including theme destination weddings. Caterers, decorators, services and lush green lawns as outdoor venues help you experience and discover the uniqueness and culture of Udaipur wedding. You can expect your pay to reach around Rs 25 Lakhs for a destination wedding at Jagmandir, Udaipur at an island on Lake Pichola.
Location - Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
RAAS Devigarh- It’s a luxury galore with magnificent gardens, beautiful hill view and state-of-the-art amenities which is apt to host regal ceremonies, weddings and family events. It patronizes Indian royal heritage and is perfect setting to host a destination palace wedding. Pricing involved for hosting a two-night ceremony here is INR 45, 00,000 including meals, decor, DJ, folk dancers, mehndi artists and other entertainment options. No wonder, it costs you a bomb but you have everything under the sun for your destination wedding in Udaipur at RAAS Devigarh
Location- NH8, Near Eklingji Temple, Delwara, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313202
Fatehgarh Hotel- Fatehgarh palace offers mesmerizing old school charm of the Land of Maharajas- Rajasthan and is situated in western corner of Udaipur and is just perfect for a heritage or a theme wedding destination. The palace’s Mardana Mahal and Zanana Mahal is built architecturally and stylishly to interplay male and female aspects. The outdoor wedding lawns can accommodate upto 200 guests with rooms costing Rs 11000 and food Rs 2,300 per plate plus taxes. Rates are high during October to March, the peak wedding seasons.
Location- Sisarma - Bujra Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Shiv Niwas Palace- It’s a heritage property which is actually a part of City Palace turned into a five-star property. City Palace also has courtyards transformed for palace weddings. It is said that unmatched royal affair comes at a cost, so if you have the moolahs, look no further than Shiv Niwas Palace that accommodates more than 3000 guests. Hosting a destination wedding at Shiv Niwas would be a respite from the city buzz for the family and friends. The costing of a wedding here can range between 30 Lakhs to 80 Lakhs including food, basic decor, transport etc.
Location- Lake Pichola, The City Palace Complex, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Pocket Planners- Budget Hotels
Chunda Palace- It is a great venue to get hitched. Located in the heart of the city with indoor halls and even terrace options, Chunda Palace is a great option for a destination wedding in Udaipur. Selected decor, furniture, services and delightful view; Chunda is all about class and elegance. It’s a pleasing property where the charges are Rs 1200 onwards for food and Rs 4000 to 8000 for rooms depending upon the season. The regal and inviting palace holds 50-300 guests.
Location- 1, Main Road, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Shavri Colony, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Lal Garh Palace, Resort & Spa- Architecture, decor, modern amenities, amazing hospitality, splendid hill view and world-class services and cuisine gives you a royal feel making it one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Udaipur. Wedding sequence of the television show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ was shot at the same Lal Gagarh Palace.The on-screen wedding is an inspiration enough to make you host a wedding at this paradise. Impressive isn’t? While palace’s banquet hall capacity is to hold 500 guests, the grand garden can accommodate a gathering of 800-1000 guests. You and your guests will fall in awe of the romantic ambience, magnificence and ostentation, making your Big-day a relaxing break for everyone. Well, it’s a flawless experience as far as the budget goes as pricing are Rs 1000 onwards for the food per head. The venue can hold 500-2500 guests at a time.
Location- Cheerwa Ghats (Village), Eklingji Road, National Highway 8, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313024
Udai Kothi- Located near ghats of Lake Pichola, Udai Kothi is a modern hotel with modern amenities, luxury, regal feel, grand structures, heritage and royalty. Look no further if you wish to have a small and intimate wedding celebration having just close family members and friends by your side. It’s a completely ‘value for money’ destination-wedding venue in Udaipur. Personal chefs, in-house services, food variants and the exclusive ambience make it a heaven for wedding and events. The hotel charges are INR 3, 00,000 for the venue, INR 5, 50,000 for DJ and decoration, and INR 1,800-2,200 for the meal.
Location- Opp Hanuman Ghat On Lake, Chand Pole Rd, Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan
How to reach Udaipur?
Travelling and reaching Udaipur is a cakewalk for people from all sides of the country. The city airport-Maharana Pratap is 20-22 kms away from the main city and lands flights from different parts of the country on a daily basis. There is amazing train connectivity to Udaipur and different parts of Rajasthan. And as far as road connectivity goes, the highways are well connected making Udaipur a feasible and fun option. Buses, cans and rickshaws are available for those who wish for within-the-city tours and outings.
Cuisine: As Royal As It Gets
From amongst the countless reasons that makes Udaipur a perfect destination wedding, the cuisines and food scenes are equally breathtaking, heavenly and luxurious. Dal Bati Churma, lal maas, the traditional Rajasthani thali and more, the culinary delights of Udaipur are truly the key elements of a Big fat Indian wedding. Garlic chutney, authentic veggies, Marwari achar are few of the spicy highlights of the wedding food menu. The delicacies in Udaipur are as authentic as the city itself.
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Tips to host a budget wedding: Save with the Right Planning
Those who wish to save on few bucks while still carrying your dreams forward can count on these useful tips to make the Udaipur destination wedding a grand success. Read on:-
- Personal and intimate wedding- Invite close friends and family
- Search and book hotels that suits your budget
- Advance booking plays key role in saving
- Book DJ, mehendi artists and caterers much in advance and through local relatives if you have
- Make it a maximum of 2-3 day celebration to cut on expenses
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For an extraordinary and not-so-usual destination wedding, Udaipur is what you need to count on. Old walls, high ceilings and havelis with ancient make can transform your wedding journey into a royal and grandiose affair.