Why Kashmir can be considered a wedding destination?

A destination wedding is something that many people want to go for but not all of us can afford it. When we think about destination weddings, the picturesque beauty of Amalfi Coast in Italy, the Indian Ocean kissing the beaches of Fujairah in UAE, the lush greenery in Bali, usually come to our mind. If we try imagining one such wedding in our home country, India, we do not go too far than Udaipur. And truth be told, each of these destinations can make a hole in your pocket.

Wondering about a destination that is breathtaking and can enable you to save some penny after the wedding gets over? Well, how can you not think about Kashmir? Jammu & Kashmir has always been considered as the crown of the country. The natural beauty of Kashmir is incomparable. The pleasant summers and the shivering winters, both have their separate exquisiteness. There are countless reasons to pick Kashmir as the destination for any wedding. Here are some of the reasons mentioned below:

Weather: The Kashmir weather is one of the many things liked by people, both natives and tourists. During winters, you will find roads blanketed by snow and it is hard to stay away from the fire pits and the very popular Kahwa. While the rest of India runs for Air Conditioners during the summers, Kashmiris enjoy the weather with a maximum temperature of 30 degrees on some days. During the nights in summer, they still need to pull a quilt as the temperature comes down to 15 to 20 degree. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the weather before deciding the date of the wedding.

Locations: Kashmir is filled with beautiful locations. It is even called heaven on earth. You do not have to think much about the locations when you are arranging everything for the wedding. You might get confused about which location to choose as there are so many in numbers.

Shikara: The popular shikara can never be ignored when you are in Kashmir. You will find many shikara in Nagin and Dal lakes, and you can take a ride on any one of them. Many shikara have beautiful, colourful, and fresh flowers in them, which are usually for sale. If you are in a mood to opt for some photographs before or after your wedding, you can certainly go ahead with the idea. It is for sure that you will never regret the idea. The shikara and houseboats are apt for pre-wedding and post-wedding shoots.

Cuisines: Kashmiri cuisine is popular across the country. But if you want to enjoy the authentic taste of the Kashmiri dishes, you need to land yourself at this valley. And, if you are giving serious thought to getting hitched in this beautiful place, then you will be able to taste some real finger-licking dishes. A few of the local Kashmiri dishes are Rogan Josh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni, Dum Olav, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba, etc. If you want to impress your guests with food, you must include the local cuisines. You will certainly be glad about their words of praise at the end. And, if it is winters, do not forget to add Kahwa in the list.

Music: If you want to entertain the guests at the wedding with something very Kashmiri, then you can go to the local music there. You will come across many musicians who play certain musical instruments. You can get in touch with them and request them to show their talent to your guests. You will have to pay for them.

Gift items: If you have any plan to gift something to the relatives and friends who are attending the wedding, then nothing can beat the beauty and quality of a pashmina shawl. These shawls are particularly made in Kashmir. The other items can be wood carved jewellery boxes and frames, stone and silver jewellery, to name a few.

Accessibility: Travelling to Kashmir is no big deal. Be it airways, railways or by land, one can reach Kashmir without much problem. Also, it is not that difficult to get the tickets booked. If you are especially in Delhi, then you can be in Kashmir sans any hassle. Kashmir has direct trains from Delhi and even Kanyakumari. So, if you are living down South, you can still have the option to go for the Kashmir destination wedding.

Pocket-friendly: Since Kashmir is yet to be explored by people as a wedding destination, it is still quite inexpensive. You can set a budget and get everything done within that. It does not matter whether you are getting a wedding planner for the event or doing it yourself, you can get everything done without any problem.

Kashmir has been in news for many years and there are a lot of people who think the valley is disturbed and they might get into the problem because of that. However, that is certainly not the case. Kashmiris have always been lovely people and welcoming to their guests and tourists. And no matter what the political scenario becomes in the valley, Kashmir will always be one of the most beautiful parts of the country which India takes a lot of pride in. Considering Kashmir as a wedding destination can never go wrong and your wedding will be remembered by the guests for the rest of their lives. The wedding days are always cherished by the couples, but when they spend those beautiful days in the valleys of Kashmir, the memories will become even better.

So, are you ready to enter this new phase of your life with your partner in Kashmir? If yes, get started with the preparation. All the best!