A wedding witnessed by the rhythmic waves, soaked in the warmth of the holy sun, and golden shores and seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu – you know we are bringing Kerala as your dream wedding destination.
Nothing can equate to the presence of the holies when a nuptial is performed right under the blessed hands of the divine. Kerala, the ‘Land of Gods’ has unfurled itself as a magnificent abode for destination weddings. A hidden jewel in the South, this pristine land is waiting for the touch of love’s magic while it is tucked away amidst the golden sands and cradled with the gushing waves of the sea. It has a perfect blend of religious beliefs and spirituality. Bestowed with nature’s awe-inspiring beauty and spiritual landmarks, it is home to several holy temples. This tropical paradise awaits the arrival of couples, friends and family to spellbind them with its secluded charm, tropical beauty, pristine beaches and world-class amenities. The sandy shores act as a catalyst for Mehendi galore and swim deep into the blue lagoons for the Haldi ceremony. Witness the magic while you take Pheras in the light of the dawning sun while the vibrant colours brush the sky. This place offers you picturesque venues to perform your nuptials elegantly. Indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities after the wedding or let your soul seek refuge in this nature’s paradise. Tourist attractions here include the UNESCO World Heritage Site Brihadeeswara Temple, The Western Ghats, Anchuthengu Fort, Krishnapuram Palace and Thrikkakkudi Rock-Cut Temple. From serene stays in the houseboats and enthusiastic snake boat race to Periyar Wildlife jungle safari and an aromatic spice tour, Kerala will captivate your soul at the very first sight. This haven of nature’s surreal beauty awaits your arrival from September to March, when the weather is pleasant the soothing winds slightly caress your cheeks and Neelakurinji blooms.
The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel
Overlooking the gushing Arabian Sea and surrounded by plush coconut grooves, this idyllic five-star hotel is a balmy retreat. Elegantly nesting over sprawling 67 acres of plush landscapes this hotel soaks nature’s ethereal beauty offering you picturesque backdrops. The hotel has beautifully tailored 184 rooms and 4 Kovalam Palace suites. The timeless charm of the architecture meets modern elegance with a distinctive sense of place. The hotel ensures to take you on a gastronomic affair with its flavourful delicacies. From a glamorous Sangeet function in the ballroom to kaleidoscopic Haldi in the plush garden lawns or beachside Pheras in the golden hour, the hotel offers dreamy venues for a fairytale wedding. Relax your mind, body and soul by indulging yourself in leisure activities and blissful escapes to the hotel.
Getting There: The hotel is situated at a distance of 11 km from Trivandrum International Airport.
Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty
Witnessing the backwaters of Vembanad Lake, this hotel elegantly perches on 26 acres of plush green land on the serene Bolgatty Island. Relish panoramic views of the lake and the city from the 264 luxurious guest rooms including 38 suites and 4 villas with plunge pools and private access. Host your Mehendi function by the lakeside and let the cool breeze dry your henna or throw a cocktail party at the plush palm lawns embedded with tall palm trees. Say ‘I do’ soaking the beauty of the serene backwaters of Vembanad Lake on the grand houseboat or cap off your wedding ceremonies with a reception at the grand ballroom of 3,000 sq m infused with rich accents and mesmerizing designs. The dedicated staff of the hotel is here to execute your big day flawlessly. Sate your taste buds at the five top-notch restaurants of the hotel. Relax at the Santata spa with ayurvedic therapies or burn your calories at the advanced fitness centre to sway all the wedding blues.
Getting There: The hotel is situated at a distance of 23 km from Kochi Airport.
Taj Bekal Resort & Spa, Kerala
An extraordinary abode this property is a 5 star resort with 75 laterite villas and rooms inspired by the design of Ketuvallam houseboats beckon you in. Kerala’s famous palm leaf drawings, called Chitra Pothi, are recreated on tussar silk that have mythological and spiritual themes. Witness the Kappil beach shoreline that touches our manicured lawns and landscaped gardens. This property is an oasis of luxury helmed with contemporary styles. The aesthetics of the villas can be best described as chic, elegant and ultra-contemporary. Luxury and grandeur effortlessly prevail at this property. Exchange your vows at the opulent Soiree Hall or immerse yourself with pristine Haldi by the serene poolside, the hotel offers various aesthetically pleasing spots to commence your forever tale. The highly skilled staff of the hotel makes sure your wedding is nothing short of an extravagant affair. From multiple cuisines and authentic Kerala flavours to Italian delicacies and signature beverages, the hotel takes you on a flavourful journey. Relax and rejuvenate your body at the spa, J Wellness Circle .
Getting There: The nearest airport to the resort is Mangaluru International Airport.
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Nestling on the serene banks of Lake Vembanad, the vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters, Kumarakom Lake Resort is one of India’s popular wedding spots. Apart from a breathtaking view of the pristine backwaters that stretch beyond the horizons, the resort also houses 65 heritage luxury villas, built in the authentic architectural style of yesteryear Kerala. The resort makes sure you have a delightful stay by offering you basic facilities and world-class amenities. Host your frolicsome Haldi by the poolside, imprint your hands with beautiful henna at the plush gardens and take Pheras at the discerning banquet hall that has chic and modern aesthetics. Taste scrumptious grilled food and aromatic kebabs, handmade noodles or freshly baked pizzas at Vembanad – Coastal Cuisine Speciality restaurant, the high-end restaurant of the resort. Astonishing activities on the lake like Backwater Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Water Sports, speedboat and banana boat rides are the highlight of this resort.
Getting There: It takes approximately 5 hours to reach the resort from Kochi International Airport.
Kochi Marriott Hotel
Create resplendent memories against the backdrop of a growing metropolis and discover modern elegance at this hotel. The hotel is the epitome of opulence and grandeur as it has 273 ultra-luxurious rooms. Basic facilities and world-class amenities are offered by the hotel. This hotel is your calling if you are planning on having a larger-than-life wedding. Conduct your wedding ceremonies elegantly as the hotel has 11 event rooms and the largest event room can accommodate up to 1600 guests. Take a dip in the pool for your Haldi galore or host a vibrant Mehendi function at the fragrant lawns of the hotel. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners leaves no stone unturned to make your wedding an unforgettable affair. Get ready for a mouth-watering gastronomic adventure with the five restaurants of the hotel. After all the hustle-bustle of the wedding, nurture your senses at the Quan spa.
Getting There: The hotel is situated at a distance of 17 km from Kochi Airport.