When you refer to a “bachelor party” there are always certain images that come to mind (Do I really have to quote them?). Well, we can’t help but movies like the Hangover series have set an image for bachelor parties. However, if that is not your cup of tea, you still can have an amazing clean desi bachelor party. Be creative and look for alternatives to make it a memorable time for your groom friend before he takes a plunge into the married life. Here are some of the unconventional yet fun desi bachelor party ideas for grooms closer to home.
If your friend simply loves the outdoors, then this one won’t disappoint him. Surprise the groom by packing up his weekender bag and take him to someplace he will enjoy the most. It can be anything like trekking, camping or hiking. Hitting to a nearby paradise-like venue even if it is for one night makes the best bonding experience. Take advantage of a villa by the beach or a cottage in deep woods while you relax and have fun. Bonfire, drinks, cards and stories – doesn’t it sound incredible? And luckily, from Chennai, there are several weekend getaways like ECR, Pondicherry (if you prefer the shores), places near Mudumalai National Park, Yelagiri, Yercaud etc
Kill It With A Video Game Night
If your group is into video games then this one will be most appropriate. Celebrate the groom’s bachelorhood with his favourite games. Organize a weekend of video game tournament and none of your friends will complain. Moreover, it could also be a good stress-buster amidst all the wedding planning. And don’t forget to stock the refrigerator with booze and classic game-night snacks like chips and dips!
An intense poker night with best buddies can be a real riot. Grab some snacks, favourite drinks, and get gambling. Play some jazzy music to set the mood. Combining with other activities like a barbeque and you will have one rocking night!
If the timing is right, plan the bachelor party on the night of a big game. Attending a major sports game can be quite exciting especially if your friend is into sports. Enjoying the game in a huge stadium packed with passionate fans can make for an exciting time with your buddies. However, if visiting a stadium is not possible then the comfort of your cosy sofa should also be rewarding. How about cheering your favourite team with the team apparel?
If your groom friend has been planning a road trip to Leh for a while but couldn’t do it for some reason then this is the time to grant his wishes! A road trip, ideally to someplace fun and quirky, to dedicate his last days of bachelorhood is an amazing idea. Take a route with more scope to explore the places. Think about it – a top gear and company of close friends can be intoxicating itself! But don’t get too carried away and make sure that the groom returns to exchange vows on time.
Is your group adventurous? Then get high on adrenaline. From extreme sports to adventure activities, there are many options to explore. Pick the one that your groom friend yearns the most. While extreme sports can be expensive it is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Some of the activities worth trying are sky-diving, dune buggies, ATVs, bungee jumping etc among others. Needless to say, perform the activities only with the help of experts. Make sure to record the experience and enjoy the conversation afterwards! Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Kamshet (Maharashtra) are go-to destinations for sky-diving and paragliding. Similarly, if you are looking for water sports fun then Andaman, Goa, Lakshwadeep offer abundant opportunities.
For a food aficionado, nothing can beat a gourmet journey to some of the best-known places that your friend loves or would love to explore. There a great number of pubs to have the ultimate gastronomic experience with your favourite drinks (maybe not in Chennai but the nearby Pondicherry or Bangalore makes a good option).
Paintball battles make for great send off for the bachelor friend. It is not only fun but also relatively cheap and guarantees an exciting day with the little shooting at each other. Well, you may be the master of this game but this time its the grooms turn to win the cup! Today, most of the cities have paintball arenas. In Chennai, some the popular places are Wild Tribe Ranch, Planet Adventure Paintball and Take Diversion.
Heading to a lively casino with your best friends can be pretty awesome if no one in the group is addictive and they are mature enough to draw the line when required! Goa is one of the places in India where gambling is legal and is home to some fine casinos where you can try your luck.
Music lovers might prefer catching a live band concert over hitting up the club. This one needs advance planning to check upcoming shows, get the tickets etc.
Pull off an amazing desi bachelor party for your groom friend with these alternatives to the traditional route. And don’t forget to share some pictures!
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