Destination Weddings: The best beach resorts in India to plan your big day

Indian peninsula runs many miles straight only to house few of the luxurious resorts in the lap of oceans. The calm Arabian Sea shores the Western Ghats with serenity with nascent beaches tucked inside, with the added splendours of backwater even. Kovalam, Goa, Daman and Diu are some of the finest location on the western coast. A cluster of island, craftily combined together, have a renewed glory with Lakshadweep with luxury cruises ferrying travel enthusiasts. You may choose any one it.

On the Eastern Ghats lies Bay of Bengal, often rocking the land with uncalled for tsunami or cyclone. However that did not stop Indians maneuvering the beaches. Andaman Islands attract tourists of every generation with stunning landscapes. Pondicherry with French legacy and brilliant food culture is a much coveted destination. The Rathas of Mahabalipuram or grand palaces of Chennai and Vizag have made permanent places for those who love luxury resort stays.

The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa

                      Photo Credit: Lalit Golf & Spa Resort

Situated at the tranquil Rajbagh Beach, the property is manifolds appeal of a gorgeous wedding by the sea. With impeccable service standard, Lalit Resort, Goa provides all the marvels of a destination wedding set against the azure blue ocean, a exotic flower decorated canopy, traditional ethnic touch of gleaming Indian culture, delicate arrangements of international standard for the couple about start a journey of forever nuptial bliss. The sprawling lawn lit up on the D day to host a perfect reception party makes for a perfect venue. Their spread of coastal delicacies is prepared under the supervision of highly acclaimed chef. Refined suites oozes out the warmth of hospitality with well furnished room decor, Wi-Fi connectivity, flat-screens and minibars, as well as lounges. There are luxurious villas with full kitchens, plunge pools and gazebos.

Spectacular panoramic view of Arabian adds up to the lovely bond and promises made. Treat your guest with choices of cuisine, our recommendation will be the famed Mediterranean restaurant. Further you may indulge in golf course, sports courts and an outdoor pool, plus a spa for amenities galore here.

Barefoot,  Havelock

Andaman Islands of Bay of Bengal are wonder of nature, crafted with the zenith of craftsmanship. The dainty decorated white sandy beaches, crystal clear azure waters, lush green rainforest; it is an ethereal place to tie the knots! Barefoot is inspired by everything the Andamans have to offer, and endeavours to bring the magic of the Andaman Islands into your resort experience.

An  ecologically sensitive and activity oriented nature retreat  that Barefoot is, it tries to recapture the pulse of rejuvenating earth and cascades down in rhythm to the guests  in the rituals they practice. The basic elements of surrounding and deeply rooted ethos ensure a rustic experience that spells organic is an indigenous manner. A wedding in this unique place will ensure memory kindled with charm and magic, to say the least about world class hospitality the personnel here practice!

Radhika Resort, Diu

                      Photo Credit: Radhika Resort

Situated on the serene and exotic beaches of Daman and Diu, overlooking Arabian Sea, Radhika Resort plays the perfect host to those who have a penchant from fine choices and endearing plans of a regal wedding. Separated from the mainland Gujarat’s Kathiawar peninsula only by a tidal creed, very picturesque seaside town of Diu is situated in the union territory of Daman and Diu with rich legacy of Portuguese culture and contemporary living.

Bask under the glorious tropical sun, surf in the beautiful waves, Radhika resort will meanwhile arrange for surprisingly elegant wedding experience for you and your beloved. They have a well stocked bar and variety of seafood which will never fail to impress your guests.

Kavaratti Island Beach Resort, Lakshadweep

The isolated and beautiful island of Lakshadweep does merit for a fairytale wedding venue as well a honeymoon spot with pristine beaches and turquoise water of Arabian Sea.  So much is the rage these days, people choose Lakshadweep over the ever popular beaches of Goa or Maldives or even Mauritius for the initial days of marital bliss. Sunbathing under the tropical sun, the smallest Union Territory of India with 36 constituting islands of Lakshadweep offers an amazing view of glittering water, shimmering sand, beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts, adventure activities, and warm locales.

The resort has a sprawling garden beachfront, perfect for a evening celebration with the guests. Indulge in scuba and snorkelling for the adventurers in your mind with the partner in crime for this lifetime. You verdant stay and luxurious ambience will be taken care by the resort with world class service standard.

Whichever beach location you choose, you should start planning early to save money and last minute hassles. My five cents would be, go and search online the best wedding venues and shortlist the best one in your budget and at your preferred location.

The big fat Indian wedding has shifted base long ago from urban show off to sophisticated destination wedding. The beaches of India play perfect host too these events. Who would let go the opportunity to fall in love and exchange vows at the backdrop of a grand ocean view Mandapa? Add to that, imagine the collection of wedding photographs you will have! These are memories to cherish forever.

This is Guest Post by Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

About The Author

After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai Mekala, the wizard behind the travel blog, Romancing The Planet, was never interested in finding a day job at a desk so instead set out to explore the world. Five years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from their desk jobs and become digital nomads.

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