Destination Wedding – By Shashank Patekar

How to choose the best place for your marriage?

Wedding are a gala affairs for us Indians, if it isn’t a big fat Indian Wedding, then it really isn’t a wedding, so how do you make sure that you be the perfect hosts and choose the best place to host your wedding. Worry not we at Ultra Rich are here to solve your destination Wedding jitters.

The key to deciding the perfect wedding location, is understanding your aspiration, believe us, it does not get simpler than this, just sit in a quiet room, and ponder upon the places of your dream, do not think of all the magazines and other rankings, because your wedding would be perfect because you liked it, not because XYZ website rated it number one, they are only useful once you have the right flavor in mind, just ponder over, what scenery do you like the best, is it snow clad mountains, beaches, palaces, lakes or any other thing you fancy, once you have the clarity of what it is you truly want, is the tie you really start preparing for it, planning for wedding is a herculean task, and so we best recommend , meditate before you get busy, clear your mind and take the decision, is it going to Goa, Udaipur, Kerala or Kauai.

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FIVE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS IN INDIA – By Subham Das

India, the country which carries the blend of different races as a result of its rich history, reflects the same blend in its ancient exuberant palaces. Those magnificent buildings have been carrying the proof of royal lifestyle of Indian ultra-rich people of those days. Modern India is carrying the legacy of making the affluent feel like royalty with a range of marvellous hotels in different places throughout the country. Here we are presenting some of them which are class apart.

  • The Oberoi Udaivilas: The 4th Best Hotel in the world doesn’t need any chronicle to elucidate its beauty. The Kohinoor Suite with private pool, garden terrace and other luxurious amenities costs INR 10,00,000 per night.
  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur: Jaipur, as a city, is flamboyant enough to make one taste the royalty with its great palaces and rich heritage. Rambagh palace has its own ancient history as it was the official residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The Sukh Niwaas and the Suryavanshi Suites in this palace costs around INR 7,50,000 per night.
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur: Situated in the middle of the Lake Pichola in Udaipur, this 18th century marble palace has been famous as it belonged to the great Mewar dynasty. Being passed through many royal handovers, this hotel is currently in Tata Group’s hand. Once featured in a James Bond movie, this hotel features butler service, while the opulent rooms offer lake and palace views, minibars and period furniture. Suits add panoramic views and ceiling frescoes. The presidential suite in this palace costs around INR 6,00,000 per night.
  • The Leela palace, New Delhi: The Leela Palace is the perfect fusion of Indian culture and Lutyen’s architecture. With 194 premium rooms, 42 Royal club rooms and 18 suites including dedicated Butler and access to Royal club lounge and amenities, this huge property costed 18 billion INR to construct. The Dining facility offers with multiple choices like The Qube (all day dining); Jamavar (signature Indian restaurant); Megu (Japanese restaurant); Le Cirque Signature (fine-dining Franco Italian restaurant); The Library Bar and The Lobby Lounge. Tariff of The Maharaja suite is INR 4,50,000 per night.
  • The Oberoi, Gurgaon: With its great location and proximity to the national capital, this place is renowned for its ecstatic design as it was shortlisted in the Built Projects Category at the 2012 edition for the Best Hotel Design of the World Architecture Festival held in Singapore. Premier Suite with pool, WiFi, breakfast & two-way airport transfers costs INR 5,00,000 a night.

 

 

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4 Luxury Airlines – By Chandana Sruthi Geddam

Flying Hotels

                Who wouldn’t desire to travel around in luxurious flights? Flying need not always equate overcrowded planes, bland food, no arm-space and cramped seats. These factors make flying an uncomfortable ordeal. But, is there any other way? Can one have complete privacy while flying too? Or breakfast in bed among clouds? Yes, these are no longer just dreams and one can enjoy seamless journey from start to finish. There are some airlines that can transform the whole view about flying. Let’s have a look at the most luxurious airlines and their services around the world.

 

Image Credits: Etihad Airways. Retrieved from http://www.etihad.com/en/experience-etihad/flying-reimagined/the-residence/

Etihad Airways’ “The Residence” tops the list of most luxurious air travel. This is designed for two people travelling together. This is an upper deck three-room cabin that includes a double bedroom, living room and shower room.  The living room comes with a luxurious leather double-seat sofa, two dining tables and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with noise-cancelling headphones. The bedroom comes with a 6-foot 10-inch double bed, with designer Italian bed linen and a 27-inch flat-screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets. The shower room comes with a full-height shower, luxury amenities, bathrobes, a vanity unit with magnifying make-up mirror and hairdryer. A personal butler and gourmet chef are also at service in this suite. All these facilities surely give the feeling of stay in a luxurious hotel rather than travelling at 40,000 feet in the air.

 

Image Credits: Singapore Airlines. Retrieved from https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/us/flying-withus/cabins/suites/

Next in the list is Singapore airlines. Singapore Airlines Suites cabin is crafted by French luxury yacht interior designer Jean-Jacques Coste. Every individual cabin has its own sliding door and window blinds that gives complete privacy. These individual suites are finished in cream and brown, and accented with leather and wood that create a cosy and homely atmosphere. Cabins are equipped with a chaise lounge, large table, a separate bed (not converted from the seat). Acclaimed chefs serve cuisines from all over the world. Restaurant setting is also available where they serve food of the guest’s choice with full table service. Not to forget the wine that matches the food. A 23-inch personal LCD with noise-cancelling headphones is also provided with over 1000 entertainment options.

 

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Cathay Pacific’s First Class travelling provides faster check-in, access to premium lounges across the world, world-class service from attentive flight attendants who greets the travellers by name and welcome them aboard with a welcoming drink of choice. First class travelling includes a private suit with padded with soft leather and comfortable fabrics. The travellers can even enjoy in-chair massages by easily adjust the seat with 4.3” touchscreen controller. When its time to sleep, the staff transforms the seat into one of the widest fully flat beds in the sky, with a thick mattress. A large, private working area also comes with the package. Other services include Do-Not-Disturb service button and a Wake-Up Call service. A dedicated culinary team serves with international cuisines. High definition TV screens are there for entertainment, with wide range of options. They also include a luxury Aesop amenity kit and a cosy sleep suit as a part of their service.

 

Image Credits: Emirates. Retrieved from: https://www.emirates.com/us/english/experience/cabin-features/first-class.aspx

Emirates’ first class travelling provides complete privacy with floor-ceiling doors. Lighting and temperature can be controlled as per wish. A shower spa, with organic seaweed skincare range from award-winning Irish brand VOYA is also included. The onboard Lounges, which feature a sleeker design, with a clean ivory palette and bronze and wood-grain accents are a great place for socializing. Emirates also provides the world’s first moisturizing sleepwear for the skies in their first class. Personal dining service at all time just enhances the experience.

            With all these facilities, it is really not an exaggeration to call these flights ‘flying hotels.’ All these services just make a person desire to travel on these flights, don’t they? These flights make for an unforgettable travelling. Services like this make them attractive and the ultimate choice of ultra-rich people. Ultra Rich Match is a one stop solution for all wedding preparations like match-making, wedding planning and honeymoon packages for ultra-rich people. These travelling services are apt for a newly married couple who would want their privacy.

 

 

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The Top five Getaways to Fall in Love with

Want a change in the way you want to spend quality time with your loved one? After several visits to restaurants, having candle light dinner, champagne is not your kind of a thing then the perfect thing can be “The Canadian Rockies” in Canada. And if you are tired of wearing smart clothes any where you go, then definitely the majestic Canadian Rockies is a place to be in. The landscape which is far away from the bustling traffic and huge crowd gathered around you is the place where you can spend a quality time with your partner.

With five National Parks declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites located within the Rockies, there are plenty of space, wilderness, and nature to explore and admire hand in hand with your admirable.

The Place can be perfect for skiers in love, Hikers in Love or Cyclists in Love.

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If the wild mountains of Canada are not the choice you wanted then the “Exotic Praslin island in Seychelles” can change your taste. Located in the middle of Indian Ocean and around mainland of Africa there are around 115 stunning islands for the couples looking for relaxing and calm surroundings. White Sands, turquoise water and lush forests are ideal for romantic time to be spent together. And adding to it, not much tourists go all together here. So you can have a quality time with your partner.

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The third such place in our list is a city, lost in the traffic and dense concrete jungles, still you can find the warmth of a romantic atmosphere. If the time is limited for the couples in the city, then they can take a tour to the cruise around the “Tokyo Bay”. City full of amazing and magnificent night life, a dazzling rainbow bridge, modern architecture can see couples taking and amazing time out with scenery all around. A Romantic Dinner, Italian feast or a sunset tour for the two of you can be arranged by the cruise. All in all a perfect place to spend quality time.

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A small town located in Germany can be as romantic as a fairy tale for the bride. “Meersburg”, the place where you feel like  making the time halt for moments to come, a place with beautifully crafted architecture, filled with Cafes, Bars and Restaurants, Vineyards, Apple Grooves. The time most appropriate for a visit can be the Spring Season when the whole area is covered with Flowers.

The last but not the least on this list is “Santorini in Greece”. The place is filled with complete romance everywhere you go. The Archipelago’s house’s White walls, Charming little streets, beautiful small gardens  a worth remembering cuisine, Cliffs you feel like gold, dazzling Sea, Spectacular Sunsets, and truly a paradise for the lovers.

It is true that with whom you share life is a lot more important than where you do it, but just as a fire dies down after some time and needs another sparkle to explode ablaze again, your relationship will, too, benefit from such passion-kindling, get-away-from-it-all therapy applied from time to time.

– Harsh Golani

THE MOST LUXURIOUS HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Are you planning for a wonderful honeymoon getaway, where you would find peace and tranquillity; matched with incomparable service and be treated like a king? Do you feel that money is not an issue with you, but this special once-in-a-lifetime visit should be the best and most talked about in your family and society? Then here are some ideas to get you going.

The Forbes 2005 survey was able to narrow down on the following honeymoon destinations that might leave you feel pampered, loved and taken care of, just like the Kings and Queens of the past age.

  1. 1.   AMANJENA MARRAKECH, Morocco

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Quotes from the media:

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“Just 15 minutes from the centre of the city, Amanjena combines relaxation and intimacy with exceptional service, comfort and cuisine. It is, quite simply, unique.” Gallivanter’s rating: One in a Million

Gallivanter’s Guide, UK

 “With La Mamounia making its debut as the lavishly buxom Brigitte Bardot of Marrakesh, Amanjena endures as the more discreet Catherine Deneuve. Greeting me with considerably more demure, yet still divine assets, its love at first sight.  Utterly relaxed, my visit feels like a sprawling, movable feast through the home of a well-traveled sophisticate – rare books stacked hip high, carved monoliths, saffron spiced air and swirling veils.  I’m barely three steps into the foyer when a smiling attendant pours me a classic Moroccan mint tea and welcomes me with a dish of honeyed sweet cakes.  A sun-baked, coral pink palace framed by the vast Atlas Mountains shimmering in the distance, Amanjena is an exercise in subtle beauty…”
“Amanjena is an exercise in subtle beauty.”
“All the experiences they crave are flawlessly executed by discreet staff, a sort of peerless Arabian Nights fantasy by way of Town and Country.”

The Globe and Mail, Canada
on Amanjena, March 2011

Do we need to get you more excited about visiting this place? The place is an artistic arena of grandeur, flamboyance and a paradise in itself, as the name AMANJENA means; “peaceful paradise”.

  1. 2.     CHATEAU DE LA CHEVRE D’OR, EZE, FRANCE

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Are you a history fanatic? Do you wish to re-live the grandeur of the Medieval Age? Welcome to Chateau de le Chevre d’Or.

The hotel is located in Eze, a tiny village that was established way back in 500B.C, and still gives an appearance of medieval times. It’s beautifully located on a hillock over the Mediterranean Sea and the view of the Sea from this hotel would make you come close the beauty of the nature.

  1. 3.   THE FOUR SEASONS NEW YORK, NEW YORK, N.Y.

Would you like to have that feeling that you own the most looked at and sought after cities in the world? Come to the Four Seasons New York hotel and let us help you do so. Book the newly built presidential suites or bask in the grandeur of the Times Warner Suites, they will surely get you feeling as if you already own this city. The innumerable facilities that are complimentary with your stay in this hotel, is sure to get you feeling like a President already.

  1. 4.       HALEKULANI, WAIKIKI, HAWAII

Want to live in the quiet, serene background of the islands of Hawaii? Want to have a taste of the food of the British family and boast to say that you ate as the Queen did? Then come to HALEKULANI Hotel. The chef used to cook for the royal family and later Grace Kelly in Monaco. The entire place has been designed by the wedding geniuses from across the globe and thus makes the stay as elegant and special as your honeymoon itself.

  1. 5.   HOTEL RITZ, PARIS, FRANCE

Do you wish to stay in the world’s most romantic city and most sought after honeymoon destination for couples all over the world? Come to Paris. Do you wish to order a Rolls Royce to pick you and your beloved from the airport and take you around like the rich dukes of France? Pas de problem, monsieur. Want to have Colin, the hotel’s famed bartender create a signature cocktail for you? He would more than pleased to do that.

In short, the hotel basks itself and boasts about luxury that the name comes associated with. You can walk under the gilded archways of the hotel, or on the marbled floors that gives you a sense of aura and excitement, and also makes you feel a part of something historic but special. So why not spend your extra-special honeymoon in this extra-special hotel? Come to Hotel Ritz, France!

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Kushagra Duvedi

Places to visit in India : Darjeeling

It is said that Darjeeling has one of the best valleys in the world and it can be a perfect stop for the newlywed couples to spend some quality time together. The place is surrounded by a lot of greenery around making the weather very pleasant and atmosphere a lot cooler, and it is as if one is sitting in the lap of the nature. The town is located near Kanchenjunga, the world’s 3rd highest mountain peak. The valley has been popular since the British regime had been in India.

Located in the eastern side of the country in west Bengal, the place is endowed with a chilled and cool weather, courtesy Himalaya Mountains. Right from the time of sunrise till the sunset the valley gives the tourists an amazing glimpses of the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas, Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. Apart from the mountains, the place is also known for its Tea- estates which are not only sold in India but in the different parts of the world.

The presence of Buddhist Monasteries and a few Hindu temples also give this place a religious touch, resulting in the devotees coming down to this place and getting a hang of architectural and cultural significance of this place. The couples can come down, relax, click some amazing photos of the time they spent together here.

Ghoom Buddhist monastery is one of the major attractions of the place which is considered to be most prestigious monastery. Tiger hill, highest point of the city also attracts a lot of customers. The botanical garden is also very famous for its vegetation being cultivated. Also a wildlife attraction is located in the place nearby city which is home to Siberian tiger, Himalayan black deer, deer panda, Llama and various birds. For the honeymoon couples, this place offers surrounding very quiet, pleasurable and romantic as you can also have a candle light dinner in the tree houses and shafts which are built by the resorts nearby and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the whole surroundings.

The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 90 km from Darjeeling city. Domestic Airlines are well connected to major cities like Kolkata, Delhi etc.  Mentioning about Darjeeling and how can one not mention the “TOY TRAIN” that covers a distance of 88 km from Jalpaiguri and of which 16 km is in Plains. The journey is total of 8-10 hours including its stoppage time, but the journey through the hills is at least once a life time to experience.

Covered by hills and mountains, Trekking is also one of major things which attract tourist from various corners of India and world. Taking a breath taking closeness to the laps of Himalayas is again an expedition to be remembered for life. Newlywed couples can experience an amazing chilled weather even in the month of February when other parts of the country are almost having hot air collers been running whole day.

At last as mentioned earlier, Famous Darjeeling Tea, do have a taste of it and while purchasing, do bargain as hard as you can as the competition in the market is high and so the prices have to come down accordingly.

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– Harsh Golani

Unique honeymooning ideas and destinations

You are through with your marriage. It was a high-profile affair, with relatives talking about it far and wide; friends were left in awe and wonder; jealous eyes were complaining for no reason. You stood in your beautiful designer marriage attire in pride while your spouse was blushing from ear-to-ear as she was decked up in another designer wedding dress of hers. You spent a fortune in this marriage in order to keep everyone happy and as parents like, to have their child’s marriage to be the best in the town. Everybody went away saying THAT’s HOW A MARRIAGE SHOULD BE!

As you left no stone unturned in every arrangement of your marriage, then after such extravagant preparations, how would a bland honeymoon at a place where thousands throng, look like?

That needs to be extra-special as well, something that would leave everyone in your friends, relations and known talking for years together, stating, THAT’S HOW A HONEYMOON SHOULD BE! It should be a private time for you and your partner to enjoy;cherishing the moments of this special time in a picturesque backdrop, away from eager eyes of others, because believe it or not, the honeymoon, after the marriage, is the one moment that would stay etched in your memories for the entire life, as you spend your old days thinking about the moments you shared together in the entire time span.

We bring to you some new and unique honeymoon ideas that we at Ultra-Rich Match provide as options to make your honeymoon a special affair.

1.     CELEBRITY HONEYMOONS

How about celebrating your honeymoon in the same suite that Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green booked? Or living in the grandeur that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban enjoyed during their honeymoon time span? Or go down in history and live in the hotel where John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy lived in 1953 during their honeymoon time?

Or be treated like a celebrity with the best in class ambience and service that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt feel so proud about? Maybe celebrate a honeymoon like the following couples:

    1. Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills,
    2. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
    3. Danny Moder and Julia Roberts
    4. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
    5. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker
    6. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, and many more.

The latest in honeymoon styles is the CELEBRITY-STYLE HONEYMOONS, to proudly tell one and all that you were a part of something that only a counted few have been.

2.     BOOK YOUR OWN ISLANDS

How about being away from all people, all alone on the island to have it all to your disposal, while walking along together in the beautiful flora and fauna of the island, or sitting and lazing around on the beach with your partner without the tension to someone seeing you or some eager eyes watching over you. Surrounded by sea from all sides, without any disturbance of the city life bothering you, that’s one hell of an idea!

Imagine telling this to your family and friends; seeing the red in their faces vanishing and looking at you with awe and respect at the wonderful experience you had.

3.     ARABIAN NIGHTS HONEYMOONS

As young, some of the fortunate ones would have seen the TV serials of AlifLaila, or seen cartoons of the Arabian Nights stories. The Egyptian grandeur, the mummies and the pharaohs, the Egyptian dances and their splendour; we offer you the possibility to live life Arabian Nights style.

4.     BEUNOS AIRES: TWO TO TANGO

The highlight says it all and you do not need anyone except your partner to tango with. If you are an urban-minded night owl, then this is a place for you. You can dance your night away and enjoy a move or two of the dancing fiesta of Argentina. There are another 275 waterfalls to visit, with the best being Iguazu Falls’ Devil’s Point. Go there in the early morning with your partner (not to shove him/her down the waterfall) but to enjoy the beauty of the place and spend your special time, as you won’t like to be all alone in this spot but would also not like anyone else to be around you either, trust me!

5.     VISIT TO THE COUNTRY SIDE: AUSTRIA

If you are a country side visitor and like to wander around in the country side, then Austria is the location for you. Never been fully explored but the picturesque country, with many breath-taking views, will leave you awe-struck. The hills appear to be living and completely in you, and the country side is completely untouched. A stop to this not-so-typical honeymoon style might actually get you addicted to itself. You can visit the snow-capped hills-surrounded city of Hallstatt or Lofer in the SalaachValey in South Austria.

For more details, contact Ultra-Rich Weddings Pvt. Ltd. to make your honeymoon THE HONEYMOON that everyone dreams.

– Kushagra Duvedi