The most stunning palaces in India for your destination wedding : Part 1
BY The WMG Bride | 09 Apr, 2015 | 366 views | 4 min read
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Set in picturesque Jodhpur, Umaid Bhavan is the quintessential Indian castle for your fairytale desi wedding. With architecture that is a blend of Art deco style and Rajput style towers, its easy to get lost in this breathtaking property. Take a stroll amongst marbled squash courts, spend time in the private museum, and take in the grandeur of the throne room. This luxurious property is so stunning in itself, all you will need for your dream wedding is just a play of light and candles.
2. Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad
The Falaknuma is the place where no demand is too outlandish and no request too unattainable. Take your pheras amongst 9000 sq ft of Rajasthani Gardens, and have your reception dinner in the exquisite gold-hued Darbar Hall . Amongst the gigantic glass chandeliers, the gold framed portraits and the marble architecture you will be transported to a place of old Nizami royalty.
3. Samode Palace, Jaipur
4. City Palace, Udaipur
Photography by Rishabh Sood (Candid tales)There is little we can think of that is more beautiful than a palace overlooking a lake. Situated on the East Bank of Lake Pichola, the City Palace in Udaipur is located with the picturesque backdrop of rugged mountains providing the perfect backdrop to its gleaming white exterior. Inside the palace you will find zig-zag corridors, the Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), the Dilkhush Mahal (room of hearts) and other beautiful settings to give your event the royal old world vibe you are after.
5. The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar
If it's not the grandeur of Mughal architecture that beckons to you; then the incredible history, colonial architecture and sophisticated luxury provided by The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar might win your heart. The palace is encircled by the Himalayan ranges and overlooks the picturesque Dal Lake. Previous guests include Lord Mountbatten, and the Palace courtyard’s Chinar Tree was once the site of a meeting between Mahatma Gandhi and the Maharaja Hari Singh. Whether you stay in one of the 10 luxury cottages or the 114 palace rooms, this property has a blend of luxury, state of the art banquet facilities as well as a colonial charm, all rolled into one.
6. Bangalore Palace
Picture by Nikhil RoyYou may mistake it for a castle in Edinburgh, but the Bengaluru palace is one of the most stunning properties in India. The interior walls of the palace are adorned by old paintings, and the palace houses some of the most exquisite and unique details such as Gothic style stained glass windows, a sprawling Durbar hall, and a dining table with mother of pearl inlay work. The sprawling lawns can house the largest of gatherings, and the palace is one of the most unique in terms of its architectural influences
7. Suryagarh Palace, Jaisalmer
Stay tuned to Part 2 as we round up some of the more unheard of properties around