When it comes to destination wedding--Palace wedding is a whole new concept in the Indian wedding scenario. Indian forts and palaces found in the desert state of Rajasthan are ranked amongst the best in the world. After years of painstaking efforts these magnificent ruins were restored to their old charm and glory. Today most of the palaces have been converted to heritage hotels and lure visitors from around the world with their unique regal charm and world class comforts.
Little wonder that as wedding destinations, Indian palaces are matchless. It`s ambience makes you feel you are in a different world altogether. Imagine a grand courtyard with acres of lush beautiful gardens, groves, cascading fountains, shady trees, flowers, sandstone quarters and finely carved sculptures. A long drive through vast lawns leads you to the main palace building, where a grand portico extends a stately welcome. Few steps up the grandly laid marble staircase takes you to a massive lounge impressively done with antique portraits, princely statues and marble inlay works, transporting you to an era gone by. .
Every palace is a timeless jewel and exudes a charm of its own. These architectural masterpieces are the epitome of a legendary past, showcasing the opulence, valor and courage of the great Rajput rulers. While keeping the erstwhile flame alive they also offer all the comfort and luxuries of the modern world. Most of these properties are now converted into heritage hotels.
Royal wedding venues
The first in the series of royal wedding venues we bring you details of Shiv Niwas palace and Oberoi Udai Vilas palace in Udaipur.
Shiv Niwas Palace
This crescent shaped architectural paradise is one of the finest heritage hotels in Udaipur, located in the famous city palace complex. It was Brainchild of His Late Highness Maharana Shri Bhagwat Singhji of Mewar that has led to the conversion of Shiv Niwas to a luxury hotel in Udaipur.
The restored beauty and charm of original courtyard, the efficient management and royal hospitality has earned it world wide fame and attraction.
The palace offers 2 Imperial Suite, 3 Royal Suite, 4 Historic Suite, 8 Terrace Suite and 14 Deluxe Rooms. The interiors are impressively done up in green with glass inlay works on walls, large sitting rooms, fountains in bedrooms, period furniture, chandeliers, portraits and original paintings; and breathtaking views of lakes or mountain.
Oberoi Udai Vilas Palace
This palace is known for its majestic architecture on the banks of picturesque Pichola in Udaipur. Set in 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, decorative fountains, and pavilions, the Oberoi Udaivilas Palace is a class of its own both in terms of regal charm and comfort and services.
A wedding here with its magnificent architecture and scenic beauty around will simply be an exotic event, taking you to the days of yore.
Add to that -- a leisurely walk around the complex -once the hunting ground of erstwhile princes and now houses wild boar, peacock and Indian spotted deer will only heighten your experience of a Royal Rajasthan.
Series on Royal wedding venues in Rajasthan to be continued...