You don’t want to spend one of the most special time of your life getting yourself exhausted in managing a big fat Indian wedding, do you? You don’t want to spend those few days pleasing hundreds of known and unknown guests burning big holes in your pocket. Check out these practical yet unique ways to do an Indian wedding.
In a forest tree house – Tuck yourself away with those select loved ones in a tree house and get married in the midst of chirping of birds. If you are wondering where to find a tree house in India, check out Vythiri Resort in Wayanad and Machan in Lonavala, that are tucked away 30-40 feet above the ground in rain forests of Kerala and Maharashtra.
How to reach – Machan is located 17 km away from Lonavala and nearest stations to reach are Mumbai and Pune.
Share the vows in a river – Make it a wedding to remember while your feet are being caressed by the gentle waves of the river. Why not add the spice by having the tables setup on the river bed and having wedding feast with feat dipped in water?
If you are wondering where to find such a river and arrangement in India, check out the Ken river lodge in Panna wildlife sanctuary and ask them to do the unique arrangement for you.
How to reach – Khajuraho is well connected to Delhi, while Jhansi is also connected via 20 different trains from across India. Take a taxi from these towns.
Cozy garden wedding – I am not talking about the splurge farmhouse weddings that happen in Delhi. Gather your closest 10-15 loved ones and drive off to the Himalayas for a cozy private wedding affair in one of the many homestays of Himachal or Uttarakhand. Himalaica homestay in Shyamkhet is a small setup with beautiful gardens and you may want to request them for a private wedding.
How to reach – Take the train to Kathgodam and drive for 1.5 hours to Bhowali and then Shyamkhet.
Sweet memories from Fruit orchard – Kumaon valley in Uttarakhand is called the fruit basket of India, because every corner of it is loaded with fruits like Apple, Peach and Plum from May till July. Fill the sweetness and fragrance of fruits in your memorable moment.
Choose from one of the many homestays of Kumaon valley, Uttarakhand to get married in summers and share your love in the middle of a fruit orchard.
How to reach – Take the train to Kathgodam and drive further
Snow covered romance – Keep yourself warm with the love and get married under a snowfall in the Himalayas. Rather than booking an expensive and flamboyant snow view resort in a touristy hill town of India, book a homestay in Uttarakhand or Himachal during October and January for your private affair.
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Gaurav Bhatnagar is a Software Engineer turned professional Travel Writer, Photographer, and Public Speaker on Responsible Travel @ The Spunky Traveler. Published in National Geographic Traveller, The Hindu, Travel Secrets and Huffington Post. Director at The Folk Tales, a company specializing in Responsible Rural Travel in India