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5 Top Indian Hill Stations To Host A Destination Wedding

If you are planning to celebrate your wedding in a place close to nature, then hill stations can be a great choice. India has some of the best hill stations in the world. If you do not like to arrange your wedding in a local banquet hall or hotel in a city, then you can go for a mountain destination wedding. You’ll have lifetime memories with fresh mountain air, spectacular scenic views, and the lush green forests that make your wedding perfect. Here in this article, we are listing out the top five hill stations in India which are some of the best places for you to create a memorable wedding:

1. Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and is a famous hill station in India. It is home to the breathtaking Naini Lake and is often referred to as the ‘Lake District of India. Nanital is an ideal family destination where you can invite your family and friends for an intimate ceremony in the hills. There are a number of hotels and resorts where you can host your wedding. Some of the most famous resorts are Manu Maharani Resorts, Shervani Hilltop, The Naini Retreat, and The Riverview Retreat.

Nainital, Uttarakhand for destination wedding
Nainital, Uttarakhand for destination wedding

Moreover, it is also well-connected to many major cities in North India. So, one can have an excellent road trip if you are an adventure junkie. In Nainital, you can also experience a number of activities such as boating in Naini Lake, shopping in Tibetan Market, strolling on the Mall Road, and a cable car ride to Snow View Point. If you would like to plan your wedding during the snowfall, the best time for it is between December to February.

2. Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

Ranikhet is a hill station built during British rule and is a perfect spot for destination weddings. Ranikhet is home to the beautiful topography, flora, and fauna of the Himalayas. One can plan for a small, intimate ceremony or even plan for a big-fat Indian wedding. The calm and serene atmosphere welcomes everyone looking for a memorable wedding. The tourist destination in Uttarakhand is away from the hustle and bustle of the cities offering you pristine and picturesque surroundings

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand for destination wedding
Ranikhet, Uttarakhand for destination wedding

Apart from the scenic beauty, there are several temples to visit there such as the Jhula Devi Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Haidakhan Babaji Temple, and Binsar Mahadev Temple. Some other popular tourist destinations are Chaubatia Orchard, Sunset Point, and Ashiyana Park. The best way to reach Ranikhet is through the nearest railway station in Kathgodam, which is 80 km far from where you can take a cab. 

3. Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharmashala for destination wedding
Dharmashala for destination wedding

Dharmashala known for its tranquility and solitude is home to the holy Dalai Lama Dharamshala, the center of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Dharmashala is situated at an altitude of 1,487 m in the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by lofty mountains and dense deodar and cedar forests. The area is divided into two parts– Dharamshala and Mcleodganj where they are separated by a village called Ganchen Kyishong. 

One can have a memorable wedding in the hill station in a serene and calm environment. Some other major tourist attractions present there are the Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Bhagsu Waterfall, Kangra Museum, Monolithic Rock Temples, Dal lake, and Triund Hill.

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4. Mirik, West Bengal

Mirik, West Bengal for destination wedding
Mirik, West Bengal for destination wedding

Mirik is a beautiful and serene hill station in West Bengal, known for its easy accessibility and scenic beauty. Mirik is also popular for its lake called Sumendu Lake or Mirik Lake and the tea gardens. You can also experience boating or horse riding as well. Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Mirik about 44 km away and you can reach here by cab.

5. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling for destination wedding
Darjeeling for destination wedding

Darjeeling, also popularly known as the Queen of the Hills is a must-visit hill station. It is considered one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its scenic beauty. The Senchal Lake, various sightseeing, and colonial-era architecture are some of the most popular places to visit here. With all its scenic beauty and tranquil environment, Darjeeling is surely one of the most popular destinations for weddings.

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