Marriages in Rajasthan

Of course, in Rajasthan, marriage dates are set according to planetary considerations, and suspicious dates are usually between May - July and November - February. Should a visitor have the occasion to attend a wedding, it is a chance that should not be lightly discarded.

The wedding takes place at the bride's house to which the bridegroom comes accompanied with a large barat or procession. This happened even when the bride and groom are from separate towns, which is usually the case since the marriages are arranged. The groom rides to his bride's house astride a white mare, and in the regalia of a prince, complete with sword. While the marriage rituals are conducted in the house, the bridegroom's procession is entertained in style outside, with entertainment and dinner. The bride's family is responsible for the hospitality and to insure it is not lacking, the take great effort to look after their guests.

The giving away of the bride is a tearful occasion, but ton the evening before, at the bride's , there is usually a night long vigil enlivened by ghoomar dances. In the groom's house too, there are ghoomar dances both before and after the marriage ceremony. No winder ot seems that the celebrations will last forever.

Regal Wedding Experience In Rajasthan

In Recent years, there have been increasing cases of visitors coming back to Rajasthan to get married. Nowhere else is a wedding as likely to be more romantic or majestic or royal. It is an occasion when the bride and groom truly think themselves royal. However, even attending a marriage as a guest s a special occasion.

Royal Wedding venues in Rajasthan

Devigarh Palace

Devigarh is the most famous wedding destination in Rajasthan. Its ambience is an eclectic mix of skillfully crafted designs, old and new, functional and purely aesthetic. Marble and semi-precious stones have been used in contemporary designs to create an elegant beauty. Devi Garh serves a comfortable and attractive retreat.

Neemrana Fort

One of the oldest forts in Rajasthan, and a Chauhan stronghold, Neemrana is conveniently located on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway.Though the fort at Neemrana is built at five levels, an 18th century stepwell within walking distance has eleven levels.

Jag Mandir

Also know as Jag Niwas, this stunning palace, afloat on Lake Pichola. Jag Mandir is the most memorable wedding venue in Udaipur. Wedding in royal style surroundings the water and a regal arrangements for your guests.

Samode Haveli

The handsome townhouse of the Nathanis of Samode, the haveli years ago, and has since been added to whenever there was the requirement, which gives it a whimsical charm. It also has the frescos for which their palace is so well known. Situated in the heart of the old Jaipur city.

Shiv Niwas Palace

Built at the turn of the century as an adjunct to the royal residence, Shambhu Niwas, which is a somewhat incongruous, Western looking building, Shiv Niwas is its anti-thesis with its curved chajjas or dripstone roofs, and its arched chambers that were opulently appointed 'of a number of white halls and white kiosks'.

Rambagh Palace

One of the country's finest, and oldest, palace hotels, Rambagh was home for the dashing Man Singh and Gayatri Devi before its conversion into a hotel. Initially a garden house that belonged to a royal maid, and later taken over by the state as a hunting lodge, Rambagh was converted into a magnificent palace by the British architect.

Mandawa Fort

Built in 1755, and approached through two gateways mounted with cannons, the first countyard leads to a deep verandah beyond which is a drawing room still retained the way it has been since deca-des. Several narrow staircases and courtyards connect it with the array of rooms that were added to it over the centuries