WEDDING DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE INDIA
If you are looking for a wedding destination outside India, you will be spoilt for choice for exotic locations. Here are some options you can consider.
Malaysia: A multicultural nation like Malaysia provides a perfect mood and feel for an Indian wedding. The rich cultural heritage brings together Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures, coupled with beautiful beaches, luxury venue and lush rainforests. It can also make for a cost-friendly wedding destination. Two of the popular exotic locations are Langkawi and Penang. There are several beach resorts in Malaysia that make for perfect venues for a destination wedding. For example, one of the most beautiful resorts in Malaysia, The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is a great place to organize an Indian wedding. Gem Island Resort Spa, a privately owned island in Malaysia, has been a host to several grand Indian weddings.
Mauritius: As Mark Twain rightly said, “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” Located in the Indian Ocean, this island boasts of splendid white sandy and turquoise water beaches, coral beefs, profuse green terrain, crystal clear water, and over the top natural beauty. There are endless options for the possible themes of the wedding, ranging from authentic Indian to catamaran affair to tropic colonial nuptial. Surprisingly, The Mauritius Tourism Development Authority (MTDA) attempts to familiarize the wedding planners with various venues and varieties that Mauritius has to offer.
Turkey: The beautiful Turkey straddles Eastern Europe and Western Asia leading to its rich cultural heritage. The country has been a host to a couple grand Indian weddings, and plans to continue to be one. Some of the popular places for organizing wedding in Turkey are Istanbul, Cappadocia, Bodrum and Antalya. Istanbul offers convenience to the couple and family, and the charm of Bosphorous; one has the option to sail away in a yacht as they tie knots or plan a magnificent event in the popular palaces. Cappadocia is a virgin destination for wedding, and offers unparalleled natural beauty. Bodrum offers the option of a romantic and luxurious wedding on the sea-side. Antalya, the turquoise city, offers multiple options ranging from some fabulous beach resorts to extravagant ballrooms.
Bali: Popularly known as the island of the Gods, the picturesque destination is the symbol of modern-day love. This place spells love and romance in each of its corner. The city offers an amalgamation of Balinese and Indian culture, which makes it easy for Indians to feel at home. Some characteristics that would define this place include warm and soothing sea breeze, vast blue skies, breath-taking sceneries and happy faces. Bali can also turn out to be a cost-effective destination for wedding if planned meticulously and carefully.
Thailand: The most popular honeymoon destination years ago has now turned into the most desired wedding destination for a lot of couples. Besides its capital Bangkok, it has several other beautiful wedding destinations such as Hua Hun, Koh Samui, Phuket, KhaoLak, Pattaya and Rayong. Like Mauritius, Thailand also makes efforts to encourage wedding planners and familiarize them with popular and scenic destinations of Thailand to plan weddings. Like Bali, Thailand can also turn out to be a very budget friendly compared to a luxurious wedding within India. From all perspectives, be it proximity, budget, ease of getting visa, planning recreation for guests or beauty, Thailand turns out to be one of the best places for destination wedding.