Destination weddings are getting more creative, amazing and gorgeous looking than ever! Move over sunny beaches and blue seas – hill stations are the newest buzz in the destination wedding circuit. Would you choose one of these to tie your knot? Have a look and tell us!
Shimla – The colonial enamours encompassed by pine clad hills make Shimla one of the most popular wedding destinations in India. The breathtaking landscapes, pleasant climate, peaceful surrounding and snowy hills will truly make your wedding day unforgettable.
WMG Recommendation: The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla
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Ooty – Ooty or Ootacamund is the capital of the Nilgiris. It is famous for the picturesque picnic spots, but; still the chief attraction remains the mile long tea gardens. Imagine what beautiful wedding shots you will get here!
WMG Recommendation:Fernhills Royal Palace
Landour – Located over the ‘Queen of Hillstations’ – Mussoorie, Landour is apt for anyone who enjoys small and private celebrations in luxurious style. British bungalows, gorgeous views of the Himalayas and wooden cabins make it too gorgeous to resist!
WMG Recommendation: Rokeby Manor
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Darjeeling – Perched on a mountain ridge at the elevation of 6, 710 feet with awe inspiring views of the Himalayan Peaks and verdant tea estates, Darjeeling is soothing to eyes, refreshing for mind and uplifting for the soul. Perfect venue for a destination wedding!
WMG Recommendation:Glenburn Tea Estate
Himalayas – Looking for a palace- themed destination wedding venue? Look no further than Ananda in Himalayas. It’s one of the best spa resorts in the world, making it the ideal wedding destination locations.
WMG Recommendation: Ananda Spa & Resort
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Lonavala -This charming hill station near Mumbai and Pune is a verdant delight. The consistent cool weather and array of stunning hotels makes it a perfect destination wedding spot.
WMG Recommendation: Della Resorts
Binsar – A charming hill stations shrouded in pine forests and hemmed in by mighty Himalayan peaks, Binsar is your ticket to bliss. Almost cut off from civilization (as soon as you enter Binsar Wildlife Reserve), Binsar is an ideal place for secluded and small scale destination weddings.
WMG Recommendation:Binsar Forest Retreat
Mussoorie – Its not called the Queen of Hillstations for nothing! Its picturesque views, gorgeous weather and stunning backdrops make it the ideal hill station for a destination wedding.
WMG Recommendation:JW Marriot Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
Mount Abu – Apart from being the only hill station in Rajasthan, it is also the summer capital of the state. It offers many breathtaking sunsets points, from where you could cement the bond of love with your loved ones
WMG Recommendation:Hotel Hilltone
Munnar – Munnar, located in Kerala, is one place known for its well-preserved natural beauty of the virgin forests. The environment and climate of Munnar are very salubrious that compels you to just chill and relax. There are waterfalls, coffee gardens and scenic valleys where you can have a gorgeous wedding!
WMG Recommendation: Club Mahindra Resort
Kodaikanal – Located at a height of 7,200 square feet above sea level offering picturesque views of the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal is an offbeat but stunning location for your destination wedding. It is encompassed by enchanting waterfalls, beautiful lakes and several other attractions.
WMG Recommendation: The Carlton
Panchgani – Surrounded by the 5 hills from which Panchgani has derived its name, is a marvellous spectacle of old British and Parsi homes. Not only is it motor able from Mumbai but its pleasant climate makes it perfect for your guests and you to enjoy!
WMG Recommendation: Blue Country Resorts
Dehradun – This hill station is full of vintage architecture making it amazing for a pre-wedding photo-shoot. The alluring surroundings make sure that ceremonies become nothing less than heavenly. Early-April To mid-July is the best time to host the ceremonies. December to February are the snow months, the perfect option if you dream of a crazy-snowy wedding.
WMG Recommendation:Four Points by Sheraton Dehradun
Nainital – Nainital is adored by millions and is often referred as the ‘Lake District’ of India. It is a destination for all, whether you are looking for a big or a small wedding. It is well connected by the major cities and offers a lot to rejuvenate your body and soul.
WMG Recommendation: The Naini Retreat – Nainital Heritage Hotel
Mahableshwar – Away from the sweltering heat and into the strawberry land, Mahabaleshwar is an ideal location for your destination wedding. Not only does it have an ample variety of hotels to pick from but views are stunning as well!
WMG Recommendation:Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
Almora – It was the serenity of this picturesque landscape of Almora that helped Rabindranath Tagore and many others in their conquest to rejuvenate the lost sparks of their lives. Making it the perfect destination to begin your new life!
WMG Recommendation:Kasaar Jungle Resort Almora-Binsar
Kufri – The name Kufri is derived from the word kufr meaning “lake” in the local language. This offbeat location in Shimla is perfect for a quiet, fun and intimate wedding!
WMG Recommendation: Kufri Holiday Resort
Dalhousie – Situated at an altitude of 2700m, Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station that offers a panoramic view of Dhauladhar mountain range. The town is the reflection of rich Hindu culture as it is dotted with gorgeous view points. Your guests can relax as well as enjoy your wedding!
WMG Recommendation: Snow Valley Resorts
By Apoorva Pagar