Mumbai/Kolkata, May 8 IBNS | 2 years ago

Taj Safaris, the joint venture between Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces and Africa's luxury experiential travel and Beyond, has introduced a magical wedding in the wilderness.

Tucked away in the outskirts of the National Parks in Madhya Pradesh, Taj Safari chalets namely 'Mahua Kothi' in Bandhavgarh, 'Baghvan' in Pench, 'Pashan Garh' in Panna and 'Banjaar Tola' in Kanha are sensitively plugged to their wilder surroundings.

With the diversity of its natural settings, Taj Safaris showcases all forms of nature and thus provides enormous options for jungle weddings in India.

Earlier this year Australian journalist Michael Krape's daughter, Talia Krape - Latin and Bollywood dancer- married actor beau Jonathan Patrick Moore in a Jewish wedding ceremony at the Taj Safaris Pashan Garh resort.

Set amidst wilderness, the decor and set-up was predominantly Indian with pre wedding functions including the Mehendi.

The bride sat in the comfort of the palanquin as she was adorned with henna; guests welcomed and entertained with traditional folk music performances and the bride arrived in a flower decked 'palki'.

The traditional synagogue was replaced with a jungle setting as the couple exchanged vows under a marigold canopy within the 200 acres of wilderness at Pashan Garh.

Talia Krape said: "Every moment of our wedding at Pashan Garh gave us memories to savour for a lifetime. We wanted something different and authentic. You only ever plan to have one wedding in your life, so it was important for us to find an experience that was 'off the beaten' track without compromising on the creature comforts."

Jonathan Patrick Moore said: "As if by magic we found Pashan Garh! Everything was beyond our expectations, from the accommodation and the meals to the activities that had been carefully planned by the wonderful staff. Nothing was left to chance but nothing felt contrived or out of place. It was truly the most wonderful week for us and our guests."

(Posted on 08-05-2013)