Imagine getting married surrounded by age-old, hand carved stone monuments which are an essential part of the Indian history. Hampi and Madurai are two of the most historically significant places in India with a beautiful ambience and a perfect place to have a destination wedding.
While Hampi stands strong today in its temple complex ruins, Madurai is famous for its colourful temples of deities Vishnu and Meenakshi. Hampi is a small heritage town in Karnataka while Madurai is a heritage city in Tamil Nadu. Both locations are very popular among Indian couples for destination wedding.
Here are four places to have the perfect heritage wedding in Hampi or Madurai:
1. Vijayshree Resort and Heritage Village, Hampi
Spread over 20 acres of green land, the Vijayshree Resort and Heritage Village is a 5-star hotel in Hampi. With an earthy ambience and stoned pathway, the resort has perfectly preserved the heritage of Hampi. Hubli Airport is the nearest to the resort at 160 km and it takes roughly four hours to reach here.
Hampi, the World Heritage site is just 15 minutes away from the resort. It has a total of 43 rooms. The Vijayshree Resort and Heritage Village has one centrally air conditioned banquet hall that holds a capacity of 700 people. It also has a lawn that can easily accommodate over 1,000 people.
2. Hotel Heritage Resort, Hampi
With colonial architecture and a peaceful natural environment around, getting married at the Hotel Heritage Resort is an experience of a lifetime. The 4-star hotel is only 160 km from the Hubli Airport and takes you four hours to reach. The ride is very pleasant and you can stop on your way to cover different attractions.
It has 43 villas in the hotel complex. The resort has beautifully restored Hampi’s heritage vibe which is seen in its architecture, food, and culture. It has a huge banquet hall that accommodates 500 people in floating style and 150 people in theatre style. The resort also has a pool deck where you can throw sangeet or mehendi parties.
3. Regency Madurai, Madurai
A 10-minute drive from Meenakshi Temple, Regency Madurai is a 3-star hotel by GRT Hotels. It is only 20 minutes drive from the Madurai Airport. The close connectivity with the airport makes it super convenient for everyone attending the wedding. The hotel’s interior reflects traditional Indian architecture and culture.
Regency Madurai has 57 air conditioned rooms equipped with all basic amenities including WiFi connection, direct dial telephone, and 24-hour room service. The hotel has three banquet halls, all designed traditionally. Each of them – Magudam, Sangamam, and Arangam can hold a maximum capacity of 250 people.
4. Heritage, Madurai
Located in Madurai, the 5-star hotel is a class apart. Heritage has an exotic heritage charm to it. One of its restaurants lets you dine under a 200-year old banyan tree. The resort also has an Olympic-sized pool. Everything about this place will make you fall in love with it. If you want to get married in a very peaceful, traditional, and at an earthy place, the Heritage will be your best choice.
It is 38 minutes drive from the Madurai Airport. The resort has both rooms and villas spread on 17 acres of land for accommodation of guests and family. The villas have their own private pool. You can throw a pool party, sangeet, or mehendi party on the pool’s deck, which can easily accommodate 150 people. The open lawn is perfect for a wedding ceremony and holds a capacity of 250 people.
The wedding season is in full swing, so make sure you book your dream place well in time, because it sells out quick!