Durjoy Datta Is Giving Us New-Age, Chilled-Out ‘Honeymoon Goals’

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4:47 pm 25 Mar, 2016

After giving us major ‘Proposal Goals’ with #marrymeavantika on Twitter, writer and teenage heartthrob Durjoy Datta tied the knot in one of the most romantic and splendid ways.


Today, when we shy away from cliched weddings and cheesy honeymoons, Durjoy’s Instagram is showing us how a honeymoon can be as fun and chilled out as we want it to be.


Apparently, Durjoy and Avantika were stuck in Dubai Airport without the transit visa. Resorting to an instant, last-moment Plan B, Avantika booked tickets to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania where Indians can get a Visa on arrival.

And look, aren’t they the most chilled-out honeymoon couple ever?

Our reads on our way to Tanzania! @avantii2

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And even though their initial plans only consisted of them lazing around the beach at Zanzibar, they eventually landed in the lap of Mt Kilimanjaro.

After a six day hectic wedding the last thing I had imagined we would be doing is to climb the fourth highest mountaineering summit (5895m) of the seven summits of the world. But stuck at the Dubai airport without the transit visa Avantika made a split second decision to book flights to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania where Indians can get a Visa on arrival. We had initially thought of chilling at lazy beach town Zanzibar but somehow found ourselves in Moshi town instead. We wanted to climb the Kilimanjaro. At least give it a shot. But soon we realized we could have made a mistake when we saw super fit people at the airport with their huge trekking bags/gear who had been preparing for the climb for months. We wanted to go back. But then decided to stay a day and decide. Not only were we weren't fit enough to do this, we both have banged up knees. I had an ACL tear a few years back and my knee hasn't been the same since. And Avantika had a knee surgery 8 months back and still has crippling pain. We still signed up with an enthusiastic tour operator Nyange. We were bunched up with eight 23 yr old guys from New Zealand and Netherlands who were as fit as they get (Marathon runners, climbers, et al) and a Chinese girl who had summited thrice before. It only reminded us how unfit we were! For the next 6 days we didn't shower and used the mountain as our toilet. We hated it for the most part. Our knees gave up. Every step was sheer torture after the fourth day. It was cold, the climb steep. At the top we were wearing at least 7 layers of thermals. It rained almost every day. Every day we thought of turning back. Avantika was on a steady dose of painkillers for her knee. I found it incredibly hard to pull 80kgs of body weight on the uphill slopes. As much as we hated and loathed our decision, we loved it more. It was one of the most intense things we have been a part of. Just the sunrise and the stars and the quitetude of the night made it all worth it. Every day we told ourselves we will never do something like this again but now that we are back with bones that feel like jelly, muscles still crying out of pain, and peeling skin we cant wait to climb another one. #honeymoon

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And Durjoy looked smokin’ hot posing right in the middle of barren, cold rocks.

Sigh, he’s on a honeymoon, ladies!


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I refuse to accept it as a Honeymoon picture!


With the super fit, super enthusiastic group we climbed the mountain with. #tanzania #kilimanjaro #travel #traveldiaries #blogger #moshitown #moshi

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The back-breaking trek was followed by an exotic, relaxed stay at Zanzibar.


Read the caption.

He is totally changing my mind about marriages.


But be it an author or a scientist – one damn day, you become a husband.

And that very day, you become the official photographer for her hot, candid moments!


And just like any other vacation hangover, the two are back from the serene waters of Tanzania to Juhu Beach, feeling pretty awful about it.

Durjoy, we know the feels. #mainnahinkhelraha is so apt!


If this how fairy tales take flight, who’d really miss out on bachelorhood?

*hunting for Mr Durjoy*

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