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Top 8 hill stations to plan your destination wedding

 Top 8 hill stations to plan your destination wedding

One of the most special days in a man or woman’s life is their wedding day; women particularly dream of having a beautiful and perfect wedding. Furthermore, the friends and family contribute to making their day a memorable one. But a lot of work goes into planning the whole event, from selecting the venue to making arrangements for the decorations, etc. Also, merely hiring a wedding planner does not mean the bride and groom can be relieved; they need to oversee and ensure that everything is done properly.

In the past few years, the concept of a wedding destination has gained much popularity, thanks to the scores of celebrities getting married abroad. Moreover, we cannot help but admire pictures they post on social media platforms, whether posh European venues or exotic Indian royal settings. In addition, Indian weddings are distinguished for their cultural extravaganza, including days of rituals and customs, all of which are unique.

Therefore, if you plan to exchange your vows soon, you must be wondering about the wedding location. Although foreign locations might seem quite captivating, there are plenty of options in India that you might want to look at, which are absolutely incredible. Besides, hill stations are perfect for organising a venue; imagine snow-clad mountains in the background while you exchange rings or do the ‘’phera’’ ceremony.

Here are a few breathtaking hill stations that you must consider if you are planning to get married soon:

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh

If you thought that since Rishikesh is a pilgrimage spot, people don’t go there for any other purpose, you are sadly mistaken. Also, since the place is renowned for its calm and spiritual ambience, it is ideal for new beginnings. Therefore, you can have the most captivating pre-wedding photoshoots with the majestic Himalayas and the Ganga river as the backdrop.

The availability of resorts like Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa combines pristine natural beauty with their splendid luxury.

Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is located amidst the mountain ranges and engulfed in the dense forests of oak and pine trees. It is based at an average altitude of 2200 m among the snow-covered peaks with varying temperatures throughout the year. Moreover, the snowy winters and pleasant summers attract tourists from all over India and abroad.

Shimla is called the ‘’Queen of Hills’’ and is one of the most sought-after hill stations that can be the perfect option for hosting an intimate wedding. Also, some people love the idea of the wedding being a more intimate affair, wherein the bride and groom invite family members and close friends.

The city in the Himalayan foothills has many beautiful properties that you can book as a wedding venue.

Kashmir

Kashmir

Technically, Kashmir is not a hill station but a valley; nevertheless, it is counted amongst the most beautiful places. It does not get dreamier than Kashmir if you ever thought of having a dream wedding. The region is synonymous with paradise, for many stunning places that exude awestriking beauty.

Imagine your guests sipping on Kahwa tea as a welcome drink while looking towards the breathtaking scenery. Also, several top-notch resorts can facilitate the wedding events, such as Vivanta by Dal View and Hotel Radisson in Srinagar. In addition, you can go to the Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa or Hotel Pine & Peak in Pahalgam.

Munnar

Munnar

Lush green vegetation, sprinkling waterfalls and mesmerising weather are three words that enough highlight the landscape of Munnar. It is a gorgeous hill station in Kerala surrounded by cascading waterfalls, tea plantations and coffee gardens. Furthermore, if South Indian food is your favourite, you would want to miss the Malabar cuisine-influenced food.

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is located in the Western Ghats range, in the southern part of Mumbai; it is a weekend getaway for people living in Mumbai and Pune. But it can also be a suitable spot to organise a wedding, due to the scenic beauty and charming climate.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a lakeside resort town located in Tamil Nadu; it stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by mist-covered manicured cliffs, forested hills and a waterfall. The name Kodaikanal translates to ‘’the gift of the forests,’’ which stands true for the area, as it basks in the abode of nature.

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg

We have all seen Disney movies, a bride dressed in gorgeous wedding gowns walking down the aisle, after which the Prince kisses her, and they are finally married. Girls often fantasise about such weddings; they can make their dreams come true by organising their special day at Coorg. Coorg is well-known for being one of the scenic hill stations of India.

Furthermore, it is known as the Scotland of India for striking similarities between the two regions regarding geography, terrain, architecture, atmosphere, climate, and several water bodies.

Lonavla

Lonavala

Lonavla is a charming hill station located 90Km away from Mumbai amidst waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. In addition, a thick blanket of grass covers the entire region, and the place offers a view of its picturesque surroundings consisting of mountains and dainty suburbs. The Lonavla Lake is located 2 km away from the hill station, and it is one of the must-visit places. Also, the temperature is moderate across the year, making it an appropriate choice for people to have a wedding at any month of the year.

Mitali Sardesai

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