Best Indian hotels for a destination wedding

This elegant hotel in the capital is known for its F&B spaces, including Megu for Japanese cuisine, Jamavar for royal Indian favourites, Le Cirque for French-Italian fare and The Library Bar for wines, spirits and books. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 people, while the Palace Terrace offers stunning panoramic views of the city and is the perfect setting for a mehendi or a welcome brunch. Getting there: 14.5km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Website 

ITC Grand Bharat, NCR

With 104 suites and villas and a luxurious spa, this massive Gurugram property offers an easy escape from city life. Events can be held indoors, on the lawns or by the pool, and you can organise a picnic or a cooking workshop for your guests. They’ll also enjoy the rich Awadhi fare at The India Room, and can work it all off the next day at the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Getting there: 37.5km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Website 

Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi NCR

At 12,700 sq ft, the hotel’s pillarless Peacock Ballroom is ideal for a sangeet or reception. And the hotel’s location, minutes away from the airport makes it easy for guests flying in. Plus it’s a pet-friendly stay, so guests won’t have to leave their furry friends behind. Getting there: 3km from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Website

The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort, Punjab

Oberoi Sukhvillas, Punjab

Right by the Siswan forest and 30 minutes from Chandigarh, this luxe retreat has beautiful gardens, fountains and reflection pools, plus indoor venues. Its scalloped arches are great for photo shoots, and the events team will ensure you make the most of the space. Getting there: 37km from Chandigarh International Airport. Website 

Six Senses Fort, Barwara

The first Six Senses property in India, this restored 14th- fort features two temples, Shekhawati art and a magnificent spa. So it’s little surprise that it was Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif’s choice for their gorgeous wedding. With only 48 suites, it’s perfect for an intimate celebration with a regal touch. Have your mehendi at Rani Bagh and a welcome lunch at The Cortile, set by a 700-year-old courtyard. Getting there: 121km from Jaipur International Airport. Website

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

For the classic palace experience, plan a wedding at this stunning property that was once the home of Jodhpur’s royal family. The sprawling property has 70 Art Deco- style rooms and suites replete with vibrant paintings. Event venues range from the Baradari lawns to opulent indoor halls. And with peacocks greeting you at breakfast and views of the Mehrangarh fort from numerous spots across the property, you’ll have a truly special celebration. Getting there: 4km from Jodhpur Airport. Website 

Raas Devigarh, Rajasthan

Surrounded by the Aravalis, this 18th- century restored palace just outside Udaipur is where you can enjoy history while creating your own. Organise a folk music night under the stars, have your mehendi on the lawns and sangeet at Sheesh Mahal, say ‘I do’ on the terrace—there are endless options for a beautiful wedding that you and your guests will love. Getting there: 39km from Maharana Pratap Airport. Website 

Alila Fort, Bishangarh

The 59-room restored fort has two Presidential Suites and a gorgeous spa, so the bride and groom will be pampered ahead of their big day. And it has a host of venues, the largest of which can host 650. The terrace restaurant Nazaara is ideal for a breathtaking welcome dinner, while Madhuveni has a classy cigar and cognac lounge. Getting there: 43km from Jaipur International Airport. Website 

Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

Imagine walking down the aisle here, at Suryagarh