Pre-wedding festivities are possibly one of the most important rites of passage for to-be brides and grooms; and as you bid adieu to the unmarried life, it is only fitting that your last big bash, without a ring on your finger, is an event to remember. Whether your inner circle is a jet-setting crew with a taste for adventure, or a laid-back posse that loves to relax, these Taj hotels are known for curating the most unforgettable bachelor and bachelorette parties for everyone.
FOR THE CREW SEEKING LUXURY AND THE HIGH LIVING
The perfect base in the most coveted destination close to home, Taj Dubai is the place to treat your best mates to an extraordinary life. The hotel is an intoxicating fusion of extravagance and style, with stunning rooms that afford views of the Burj Khalifa. Located only a stone’s throw away from Dubai’s hottest nightlife spots and restaurants, the property also finds itself in close proximity to landmarks like the Dubai Opera and The Dubai Fountain. However, should you wish to stay in, you can treat your crew to Asian street food at Miss Tess, al-fresco sundowners at Treehouse with panoramic views of Downtown Dubai. Another truly unique experience, perfect for a princess, is the signature afternoon tea tradition at the Byzantium Lounge; a chic, art-deco style room featuring imposing gold and black peacock lacquer panels.
FOR THE BRIDE OR GROOM-TO-BE, LOOKING FOR A HIDEAWAY WITH THE SQUAD
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans
If you are overwhelmed by the on-goings of wedding planning and need a hideaway to restore your zen, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andamans is the perfect escape. Take your squad off to this luxurious, villa-only property, hidden amidst the mangroves of Havelock Island only a 90-minute catamaran ride from Port Blair. Wi-fi and internet are restricted to the lobby area so that you can truly switch off and bond, whilst you engage in group activities like sport fishing, night kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Take a swim in the Olympic-length infinity pool, relax on the beach and laugh over cocktails, or lose yourself in the sounds of the forest on a trek. Although remote, the property does not lack any creature comforts, so your guests will have access to the fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym and extensive Jiva Spa.
FOR THE WEDDING PARTY THAT EMBRACES A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES
Taj Swarna, Amritsar
There are very few places better to seek divine blessings before you begin your new journey than at the famed Golden Temple in Amritsar. The Taj Swarna is located only about 6 km away from the temple and is the perfect place to accommodate your group for a spiritual yet luxurious experience. You can start your day at the crack of dawn with an early morning darshan and carry the hotels scrumptious pre-ordered on-the-go breakfast, along with you, or spend the morning practising yoga with skilled, certified instructors. The chefs will be delighted to cook your friends an indulgent Amritsari spread or even treat your party to private cooking lessons. There are several event spaces, should you choose to plan a larger do. While the focus of coming to Amritsar is the popular edifice, there’s no lack of fun to be had; the concierge here can even help you plan a trip to the Wagah Border to celebrate national pride!
FOR THE ADVENTURE SEEKING GROUP
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand
The perfect blend of spirituality and excitement, Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa combines the tranquility of a retreat along the Ganges, with the delight of a perfect base for adventures in the Himalayas. You and your friends can soak in the beauty and majesty of the Ganga Aarti on the pebbled river bank or hear their hearts race as they brave mighty rapids with white-water rafting and trek through the mountainous terrain. The hotel itself has a 20,000 square feet wellness sanctuary including a yoga pavilion and holistic Jiva Spa therapies to rejuvenate and relax you. The all-day dining restaurant, serving global cuisine, has an exceptional al-fresco terrace that is perfect for a special dinner with the snow-covered peaks as the backdrop.
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO TREAD A LITTLE ON THE WILD SIDE
Meghauli Serai, A Taj Safari – Chitwan National Park.
If you are looking to make memories to last you a lifetime, steer away from the usual and opt for a Taj Safari that is indeed out of this world. Staying at Taj Meghauli Serai, nestled in the Himalayan region of Nepal, is an experience like no other. The hotel is situated in the heart of Chitwan National Park, overlooking the rippling waters of the river Rapti. While you take a dip in the inviting infinity pool you can watch birds and animals, like deers or even a tiger, come down to the river to have a drink. The most exciting part of this holiday is the jungle safaris on foot, elephant-back or a 4-wheeler, in order to see the endangered one-horned rhinoceros. The hotel can plan an exclusive sunset and sunrise boat safari, followed by an enchanting riverside picnic that’s sure to leave your closest friends mesmerized.
FOR THE INTERNATIONAL JET-SETTERS WHO LIKE TO LIVE IT UP
Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites & Residences, London
When your friends are flying in from all over the globe for your big last fling, look no further than the uber-luxurious Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, located in arguably the world’s favorite, most accessible city. Expect a tailor-made stay, with the highest level of attention to detail, personalization, and warm hospitality. Choose from the selection of apartments, which have up to six bedrooms, to get a taste of communal living in the most luxury fashion. The large common spaces and living room are perfect to host a house party with food catered from the on-site, Michelin Star restaurant Quilon. The butler service and famed Golden Keys concierges will ensure no stone is unturned to make your event one for the history books!
FOR THE WEDDING SQUAD SEEKING SUN, SAND, AND SUMPTUOUS CUISINE
Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa | Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
Spend a blissful vacation frolicking with your closest pals, at the elegant, Indo-Portuguese style Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, enchantingly nestled between the sandy beaches and the dense forest foliage of Goa. Lounge peacefully at the sunken bar and pool with an aperitif, followed by a delectable three-course Thai lunch at Banyan Tree – one of Goa’s top-rated Southeast Asian restaurants. If you are looking for unparalleled luxury we have yet another property in South Goa to make your holiday memorable. Make the most of the gorgeous, Mediterranean inspired ambiance at the Benaulim-based Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. Whether it’s a session at the serene Jiva Spa or an exclusive tour of Goa’s cultural and natural heritage, your pre-wedding bash by the shore is sure to be complete with attention to detail and heartfelt hospitality.
FOR THE PRE-NUPTIAL CREW THAT ENJOYS BIG-CITY PACE
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai | Taj Palace, New Delhi
If your busy squad has no time for a long break, lend a bit of metropolitan flavor to your pre-nuptial celebration with a unique staycation at the iconic, Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. The celebrated luxury hotel is renowned for its highly-acclaimed roster of the city’s top restaurants, so if your crew is in the mood for exotic, international cuisine stroll right into Golden Dragon, Wasabi by Morimoto or Souk. If you’re looking for a signature, exceptional experience, afternoon tea at Sea Lounge and private dining at the Chef’s Studio will be a memory your group will cherish forever. In Delhi, located in the heart of India’s capital, the historic Taj Palace, New Delhi, is a lush oasis of metropolitan grandeur. Whether you’re seeking gastronomic pleasures or an immersive, cultural experience, this destination hotel effortlessly blends old-world grace with contemporary amenities to give you an unforgettable staycation.
With this hand-picked selection of Taj’s most exciting destinations, make your triumphant send-off into married life with your tightest pals nothing short of extraordinary. These experiences are sure to give you the most enthralling tales to narrate to the generations to come.