South India is a great place to plan destination weddings as it is home to sandy beaches, stunning backwaters, and lush green hills. In this article, we have listed out the top 5 South India’s most beautiful destinations to plan for intimate and romantic wedding destinations.
The East Coast Road (ECR) connecting Chennai and Pondicherry is one of India’s most scenic coastal drives. It is home to the country’s finest beach resorts.
The Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort:
This is one of the most popular resorts in the area with beautiful interior designs. The long corridor connects the main block with rooms and has a shimmering swimming pool on either side. The architecture of the resort is inspired by the temple corridors of Tamil Nadu.
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram:
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram is one of the largest resorts along the Coromandel coast. This property resembles the iconic seventh-century shore temple. This venture includes an infinity pool deck and a landscaped lawn near the beach.
There are multiple activities to keep your guests engaged from exploring the Pallava-era monuments to a trip or dinner at Dakshinachitra, a heritage museum, and many more. Chennai International airport is an hour away from this place.
Taj Madikeri Resort and Spa:
Located in the midst of a rainforest, the resort is home to more than 200 species of plants. Local architectural elements like tall pillars and sloping roofs dominate the design language while the 30,000 sq. ft Jiva Spa is the perfect wind-down spot for your guests after ‘sangeet’ shenanigans.
Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate:
Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate is spread over 300 acres in a coffee and spice plantation. One can enjoy a traditional Coorg feast with cultural elements or drive through a coffee estate. Moreover, Coorg is a bird lover’s paradise and is home to 300 types of birds.
Mysuru airport is about three hours away and Bengaluru International airport is a six-hour drive from this place.
Bekal is home to sun-kissed beaches, majestic forts, and meandering rivers. One can have an amazing time here with various recreational events like kayaking in the backwaters and the Arabian Sea.
Taj Bekal Resort and Spa:
Taj Bekal Resort and Spa offers 75 laterite villas and rooms whose architecture is inspired by Kerala’s Ketuvallam houseboats. The resort is set amidst abundant greenery.
The LaLiT Resort and Spa Bekal:
The LaLiT Resort and Spa Bekal is a luxurious property situated by the River Nombili on three sides in the lap of the Arabian Sea. Moreover, the landscaped gardens and an internal lagoon give its visitors the best experience.
You can try out Bekal’s backwater cruises to explore the destination’s scenic beauty. Some of the must-visit places in Bekal are the 17th-century Bekal fort which is Kerala’s largest fort on the edge of the Arabian Sea.
Mangaluru International airport is about 90 minutes away and Kannur International Airport is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Bekal.
Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culinary traditions, and architecture making it one of India’s most engaging city wedding destinations with many fun activities to keep your guests engaged.
Taj Falaknuma Palace:
Taj Falaknuma Palace is one of India’s most royal wedding venues. This modern palace hotel is located 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad. The 101 Dining hall at this palace is one of the world’s largest dining halls with room for 101 guests at the table.
This palace also has Rajasthani gardens that showcase Rajput architecture with the three magniﬁcently constructed ‘jharokha’ balconies.
ITC Kohenur is a modern masterpiece located in HITEC City, overlooking the picturesque Durgam Lake. The hotel takes inspiration from Hyderabad’s culture and offers good outdoor and indoor wedding venues
Hyderabad’s old city is a treasure trove of architecture, culture, and food including one of India’s most popular biryanis and qubani ka meetha, or apricot dessert, the city’s iconic sweet treat. Hyderabad’s international airport is close to this venue.
Kumarakom is India’s most iconic backwater destination that captivates romantic holidaymakers from across the world. It offers one of the most picturesque settings for a destination wedding.
Kumarakom Lake Resort:
Kumarakom Lake Resort is nestled on the banks of the serene Vembanad Lake. This resort is home to the perfect blend of greenery and pristine waters. One can choose a wedding venue by the lake or sail to the middle of the lake on an open-to-sky boat that has room for up to 100 guests for a unique wedding celebration.
The Zuri, Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa:
Another beautiful resort located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake that allows you to explore the charms of Kumarakom. This resort is inspired by the local architectural elements, multiple outdoor venues, and the decadent Maya Spa.
One can explore Kerala’s wide cuisine with curated meals that feature a fresh catch of the day from the backwaters. Kochi International airport is two hours away from this place.
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