The place has become the cynosure for destination weddings and it wisely lives up to its name as you time travel to the era of the majestic kingdoms and regal luxury. Escape to elegance into ‘Land of Royalty’ for an extravagant wedding affair with a list of 5 idyllic palaces and forts to give your wedding celebrations some blue blood fervour.
1. Deogarh Palace
Far far away from the din of city life, the palace of Deogarh near Udaipur surrounded by mountains and flanked by lakes is ultimate bliss. The Deogarh palace has three locations – Mahal, Khayyam and Fort Seengh Sagar. The Mahal has 55 rooms and each room has a distinct identity, theme and history behind it. While the Khayyam boasts of 16 luxury Swiss camps, Seengh Sagar houses four exclusive suites. With the incessant chatter of the parakeets in the backdrop, this 300-year-old hilltop palace is a befitting wedding location for those who wish the confluence of royalty and serenity.
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2. The Samode Palace
A royal elephant procession for the groom, splendid entrance, fireworks lighting up the sky, mirrors adorning the Diwan-e-khas replete with Moghul gardens, Samode Palace is the stuff dreams are made of. As you walk in you are greeted by a wooden horse and a doli as you depart. Wedding in Samode Palace is a perfect way to capture the essence of the royal wedding.
Grand is an understatement when it comes to defining the royal abode of the king of Jodhpur. Once inside, the glorious palace transports you to another era- the gargantuan lobby with marble stairs leading to the royal suites is a breathtaking view in itself. This heritage hotel has hosted wedding celebrations of the likes of Liz Hurley and Godrej family.
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This 15th-century fort built over 12 layers tiered into a hill brimmed with a Roman amphitheatre, hanging gardens, is one of the most desirable choices for a palatial royal wedding in Rajasthan for most of the tourists. Guests can discover the environs on foot or by camel cart, riding to the nearby villages. Gourmet dishes live folk music, adventure sports- the royal doors of the fort here open to magnificence.
5. Jagmandir Island Palace
The palace resembles a floating island flanked with elephant façade in the midst of the picturesque Pichola Lake- a dreamy sight and a fairy tale apt location. They say the palace inspired Shah Jahan to build Taj Mahal, nothing could be more romantic spot than the palace itself to solemnise your vows. There is a slew of venues for the functions and it can accommodate up to 5000 guests.
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