Nestled on the Western Ghats of Kerala and Karnataka, Munnar and Coorg are two hill stations famous for their misty and evergreen forests. Often dubbed as the Scotland of India, Coorg has an uncanny resemblance to the mountains of Scotland. Munnar, on the side, is famous for its coffee plantations and is a treasure for wildlife fanatics. Both the hill stations are becoming increasingly popular among couples for destination weddings. Luxuriously peaceful, being in either Coorg or Munnar is nothing less than a thrilling experience.
Here are four best wedding resorts in Coorg or Munnar:
1. Kadkani Riverside Resort, Coorg
With acres and acres of endless plantations, Kadkani Riverside Resort will wash away all your stress within a few seconds. Located at a distance of 150 km from Mangalore International Airport and 240 km from Bangalore International Airport, it will roughly take you five to seven hours to reach the 4-star resort.
It is situated on the majestic Cauvery river.Choosing this resort as your wedding destination is an ideal decision if you love nature and want a woodland-inspired wedding. The resort has a banquet hall that opens into the surrounding forest and overlooks the Cauvery river. The banquet hall can accommodate around 150 people including an outdoor arena that can further accommodate 50 people.
2. Porcupine Castle, Coorg
Beautifully located in a lush canopy of trees, the Porcupine Castle is every nature lover’s dream. It takes six hours to reach the 3-star resort from Bangalore International Airport, which is the closest to the resort at 266 km. It takes longer to reach here because you have to travel through the twists and turns of the Western Ghats, but you will surely enjoy the road journey.
At the Porcupine Castle, you won’t need any sound systems, because the whistling sound of woods and chirping of the birds will set the perfect harmony for your wedding ceremonies. The resort has a pool where you can throw a pre-wedding pool party. Spread over 300 acres of land, the resort has a huge lawn ideal for summer wedding and can easily accommodate 300 people.
3. Mountain Club, Munnar
This beautiful 4-star resort is located 1600 m above sea level, overlooking the thick forests of Munnar. Situated at a distance of 110 km from Cochin International Airport, it will take you around three hours to reach the resort through the Western Ghats. You will fall in love with the resort’s architecture which reminds one of the British cottages.
Mountain Club has a banquet hall and an open area for hosting wedding ceremonies. The banquet hall has a capacity of 250 people, while the garden area accommodates around 400 people. All food served at the Mountain Club is organically grown. It also has an in-house DJ and a variety of mocktails to choose from.
4. The Spice Tree, Munnar
Located in the mountain range of Kanan Devan and Bison Valley Hills, The Spice Tree has beautiful Scottish-styled chalets against pitch greenery, a memory that will stay with your forever. It will take you three and a half hours to reach the airport through the Western Ghats from the Cochin International Airport, which is 112 km away from the resort.
The Spice Tree has a private lawn ideal for throwing intimate wedding parties. It can accommodate around 150 people. The resort also has a poolside area where you can throw a cozy sangeet or a mehendi party. Some activities that your guests can enjoy around the resort are tea tasting, visiting spice and herb garden, and morning yoga sessions.
Make sure you book the venue well in advance to enjoy a stress-free week full of wedding ceremonies.