Attention Team Bride: Check Out These Quick Getaways For That Perfect Bachelorette

Mahananda posted on 26 July

With a long and exciting wedding season just around the corner, you might be wondering what you can do to show your BBF a great time before she gets hitched. Fret not. Although Chennai monsoons might be playing spoilsport to your party plans, here are seven destinations not too far away from the city where you and your girl gang can head out for a great bachelorette weekend!

Coonoor

Nestled in the Nilgiris, this may just be the perfect spot to relive all the amazing moments you’ve shared with the bride-to-be. With some lovely bed and breakfasts like Acres Wild  to stay in you can plan some super fun activities like cheese and wine tastings and cheese making workshops. Book a big table at the cosy and classy Culinarium  for an evening soiree. Maybe even try to get customised macarons for the bridal party, and do dig in into their lamb goulash while you’re there! Take this trip to refresh yourself in that crisp mountain air before things start getting a bit crazy with the wedding prep back home.

Pondicherry

An easy peasy three-hour drive away from Chennai, hit the relatively new DisDis & Co for some great cocktails and delish grub. We’d recommend celebrating with some mojitos here and digging into their bolognese or their prawns pasta. In case you hit the club on Wednesday, you get free vodka cocktails between 6.30pm and 9 pm! During the day, explore the French quarter by foot or head further down to Serenity beach to catch a glorious sunrise or two before the big day. And, did we mention how insanely Instagram-worthy pretty much everything in this little former French town is?

Mahabalipuram

Not a fan of long journeys? This short drive out of the city will get you and your girl gang some much-needed sun, sea, sand and seafood! If you wanna really luxe it up, book a room at the Intercontinental or the Radisson Blu, and they’re around to pitch in to make the bachelorette a special one! Spend two days chilling by the beach, diving in the pool, sampling some great seafood and generally just having a gala time with the gang. If you’re bored of staying indoors, take the guided tours around the 6th-7th century monuments and temples that dot this little town.

Kovalam

Is the bride-to-be an adventure junkie? Sitting indoors all day not really her thing? Get her to this beachside hamlet for a weekend of surfing lessons before she hops on to the biggest adventure of her life. Stay at the local Surf Turf and wake up to the sounds of waves crashing a stone’s throw away. With little else to do beside surf and chill, you’re bound to hit the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. The best part? This is a super-short one hour drive from Chennai!  

Bangalore

The city of pubs lures many into spend a wild weekend celebrating the single life well-lived! Plan a super fun pub hop — a little bridal challenge to complete in each one, to unlock the next destination to hop to! Pick ones like Skyye Lounge and Ultra High Lounge for a party with a rooftop panorama. In the mood for microbreweries? Hit up Toit or Arbor Brewing Company for some brews and yum European food. Can’t think of a better place than good ol’ Bangalore to drink, dance and make merry in the run up to the wedding day. Don’t forget to cure your hangover with some bacon and toast or some buttery crisp Mysore Masala Dosa before you head back.  

Yercaud

Head to this little hill station in the Shevaroys for a quiet but naughty weekend. You can pick from the many thickly-wooded coffee plantations that also double up as bed and breakfast places. Glenrock Estates and The Last Shola Cottages are two of our favourites for some peace and quiet. Look out into the valley with Salem lights twinkling far away under a starlit sky. During the day, take a hike through the coffee plantations, pick a nice picnic spot inside and sit and share some great memories with your lovely girls. Huddle around a bonfire at night to share good wishes and giggles to bid your bride-to-be a happy together forever!