Getting married is a beautiful transition from being single to entering a new phase of life as a couple. However, it may be hard to let go of the perks that come with being single – that’s why a rocking bachelorette party or trip is highly recommended for all brides-to-be. It’s the perfect way to celebrate friendships in a cool destination. Here, we have put together a list of unique hotspots you should consider for your bachelorette bash. Take your pick from beach escapes, haute historical spots, hiking trails and more.
Pondicherry lies a couple of hours away from bustling Chennai. This quiet little town has an unmistakable French connection and a charming vibe. The colonial buildings here, some of which date back to the 18th century, stretch along a grid of clean straight streets which open to pristine beaches. Visitors to this area are greeted by mellow hues of cream, yellow, pink and grey walls interspersed with flamboyant bougainvillea blooms bursting over gates and walls of courtyards. The quaint old cobbled streets lead to beautiful heritage stays that are a perfect setting for a memorable and relaxed bachelorette party.
2. Udaipur, Rajasthan
The ‘City of Lakes’ is rich in natural beauty, ethnic culture and luxurious heritage hotels. Live like royals on your bachelorette break in any one of the beautifully restored hotels and resorts in Udaipur. Camp under the open skies, explore sprawling forts, or simply enjoy leisurely boat rides across the beautiful lakes. We bet the camel rides will have you all squealing! For more adventure, sleep under the stars and relive past memories with your squad before dawn breaks.
3. Hampi, Karnataka
Party with the past at Hampi, in Karnataka. The stunning and magnificent ruins here, which date back to the Vijayanagar Dynasty, will captivate you and your besties. This World Heritage Site is serene and scenic and make for a relaxed visit. Celebrate your friendships here and create some more history together as you are surrounded by compelling vistas dating back to a regal past.
4. Nashik, Maharashtra
Picturesque views, fine wine and your favorite girls by your side – that’s our perfect recipe for a bachelorette bash that will be relished for years to come. Explore the vineyards of Nashik and learn about how wine is made, processed, bottled – and of course, sip to your heart’s content with wine tasting sessions in a cellar. Indulge in riverside picnics and treks alongside all that wine chugging, and enjoy a heady, spirited bachelorette bash. We raise a toast to this option too!
5. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The Indian North-East is one of the most beautiful and least explored places in the country. This gorgeous town in Arunachal Pradesh, with jagged hills and lush greenery, has recently become a go-to travel destination. Being both naturally and historically endowed, it offers lofty mountains, azure skies and sparkling lakes alongside monasteries and stupas which are more than hundred years old. We bet you won’t get tired of taking selfies and squad pictures against the wonderful waterfalls, scenic rivers, and misty mountains.
6. Spiti Valley, Ladakh
If you’re looking for a less commercial and more untouched bachelorette trip experience, Spiti Valley in Ladakh is the place to head to. The cold mountainous desert of Spiti offers a mesmerizing view of the barren Himalayas, transparent glaciers, picture-perfect monasteries and pretty towns. Also referred to as ‘Little Tibet’, it is an adventure lover’s paradise. Surrounded by deep ravines and gorges, the beauty of Spiti and its top attractions will make your jaw drop. To experience the authentic culture and cuisine, we recommend you and your squad book a homestay with a local family here.
Head out into the Arabian Sea on a private yacht and make your way straight to the shores of Lakshadweep. The island is known for its sun-kissed beaches and exotic landscape. However, the beauty that the place has to offer is not only restricted to land. Book a scuba session with your girls and dive into the warm waters to discover the breathtaking views that lie underneath. The 4,200 sq km of virgin lagoons and untouched coral reefs will extend an experience unlike any other. The island offers several other water-based activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and more.
8. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
If you and your squad are a bunch of active, adventurous ladies, pack your backpacks and sneakers and head to Kasol in Himachal Pradesh. Throw away any planned itinerary and let loose in the hilly trails and quaint inns along the way. Unwind in the lap of nature and enjoy the legendary hospitality of the residents of these unspoiled areas. You will come back refreshed and recharged for your busy bridal and wedding preparations once you are back home.
9. Alleppey, Kerala
This little city in Kerala, a stated termed as ‘God’s Own Country’, is lush and lovely. Best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic backwaters of Kerala, Alleppey provides all the respite you need from your hectic schedules back in the city. Explore the beautiful landscape of this area from the shaded environs of your houseboat which takes a meandering route through quaint waterways and huge lakes. Book traditional Kairali massages and pampering sessions here, and gift each other fragrant spices like cinnamon and cardamon for those tea and chat sessions once you get back home.
No list of party places in India is can be complete without a mention of Goa – often seen as the party capital of India! Goa is packed with fun and out-of-the-world party hangouts. Visit a karaoke bar and have a singing competition with your squad or drop by a lively nightclub and let loose. You will relish the music, delicious cocktails, divine seafood and sandy beaches in Goa, which never disappoints. If you happen to be there on a Wednesday or a Saturday, Anjuna and Arpora beaches are busy with flea markets which are great places to buy colorful Goa beachwear, trinkets, and souvenirs for your pals.