Udaipur, Rajasthan’s city of lakes and the top luxury destination for discerning leisure travellers, is an international hotspot for destination weddings too. Scions of billionaire families like the Hindujas, international celebrities and society jet-setters have said ‘I do’ at one of the fairy tale venues in the Venice of the East.
Who wouldn’t want to exchange vows at one of the chic venues or palaces on the banks of a lake or the picturesque Aravalli range? Little wonder, the most well-traveled couples with the finest tastes in food, decor and entertainment dream of a timeless wedding in the destination where they can live out a royal fantasy.
Whether your guest list is an intimate one with less than 100, or a magnificent, grand affair with over 800, you have the choice from the Taj.
Taj Lake Palace
This 270-year-old white marble palace in the middle of Lake Pichola, accessible only by a short boat ride is one of the most private and exclusive wedding venues in the world.
Built in 1743 as a summer palace for the royal dynasty of Mewar, it is an all-season venue for intimate weddings, special celebrations, and honeymoons. Stunning venues inside the 83 rooms & suites property include the Lily Pond, the sprawling Jhankar Courtyard and Mewar Terrace where you can choose to have your pre-wedding shoot, a traditional mehendi or a high-energy sangeet with an intimate guest list.
The piece de resistance is the legendary Grand Presidential Suite, a favorite of just-weds and one of the most expensive suites in the world. Appointed with rich antiques, rare paintings, and crystal chandeliers the royal suite even has a library stocked with a curated selection of literary classics.
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace
Situated right inside Udaipur’s opulent City Palace complex, the Taj Fateh Prakash Palace overlooks the serene expanse of Lake Pichola and the Aravali mountains in the background.
Beautifully restored, this heritage property with 65 rooms and suites offers standout venues such as the Durbar Hall Sabhagaar which recreates the opulence and majesty of the yesteryears with a glittering 1000-kg chandelier, portraits of Rajput royalty, and velvet canopies.
The breathtaking internal ambiance is matched by the external views from vantage points such as the Sunset Terrace which is perfect for a sundowner cocktail.
Known as the ‘Swarg ki Vatika’ (heavenly garden), Jagmandir Island Palace on Lake Pichola is said to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
With its gleaming white marble facade, the sprawling property has hosted the grandest weddings in the country, some with over 1,000 guests. Accessible only by boat, Jagmandir Palace offers multiple venues within the complex, which look magical when designed by the country’s most talented wedding designers.
Taj Aravali Resort & Spa
Spread over 27 acres of land beneath the Aravalli mountains, the Taj Aravali Resort & Spa has over 176 well-appointed rooms & suites and even luxury tents! For newly-weds the ultimate place of stay is the 2900 square feet two bedroom glass suite that sits on a hill!
The mountain resort is just perfect for couples seeking the true contemporary charm of Rajasthan, in a very natural setting outside of bustling Udaipur. Wedding venues at this sprawling resort include its verdant, landscaped gardens, and a grand ballroom that can accommodate over 500 guests (floating).
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