Rajasthan Travel Guide

Why Choose Jodhpur for Destination Wedding?

Traditions and rituals form a backbone of a beautiful marriage. It is indeed what gives life to a wedding carousel. And when one has access to palaces, open courtyards, breathtaking views and surreal ambiance, a quintessential positive vibe is created. No other destination in India stands as a testimony to destination weddings like Rajasthan. There is one city in this land of royals that hosts an array of venues which make an ideal dramatic setting for couples in love. Yes, I am talking about Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is grand city located on the Thar Desert border. It was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha. An array of magnificent temples, monuments, and gardens beautify the city. Also known as the blue city and the sun city, Jodhpur is the second largest and highly fortified city in Rajasthan. It is beckoned by dazzling grand heritage palaces that are a host to majestic destination weddings. It's not just the charisma of this place that will lure you, but the welcoming locals who will make you feel at home.

Tying the knot in Jodhpur will indeed create a treasure trove of memories for you that could be cherished forever. Destination Wedding in Jodhpur will give you the opportunity to celebrate the biggest day of your life at the superb venues right in the heart of Thar desert.

Apart from the city’s great culture, it is the list of wedding venues that make Jodhpur an ideal place for a destination wedding. Palaces and Hotels like  Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ajit Bhawan, Vivanta- Taj Hari Mahal, Indiana Palace, Ranbanka Palace personify sheer opulence unlike any other. Just imagine taking vows in a timeless 15th-century old historic structure bejeweled with primeval jharokas, lush green courtyards, regal Rajputana architecture & vintage drives.

The five places that rule the chart for a destination wedding in Jodhpur are:

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

This is one of the largest private residences in the world. Located in Rajasthan, the palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, who is the grandfather of Gaj Singh, the present owner of the palace. A part of the palace is managed by the prestigious Taj Hotels, and another part has a museum.

The majestic and palatial palace is also bestowed with World’s Best Hotel Award at Travellers Choice organized by TripAdvisor.

If you plan on getting married here, you could choose from Maharaja Suites, Maharani Suites, banquet halls, dining hall, ballroom or durbar hall for every ceremony. Umaid Bhawan Palace is merely a 15-minute drive from Jodhpur Airport and 2.4 km from Jodhpur Railway Station.

Tourist attractions like Clock Tower Market, Mehrangarh Fort, and Jaswant Thada monument are within 9 km. So, be it you or your guests, Umaid Bhawan Palace would make a classic wedding destination and a memorable one too.

Ajit Bhawan

Ajit Bhawan

Ajit Bhawan is an oasis of hospitality and warmth. It is a tasteful blend of royal lifestyle and regal elegance. Garnished with Rajputana charm, the palace hotel was built in 1927, by Maharajadhiraj Ajit Singhji, the younger sibling of Maharaja Shri Umaid Singhji.

Spread over acres, Ajit Bhawan was inaugurated as a heritage hotel of India, decades later, by Maharana Swaroop Singh Ji and Rani Usha Devi. The entire ambiance of this hotel is a sweet reminder of the Rajput era.

The subtle and neutral hues of the building, architecture, and design speak volumes about the golden touch of the celebrated designer Raghavendra. Your wedding at Ajit Bhawan with the Mehrangarh fort in the backdrop would be picture perfect.

Your near and dear ones could explore royal dining, driving around the city in a vintage car, or desert safari.

Vivanta By Taj Hotel Hari Mahal

Vivanta – Taj Hari Mahal

You could live your dream of getting married like a princess in Taj Hari Mahal. You will be welcomed by Marwari style architecture awashed with pink and red sandstone, intricately carved arches, jharokha, grand chandeliers, sun-kissed courtyards, magnificent views and well-appointed rooms.

This subtle fusion of both modern and traditional elements make this place ultra-luxurious and one-of-its-kind dream wedding destination. Spread in sprawling 450 acres, here the essence of Marwari culture can be felt everywhere.

At Taj Hari Mahal, your thematic wedding procession would be accompanied by elephants and horses, followed by soothing music, folk dances, classical dances, Marwadi delicacies, fireworks and what not. Your guests would love desert activities like camel rides and jeep drives across the sands, barbeque dinner, sunset over the desert, folk music and dance.

Not only this, you could also plan your honeymoon here, as the surrounding is warm, beautiful and intriguing at the same time.

Bal Samand Lake Palace

Bal Samand Lake Palace

Maharaja of Jodhpur’s summer retreat, Bal Samand Lake Palace is made with red sandstone and overlooks the artificially created Balsamand Lake that dates back to the 13th century.

The enchanting property is decorated with lush green lawns and terraces that make an ideal venue for Sangeet or engagement ceremony.

Imagine commencing your big day with a breakfast overlooking the serene lake, a ride in the horse-drawn a Victorian carriage, a massage in spa tent, and a candlelit dinner at their al fresco restaurant.

While your guests could meditate in the morning sun, take a splash in the swimming pool or try golf, the hotel itself includes services like nature trail walk, bird watching, village safari, sand dune experience, horse riding and royal buggy ride.

Mihir Garh

Want to get married in a Sand Castle? Look no further, because Mihir Garh in Jodhpur is your dream destination wedding venue.

Perched in the Thar desert, Mihir Garh, also known as the Fort of Sun dazzles with lavish oversized suites, private pools, and wildlife encounters. Over 150 local craftsmen worked relentlessly for two years before it opened in 2009.

It is perched on a plateau and comprises nine luxury suites—each occupying 1,700 sq ft—featuring a private plunge or spa pools and beautifully designed fireplaces.

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