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The most stunning palaces in India for your destination wedding : Part 1

BY The WMG Bride | 09 Apr, 2015 | 366 views | 4 min read

If old world royalty is your thing, then a Palace wedding is probably your dream . While they may make your pockets a bit (Or quite a lot:p) lighter, these absolutely breath-taking palaces provide the backdrop for your real life fairytale to unfold. We rounded up the best palaces in India for your wedding, and in this two part series we take you to all the gorgeous palace venues in India for your destination wedding. 1. Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur 09-Umaid-Bhawan-JDH 16-Umaid Bhawan JDH (2)

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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

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 Photography by Going Bananas

The Samode palace exudes a certain understated, classic elegance and sophistication.  If a royal yet quaint wedding is what you are after, the bougainvilla laden pathways of Samode are perfect for you. Inside the palace you will find  300 year old fine Shekhavati style wall paintings , murals and incredible mirror work detailing at every corner.

4. City Palace, Udaipur

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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

 

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Picture by Nikhil Roy

You 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

Photography by Rishabh Agarwal. See wedding here

 Equipped with every modern facility you can think of, yet deceivingly rustic and vintage in its exterior, the Suryagarh Palace combines the rich, Rajasthani heritage of the Rajputs with modern day comforts you need for your guests . Made out of yellow sandstone with a central courtyard that can be the perfect backdrop  for your sangeet, the hotel overlooks a vast expanse of Thar desert  which almost looks like an extension of the rustic hotel itself.  

Stay tuned to Part 2 as we round up some of the more unheard of properties around

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