"We first met in 2007 while sorting out celebrity invitations for the Dubai International Film Festival. I was still in high school back then and Pushkaraj was mid-way through his engineering degree at BITS Pilani Dubai. Little did we know that nine years later, having survived five years of a long-distance relationship, major career shifts, and cultural differences, we would end up tying the knot! Our intimate, fun-filled wedding took place in my hometown of New Delhi in May this year. However, I was born and brought up in Dubai, and we decided to settle down there as it was also the city where we first met."

"We visited Maldives in September 2016 for a week-long vacation which we call our honeymoon. Both of us are complete water babies and Maldives was perfect as it allowed us to indulge in snorkeling, scuba diving, and canoe riding, among other water sports."

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Honeymoon Planning
"Maldives embodies pure relaxation with no sight-seeing involved. This place is a couple’s paradise where you can spend all day entwined in each other’s arms with absolutely nothing on the agenda. The vacation was such a welcome break from the huge stress of the wedding and post-wedding activities. We would wake up leisurely, play a couple of games of table tennis, feast on extravagant meals and indulge in water activities. We chose to stay at the Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef after two months of researching the perfect resort. It was the best decision ever as the hotel organizes exclusive stingray feeding sessions on the main beach daily at 5 pm, and that is what initially attracted us to the resort. It was a lovely sight it was to see those magnificent creatures emerge at the beach perfectly on time for the feeding session every evening without fail. The resort staff informed us that though the resort itself is only seven years old, generations of the same families of stingrays have been surfacing at almost the same time near the beach for 17 years waiting to be fed!"

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Honeymoon Highlights
"Besides the daily stingray feeding sessions, snorkeling in the clear blue waters amongst schools of colorful fishes was a delight we happily indulged in every day. We also went on a wonderful sunset cruise, attended cocktail making sessions, had a romantic and gorgeous private dinner set up with a butler by the beach and indulged in a couple's spa session in the mesmerising Jiva spa. The hospitality of the staff was incredible and we were able to have a fantastic photoshoot session by the enchanting infinity pool as well."

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Best Meals
"We took the all-inclusive package which meant there was absolutely nothing to think twice about, and we could eat and drink to our heart’s content in every restaurant and lounge at the resort. All the types of cuisines we tasted were outstanding, and I especially liked the delicious grilled swordfish which was cooked to perfection!"

Most Romantic Moment
"On one of the days during our stay, we were lucky to witness a small wedding ceremony at the resort. The set up was so gorgeous that while the moon deck was being decorated for the evening wedding, we managed to sneak in and my husband proposed to me all over again against that jaw-dropping backdrop! That was when we felt like getting married all over again in the heaven that is Maldives."

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Meghna and Pushkaraj

Advice to Couples
"The only advice we would give other couples would be to choose a place where all you have to do is relax since honeymoons come after a lot of wedding stress and emotional upheavals. Also, while in Maldives do make sure to opt only for the all inclusive plans as that leaves you with absolutely nothing to worry about with your only focus being on making the trip extremely memorable."

Where They Stayed
Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maldives

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