Sandy shores with seashells strewn across its path… scenic beauty of the waves, sun and coconut trees lining the coastal belt capture the soul of any nature lover. No wonder many couples prefer this 3,702 km2 land of dreams to say the undying, words ‘I do’ to their soul-mate on the greatest day of their lives. Goa… a paradise for many couples to hold their fairy-tale weddings and relive the moments every time they visit this former Portuguese colony.
Whether it’s a romantic beach wedding, a monsoon wedding or a high-end wedding, Goa grabs the spot hands down for the most popular wedding destination in India. Although Jaipur and Jodhpur with its huge palaces, mesmerizing Ranthambore, capital city of Delhi, evergreen state of Kerala also figure in the list of wedding destinations in India, Goa has the most breathtaking sites to meet your needs and up your satisfaction quotient.
In 2015, Goa Tourism bagged the prestigious Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) Award for the ‘Best Wedding and Honeymoon Destination’ at ITB Berlin. Goa with its diverse culture, rich cuisine, pristine beaches and adventure tourism receives a positive response every year from travel agents all over the world.
Having your dream wedding in Goa within your budget requires proper planning and hiring the services of systematic wedding planner, always advisable to work with a local wedding planner who understands the norms and laws of the state and will guide you right. Choose season off-season, book your airline tickets in advance, trim your guest list, know your hotels and resorts, and make advance hotel bookings, shop during sales, plan your honeymoon, etc.
We have some gorgeous beach resorts both in the South and North of Goa, to mention a few popular ones: Radisson Blu Beach Resort (Cavelossim), Holiday Inn Beach Resort (Mobor), Caravela Beach Resort (Varca) , Zuri White Sands Goa Resort (Varca), Taj Exotica (Benaulim), Park Hyatt (Cansaulim), Zeebop (Utorda), Alila Diwa (Majorda), Cidade de Goa (Vainguinim beach), The Leela Goa (Mobor), The Lalit Gold and Spa Resort (Canacona), Grand Hyatt Resort (Bambolim), Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa (Candolim), Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa (Majorda), Marbela Beach Resort (Morjim), etc.
We cannot help ourselves; but fall in love with this picturesque city. There are ample options for those with different budgets. The choices in the land of sun and sands are many—a traditional church wedding or pheras by the beach, fun parties by the pool or a simple ceremony in an open, ancestral, large Portuguese villa to depict an authentic, local ambience.
Whether it’s clear blue skies or monsoon blessings or wintry chills, wedding enthusiasts love Goa. Wedding planners gear up for showcasing the events of their clientele 365 days a year barring a few holy or festive days…
Goa, the land of weddings and woos…. Goa, the land of eternal love and longings…. Goa, the land of fun, frolic and fantasies… Goa, the land of likable locals…. Goa, the land of cuisine and culture…. Long live Goa!