Udaipur needs no introduction as one of the most popular tourist destination on world map, it has been recently acclaimed as “the best place in world” by “Travel and Leisure” Magazine.
Udaipur lies in southern Rajasthan near the Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh borders. It rests in the shadows of the Aravalli Mountains, at a height of 577m. The old city is surrounded by the city wall, on the east side of Lake Pichola. It has an average elevation of 598 meters (1961 feet). Located at the foothills of the Aravalli Range. The geography of area makes the tourist feel as if they are at a Hill Station. Udaipur as a town is very well developed still keeping the greenery and charm of an old Heritage City. It appears to be superior than any other destination in Rajasthan when it comes to choice for a place to get married.
What gives Udaipur an edge over other Destinations in Rajasthan?
– The place as a Tourist Spot is perfect for a relaxing and romantic holidays. Must visit tourist attractions
– Proximity to Gujarat (making it easier for the Gujarati NRI families to get their local guests to Udaipur)
– Connection with Delhi and Mumbai (International Airports), their are daily Flights, Trains and Buses available.
– Choice of so many exclusive and luxurious palace venues to have a variety
– Presence of all major 5* Hotels chain like Leela, Taj and Oberoi
– Availability of affordable yet authentic traditional Hotels
– Activities like tourist site seeing, excursions and safaris
– A less crowded and clean-green town
– Suitability for moderate to high budget events and any size of gathering between just a couple to 1500 guests.
– The aesthetic beauty serves as best of decoration so a minimal touch ups brings any venue to its best
A bit about the Palatial Locations in Udaipur …
The City Palace Complex combining two Grand Heritage Hotels called “Shiv Niwas Palace” and “Fateh Prakash Palace”, historical monuments (now being offered as venue for royal weddings) like Jagmandir Island Palace, Zenana Mahal, Manek Chowk and Darbar Hall have helped a great deal to popularize Udaipur as the ultimate and exclusive choice for weddings. The ambiance and the aesthetic beauty at all the venues is one of its kind and unmatched.
Amongst all Jagmandir Island Palace is the premium most choice and only available option for the main Wedding day. Many Celebrities and upscale weddings have been witnessed at this venue. It is said that Shah Jahan took refuge at jagmandir and this is where he got the inspiration to build Taj Mahal. It is often referred to as a swarg ki vatika or garden of heaven. When cocktails, theme-dinners, banquets and wedding ceremonies are organised here, the flowers and special lighting, folk dancers and fireworks bring alive this garden of heaven in vibrant colours of celebrations. Musical soirees and performances at the Garden Courtyard, wedding ceremonies at Kunwarpada Chowk, lavish buffets or sit-down banquets at Kunwarpada Lawns. Celebrity weddings are seen very often at Jagmandir.
Which has started its operation as a Hotel has come out to be most promising venue. It is a Heritage Renaissance Resort – Sanctuary with 360° commanding views of Aravali Hill Ranges, Lake Pichola, City Palace Complex and the old city. Heritage Renaissance – a term used to describe the laborious transplanting of the stone by stone, pillar by pillar of a heritage structure from a place not very far away to a new location thereby conserving the rich Architectural Heritage for the generations to come.
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The Leela Palace
The Leela Palace in Udaipur is world known for its exotic location and the luxurious experience. With selective venues and total 79 Rooms & Suites, its is genrally combined with independent venues like Jagmandir Island to host the grand Weddings.
Oberoi Udai Vilas
Udai Vilas an Oberoi property is probably one of the most awarded Resort for its luxury & elegance. Udai Vilas has most recently started showing interest in hosting Weddings. It offers a couple of outdoor lawns and spaces with marvelous backdrop and greenary. It is the costliest optio in terms of stay and overall cost for hosting Wedding.
Chunda Palace is one of the best suitable option for a Royal Wedding if you are a small group below 200 guests, it is a great example of heritage architecture in modern days. This grand Haveli (no less than a Palace) offers 48 Rooms and Suites at 3 levels. Chunda Palace is located next to Oberoi Udai Vilas with green surroundings and one of the best views from any Room. It overlooks the Lake Pichola, City Palace and Aravali hill ranges.
Modern Luxury Hotels & Resorts
There are several modern 5* Hotels in Udaipur which are suitable for hosting wedding or making the guests stay like Sheraton, Trident Hilton, Inder Residency etc.
Ramada in Udaipur is located on top on a hillock away from the busy streets. It has in total 72 Rooms & Suites and couple of outdoor venues like Pool side, Lawns and terrace. The Rooms at Ramada are one of the best in its class and value for money. Fit for a gathering of 175-200 guests to take up entire Hotel and enjoy exclusiveness. Ramada is often used in combination to a Palatial venues for events.
Trident perhaps is one of the finest hotels in Udaipur below Rs. 15000 range. With about 144 Rooms & Suites it becomes number on choice for a gathering around 300 guests and being majorly used for hosting stay and Lunches. The approach and landscaping gives a traditional and palatial feel. It has a 2 large combined Lawns to host Dinner for upto 600 guests and small banquet halls for low key events like pre wedding Pooja.
Heritage Hotels and Specialty Restaurants
For smaller groups and families who really dont want to be over the top, Udaipur offers a choice of very beautiful historical Haveli converted Hotels which could be used for stay as well as the Wedding festivities. Many specialty and theme Restaurants are also available to host the private parties.
What a beautiful location to host a small gathering (less than 125 guests) pre wedding day or even a small scale Wedding.
This amazing lake side Resort overlooks the Palaces & Aravali Hill ranges, nevertheless its just tucked at the edge of Lake Pichola and views are just breath taking.
Feel free to seek any assistance if you are planning a Destination Wedding in Udaipur