Those who cherish the view that long walks on beaches, candle-lit dinners and eye-popping luxurious accommodations in five-star resorts are what romantic or honeymoon getaways mean will have to think twice when they land and embark on their honeymoon trip to Kerala. Simply because, Kerala by virtue of its abundant flora and fauna, genuine Ayurvedic experience and houseboat rides adds loads of natural flavour and cultural blend to its tourism prides like Wayanad, Munnar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Fort Kochi and a lot many that have attracted and are still attracting tourists in thousands, millions and even crore.
Apart from their natural splendor these destinations have something and everything that honeymooners crave for. That may be the reason why god’s own country has turned out to be the best honeymoon destination in India as many newly-wed couples will vouch for. A peep-through across these mesmerizing honeymoon destinations will give an idea of the potential that Kerala has in its store for newly-weds!. Here are the best places to visit in Kerala for honeymoon.
Welcome to the highest peak in Wayanad! A perennial heart-shaped lake on way to the top of the peak is awaiting you. Rated among the best honeymoon places and spots in Kerala, the lake has always water in it at any time of the year.
This is not all! Kuruva island, Meenmutty waterfalls, Edakkal caves (Are you a history freak?) Are at your disposal for fun and enjoyment and even research! Attempt for a stay at the tree houses designed to provide you with insights into the vagaries of nature. Then your cup of conjugal bliss will be full!.
Then get ready for a trip to Athirapally where you can be comfortable at the tree house resort and enjoy the stunning view of the waterfalls with its deafening roar and rumble, even while swimming in the pool that is face to face with the waterfalls.
The lustfully green tea gardens at Munnar, sprawling and sparkling in the white mist and sunshine at dawn –this breathtaking sight itself is enough to satiate your romantic buds at its peak during honeymoon days- is another not- to- be -missed honeymoon destination in Kerala or god’s own country as they have pet named it. Roam through these gardens with greeny touch all around with your beloved and breathe in the tea-blended fragrance in an attempt to cheer up your romantic senses.
Then Mattupetty dam, nestling at a height of 1.7 kilometre and among undulating terrains with streams and waterfalls criss crossing each other. Here you and your love can trek through shola forests and enjoy boating at the beautiful lake.
For a romantic outing, you can pay a visit to the Kundala lake and if lucky you can have the glorious view of cherry blossoms that appear twice in a year apart from asia’s first arch-dam. Again if you are double lucky you can have the rare view of the natural wonder in the form of Neelakurunji, a rare species of flower that blooms once in 12 years.
What about the naturally grown sandalwood forests at Marayoor! What a splendid honeymoon place in Kerala, the land of Ayurveda! A heartening sight for honeymooners who can soak in the sandalwood fragrance for freshening up their souls!
Lakkam waterfalls, a part of Eravikulam national park, is another attraction for honeymooners who find themselves in a romantic spot, hemmed in from all sides by tea gardens and rolling green hills.
Named as the ‘Lake City’ and ensconced alongside Vembanad, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala, Kumarakom has the ideal setting for a honeymoon escape. Calm and comfortably placed among verdant coconut groves and verdant paddyfields, it is an ideal spot if you and your sweetheart are interested in activities like boating, fishing and watching birds and their idiosyncrasies. Take a houseboat cruise through the vast backwaters, indulge in fishing or enjoy the scenic beauty in and around or immerse in watching the migratory birds that flock to the nearby world renowned bird sanctuary. Also check out the Kerala tour packages from Hyderabad.
Yet another stunning option for carefree enjoyment in otherwise ‘obsession-filled’ Kerala, which is in no way ready to shed its affinity for tradition and habit of taking advantage of it. You have a traditional thatched-roof cottage with a swimming pool inside for your discreet or indiscreet usage. That itself provides the much-needed privacy for honeymooners. You can take bath at your will without bothering about anybody’s intrusion!
Then the shimmering blue waters that lie sprawling for you to swim or dabble about and the cool and open wind, always keen to caress your blushed face. Add to it, as they say, the romantic sunsets that you can witness in the evening. Your senses may have had enough of it by that time!
Here is a promenade wherein a massive rocky highland that juts out into the sea on the beach has created a bay, ideal for newlyweds for taking bath in the sea with calm waters. There are rare clifftops and fishing villages for you to make a foray into, cultural shows to enjoy and beachfront highlands to stroll through. Do not ignore sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural shows like Kathakali and Kerala Ayurvedic massages that are at your convenience.
Do not miss out on the largest among the three parts that constitute Kovalam, that is lighthouse beach with a 35-metre-long lighthouse from the top of which you can enjoy the greeny blanket-like spread all around formed by the neighboring surroundings.
Far different from the crowded beaches that dot the length and breadth of god’s own country, Samudra beach is an untouched beauty typified by cracks and a giant peninsula. The word ‘serenity’ exactly fits for this beach and for the same reason it is the hot favourite among the honeymoon destinations in Kerala.
Welcome to Kochi, the queen of Arabian sea, replete with history, heritage and culture and so suits for a cultural romantic getaway. Roam through the wide princess street and marvel at the heritage bungalows and roadside eateries, always packed with non-Indian crowd, and are a soothing sight to inquisitive tourist eyes.
Then there are Chinese fishing nets, scintillating Kochi harbour at night, some of the best restaurants and boutique cottages on the princess street besides the narrow alleys with quaint shops. History bubbles all the way through the city because of the influence stamped upon it by the British and the Portuguese and this factor reflects upon the medieval architecture, heritage buildings, mosques and synagogues.
Here you are in a floating cottage in Poovar and the golden sands in Poovar beach, emerald backwaters, swaying coconut palms along the water body and crimson red sunsets create a magical impact all around you! An awesome experience, especially if it is with your left half in life! The boats may come and go to and from the jetty, but you keep on floating or moving as you do in real life and from the little balcony you are having the magnificent view of the estuary where beach, backwaters and lake converge to create the matchless beauty and once-in-a-lifetime experience! Cut off from rest of the world, you are entitled to have a few boat rides that connect you with the world and its din and bustle! So get ready for this fantastic honeymoon destination!
Craving for grassy hills, velvety lawns and cool mountain mist? Wanting to be far from the madding crowd? Then head for Vagamon where endless green meadows, rolling over each other, are waiting to welcome you couples, yearning for conjugal bliss and adventure. Imagine yourselves watching the sunset over these green meadows! Incredible it will seem, but that is what Vagamon has to offer for you honeymooners. Then you can go after the trails of untamed buffaloes and elephants basking in small water bodies or indulge in the exciting sport of paragliding for an unforgettable and adventurous experience with your loved one in tow.
And if you are sure that enjoyment of serene backwaters, endless paddy fields and coconut groves, lush greenery and remote islands even as you relish a freshly prepared meal is the ultimate romantic experience and if that is the dream you are looking for, better you head for Alleppey as Venice of the east is the best honeymoon destination in Kerala to realize such dreams! A houseboat cruise along the calm backwaters will definitely materialize that possibility. To experience a memorable backwater tour, run your eyes through our Alleppey houseboat packages.
And if honeymoon saga is to be complete, do not forget to pay a visit to Pathiramanal, the lustfully green piece of paradise on earth, accessible only by boats. So ensure that you spend quality time with your loved one at Pathiramanal.
Then take a houseboat ride along the 75 km-long Kuttanad backwaters, enjoy the sights of streams, waterfalls, canals, lakes and landscapes, wrapped in greenery by growing crops like yam, cassava and banana and notch up your honeymoon getaway.
Wish to delve into a piece of history, then arrange a trip to Krishnapuram palace draped, so to say, in Kerala style of architecture and one of the most magnificent masterpieces in India.
What about Alleppey beach and the 137-year-old historical pier which stretches out to the sea!
Try out once the colonial st . Sebastian’s church at Arthunkal, if it is the month of January you can be part of the ‘Arthunkal Perunnal’ (festival).
Then you can pay your obeisance at Ambalapuzha temple, full of myths and legends and Mannarasala temple with 30,000 images of snakes all along its paths, making it only such temple in India. Read best places to visit in Alleppey
Wish to spend your quality time in a less crowded honeymoon spot, preferably an isolated one far from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or do you like to choose a destination that will not only provide you modern amenities and comforts but also the much-needed natural beauty that you had been craving for? In both cases the answer is an emphatic Bekal, a town characterised by its natural beauty and is famous for its old forts, calm backwaters and definitely serene beaches! Bekal fort and its panoramic view close at hand, clean sand and waters and the calming backwaters of Valiyaparamba nearby; what else you need for a perfect honeymoon destination!. Also read 11 amazing historical places and monuments in Kerala. A famous tourist hotspot is Nithyananda ashram caves, a cluster of 45 caves.
Arguably, the most exciting honeymoon destination in Kerala and India, Thekkady constitutes Periyar wildlife sanctuary, ideal for a jungle ride wherein you can spot rare species of plants and animals and occasionally herds of Elephants, Deers, etc. The picturesque Idukki town, Mullaperiyar dam, the sprawling vineyards and if you are lucky the endangered lion-tailed macaque. At any cost, do not avoid Murikkady for a panoramic view of the cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations. And then go for a full day Gavi tour and soak in the whole experience of the town.
The naturally beautiful setting-perched beneath the dizzying cliffs- itself makes Varkala beach one of the most popular beaches and honeymoon destinations in Kerala. Roam about the cliff paths to your fill, stretch yourself wide and relax on the beach and in the end do not forget to take a bath in the medicinal mineral water springs nearby for a magical experience!
The capital of kerala with its wooden highlands, stunning beaches, historic landmarks and cultural extravaganza deserves to be considered as one among the top honeymoon destinations in the state.
The lovely city with its malls, skyscrapers, boat rides, waterways, parks, beaches, luxurious accommodations and other magnificent facilities is an ideal honeymoon place. There is nothing called utter peace only hustle and bustle here that can provide the required reprieve, enthusiasm and energy for honeymooners!
For couples or honeymooners, there is a lot to explore in the hub of cashew trade in India, from beaches, waterfalls, lakes to architectural landmarks.
The granary of Kerala, Palakkad, or Palghat is irresistible as a honeymoon destination with miles of lush greenery, gurgling river streams, and western ghats hillocks besides heritage landmarks like Palakkad fort and Jainimedu temple. You can also read hill stations in Kerala for honeymoon.
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