When you say bachelorette trip, most people imagine clubbing, drinking and partying. If that’s not your scene, and you would like to unwind and bond with your girls in a different way – there are plenty of options!
You don’t need to go to Bali or Bangkok for a bachelorette, and yes, there are places in India other than Goa that provide a unique experience for the bride’s squad.
#1 Taj Madikeri, Resort and Spa, Coorg
If You Enjoy: Trekking, Hiking, Zip Lining, Relaxing Wellness Sessions & Organic Food
Why We Love It: Away from the hustle – bustle of the city, you can sport a pair of your muddiest boots and zip line through the rainforest and also indulge in some off-terrain biking and hiking. They even have relaxing yoga and spa sessions!
Price per Night: Rs 16,000
If Your Bachelorette Is In Jan, Feb, March or April
How To Get There: Take a flight to Mangalore and then there is 3-4 hour drive from the airport. You can contact the helpdesk at the hotel to get a cab booked.
#2 The Machan, Lonavala
If You Enjoy: Trekking, Historical Sights, Stargazing and doing yoga in fresh air!
Why We Love It: Complete escape from the outside world, and away from the madness that is wedding planning! With bad network coverage (it’s a good thing here!) and no TV’s, you’ll spend time truly bonding with your girls. The coolest thing about this place is that you’ll stay in a treehouse that will offer complete serenity and an escape into nature.
Price per Night: Rs 11,000
If Your Bachelorette Is In June, July, August, September
How To Get There: You can either take a flight to Mumbai or Pune and then book a car to the hotel. Unfortunately, Machan does not provide cars, so you need to get it booked on your own.
#3 Hilton Shilim Estate Retreat & Spa, Pawana Nagar
If You Enjoy: Fitness activities, cycling, forest walks and kayaking mixed with pottery classes and wellness programs
Why We Love It: Another place that’s cut off from the outside world because of it’s location. They’ve got a little bit of everything. They have personalized wellness programs to fit your needs (you can ask for it while booking). They also have adventurous activities nearby such trekking, kayaking and paragliding. If you prefer to spend time doing low-intensity fun workouts together, opt for pilates, aqua aerobics or dance lessons. Or grab bicycles and head off for quieter pursuits – star gazing, trekking or forest walks. You and your girls can also learn something new with their pottery, painting and cooking classes.
How To Get There: Take a flight to Pune – it’s a 1.5 hour car drive from there (or 3 hour car ride from Mumbai)
Price per Night: Rs 14,000
If Your Bachelorette Is In June, July and August
#4 Vivanta By Taj, Dal View, Srinagar
If You Want: Dinners on the lake, unique experiences and great photo ops
Why We Love It: Who would’ve thought we’d suggest Srinagar for a bachelorette trip? It’s the Switzerland of India and so you can count on gorgeous views all around! It will be a rejuvanating trip, and you can make it interesting with a curated dinner in a special Shikara over Dal lake. Or take a walk (and get pretty photos!) in Tulip and Mughal gardens with your girls. They’ve got some indoor games to keep you entertained within the hotel walls.
Price per Night: Rs 16,000
If Your Bachelorette Is In: April, June, July and August
How To Get There: Take a flight to Srinagar, the hotel is 20 kms away and they provide free pick up from the airport.
#5 Aman-I-Khas, Ranthambore
If You Want: Camel safaris, open safaris, fort visits, Stargazing and Dinner under the stars
Why We Love It: A luxurious tent stay with all the basic amenities. Basically a glamping experience with drinking and eating under the stars, literally! It’s one of those once in a lifetime experiences with your main squad.
Price Per Night: Rs 20,000
If Your Bachelorette Is In October, November and December
How To Get There: The nearest air hub is Jaipur International Airport, 180-kilometre drive from Jaipur to the hotel takes around three hours. You can also come by road or train (nearest station is Sawai Madhopur train station).
#6 Taj Bekal Resort and Spa, Kerala
If You Enjoy: Exploring, private time at special plunge pool, nature, the illustrious Kerala massage
Why We Love It: If you’re looking for some time away from the grind, this is the right place for you. A confluence of the backwaters and the sea makes this place truly remarkable. The exclusive Kettuvalam cruise is worth a visit.
Price Per Night: Rs 12,000
If Your Bachelorette Is In October, November, December
How To Get There: You fly to Mangalore city and it’s roughly a 2-hour drive from the airport.
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