Imagine a ceremony where the love of your life proclaims “I do” as the sun sets on the panoramic views of mighty mountains in the background.
You leave the hustle of urban life for the big day and retreat to one of the enchanting resorts tucked away in the wilderness. Blessings of the elderly enrich your life amid lush greenery and windy valleys.
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Does it all sound dreamy? I know! To add to the excitement, you will be over the moon looking back at the wedding photographs; they make a memorabilia for the lifetime.
Nature flourishes and makes the bride look ravishing in all her glory, indeed. The groom would surely be at his best too!
Cecil Oberoi, Shimla
Nestled between the enormous valley and steep rock formations of mighty Himalayas, The Oberoi Cecil creates a brilliant backdrop for the fairy-tale wedding you have always dreamed about.
Built during the Raj era in 1880s, the property is a perfect blend of British architecture with modern state of art amenities.
A plethora of activities from a toy train ride to explore the local markets await you and your guests. A walk in the abundance of nature will bring in much coveted refreshment to de-stress your mind.
Indulge in their famous range of cocktails for those intimate family parties. Do not forget a pre-wedding bonfire in the woods arranged by the impeccable service personnel of Cecil!
Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling
Darjeeling, the British made hill town is a quaint little abode on top of Himalayas with all the wonders of Shivalika range.
A heaven for tea lovers, stands tall the Glenburn Tea Estate, a luxurious palatial bungalow from the days of yore. Check out TripAdvisor’s review of this tea estate here.
It is a bit away from the hustles of downtown Darjeeling mall, an hour’s drive. Acres of tea estate and occasional glimpses of Kanchenjunga adorn this rare find of a resort.
A wedding planned in the retreat is imprinted with elegance and grace. The entire bungalow has 8 suites and can accommodate up to 14 guests.
You can take up activities like fishing, hiking or a walk amid the clouds with friends and family and celebrate the beginning of blissful conjugal life.
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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Kashmir
“They say if there were a heaven on Earth, it would be at Kashmir.”
Kashmir is incredibly beautiful. Nature has kept not the slightest of possession away from the preferred landscape in the valley.
A rare juxtaposition of tranquil earth and breathtaking view of Pir Panjal range happen only at the luxury retreat of The Khyber Himalayan Resort.
The rooms are furnished with delicate craftsmanship and teakwood floors reflect the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir.
A winter wedding here will mean fun and frolic amid the snow with skiing as facilitated by the resort.
Enjoy a sport of trout fishing or mountain biking if you are planning to get married during spring-summer.
The regal banquet hall or the landscaped gardens and amphi-theater will play the perfect venue for your grand party.
When in Kashmir, treat your guests to traditional spread of Wazwan, the plentiful feast of ethnic Kashmiri weddings.
Check out more about Kashmir Valley travel in this Wikipedia article.
Orange County, Coorg
Situated at the heart of India’s own Scotland, Orange County in Coorg will make you bewilder with her unbridled elegance and beauty.
Fragrance of coffee and spice plantation mesmerize the valley. The hill station is home some of the finest wildlife and birds of the country.
As you celebrate the beginning of a blissful life of togetherness in Orange County, you and your guests will take away the essence of an enthralling beauty in absolute raw form from the heart of the valley.
The effort-less option
Planning a destination wedding is not a hassle anymore. You can find wedding venues at your wedding destination online and choose what suits your budget and preferences.
Not only this, you can find wedding photographers, makeup artists, etc., also online. Most of them would be comfortable with travelling to the venue. Download the wedding planning app to discover more.
Wedmegood has curated the list for you keeping in mind the quality of service and a range of budget that suits everyone’s need.
Worry not for this is one extravagant event you want to talk about the rest of your life. Make it grand. All you need is to chalk out what you want for the event.
The resorts will take utmost care to make even the impossible happen on your wedding night. Wait and watch the magic unfold as the rituals beckon!
About The Author
After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai Mekala, the wizard behind the travel blog, Romancing The Planet, was never interested in finding a day job at a desk so instead set out to explore the world. Five years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from their desk jobs and become digital nomads. Sai blogs about his travel experiences in India on his other blog, Add Some Curry.
**This is a guest post by Sai from Romancing the Planet. All images and text above belong to the author!