What creates the most hype just before a wedding? The bachelorette party, of course! You and your friends might talk about planning it for months. but in most cases, it fizzles out just like a damp squib in a pub on a Saturday night! The first rushed option is always Goa. But let’s face it, Goa is not only the most clichéd bachelorette destination in India but also heavily crowded all season. However, if you are looking to explore the unexplored with your girl squad on a budget, without worrying about the long distance connecting flights, then these bachelorette destinations in Asia would be such a welcome change. Read on to find out...
Pattaya is like the Goa of Thailand, highly popular and equally overcrowded at all times! This time, head to Koh Samui instead. It’s an island, a secluded one situated about 750 km from Bangkok and also one of the second largest islands of Thailand known for its crystal clear waters and palm-fringed beaches. Best part, not many know about it, however, thanks to Bollywood divas Malaika Arora and Tapsee Pannu’s recent vacay to Koh Samui, this island destination is slowly gaining popularity amongst the masses.
Where to stay: Punnpreeda Beach Resort, Rs 2,277 per night.
Sri Lanka, of late, has become THE tourist destination with travellers pouring in throughout the year from all around the world. And why not? It's got some of the most amazing beaches that are Instagram worthy in every way. If you looking for a quaint beach to chill, then head straight to Mirissa and Amanwella. Those looking for some adventure should take the local train ride to Ella, which will take you through some of the most picturesque tea garden views you could have ever imagined. Also, not very often do you get to see the wild unchained, right? A day tour to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will give you a chance to get all playful with the gentle giants. For some lip smacking seafood, head straight to ‘The Ministry Of Crab’ in Colombo which is also amongst one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Beware, of the reservations, though… You might need to book it at least a month in advance to avoid disappointments!
Where to stay: Ella Bamboo Cabana, Rs 2,007 per night
Now this is serious offbeat. Cambodia is a brilliant blend of the ancient and modern world which shines through the simplicity of the country. With some of the most beautiful temples and breathtaking architecture, we bet Cambodia won’t disappoint you. Take a moment to realise how awesome life really is at the Koh Rong beach, go on an adventurous trip with your girl gang to Kampot, and don’t miss to visit the floating village in Siem Reap. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
Where to stay: Beach House (Island View) M'Pai Bay, Rs 3,010 per night
Do you love yummy Pan Asian cuisine? If yes, think no further and book your tickets to Vietnam right away. From lip-smacking pan-fried rice cube aka Bot Chien to fried shallots… Vietnam will be a perfect food paradise that you won’t mind being happily lost in. To soak in some nature, we suggest, you take a stroll around the local streets of Hanoi to experience its true essence or hit the charismatic Phu Quoc Island, and head to Trang An, an area that provides a spectacular view of the landscapes of limestone karsts along with beautiful pagodas and temples.
Where to stay: Saigon Emerald Resort, Rs 5,114 per night
How about waking up to the exotic view of Komodo island -- a clear ocean fringed with magnificent landscapes, with a breathtaking sunrise to glare upon? Not only Bali, Indonesia has a lot of hidden gems. Make exploring this scenic city even more fun by hiring a bicycle instead of public transport. Explore the mesmerising architecture of Kota Tua, Buton Island in Sulawesi which has now become a new undiscovered cultural destination drawing attention from tourists all across the world.
Where to stay: Manulalu, Rs 2,609 per night.
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