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If India is the destination choice for your wedding, you will be fascinated. A private beach, a magical town or a place in the middle of nature can be authentic paradises to put an engagement ring in their lives. But also the setting of a special wedding. In the photo albums of destination weddings couples with happy faces always appear when they hear their thoughts of love, promised with their modern wedding dresses and guests having a great time.

Destination weddings are fashionable for being an extraordinary and very pleasant experience for lovers and their loved ones. They are framed in places with wonderful scenery, become intimate celebrations and translate into an unforgettable holiday in which everyone will celebrate the love of a couple.

In addition, for the couple it can be a two in one, since they can take advantage of the displacement to not make another trip and have their honeymoon there. If this is the case, do not forget to pack, along with the dress and the wedding dress, a cocktail dress, a swimsuit or camping boots, according to your destination.

Offbeat and Unique Destination Wedding Venues and Resorts in India?


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1. Gulmarg, Kashmir


Can't get enough of the snowy whiteness of the winters? Then head to Gulmarg India's very own answer to Switzerland! An ideal skiing destination thronged by celebrities, tourists and travelers from around the world, Gulmarg is the place to be in February for winter sports lovers.

It is one of the most popular skiing destinations around the world. You can book your stay at the famous Khyber Resort or other ski resorts and luxury hotels that offers stunning panoramic views of the snow covered valleys of the Himalayas and the vast Alpine forests. Enjoy your honeymoon with some with some champagne and chocolates.

Gulmarg Gondola in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir is the world's second highest operating cable since the closure in 2008 of the Mérida cable car in Venezuela. Gulmarg boasts Asia's highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, at the shoulder of nearby Apharwat Peak (4,200 m).

The ropeway project is a joint venture of the Jammu and Kashmir government and French firm Pomagalski. You can find comfortable options to stay and eat in the area. Khyber, a resort and spa, has the Gondola ski lift a minute away from its entrance, which makes it an ideal resort for skiing. Other affordable resorts also provide good accommodation, while the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering in Gulmarg offers certified instructors, ski equipment and clothing suitable for the climate.

2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh


Once you arrive in Shimla, start for Sarahan (2165 meters above sea level). On the way to Sarahan, you will drive through the foothills of the Himalayas visiting some beautiful places like Kufri, Theog, Fagu, Narkanda and Rampur. Saharan is known for its 800-year-old Bhimakali Temple, which is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethams of India and an exemplary example of the Himalayan architecture of northern India.

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Srikhand Mahadev peak from Saharan and then drive to Sangla through Karcham. Visit also the famous Baspa Valley, which is said to be the most beautiful valley in Himachal. Visit the Kamru Fort and Kamru Temple, the ancient capital of the Bashahr Principality and the temple is dedicated to Kamakhya Devi, who was brought from Assam.

Go on a trip to Chitkul. This city is a remnant of the ancient prosperity of the Indo-Tibet-China trade route, and it turns out to be the last town along the route that still remains. The natural landscape of Chitkul possesses beautiful green orchards, ripe with the seasonal harvest and a bright stream that passes by.

Head to Kalpa, the Kinnaur district headquarters. The hill station, formerly known as Chini is located at 2670 meters above sea level and has seen few changes in the last five centuries. A major tourist attraction is a 79-foot-tall rock formation that resembles a Shivlinga that changes color as the day passes.

After these places, visit the Buddhist Gompa, Hu Bu Lan Kar. Witness the beautiful sunrise over the Kinnaur-Kailash Peaks. The sunrise is worth skipping your early morning sleep under the blankets. Drive to Tabo. The ancient Tabo village is located on the left bank of the Spiti River. It is the land of one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries, considered next to Tholong Gompa in Tibet.

It is also known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. En route, visit the most picturesque village of Kinnaur, Nako and Lake Nako. Nako is a town rich in heritage, built around a small and serene lake, and has an important Buddhist gompa and a small temple. Here you will find an impression that resembles a footprint, which is considered to be of Guru Padmasambhava, the most revered Buddhist deity in Tibetan Buddhism.

Before arriving in Tabo, you have the opportunity to witness the virgin and unspoilt beauty of the Spiti Valley. As Rudyard Kipling once correctly described, Spiti is the place where God lives. Go to Tabo Monastery. On the way to Kaza, the current capital of Spiti, visit Dhankar Gompa, the ancient capital of Spiti. The main tourist attractions of Dhankar Gompa include a statue of Vairochana (Dhayan Buddha).

There are also many ancient Thangkas here. Key Monastery is located on the left bank of the Spiti River. It is the largest monastery of the Gelupa sect in Spiti. The middle floor houses Dukhang or the assembly hall. The upper floor has another temple on one side and the Lama rooms on the other side of an open terrace. Go for a walk through the picturesque country of Kibber.

Drive from Kaza to Manali through the Kunzum La pass, which is 4590 meters above sea level. If the crowd that squeezes into Manali in winters and summers has put this place off their list, it's time to put it back, right at the top of the list. More so if you love food. Comparatively less crowded, with fascinating and promising views of the Himalayas and overflowing with cafes, Old Manali is where you will fall in love again with Manali.

The most prominent places to visit in Manali include the Manu Temple, Hidimba Devi temple, Gulaba camp, the Malana valley, the Solang valley and the Rahala waterfalls. The best time to visit Manali is from September to December and from February to April. Manali is an ideal destination for summer vacations.

At a distance of 13 km from old Manali is the amazing Solang Valley. The sight of glaciers and snow capped mountains is fascinating. With incredible ski runs, this valley of India is perfect for skiing and other winter sports. In the summers, adventure travel enthusiasts can practice activities like paragliding, parachuting, horse riding and zorbing.

If you have little time, you can book a direct flight from New Delhi to Kullu and then take a taxi to the Solang Valley. Visit Kothi, Gulaba Fall and Marhi on their way to the Rohtang pass. This is one of the highest passes in the Himalayas, located in the eastern Pir Panjal mountain range, about 51 km from Manali. This pass connects the Kullu valley with the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti and was an important part of the Himalayan trade route.

However, the excursion to the Rohtang Pass is always somewhat dependent on weather conditions, mostly snowy.

3. Munsiyari, Uttarakhand


Start the tour with a wildlife safari and a stay in the Corbett National Park. Then you can visit the Corbett museum in Kaladhungi as well. Arrive at Nainital. Go on a horse tour around Nainital. Head to Mukteshwar for a full day excursion. Located in the Kumaon hills, Mukteshwar is popular tourist destination.

Look for the blessings in the Mukteshwar temple, which is an ancient temple located in a beautiful isolated place. You can also visit the small church that is 75 years old and located on the side of the hill. In addition, you can enjoy a cable car ride up to the point of view of the snow.

Leave for Pangot, 15 kms from Nainital, for a nature walk along the Kilsbury point. Our next destination, Binsar, is known for its exotic bird population and staying there gives you the opportunity to experience some bird watching.

Then drive to Kausani. Chaukori is a tiny hill station in the Pithoragarh district set among the lofty peaks of the western Himalayas. It is located about 10 km from Berinag, another small hill station. Very close to Chaukori, Jhaltola is a must to see birds and great views of the Himalayas of Kumaon. Gangolihat, 35 km away, is an important religious center in the Haat Kalika temple.

There are also some other temples in the area surrounding, such as Mahakali Temple, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Mostamanu Temple and Ghunsera Devi Temple. Askot is a village in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Askote is not only one of the pitstops as it moves towards the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, it is also home to one of the rare deer species. Askot is known for its Askot Musk Deer, which is a must see.

Depart to the small and picturesque city of Munsiyari, a small town in the picturesque Pithoragarh district, with beautiful Panchchuli peaks with views. Trek to Upper Khaliya, located at 11,500 feet. Munsiari, is a great attraction for trekkers, photographers, adventure sports lovers and peace seekers. The mesmerizing sight of sunrise and sunset in the mountains will surely rekindle your love.

Walk along the Gori Ganga River, part of the Milam glacier. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy reel fishing.

4. Agra, Uttar Pradesh


The home of the Taj Mahal, Agra in north India is the most visited place in India. It is quite cold in the winter months. A great time to enjoy winter weather around a city covered by a misty fog blanket in the early mornings, followed by cool, sunny mornings, chilly afternoons and cozy nights by the bonfire.

This is one of the best times to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal, as the entire city celebrates their special celebration of the Taj Mahotsav. Dotted with several historical monuments the city is a mix of the old and new and has a unique blend of cultures. Here is an itinerary that cover 3 golden cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur tour. It’s a best way to explore Agra with other cities in one trip.

5. Udaipur, Rajasthan


From world-renowned luxurious experiences to the hustle-bustle of the small city life, Udaipur will move you with its exotic charm. You can enjoy your stay to the maximum with an evening boat-ride in the Lake Pichola, fine-dining experience at a luxury hotel, etc. If luxury is not what you are looking for, you can still have a good time by exploring the natural landscape on foot, gorge on the local delicacies and shop your heart out in the city markets. You can then head from Udaipur to Chittorgarh fort.

7. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh


Khajuraho is one of the many cities in India. Why is the Khajuraho temple so popular? Why khajuraho temple was built? Why does the famous Lonely Planet guide recommend it? Why is it on all the tourist itineraries of those who visit India? Is it worth seeing the Kamasutra temples? What do we know about the khajuraho mandir? In history Khajuraho was the religious capital of the Chandela dynasty, far away and long ago.

The temples of love are inside a very well maintained green property which is why it is very enjoyable to visit them, take pictures and play to find certain characters within the infinite temple carvings. The Khajuraho sculptures represent scenes of the most varied from musicians, craftsmen, nymphs, mothers, children, lovers, etc.

Legend has it that one day Chandra (moon god) saw a young woman from the sky taking a bath in a lake and was fascinated by her beauty. The young woman was the daughter of a renowned priest from Varanasi. Before her beauty, Chandra decided to descend to earth in human form on a full moon night. In the face of mutual beauty none could resist.

That night they made love as only the gods do. From that union would be born a son, which would be a disgrace for life for the young Hemavati. Chandra consoles her by saying that this son would be a king, that he would create a dynasty and that it would fill her with glory. Months later Chandravarman was born, who was a powerful king and founded the Chandela dynasty.

It is not about the vulgar sculptures of the kamasutra as they are known. On the contrary, they only seek to reflect the daily life of that time. From Khajuraho there is a train that stops directly in Orchha without having to make a combination via Jhansi.

Orchha is a place little visited by tourists. It appears in the recommended travel guides to spend the day just for the architectural wealth. And there are few tourists who come to the city. Orchha owes its popularity to its past. It was the capital of the Bundella dynasty, so its few streets intersect between temples and palaces where gods and kings lived and now forgotten.

Although it is small, there is a lot of movement of people, mainly in the Ram Raja temple, next to the main square. There are two places that undoubtedly stand out above the rest. These are the Raj Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal. Chathurburj is a temple that dates from the ninth century, surrounded by colorful stalls selling tika.

8. Lavasa


Are you and your partner looking for a place where you can get into some action by enjoying some adventure activities. Going for a short hike, savouring some delicious cuisine or just enjoying some privacy in the room from the height of a luxury hotel, Lavasa is simply the place to be. In Lavasa, there is something for each type of party. With lush miles landscapes, some of the best restaurants and bars in Maharashtra, glamorous Bollywood sites and the sun almost all year round, Lavasa is simply romantic and you will never get bored of this city.

9. Amboli, Maharashtra


Amboli is bestowed with best of beautiful waterfall, ancient temples and spectacular sunset and sunrise spots, which makes it one of the best places to visit for a romantic holiday. Due to its location in Sahyadri hills of western India, also known as the world famous Eco hot spot, Amboli is the breeding ground for flora and fauna. Waterfall of Nangartas, Hiranyakeshi, sea view, Mahadevgad and Kavlesaad point are among the attractions of Amboli. Here you will not find luxury hotels to stay, but a decent budget accommodation is easily available.

10. Panchgani, Maharashtra


The place could be quite crowded but the list of romantic places in Maharashtra is incomplete without mention of Panchgani. Nestled in the Sahyadri Mountains in the midst of lush trees, Panchgani has been the favorite refuge of visitors since the time of Britishers. And even today, the tinsel village remains full of people in a hurry of tourists.

Rajpuri caves, Parsi Point, Sydney Point and Table Top Mountain are some of the places in Panchgani, where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. If you have extra time at your disposal, make a point to visit Wai, a picturesque village, on the banks of the Krishna River, is known for its beautiful temples and ghats.

11. Chorla Ghat, Goa


Located at the tri-junction of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Chorla Ghat is a quiet vacation spot for those traveling India as a couple. Apart from its lush carpeted hills with the dark stem of the plant loaded with large buds that, what makes this place even more interesting is its unique blend of bio-diversity.

The Vajra waterfalls and Lasni Temb peak are two popular attractions in this region. Tourist can participate in jungle trekking, hiking and trekking. Couples can also go at night to the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in the Swapnagandha Valley of Goa.

12. Bijapur, Karnataka


What if you spend your romantic vacation with your partners in the historical heritage, against the backdrop for a romantic getaway? Well, such a beautiful background is what you can expect from Bijapur, also known as Vijaypura or the city of Victoria. Among the most popular places to visit in Karnataka, Bijapur is known for its historical remains such as Gol Gumbaz, Archaeological Museum, Ibrahim Rauza, King Edward VII Memorial, Chand Bawdi and many more places.

13. Hampi, Karnataka


It's hard not to feel love in Hampi. With its emblematic monuments (Badavai Linga, Achutaraya Temple, Hazara Rama temple), Islamic-style architecture, Hampi is practically built for lovers who are a bit inclined towards history. Because of its temples and large structures, some of which are in ruins, Hampi is even recognized as a world heritage site.

Here, couples can visit many places of interest such as Badavai Linga, Achutaraya Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Krishna Temple, Vittala Temple, Chandramauleshwara Temple, Mosque of Sunni Muslims, Lotus Mahal, walked tank and Clock Tower. And all those who are yet to find love, then are guaranteed to meet beautiful people. On a romantic holiday to Hampi, a boat ride on Tungabhadra River is a test. Accommodation options are available at Hospet, which is barely 12 kilometers from Hampi.

Do you know the best way to go Hampi in train like the Maharajas express. Check thefare of maharajas express and book your journey from official website of the train and GSA Site.

14. Nersa, Karnataka


Scenic romantic getaway closer to Goa, Nersa is unconventional ideal for a long trip with your loved ones. Enjoy bird watching and hiking through the thick foliage. Nersa is located in the Mahadayi valley and seems to be a delight for travel enthusiasts and wildlife birds. In addition, locals say that around 40 bat species have been seen in Nersa. From rocky escarpments to the undulating countryside, adventure lovers can find here a good variety of excursions such as Kongla Bhimgad, Abnali, Jamgoan and Dongargoan.

15. Yellapur, Karnataka


Cool wind folds the cheeks. Leafy trees dancing in rhythm of the breeze. Yellapur offers a completely different experience. Pure pure, natural fun. Yellapur is a perfect romantic image escape for the avid photographer and a devout worshiper of nature. An ultimate romantic destination, Yellapur is perfect for those seeking serenity at an altitude of 1774 feet! Weekends in Yellapur tend to be less crowded, so if you are looking for privacy it is a perfect place to be. Take a visit to the waterfalls in the area such as Sathodi Falls and Magod Falls and Jenukallu Gudda.

16. Shimoga, Karnataka


When it comes to deal going for a romantic vacation and honeymoons, there is no better place than a hill station. And when it comes to the hill stations there is nothing better than Shimoga. With varied landscapes and attractive. This impressive hill station getaway has something to offer for everyone! In impressive Shimoga, you can visit the high and mighty Jog falls and jungles of Agumbe.

Make the canoe ride in the Honnemaradu and go bird watching tour to birds of Gudavi. Together with Shimoga, you should also visit a small village, Sigandur. Just 63 kilometers from Shimoga, Sigandur is Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple, which attracts a good number of tourists because of its religious importance.

17. Agumbe, Karnataka


The Cherrapunji of the South, Agumbe is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples. This impressive city is just 379 kilometers from Goa and attracts a number of tourists from all over the world for its breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Agumbe is known mainly for its dense forests, therefore, it is often associated with the conservation of forests and medicinal plants.

On the other hand, it is due to its unique topography and adequate temperatures that the region is the breeding ground of King Cobra, the world's longest poisonous snake. Agumbe Rainforest Research Station is one of its kind in the country. Sunset points, Kunchikal Falls, Barkana Falls, Gopalakrishna Temple are the main options in Agumbe.

18. Bisle Ghat, Karnataka


For all those couples, whose idea of ​​a perfect romantic vacation is to soak in the beauty of nature and see wildlife nearby then you should consider a trip to Kudremukh. It is because of presence of the national park, this hill station cum mining town is quite famous among visitors. In addition, there are many options for trekking in the region. They are located in five sacred ponds of Naga Teertha, Amba Teertha, Rudra Teertha, Vasishtha Teertha, and Varaha Teertha. Kudremukh offers a fascinating view, lush jungles and solitary stations that cater almost exclusively to couples.

Sakleshpur is located in the Western Ghats. Favored by a favorable climate and relatively temperate climate, these hills are covered by thick vegetation and are characterized by cardamom and pepper crops, in addition to the prized coffee plantations. Agriculture flourishes in Bisle Ghat, and that of Arabica coffee is the most important production in the area, renowned and appreciated all over the world.

19. Coorg, Karnataka


Kodagu, also known as Coorg is an amazing place to visit during a romantic weekend. Scenic Coorg appeals to all romantics in the heart as much as it does to adventure. For lovers of adventure, there is no shortage of adventure activities. You can go for rock climbing, trekking and windsurfing.

The Nishani Motte Trek is a off the beaten track, perfect for those looking for an adventure experience. The top offers an incredible view of Brahmagiri and throughout the route you can admire the charm of the meadows and forests. For a different type of romantic experience, visit waterfalls such as the Abbey falls and Irupu falls. Other places to visit in Coorg are Nagarhole National Park, Namdroling Monastery, Burude Waterfalls, Tadiandamol Peak, Madikeri Fort.

During the trip, you will meet native women dressed in their traditional bright saris and men with long coats and a kind of wrap around. If you want a more emotionally charged adventure, rafting in the white waters of Coorg is a good option. You can also go for bird watching or trekking in its forests, or simply relax with a cup of coffee in one of its many picturesque tree houses.

Located in Coorg, Tadiandamol is the sixth highest peak in Karnataka. A combination of scenic beauty but not too strenuous, Tadiandamol is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to go trekking. In general, Tadiandamol offers enchanting views and at the same time does not demand much physically compared to walks like Kumara Parvatha, Mullayanagiri, Bababudangiri, etc., which makes it the perfect initiation trip for anyone who wants to take the trekking seriously.

20. Shravanabelagola, Karnataka


For a different kind of romantic experience, you can consider a trip to Shravanabelagola, which is known for high and imposing 2300 year old monolith statue of Bahubali, fist Jain Tirthankara, who is 58 feet tall, 26 feet wide and 10 feet long. Located in the middle of the two hills, Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri, Shravanabelagola is a picturesque city in the Hassan region. The city attracts millions of tourists from different corners of the world during the Mahamastakabhisheka festival, which is held once every 12 years.

21. Davanagere, Karnataka


Davanagere is located at a distance of 260 kilometers from Bangalore. Kundavada kere also known as Mallikarjuna sagara is a picturesque lake. Soole kere also known as Shanti Sagara has a temple dedicated to Siddeshwara near the lake. An important attraction of Davanagere is the Durgambika Devi fair. Murugha Mutt (Shivayogi mandir) is located in the heart of the city and several religious and cultural programs are organized here.

22. Pattadakal, Karnataka


Pattadakal group of monuments is ideal for heritage tourism in the state. Pattadakal was the place where the Chalukya kings were crowned. The Virupaksha temple is the largest temple in Pattadakal. It was built in the 8th century by Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate her husband's third victory over the Pallavas of Kanchi. The famous Kailasa temple of Ellora was built on the model of the Virupaksha temple.

Also known as Vijayawara Temple, this temple is the oldest in Pattadakal. It has a Dravidian style. Both the Sangamesvara temple and the Virupaksha temple have the same square plane from the base to the sikhara, or cone-shaped top. The small temple of Chandrashekhara is to the left of the Sangameshvara temple. Mallikarjuna Temple
is a small version of the Virupaksha temple.

On the porch of the temple there is a beautiful image of Narasimha. In addition you can find references to the Ramayana, Mahabharatha and representations of the social life of the time. On the outside there are sculptures of Shiva, Nandi or Nataraja among others. Kashivisvanatha Temple was the last one built in the style of the first. It was built by the Rashtrakutas in the 8th century in a Nagara style.

Galganatha Temple is located north of the Virupaksha temple and faces west. Papanatha temple dates back to the year 680. This temple has similarities with the Navabrahma temples of Alampur in Andhra Pradesh, which were also built by the Chalukyas of Badami. The pillars of the main hall have figures of couples and carved women. In some parts of the temple you can find couples carved in loving attitudes, and on the outside there are figures of lions, elephants and scenes of the Ramayana.
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