The wedding season is almost upon us again and along with it comes a hectic spell of planning and preparations. With all the pressure and excitement abound, bride-to-be often gets the most stressed-out of all. A bachelorette party is not only a tradition but also a chance for the bride to destress and get a much-needed holiday with her girl pals. Whether you are the BFF planning the surprise spinster party or if you are the bride planning your own bachelorette, the biggest dilemma is often choosing the destination. Mumbai Travellers draws up the top 10 trending bachelorette party destinations to help you take your pick.
1. Nashik, Maharastra
A wine connoisseur’s utopia, Nashik has long held popularity as a girl gang getaway destination. Home to the globally famed Sula vineyards, Nashik offers the perfect respite from the clamour of the city. Sun kissed vineyards, clear blue skies, and blooming flower beds will give the bride-to-be the perfect locale to relax and click amazing pictures.
2. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
If it’s adventure that throbs in your veins, head over to Rishikesh. With a myriad of activities to suit every level of adrenaline, there’s not a single dull moment here! From rock climbing, to river rafting, waterfall rappelling, trekking, and bungee jumping, you can take your pick and enjoy the rush. Spend the nights by a bonfire under the star-spangled navy skies.
3. Andaman Islands
White sand shores, crystal-clear waters and palm fringed beaches greet you at the Andaman Islands. A popular bachelorette destination, you can let your hair down and party the night away at one of the many clubs on the islands and spend the following day relaxing with your friends at one of the many Ayurveda massage and healing centres.
If your bachelorette happens during winter, don’t hesitate to head over to the snowy town of Manali. Alpine surroundings of irresistible beauty will truly make this one holiday you and your BFFs won’t forget. Go skiing and trekking, take a walk in the old markets, or simply relax at one of the many quaint and charming cafes and restaurants. (Source – baggout.com)
5. Palolem, Goa
Goa is undoubtedly the most popular party destination in the country. Skip the crowded beaches of the north and head down south to Palolem and Agonda. Stay in a shack with your girl pals, rent scooters and let your hair down. While South Goa is relatively quieter than its northern counterpart, it does have its fair share of clubs and restaurants that will make sure you have the time of your life.
Looking for a beach getaway apart from Goa? Look no further than the neighbouring Konkan coast. With secluded beaches framed by casuarina trees and clear waters, Tarkali is one of the India’s most beautiful shores. Go scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling or have some fun with banana boat rides. Stay in shacks by the beach and indulge in authentic mouth-watering Malvan cuisine.
If you are looking to do something different, skip the beaches and snow and head over with your girls to the ancient city of Hampi. Be a part of ancient India as you witness Emperor Asoka’s rock edicts and click pictures infront of famed structures like Vittala temple and Lotus Mahal. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi is sure to give you memories for life.
The alluring charm of this lake city makes for the perfect ambience for those looking for a quiet getaway with a few close friends. The popularity of Udaipur lies in its youth-centric feel and its safe environs. Stay in heritage hotels that overlook blue lakes and tuck into delicious Rajasthani sweets. The perfect destination for an all-girls holiday with culture, cuisine, and lots of shopping.
Kodaikanal literally translates as ‘gift of the forest’ and it truly lives up to its name. The perfect haven for those seeking to spend a few days in the lap of nature. Lush forests bounded with soaring hills and flowing rivers, Kodaikanal truly holds nature’s bounty. Pleasant weather makes this the perfect holiday spot all year around. Don’t miss a boat ride at the magnificent Kodai Lake.
This Union territory still carries the stamp of its former French colonial occupants. Head over to Pondicherry and experience the charm of a quaint European town with its inherent old-world charm. Colourful cottages, tiled roads, and outdoor cafes, make for a pretty and picturesque holiday. With an eclectic mix of nightlife and adventure activities, this will be a bachelorette getaway that will truly make you memories for life.
Above all, the destinations compiled in this list are safe for women and extremely budget friendly. So, go ahead and start planning a memorable holiday with the girls who have always been by your side and who will be when you walk down the aisle. After all, why should only boys have all the fun?!