HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN KERALA
Kerala is known as the God’s own country – it is surrounded by serene lush greenery and gently flowing backwaters. The tremendous scenery and luxurious accommodation ranks Kerala high up the list of best honeymoon places in India. Its lovely hill stations, magnificent tea gardens, beautiful beaches and backwaters make it a paradise for couples.
Kerala offers a number of romantic experiences like long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, pampering ayurvedic sessionsand activities to make that dream holiday with your better half even more wonderful and memorable!
This coastal paradise has always been one of the preferred honeymoon destinations in India for the newlyweds. Immerse yourself in its warm amber dawns and partake of the exotic flora, fauna and spices that Kerala has to offer.
Below mentioned are some of the most exotic honeymoon places in Kerala where you can create great memories with your beloved that will stay with you for your lifetime.
The extremely beautiful hills of Munnar are one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Kerala. The tea plantations that are spread all around the mountain add to its beauty. The misty mountains of Munnar are a great place to rejuvenate with your special someone. You can even get closer to nature while roaming through the exotic species of flora and fauna in Eravikulam National Park and beautiful falls at Chinnakanal and Pallivasal. The lush Green Tea gardens in the heart of Munnar would definitely be the best place. Stare into the gardens from your beautiful rooms, roam in the coffee and cardamom plantations & fall in love with your surroundings. The tranquil atmosphere, awesome environment and also fragrant air makes Munnar so cosy, comfortable yet exciting honeymoon places in Kerala.
When to Visit: Best time to visit Munnar is October to November and January to May.
Where to Stay: Windermere Estate
Places to visit: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Indo, Pothamedu, and Poopara
Things to do: Indulge in rappelling, rock climbing, and nature walks.
The natural galore that Wayanad possesses is unparallel. It is filled with lakes, wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls where you can spend a romantic time with your partner. Pristine and untouched, this place is a paradise for nature lovers, with perfect scenery and climate to enjoy a great honeymoon. Visit the Kuruva Island for a laid-back picnic, get dazzled by the Meenmutty Waterfalls, trek atop the Chembra Peak for a spectacular view and you can even see a perennial heart shaped lake half way to the top of the peak which is rated among the best honeymoon spots in Kerala. For nature lovers, Wayanad is a haven of deep valleys and thick forests covered with eco-friendly high cliffs at angels making it an optimal area for your honeymoon in Wayanad.
When to Visit: The best time to visit Wayanad is from October to May.
Where to Stay: Vythiri Resort
Places to visit: Chembra Peak & heart-shaped Chembra Lake, Edakkal Caves, Kuruvadweep river delta, Wayanad Heritage Museum, Thirunelli Temple, and Soochipara Falls
Things to do: Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Bamboo Rafting, and caving
The backwaters of Alleppey make it one of the top 10 honeymoon destinations in India. You can spend a cosy time with your partner in the serene backwaters in your private, floating houseboats and marvel at the amazing natural beauty around. The ultimate romantic experience on a trip to Kerala is being served a freshly prepared meal as you enjoy the lush greenery, endless paddy fields, remote islands and tranquil backwaters in a beautiful Alleppey houseboat.
When to Visit: Best time to visit is October to February.
Where to Stay: A Beach Symphony
Places to visit: Marari Beach, Alleppey Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunkal, and Kuttanad Backwaters
Things to do: Cruise, Kayaking, Backwater tours etc.
An ideal town along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Stay at Kovalam for a relaxed beach holiday with your partner as it is one of the best honeymoon places in Kerala. Kovalam is most famous for its 3 pristine beaches with shallow waters as well as low tidal waves where one can go surfing, motorboat riding and water sports. The beach town of Kovalam has three well-known beaches – Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach as well as Hawah beach, which together form its majestic rocky crescent, giving a beautiful sunset view. The weather stays pleasant all year round and the mist covered hills and beautiful beaches makes it an ideal get away for all honeymoon couples.
When to Visit: The best time to visit Kovalam is between September to March.
Where to Stay: The Leela Kovalam
Places to visit: Rock-cut Cave Temple, Samudra Beach Park , Sunset Point Cape, and Lighthouse Beach
Things to do: Sightseeing, Houseboat, Water Sports etc.
Kumarakom is also known as the lake city of Kerala which is surrounded by many water bodies. It is one of the best honeymoon destination in India, if you are looking for romantic and luxurious vacation. Cruising through the steady backwaters of Kumarakom in houseboats equipped with everything one can ask for from a place and getting mesmerised by green paddy fields and tall coconut groves. Kumarakom is a great spot to indulge in leisure activities like fishing, boating and being dazzled by the migratory birds at the famous bird sanctuary nearby. We would definitely recommend Kumarakom over Alleppey for couples as it has vast backwater unlike the narrow backwater ways in Alleppey which are much more crowded.
When to Visit: Best time to visit Kumarakom is from September to March.
Where to Stay: Kumarakom Lake Resort
Places to visit: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall , Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom Beach, and Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Things to do: Kumarakom houseboat tours, bird watching, nature walks, and sightseeing
This vibrant city Also known as the ‘Queen of Arabian Sea’ has the right mix of beauty, serenity and liveliness to make for a great honeymoon destination. Apart from picturesque beauty, it has a great architectural and cultural marvels. Kochi is hugely recommended for couples bitten by the shopping bug. Fort Kochi’s many moods and the historic ambience, and laid-back colonial charm make it a cosy and cultural romantic getaway., Resort one of the beaches with your loved one and take a stroll while admiring the changing hues of the sky during the sunset.
When to Visit: July to April
Where to Stay: Sea Hut Homestay
Places to visit: Fort Kochi, Willingdon Island, and Jew Town
Things to do: Fishing and Island Hopping
If you are looking for a perfect honeymoon places in South India, then Bekal surely should figure right at the top of your honeymoon list. Located on the west of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is a small town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. A town which is identified by its natural charm. In Bekal, you will find both naturally serene beaches and tranquil backwaters. It also gives you a perfect panoramic view of the Bekal Fort. It is again an ideal getaway not only because of its exotic location but also it gives couples an escape from the regular world. The town oozes charm, tranquillity and romance from every aspect.