6 Destinations To Plan An Amazing South Indian Marriage

It’s that time of the year again! The wedding season is upon us, and plans galore. One of the most important decisions you have to make is deciding the venue for your wedding. For all of you, planning a south Indian marriage, a destination wedding might be just the thing that makes your wedding unique, intimate and ethereal. If you feel tired of the tried and tested destination wedding scene, we give you a list of some of the lesser known destinations in South India (and around) that could be perfect for your south Indian wedding.

Vagamon, Kerala


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This is not your typical Kerala experience with the backwaters and beaches. Vagamon is an idyllic, albeit tiny location nestled among the panoramic western ghats, and one of the best locations to plan a south Indian marriage you’re likely to find. You’ll find small, rolling dales that melt into one another in a quaint and picturesque location that would be perfect for an intimate gathering of friends and family as you declare your everlasting bond of love to the world. Nat Geo Traveller has rated Vagamon as one of the “50 most attractive places to visit in India”, and for a good reason!

As you drive up to Vagamon, you’ll find beautiful, murmuring pine forests atop gently curving hills. Tucked away behind all this are the tiny lakes and rivulets that gush merrily about. The scent of pine amid the fresh, clean dewy air is sure mesmerize everyone. Once the knot is tied, and the crowd has cleared, the night gets cool and misty…well, let your honeymoon begin early!

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Havlock Island

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It’s hard to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands off the coast of India and not fall in love. This is why these islands are also a popular honeymoon destination for young couples. Why not have a beach destination south Indian wedding here and fall in love with each other and the natural beauty of the place. Havelock Island is the most popular choice to host your beach destination wedding.

The quiet beaches tucked away in a sandy bay, gently yielding to the sapphire-blue waters of the Arabian Sea, could be just the spot to tie the knot with your beloved. The island is also dotted with numerous resorts for you to choose from. If you are the adventurous types, then you could indulge yourselves and your guests to some scuba diving or snorkelling. Romance, adventure, wildlife, history, art…you name it, Andaman and Nicobar has got it, making it simply the most perfect place to have your destination wedding.


Ooty Tamilnadu

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Ooty, the anglicized name of Ootacamund, has inspired some of the greatest romance songs from Indian directors, including some award winning Tamil wedding songs. This is one of the hill stations in south India that oozes with romance, blossoms with flowers and can capture the mood of your new love with immaculate precision. This quaint little town, with all its colonial majesty is sure to spark passion in even the most insensitive souls.

If the city is too crowded for your taste (it does get pretty packed during summers), then you should move slightly away into the greenery for that perfect romantic wedding. This place is not known as the “Queen of Hill Stations” for nothing. A place of almost-miraculous natural beauty with its gorgeous glens and pristine lakes, it also carries with it a colonial charm that is hard to ignore.

Tarkali, Maharashtra


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Trakali in coastal Maharashtra is one of the hidden beauties, tucked away near the border between Maharashtra and Karnataka. Known for its pristine beaches, where you can see into a depth of 20 ft into the sea, the beaches are some of the cleanest you can find in the Indian mainland. Look into the depths of the sea, just like you would look into the eyes of your beloved and you are sure to find romance stirring within you. A great option for entertaining your guests before or after your ceremony is to hire a boat just for your party (they are not as expensive as you might think). This will take you to all the beautiful locations around, and you might even spot a dolphin or two meandering in the water. Tsunami Island is a must-visit for all you adventure loving couples because it offers a host of water sports and even snorkelling. You can also indulge your guests in a variety of adventure sports activities like banana boat rides and jet skis.



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Pondicherry (now Puducherry, I guess) is another great derstination to plan that perfect south Indian marriage. If you’re based in Chennai, the drive up to Pondicherry through the ECR Road is a picturesque road trip all in itself that your guests are sure to enjoy. Pondicherry, with its lovely French architecture infused with local tastes and its magnificent cathedrals make it a perfect location for that Christian Wedding.There are some select resorts that would also be great spots to have your destination wedding in. Once you understand the grandeur and the majesty of Pondicherry, falling in love will never have felt so easy.

Wayanad, Kerala


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This is one of those places that have managed to retain its pristine beauty, away from the hustle and bustle of today’s world. The moment you drive up that hill to reach Wayanad, a gush of air, purer than anything you’ve ever felt will greet you.

This is also the home to some of the oldest tribes in India. Rich in biodiversity, the wildlife that you’ll see here is a feast for your eyes. Be it wild elephants or exotic, charming birds, Wayanad is the place to be for all you wildlife lovers. There are many resorts here that are sure to be a exquisite spot for your tale of romance to begin its new chapter. So, if nature resonates with you, Wayanad might just be the ideal south Indian marriage destination.