Rajasthan is known for its forts and palaces, extensive cultural mix of clothes, jewellery, crafts, food, music, dance, art, sand dunes, lakes, wildlife, tons of beliefs and stories of valour and beauty. All these make Rajasthan an unbeatable and unmatched place for people of all ages and ethnicity. The desert state is also in top 10 wedding destination in the world.
The prestigious ‘Travel & Leisure India’s Best Awards 2019’ were awarded in New Delhi recently in which Rajasthan bagged India’s top award in the category of Best Wedding Destination in India.
On behalf of Rajasthan Tourism the award was received by Rajasthan Tourism Delegation including MLA Ramniwas Gawriya and Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. Bhanwar Lal at a glittering function at ITC Maurya. The awards were based on readers’ poll in different categories.
Rajasthan apart from the choice of celebrities, lure lot of foreigners to get married in Rajasthani style, with band, baaja and baraat. These foreigners see the celebrities getting married in Indian style and the apart from band, baaja and baraat, they get attracted by the hues of colours such brides and women wearing mehandi on their hands and feet, beautifully designed costumes including lehenga by bride and other women and chudidaar-kurta/sherwani by groom and men, floral decoration of the venue, lot of functions such as sangeet etc and other traditions.
The City Palace in Jaipur and Udaipur, Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur, Nahargarh and Jaigarh fort in Jaipur, safari and jungles of Sawai Madhopur, the beautiful Haveli’s of Shekhawati, the Sand-dunes of Jaisalmer and Bikaner along with great hotels like the Rambagh Palace, the Jai Mahal Palace, the Raj Vilas, the Lake Palace in Udaipur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur and the Suryagarh in Jaisalmer have been attracting tourists across the globe, but now Rajasthan has become the top choice for Wedding too. In Jaipur, hotels like Fairmont and JW Marriott have emerged as preferred venues for Destination Wedding. These hotels on outskirts of Jaipur on national highway 8 (Jaipur-Delhi) are liked most as it is far from the maddening crowds and noise of city and provides the ambience amid the Aravali hills.
Rajasthan has an edge over other wedding destinations in the country as apart from the choice of national and international cuisines, the most popular Rajasthani dishes such as dal-baati-choorma, kair-sangri, lal maas and other such cuisines.
Rajasthan is connected to major cities by road, rail and air; the availability of venues and hotels for all budgets and sizes; the beautiful weather during winters, which is the major wedding season; availability of artisans and performers of all types locally; and the planners to deliver what needs to be delivered to enhance the already existent structures.
Celebrities who tied nuptial knot in Rajasthan
- Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Jodhpur
- Katty Parry and Russell Brand at Ranthambore tiger sanctuary in Sawai Madhopur
- Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani at Udaipur
- Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar at Jodhpur
- Neil Nitin MUkesh and Rukmini Sahay at Udaipur
- Shriya Saran and Andrei Koscheev at Udaipur
- Rajat Tokas and Srishti Nayyar at Udaipur