10 Honeymoon Destinations in India for the Adventurous Couple

Sick of looking at fancy honeymoon locations with not much to do but sit around and look at the view? If you’re a couple that loves a little edge and adventure, check out this list of 10 beautiful locations that are packed with fun-filled, adventurous activities that you’ll be dying to go to ASAP.

 

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

If you really want a beach-side honeymoon trip but aren’t too keen about the typical Goa or Pondicherry, this is the place for you! Clean beaches, great water sports, a visit to the infamous jail where Indian prisoners were held by British..  all perfect for the adventurous couple. 😀 
Be sure to visit the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park as well as Corbyn’s Cove.

Things to do: Water Sports, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Para-Sailing, Wind Surfing, Snorkelling, Water Skiing, etc.

Best time to visit: December to March
 

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
 

 

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

If you’re a sucker for not just puppies, this national park is worth a visit. The wildlife and natural greenery is something you’ll remember for a lifetime. Plus, with tigers being an endangered species now, it’s a great idea to go see one!

Things to do: Wildlife Safaris, River Rafting, Angling, Bridge Slithering, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, etc.

Best time to visit: Mid-November to Mid-June

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
 

 

AULI

This Himalayan ski resort in Uttarakhand is ideal for a couple who wants a melange of adventure, peaceful vibes and tranquil beauty! The hill station offers the longest cable ride in Asia, which is worth including in your bucket list.

Things to do: Skiing, Trekking and Cable Car Ride

Best time to visit: November to March

AULI

AULI

AULI
 

 

MATHERAN

Located in Maharashtra, it is the smallest hill station in India. An interesting fact is that most vehicles aren’t permitted here, which would allow you two lovebirds to spend quality time walking along its beautiful green landscape. Plus, you’ll even lose a few pounds in the best way possible! 😛

Things to do: Hiking, Horse Riding and Nature Walk

Best time to visit: September to June

MATHERAN

MATHERAN

MATHERAN

 

LAKSHADWEEP

Again, a great option for those looking for a beach-side vacay. Located in the Laccadive sea, off the coast of Kerala, it has a multitude of spectacular marine life as well as bucket-list worthy adventure sports like scuba diving and snorkelling. 

Things to do: Scuba diving, water skiing, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, speed boating and canoeing.

Best time to visit: October to Mid-May

LAKSHADWEEP

LAKSHADWEEP

LAKSHADWEEP
 

 

MANALI

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is ideal for those looking for a snowy honeymoon trip. It attracts tourists from all over the world. If you do plan to go, make sure you go skiing in Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley.
Also a great place to cuddle up in the cold with your better half!

Things to do: Trekking, Camping, River Rafting, Jeep Safari, Skiing, Para Gliding, Mountain Biking, etc.

Best time to visit: September to June

MANALI

MANALI

MANALI
 

 

RISHIKESH

This city can be found in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the Ganges River that is considered holy. It’s a renowned yoga and meditation centre which is ideal for a couple who’s all finding Zen.
It has a number of alcohol-free, vegetarian ashrams and temples that are great to visit and spend some time cleansing your mind, body, soul before your new married life! 😀

Things to do: River Rafting, Body Surfing, Bungee Jumping, Waterfall Trekking, Mountain Biking, Rappelling, Kayaking, Yoga and Ashram Hopping!

Best time to visit: Mid-September to Mid-June

RISHIKESH

RISHIKESH

 

LEH – LADAKH

Great place to enjoy natural beauty, kick-back and chill. Also has sporty adventures like mountain biking that can be done in some of the highest passes on the planet like Taglang La, Bara-Lacha La and Lachulung La. You can also check out Pangong Lake where the last scene of 3 Idiots was shot.
Not to be stereo-typical but make sure your girl is up for all the intense adventure!

Things to do: Trekking, Jeep Safari, Mountain Biking, Camping, River Rafting and Sightseeing

Best time to visit: June to September

LEH – LADAKH

LEH – LADAKH

LEH – LADAKH
 

 

JAISALMER

This Rajasthan city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the Golden City, it has unique yellow sandstone architecture which will make for an interesting memory to keep! The heritage monuments, forts and palaces along with folk music and dance will certainly said the mood right for honeymooners. A visit to Jaisalmer Fort and Bada Bagh will be the highlight of your trip.
Being in a desert, the temperatures tend to rise rather high so plan your trip according to cooler weather conditions.

Things to do: Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Sand Dunes, Desert Camp, etc.

Best time to visit: October to February

JAISALMER

JAISALMER

JAISALMER
 

 

GULMARG

This hill station located in Jammu and Kashmir at an altitude of 2500 meters serves as the perfect spot for fun adventure amidst chilling cold weather! What’s more is that it is the only heli-skiing resort in Asia which makes it rather exclusive.

Things to do: Skiing, Heli-Skiing, Trekking, Gondola Ride, Golf, Sightseeing and Fishing

Best time to visit: November to February

GULMARG

GULMARG

GULMARG

 

 

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Beautiful Muslim Wedding Held at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.

All I want is YOU!

Wow! What an incredible Romantic Love Story to begin with! Introducing Yusra and Shuja, a couple whose undying love for each other cannot be told in words. But we shall just try to give you a snippet of the same.

Shuja is American by birth and he was visiting India for the second time when he first met Yusra. On the other hand, Yusra had met with a minor accident and ruptured the ligaments around her left foot so she couldn’t walk for a few weeks including the time he was visiting. Shuja being a gentleman decided to meet her for tea at her house as they had been speaking for 6 months by then. There was an instant spark! They spoke for hours and hours. And Yes, the magic happened.

He had never seen her walk and it would be time for him to leave before he did but he went back to USA and proposed. He was known as the guy who didn’t want to marry someone outside USA and then came all the way to India just to see Yusra.

Now comes the most interesting part where Shuja sent Yusra a letter proposing to her (I know in the era where technology is booming he chose a letter to communicate his feelings…of course nothing beats a personal touch!) It had two boxes checked Yes and No. And she of course, ticked ‘YES’ beside will you marry me?

And here we are sharing with the world their celebration of coming together forever and ever! Take a look and enjoy!
 

 

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

The Mehndi and Sangeet took place at the 7 star hotel, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.
The mehndi session had Yusra looking subtly beautiful in a simple white lehenga paired with a yellow choli. She rocked the recent mehndi trends with minimal designs along with mandala motifs.
The theme of the decor by Prabha Talwar was a blend of traditional and modern ideas with heavy use of orange and yellow Marigold garlands and drapes. It had a beautiful “Mehendi Corner” exclusively made for the ladies. As a giveaway colorful bangles were also distributed amongst the Ladies.

For the Sangeet, she wore a gorgeous green lehenga along with a glittery gold choli and a sheer dupatta. She accessorized beautifully with a statement paasa and matching earrings. Her better half looked colourful in a royal blue kurta set under a pink jacket.
The Sangeet menu had a theme of “Áround the World” as the guests were a mix of Indians and Americans. They also had some fun dance performances from the bride’s side where all the cousins and friends danced their heart out on the music played by DJ Ashish.

 

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

 

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

MEHNDI AND SANGEET

 

WEDDING
 

WEDDING
 
 

Yusra wanted a royal look for her wedding and she did choose an expert who can fulfil this wish and it was none other than Saroj Jalan. Saroj Jalan is known for her ethnic patterns and royal designs that take us close to our cultural roots and reminds us of the glorious and majestic past; and that is exactly what Yusra got. She looked simply breath-taking in her regally red anarkali with intricate old work. Shuja complimented her in an equally royal gold sherwani.

 The wedding also took place at ITC Grand Chola for the obvious reasons and this time the decor again had a contemporary look in a very neat and stylish way. Prabha Talwar once again incarnated the Royal Finesse concept to the wedding by using pink, white and gold as the main colors for the theme. Shuja complimented Yusra seamlessly in his gold Sherwani designed by Nasir. The  couple completely stole the show with their looks. All in all, it was a Grand Royal Wedding which brought together 2 souls for a lifetime.

 

WEDDING
 

WEDDING
 

WEDDING
 

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WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

 

 

 

 

5 Flat Footwear Types to Wear To an Indian Wedding or Sangeet.

Fun Fact: Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you!

If you didn’t know that already, you know it now. But I’m sure you’ve already been thinking of all the fabulous kinds of footwear you could wear for that upcoming big fat Indian wedding bash. But at the same time, you’re probably worried about how sore your feet are going to be once the night ends! Probably stocking up on Band-Aids to cover your heels and toes, am I right?
Wellll, as amazing as 6-inch stilettos look, they’re no good for a long night of dancing to those
kick-ass Indian wedding tunes that would be blasting from the speakers. And we know you don’t want to sacrifice your sexy moves just to a pair of sore feet! What’s more is you can also wear them multiple times after the wedding; and they also cost much lesser than couture heels.

So check out this list of 5 flat footwear ideas that’ll look simply stunning as well as help you burn up the dance floor effortlessly!

 

JUTTIS / MOJARIS
 

JUTTIS / MOJARIS

JUTTIS / MOJARIS

JUTTIS / MOJARIS

JUTTIS / MOJARIS

 

KOLHAPURIS
 

KOLHAPURIS

KOLHAPURIS

KOLHAPURIS

KOLHAPURIS

 

PEEP TOE FLATS
 

PEEP TOE FLATS

PEEP TOE FLATS

PEEP TOE FLATS

PEEP TOE FLATS

 

SANDALS 
 

SANDALS 

SANDALS 

SANDALS 

SANDALS 

 

POINTED TOE FLATS
 

POINTED TOE FLATS

POINTED TOE FLATS

POINTED TOE FLATS

POINTED TOE FLATS

 

Click here for more fabulous wedding footwear ideas!

 

 

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Grand Destination Wedding held at Grand Hyatt, Goa with Exquisite Decor Details

When the bride herself is an ace wedding planner AND the vice president of an ace wedding planning company (Percept Weddings) you know her destination Goa wedding is going to be off the charts! Khushi Singh and Samir Chaudhary (Founder & CEO of The Neon Tree) had a gorgeous destination wedding celebration at The Grand Hyatt, Goa with all the prettiness of a modern day wedding!

This four day long wedding affair was brilliantly shot by Dream Diaries who captured every element of Khushi and Samir’s destination wedding in Goa beautifully! The bohemian mehndi décor details, the candid hugs, the dapper groom drinking a beer on his ghodi – all of it shot in its natural state, capturing the raw emotions felt in that very moment beautifully! This Grand Hyatt, Goa destination wedding was something dreams are made of – a mandap that stood bold and big, stunning bridal jewellery, and outfits of the bride and groom that will inspire many.

Along with having traditional pheras and an intimate indoor haldi ceremony Khushi and Samir’s Grand Hyatt, Goa wedding also saw pool side brunches, beach cricket sessions and a Dusk to Dawn party – their destination wedding at The Grand Hyatt, Goa was a perfect amalgamation of traditional rituals and new-age contemporary chic design.

 

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

Khushi and Sameer’s pre-wedding shoot amongst nature in Goa was all an exquisitely shot affair by Dream Diaries, with each picture capturing beautiful moments. Khushi wore a simple and elegant red gown while Samir looked dapper in a smart, well-tailored suit.

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

 

MEHNDI

Khushi inaugurated her mehndi day in a casual yellow day-dress that complimented the deep brown mehndi wonderfully.

The event that took place after that was a colourful vision of fun and cheer. The venue was brilliantly decked up in appropriate décor by Percept Weddings, comprising of florally decorated signboards, food-carts, suspended colourful umbrellas and even swings.
The outfit that Khushi donned at this event was breath-taking. She wore a gorgeous multi-coloured lehenga with embroidery that she paired with statement polki jewellery. Her better half chose to compliment his bride in an embroidered ensemble that was rather vibrant as well.

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI

MEHNDI
 

 

SANGEET

What followed was a Sangeet night with all the usual dance, drama and dhamaka of a big fat Indian wedding. The event that took place at one of the luxurious ballrooms of Grand Hyatt, Goa had the entire wedding party having the time of their lives. Khushi celebrated the night in a deep-green and beige lehenga with heavy gold embroidery and zari work while Samir opted to wear a red silk kurta under a green jacket with all-over gold foil prints that matched his bride-to-be’s outfit.

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

SANGEET

 

THE WEDDING

The wedding was celebrated with an infinite amount of pomp and splendour with high notes of red and yellow. Samir entered on a white horse with his baraatis and a beer bottle with all the contemporary swag a groom could have. He looked dashing in a muted gold sherwani which he paired with a green neckpiece. The bride looked traditionally gorgeous in a classic red lehenga that was heavily adorned with gold work. She accessorized with a stunning polki jewellery set that just stole the show. Every single detail at the wedding was immaculate. Look out for the elegant table settings and centrepieces, the colour co-ordinated bridesmaids and groomsmen outfits as well as the mandap installation that was a canopy rimmed with flowers.

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

 

RECEPTION

Out of all the gorgeous outfits that Khushi wore through her wedding days, her reception lehenga is what we loved the most. A beautiful muted-gold vision of glitter and sheer accompanied by emerald and gold jewellery, this beauty looked ravishing. Samir looked no less handsome in a sharp navy blue textured suit. The classy and elegant décor of the venue added a royal touch.

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

RECEPTION

 

 

 

Shuja & Yusra Chennai : Yusra and Shuja, a couple whose undying love for each other cannot be told in words. 

'All I want is YOU!'
Wow! What an incredible Romantic Love Story to begin with! Introducing Yusra and Shuja a couple whose undying love for each other cannot be told in words. 
The two knew each other for 6 months before the wedding at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, but by the 3rd month, they already knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Check out how they decided to commemorate their new journey as one. 
Look out for Yusra's gogreous green and gold Sangeet outfit!

Photographer

Rohan Mishra Photography

Decorator

Prabha Talwar

Mehendi Artist

Praveena

Brides outfits

Haania Manzar, Delhi

Saroj Jalan, Calcutta

Grooms outfits

Nasir, Delhi

Brides Shoes

Evolusione

Steve Madden

Jewellery

Amrapalli

Sreyas, New Delhi

Catering

 ITC

Makeup Artist

Ambika and Subika, Tony & Guy

Samantha Jagan

Invitations

Sankeshwara, E invite – Yusra 

Dhruv & Riddhika Bali : Riddhika and Dhruv’s wedding at Sofitel, Nusa Dua, Bali had every detail of exuberance.

Riddhika and Dhruv's wedding at Sofitel, Nusa Dua, Bali had every detail of exuberance. Amongst all the splendor, what we loved the most was the unique pink printed day dress that the bride wore as well as her exclusively intricate mehndi. Also, look out for the sexy black number worn by her at the reception and the royalty-worthy red lehenga by Sabyasachi! All we can say is, the bride did indeed steal the show at this fabulous wedding affair 😀

Kudos to Jodi Clickers for capturing these brilliant moments!

5 Key Elements That Stood Out at Lekha and Sumeet’s Cross-Cultural Wedding

As soon as we entered Lekha and Sumeet’s wedding venue, we were overwhelmed by the amount of love, light and cheer we witnessed. Warm lighting, stunning floral decor and a number od ideal elements fitted in perfectly into the already beautiful wedding venue, Novotel Hotel and Resort, Mumbai. Check out what we loved the most: 

 

BRIDAL HAIR ORNAMENTS

Lekha’s pearl and gold multi-strand jewellery adorning her hair, surrounded by a halo of jasmine flowers creates a vision of prettiness.

BRIDAL HAIR ORNAMENTS

 

INTERESTING SAREE DRAPE

Notice the unique and interesting pleating of the saree! The Maharashtrian style of draping and pleating added a unique touch to her wedding attire. 

INTERESTING SAREE DRAPE

 

UNUSUAL ECO GARLANDS

The couple decided to ditch the usual floral scene and go green by using aesthetic leaves with pops of red and yellow in their varmalas.

UNUSUAL ECO GARLANDS

 

MANDAP LIGHTING AND DECOR

What we fell in love most was the warm mood of the mandap decor. The orange, red and gold tones looked all the more amazing complimented  by the yellow glow of the lighting. 

MANDAP LIGHTING AND DECOR

 

PRETTY FLORAL DECOR

Majority of the wedding decor at Lekha and Sumeet’s big day was stunningly decorated floral centrepieces and installations. We loved the classic colour palette of white and red. 

PRETTY FLORAL DECOR

PRETTY FLORAL DECOR

PRETTY FLORAL DECOR

PRETTY FLORAL DECOR

 

 

Top 25 Pallavi Jaikishan Bridal Looks to Take Cues From.

If you’re a bride who loves fashion, you certainly have heard of the name ‘Pallavi Jaikishan’. This renowned designer started off designing 45 years ago and if that’s not something remarkably noteworthy, we don’t know what is.

Pallavi had always been into embroidery and craft but what drew her to make it a full-time is the loss of love. The death of her husband Jaikishan, a popular music composer compelled her to channel all her grief and sorrow into something she loved doing – designing. As she ached with the loss of someone so close to her, she made up for the emptiness by dressing countless brides in whimsical outfits.

 

Her signature style is the use of intricate rose motifs and breathable, comfortable fabrics. Pure silks, chiffons and georgettes and widely used in her collections. Her designs are known to be subtle, feminine and romantic – much like the designer herself.

Her exquisite creations are available at her store ‘Paraphernalia’ in Peddar Road, Mumbai.
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

Sabyasachi & Christian Louboutin: An Unmatched Accessory Design Collaboration.

When two of the world’s greatest designers come together, you know the result is going to be unimaginably brilliant. And that is exactly what happened this time around.

For those of you who aren’t aware, this designer duo first collaborated in 2015 for Sabyasachi’s collection ‘Bater’. This November 2016 has proved to us that their blend of royal Indian elegance with classic Parisian grace wasn’t just a one-time thing. This second collection will comprise of a footwear line accompanied by a set of the choicest handbags. It will involve the use of materials like cork, leather, raffia, pony hair and various techniques of intricate Indian embroidery.

 

 “Our last collection was gothic and mostly comprised of black, gold and metallic. The spirit of this collection is hipster meets steam punk meets whimsical baroque”. – Sabyasachi Mukherjee

“We worked with flats combined with very high heels. The very high heels are also very ornamented, but still allowing for the shape and posture to be highlighted.” – Christian Louboutin

The Christian Louboutin X Sabyasachi collection will be available at Christian Louboutin stores in Delhi and Mumbai.

Click here for Sabyasachi’s F/W 2016 collection.
 

 

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR

FOOTWEAR
 

 

HANDBAGS

HANDBAGS

HANDBAGS
 

 

THE SHOW

THE SHOW

THE SHOW

THE SHOW

THE SHOW

THE SHOW

 

Image credits: instagram.com – sabyasachiofficial

Vibrant Beach Destination Wedding Held in Thailand

This adorable couple met each at college in 2004 and being such different individuals, never dreamed that they’d end up together all those years down the line.
They dated for 10 years prior to the wedding and of course, the journey had more than its fair share of ups and downs but their love for each other managed to work its way through. Savina moved to Canada for her postgrad and Jagmeet followed her there for the same reason. After spending a decade of getting to know each other, they knew it was meant to be and decided to tie the knot this summer 2016.

This wedding at JW Marriott, Khao Lake, Thailand blew us away with all its colour and energy. The scenic blue waters added the perfect balance to the event. Take cues from all the pinterest-worthy decor! We also loved Savina’s neutral wedding outfit with a burst of orange.

 

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

The Mehndi was a fun event that included a pool party and a game of water polo as well. Savina wore pretty pastel shades of pink and yellow accessorizing with diamond-pearl jewellery and light make up. Jagmeet complimented her outfit by wearing a yellow kurta set and golden juttis.
The décor was vibrant and bright with pops of orange and pink origami designs and seating arrangements.

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION

VIBRANT MEHNDI FUNCTION
 

 

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

The couple wanted an intimate destination wedding at a beach JW Marriott in Thailand gave the exactly that. Everything was exactly as they wanted and it was a vacation/party more than a formal wedding event for all their close friends and family who came from different parts of the world to celebrate the special day. 
Savina looked simply gorgeous in a neutral-gold lehenga with a bright orange pallu which she paired with stunningly sparkling Kundan jewellery set. Her better half once again colour co-ordinated in a matching sherwani with an orange pagdi adorned with pearls.

They planned the wedding themselves and had Eventage, Thailand execute it. Rajan and Zaffar from the events team at the hotel were exceptional in helping them coordinate everything locally and Chef Jay (Executive chef) planned an exceptional menu that had something for everyone and the food was loved by every person who was at the wedding.

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING

SCENIC BEACH WEDDING
 

 

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

WEDDING SHOOT

 

 

Photographer: CoolBluez Photography
Venue: JW Marriott, Khao Lake, Thailand
Event Planner: Addy from Eventage, Thailand
Make-up Artist: Ablaze by Simran Takkar
Mehndi Artist: Asha and team from Bangkok