Amazing Andaman

“Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.” – Thomas Berry

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India truly is the land of diversity. Its mix of cultures, traditions, religions, and cuisines is varied, yet true to Indian ethnicity. In the midst of this melting pot, at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, lies a little replica of India: the Amazing Andaman. It is a cluster of 572 islands that form one of the most beautiful natural reserves of India.

Since Andaman is synonymous with nature and beauty, it’s hardly possible that a wedding on one of these beautiful islands would be lacking. The pristine beaches, captivating waters, untamed flora and fauna and assorted cuisine are the essence of this wonderland. Of the 572 islands (unfortunately only 9 of which are open to tourists), each diverse and unique in it’s own way, Jolly Buoy Island, Red Skin Island, Havelock Island, Cinque Island, Barren Island, Chatham Island, Ross Island, and Viper Island are some known hotspots.

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Wreak havoc on Havelock!

Havelock Island is the largest island of a chain of islands called Ritchie’s Archipelago. It truly is “exotic” in every sense of the word. There is just so much to discover here in it’s abundant natural flora and deep blue waters. Although popular with most honeymooning lovebirds, this is an absolutely perfect spot for wedding festivities too.

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Our pick:

The Munjoh Ocean Resort is the ideal destination for a sensational beach wedding. The hotel provides all the necessary services and amenities needed to make your wedding day a smooth, happy occasion, right from the necessary licenses and permissions to a gorgeous wedding cake.

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For all the daring, offbeat ones out there, Munjoh has the facilities to execute an underwater wedding too (how cool is that)! The hotel equips you with everything you’ll need for your wedding among the ocean life, including Scuba lessons by certified professionals. It’s an intimate affair as you take your wedding vows in the deep end of the ocean as your wedding guests view the ceremony live on video. Most couples who’ve experienced an underwater wedding opine that it’s an unforgettable experience, so if you’ve dreamed of doing something out of the blue (pun intended) for your wedding, this is it!

Things to do:

Havelock Island has many breathtaking beaches and a whole host of fun activities for your guests to enjoy along with your wedding celebrations. The Radha Nagar beach has even been honoured with the title of “Best Beach in Asia”. Swim alongside nature’s most loved beings in the Andaman Sea as you go Scuba diving or on a snorkelling excursion. You can also indulge in water sports such as jet skiing, kayaking and speed boating in the glistening waters. However, if you’re not a water lover but would still like to experience sub-aquatic life, hire a glass-bottomed boat to explore the magnificent ocean.

Apart from the ocean life, however, there’s a whole wealth of beauty above the surface that you’ll love to delight in. Go for nature walks and elephant rides along the beach; better yet, visit “Rajan”, Andaman’s very own, and the world’s only, swimming bull elephant (who is absolutely adorable).

The beauty, the fun, the amazement just doesn’t end in Andaman! The island—besides it’s rich marine life, magnificent reefs, exotic birds, and endless forests—boasts 96 sanctuaries and 9 national parks. So for all the animal lovers, the sanctuaries have at least 50 different species of animals to explore! Also, the national parks are principally covered in beds of beautiful tropical flowers.

A wedding on the Andaman Islands will be a truly incredible experience for the entire wedding party. And once you’re done exploring Havelock, we surely recommend Port Blair as your next stop. So put on your wedding suit and exploration boots and go on this unexplainable journey that is Andaman. Here, among these 572 pieces of land, you will discover the true meaning of “unity in diversity”.

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Glorious Goa: Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses

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Goa ~ Land of Allowance.

“Come look my shop”

Everyone can be who he wants ~ 

Accepting Happiness

In so many words, Goa is not a place; it’s a way of life. Though known to be one of the greatest party capitals of the world, there’s much more to Goa than meets the eye. This wonderland has seen more than it’s fare share of love stories realized. Weddings in Goa have become a custom of their own. Let’s have a look at some of the most traditional and unconventional ways to tie the knot in this coastal paradise.

Beach Bells

The beaches of Goa need no introduction. A beach wedding here is bound to be fun, elegant, and way more affordable and much less stressful than a traditional wedding. Besides, it’d be great fun for your family and wedding guests too!

Our pick:

Zeebop By The Sea is a restaurant located in the heart of the beautiful Utorda beach, known for its white sands and magnificent sunsets. It’s the upcoming hotspot for beach weddings. In an almost magical setup, the two venues (one for smaller wedding parties and one for larger wedding receptions) provide an unhindered view of the bewitching waves in front of them. So pick this beautiful strip of sand for your conventional, yet exotic affair!

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Waterfront Wonder

You want your wedding day to linger in your memory for a lifetime, and the first step to making it memorable is to pick the perfect wedding venue. Waterfront venues capture the natural beauty of the river, and the architectural detail and strategic location of these manmade-cum-natural constructions will provide a gorgeous backdrop for your dream wedding.

Our pick:

LPK Waterfront is one of the most unique-looking waterfronts in the vicinity. This extraordinary manmade wonder is situated on the banks of the Nerul river, with the 400-year-old Candolim church staring straight at it. It has been artistically designed and decorated for the perfect wedding, all with small and big reception areas (fondly called “decks”), its own discotheque, and little quirky areas that could be dedicated to your different wedding activities. We recommend this venue if you’re looking to have an over-the-top, fun, glossy affair.

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Cruise Wedding

Weddings can be hectic and chaotic, and planning them may not be the best time for everyone. If you’re not one to be excited by wedding buzz, it may just be possible to have an elaborate wedding without going through the challenge of actually planning one. The cruises in Goa are ideal for an onboard ceremony; they provide a truly unique and romantic setup, something unorthodox, yet with minimal effort.

Our pick:

The Paradise Cruises are Goa’s most distinguished triple-deck cruise boats. The company has two ginormous watercrafts that house 600 and 400 passengers, respectively. These loveboats will deliver a truly unforgettable, customized, and majestic experience for you on your grand day, and your guests won’t go unhappy either! So pick this wedding venue for a dreamy experience by the Mandovi riverside.

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The wedding venues we’ve recommended just about scratch the surface of the beautiful settings Goa has to offer, so don’t restrict yourself and let your imagination run wild! The state also has an array of breathtaking historic churches if you wish you have a ceremonious Roman Catholic wedding. But apart from the wedding venue you pick, another very important aspect is the food that will be served at your wedding. Goan cuisine, just like Goan culture, is an irresistible mix of the East and the West. It comprises a blend of Arabian, Portuguese and other indigenous cultures to form a delicious Indo-European symphony. Do a little mix of all these cuisines, or pick one that suits your wedding theme best. Either way, your wedding will decidedly be a delectable affair!

And last but not least, don’t forget to have some fun while you’re there! Whether you’re lounging on its beaches with a chilled drink, shopping at its innumerable flea markets, having a scrumptious meal in one of its merry shacks, or watching a sports match in one of its friendly pubs, Goa never lets you compromise. It reinforces the fact that you’re allowed. Allowed to live, love, wed, and be real in the land of allowances.

Enchanting Kerala

Enchanting Kerala

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” – John Keats

And nothing is truer than the beauty of Kerala. The tranquil backwaters, the spirited waterfalls, the emerald surroundings, the noisy rivers, the cheery fishermen, and the overseeing palm trees are witness to this. A wedding in this romantic destination is bound to be a surreal and divine experience. Are you a beach lover? Do you have a love of mountains and waterfalls? Plan on having a cosy wedding with just the family? Well, Kerala has a little something for every wishful thinker. The first thing you need to do is pick a backdrop from the horde of natural themes this gorgeous place has to offer.

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The spectacular coastline of Kerala echoes the culture and lifestyle of the state. Beaches are also a big tourist attraction, and the beach resorts in Kerala surely do live up to their hype; they could make the wedding experience for any family an affair to remember.

Our pick:
Alleppey is the crowned jewel of Kerala. Referred to fondly as the Venice of the East, the beautiful Alleppey beach is one of the many endowments of this scenic locale. Have a magical ceremony by the ocean, and take your wedding vows on the 140-year-old pier that extends into infinity. Clear blue waters, white sand pathways, and gorgeously green vegetation; you couldn’t ask for a more romantic setting.

Things to do:
At Alleppey beach, indulge in water sports such as para sailing, surfing and swimming under the blanket of blue. Throw a volley ball, kick a football around, or get a tan by reclining with a drink on the white sand; there are several ways to gratify yourself at this beautiful beach.

Up in the Clouds

The hill stations of Kerala are host to the Western Ghats and an absolutely breathtaking sight. Boasting a lush green landscape, these heavenly peaks rise up to the clouds wrapped in acres of thick forest and tea, coffee and spice plantations. Apart from this, the entwined streams and merry waterfalls will form the ideal entourage for your wedding bliss.

Our pick:
Nicknamed Kerala’s “Scottish Highlands”, there are parts of Munnar that are untouched by man. A wedding in this vicinage with a backdrop of the Western Ghats is the stuff of fairy tales. It is home to absolutely charming resorts, colonial bungalows and luxuriant tea estates that will fulfil your every desire for an ideal wedding. You’ll surely to be on cloud nine!

Things to do:

Munnar is a nature-lover’s paradise and has a whole host of activities, such as bird watching, paragliding, cycling, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating, and shopping, that the wedding families can indulge in during their stay there. Helicopter tours, elephant rides and tours of the tea and coffee plantations are also available, which will make your experience all the more enjoyable. Even for a honeymooning couple, Munnar offers a bustling nightlife and a superlative culinary experience, so pen this place down as a must-visit.

Amidst the Backwaters

The Kerala backwaters are an intricate network of intertwined lakes, lagoons and canals that eventually meet the vast Arabian Sea. The feeling of calm and peace that is synonymous with these water bodies is indescribable. They truly are the biggest tourist attraction in Kerala. So if you’re looking to have an intimate ceremony with close family and friends, these obscure backwaters are the wedding destination for you.

Our pick:

The Kumarakom backwaters are home to a variety of flora and fauna. They are a bird-watcher’s heaven and home to several exotic aquatic species as well. If you’ve dreamed of a floating wedding, the Kumarakom Castle houseboats will fulfil this outrageous request. However, we recommend these beautiful floating resorts more for a dreamy honeymoon than a wedding ceremony.

Things to do:

Enjoy a backwater cruise in your own houseboat as you enjoy a lavish meal with your better half, go kayaking through narrow canals and visiting fishing villages, take a bird tour of the exotic, or enjoy an Ayurvedic massage as you float through the serene backwaters. Kumarakom is simply happiness gift-wrapped in a houseboat.

Kerala, like most of India, is also a culinary marvel and known for it’s abundance of seafood, so be sure to try out some of the local delicacies at your reception for a truly wholesome event.

It is said that marriages are made in heaven. Well then, there’s no better place to tie the knot than in God’s Own Country.