Weddings in India are like festivals – they begin with the engagement and go on till months after the actual ceremony is over. And the days in between are laden with rituals – some old, some new. One of such acquired traditions is that of bachelorette parties. Bachelorette parties are the rite of passage every bride is excited to go through.
Celebrating the last night of not only her singledom but also life as she had known it with the best of her friends is indeed, a special one. For after that comes the roller-coaster ride called marriage, which is a new life altogether. And what better way to make these few days memorable than a fun trip with her ‘special someones’?
So if you are the vexed best friend trying to throw her the most memorable party ever or the bride organising one for herself, here are our top picks for the perfect destination for the bachelorette party to kick start the perfect wedding.
If you are looking for a place to unwind before the wedding madness begins, this is where you should be. A few kilometres from Mumbai, Nashik is India’s very own wine capital. It is the one place you should throng if you are a bunch who like their glasses of wines paired with good conversation. They have quaint little vineyards run by small family setups, and you can reside in style in the attached villas. Go for long walks, wine tastings and lap up all the gorgeousness nature has to offer.
Still left with some shopping to do and some gifts to buy? Pick up all those Meenakari earrings, lac bangles, mirror-studded bandhani dupattas, embroidered jootis and much more on a quick trip to Jaipur. The fascinating art, complex and intricate red stone and marble architecture, rich history and lip smacking food – the city offers you more than you ever bargained for. You can never go wrong on a trip to Jaipur.
Jet set to ‘God’s Own country’ to relish the short break from your hectic schedules with your friends. This place makes sure the bride-to-be gets all the pampering she deserves and is spoilt for choice. Backwaters, beaches, waterfalls, wildlife safaris, spice and tea tours – the list goes on and on. Apart from these, Kerala offers some of the most unique holiday experiences such as residing in Vythiri tree houses or soaking in the culture and cuisine firsthand by staying at homes of the locals. They are also renowned for their array of Ayurvedic spa treatments and rejuvenation therapies. Food for skin and soul all in one place, what more can a girl ask for?
Nothing can take away the charm of the old. And if you are a girl who would rather have the traditional warfare: flashy lights, loud music, tasty munchies while getting doused in kegs full of alcohol, Bangalore is the city to be. Amazing weather, amazing crowd, amazing nightlife, and an amazing bachelorette awaits you.