01 November 2016
Kerala is a the little known gem in southernmost part of the Indian peninsula with natural beauty in abundance. The diverse landscape and the moderate climate have made it one of the favourite honeymoon destinations in the country.
If you are planning to honeymoon in Kerala then we would like to suggest a couple of places so that your stay here will be memorable.
Munnar is a famous hill station in Kerala that attracts many newlyweds because of its exotic hills, cool climate and natural beauty. The pristine hills that are covered in the green carpets of tea and spice plantations with its mountain streams are a sight to behold. The place has got many hotels and resorts that you could pick according to your budget. Most of these resorts offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills so choose wisely. Who doesn't love to relax watching the jaw-dropping views of the hills!
This cluster of small islands in the Vembanad Lake is famous for the backwater cruises and traditional Kerala cuisine is also a great place to spend your honeymoon days. Kumarakom is less crowded compared to Alappuzha another great backwater destination. Enjoying the life along the enthralling backwaters, the houseboat cruises or the overnight stays make Kumarakom a favourite place of many people. The canals and waterways that are bordered by coconut groves and the sleepy villages give Kumarakom a mystic aura. It is also a no-vegetarian's paradise as the land is surrounded by water you would get vast varieties of seafood cuisines in Kumarakom. There is also a bird sanctuary nearby.
The place has got the sobriquet Venice of the East because of its scenic chain of backwaters that includes lagoons, lakes, rivers and a number of canals. Take your partner to the mesmerising houseboat cruise to enjoy the enchanting water world Alappuzha. It is also a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sceneries and the cool breeze while the houseboat takes you through the calm waters. Once your houseboat takes you through the canals that are part of the backwater network the sights of swaying coconut trees and the lush green paddy fields that border the water welcomes you. You could either spend the night at any resorts or hotels or stay overnight at the houseboat itself.
Thekkady is a great attraction for those who love nature and wildlife. Even if you are not a wildlife lover the tiger trails and the boating at the Periyar River will satisfy you. The place also offers many adventurous tourism opportunities such as trekking, bamboo rafting, and rock climbing. There are a number of plantations in and around Thekkaady that you could enjoy.
The famous beach destination located in the state capital is more popular among the international tourists. The beach was one of the main popular stops during the hippie era. The crescent shaped beaches have been one of the favourite honeymoon spots in Kerala. It is also a great place to have a little night life. Kovalam has three main beaches which are lined with coconut groves and the water is shallow and clear making it perfect for swimming. The cliffs and the rocks that stick their head out of the sea make Kovalam one of the most enchanting beaches in India.
Accommodation in Kovalam is not at all an issue as you could find many places to stay from star hotels to normal dwellings that this little beach town. The couples could also enjoy an Ayurvedic massage while they are here. You could also enjoy a wide variety of seafood cuisines at the nearby shacks and restaurants.
The place got its name from the amalgamation of the Malayalam words vayal (paddy fields) and Naad (land) thus making it a land of paddy fields. Wayanad is the greenery of Kerala. The district is a popular hill station located up in the Western Ghats region. Wayanad is preferred by couples who love the cool climate of the hills. The mountain breeze which is pristine compared to the polluted city air, the scenic beauty of nature, pleasant climate and the romantic hills make Wayanad a favourite of the honeymooners. The main attractions there are the wildlife and bird sanctuaries, trekking to the Chembra peak and its heart-shaped pond, Banasura Sagar Dam, Pookode Lake and many waterfalls here. Couples who want to indulge in a little history should visit places like Edakkal caves that houses many pre-historic pictorial writings and Pazhassi Kudeeram a memorial for the brave Pazhassi Raja who died fighting the British.
The place is about 110 km from Calicut airport and there are many resorts that you could pick for accommodation.
The commercial capital of Kerala has a rich heritage and scenic beauty. There are many places in Kochi that have its roots in Colonial era. Take a leisurely walk through the streets of Fort Kochi, you would find a number of bungalows and streets that would take you back to Colonial time. Names of many streets and places still have Colonial semblance. Kochi is also a backwater destination and has many scenic beaches and islands. The couples could not only go for sightseeing they can also go for a lot of shopping as Kochi has got many of the top malls in the country. Accommodation won't be a problem at all as there are a lot of places you could select according to the budget.