Kerala is located in the southwestern part of the subcontinent and is one of the most popular tourist and honeymoon destinations. It is called “God’s Motherland” or “Paradise on Earth”. This dazzling beauty will fascinate and awe you. What makes the state unique is its backwaters, an extensive work of interconnected rivers that has a serene beauty and keeps the state green forever. Kerala is known for its rich greenery and serene backwaters. Some hill stations such as Munnar, Vagamon and Wayanad are known for their cold climates, untouched by the hustle and bustle of the city and pollution. Here are a few beautiful places that you must go with your significant other!
Beautiful honeymoon spots in Kerala:
This is an area of the town of Calpeta. The mountain borders the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This place has various honeymoon deals and packages. The Green Door Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the area. Their packages include everything for your exotic stay and sightseeing as well as other activities. They also have a variety of options for the room you want to stay in.
Romantic things: If you both enjoy trying adventurous things, plan a hike to Chembra Peak. That must be one of the fondest memories as you will be amazed by the view from the top of the mountain.
how can I get there: The nearest airport to Wayanad is Calicut International Airport, approximately 65-75 km away. If you are coming by train, take the train to Calicut and get off at the same stop. From there you can reach Wayanad by bus or taxi. By road, there are many buses going to Wayanad from different parts of Kerala.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Wayanad is from October to May as it is perfect for sightseeing and trekking, wildlife tours and photography. June to September is for those who like to admire the greenery of Wayanad when it rains.
where to live: Take a break at Vythiri Village Resort for the perfect romantic getaway in Wayanad. The ambience and setting around the resort is mesmerizing.
Other attractions: Pookode Lake, Edakkal Cave, Tea Plantation, Kuruva Island.
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The beach town near Thiruvananthapuram is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Apart from the beaches and resorts, Kovalam has also grown in Ayurvedic tourism including amazing Ayurvedic massages, spas and relaxation treatments. There are a large number of beach resorts in Kovalam and there are various transport links connecting Kovalam to all the magnificent beaches nearby.
Romantic things: Sightseeing cruise on a houseboat crossing the Kalamana River, Lake Vizhinja and the rocky cave temples of Vizhinjam.
how can I get there: By plane, the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is only 15 kilometers away from the city. By train, you can get off at Trivandrum Central Station and choose to visit Kovalam, which is 12 km from the station. If you come by bus, frequent buses provide services from different parts of Kerala.
Best time to visit: Perfect for visiting Kovalam in winter (November to February with moderate temperatures). In the meantime, you can also spend some quality time at Kovalam Beach.
where to live: You can stop at the Kovalam Beach Resort, with a perfect sea view from the balcony, or spend the night in a houseboat.
Other attractions: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram, Kovalam beach, Vellayani Lake, Chowara Village & Beach and The Tides by Leela.
The dazzling hill station is four hours from Cochin. The green carpet unfolds to showcase beautiful waterfalls and tea plantations, providing a peaceful and enriching living experience for your honeymoon. There are various types of resorts with steam baths and Jacuzzis. Sightseeing here is a must. There’s a lot you don’t want to miss. The sun-drenched hills are the perfect place for the two of you to spend a special time.
Romantic things: If you’re both adventurous, plan a surprise candlelight for your partner near the tea plantation, or experience love at camp.
how can I get there: The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 125 km from Munnar. The nearest railway station is Aluva or Cochin. From there you can rent a taxi or taxi. By road, there are buses to Munnar or taxis to Munnar.
Best time to visit: Winter is the best time to visit Munnar – September to December
where to live: You can stay in Munnar, Cha County and enjoy the blissful view
Other attractions: Lockhart Tea Factory, Munnar Echo Point, Carmelagiri Elephant Park and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Vagamon is another beautiful hill station with cool temperatures year round. Vagamon is a beautiful home to a variety of flowers and ferns. The meadows and pine forests are a must, and the resort offers a full package of tours and activities to make every moment worthwhile.
Romantic things: A walk through the misty Vagamon pine forest will melt your heart for your soulmate. If you’re a little adventurous, hiking to the barren hills would be the first choice.
how can I get there: The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, 100 km away. The nearest train station is Kuttikanam, 22 km from Vagamon. The nearest bus stop is Vagamon bus stop, where buses from different regions and cities can reach.
Best time to visit: Visiting Vagamon between March and June will be a pleasant experience as the temperature is moderate.
where to live: Winter Vale and Vagamon Heights are the most popular overnight resorts.
Other attractions: Barren Hills, Thangal Para, Marmala Waterfall, Vagamon Pine Forest, Vagamon Lake, Mundakayam Ghat and Idukki Dam.
The coastal town of Varkala is also a very beautiful beach, and you can’t miss the sunset (it may be your significant other’s most romantic moment). It is the only place where you can find cliffs close to the sea. The Varkala group has various vents and hot springs on the other side of the cliff group. Local restaurants sell mouthwatering food and shops selling local produce.
Romantic things: It was great to walk across Varkala Beach in the evening to watch the sunset and plan a candlelight dinner.
how can I get there: The nearest railway station is Trivandrum or Varkala. If coming by bus, get off at Varkala bus stop. From Cochin, you can also take a houseboat to Varkala.
Best time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit.
where to live: Clafouti Beach Resort will give you a beach view experience right from your room.
Other attractions: Kappil Lake, Anchuthengu and Anjengo Forts, Janardana Swami Temple
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Paravur is the perfect place to experience unforgettable sailings in backwaters. It is close to Varkala and the inland waterway system is unique to this place. You have to try it. Lake Paravur is also a must visit. The resort does offer a variety of deals and discounts for your special time.
Romantic things: An overnight stay on a backwater houseboat, ideal for honeymooners.
how can I get there: The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport and the nearest bus station is Paravel Bus Station, which has buses from all over the state. You can also take a taxi from Cochin to Palavur. The nearest railway station is Paravur Station.
Best time to visit: From October to December, the temperature is perfect for sightseeing.
where to live: There are many resorts and villas that offer homestays for tourists and couples who come to Paraville.
Other attractions: Vallarpadam Church, Marine Drive, Muziris Heritage, Munakkal Beach,
Kerala is undoubtedly the country of God as it is rich in culture, heritage and serenity. For newlyweds, Kerala offers many honeymoon packages worth checking out. Apart from these places mentioned above, there are other romantic places like Nelliyambathy, Athirapilly, Kumarakom, Thekkady etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
1. What are the hill stations in Kerala?
answer: There are many places such as Wayanad, Vagamon, Munnar, Thekkady and Nelliyambathy known for their cold climate and mist.
2. When is the best time to go to Kerala for honeymoon?
answer: Kerala is at its best during the winter months (October to January) as its temperatures can feel chilly and cool compared to other hot and humid times.
3. How many days should I spend my honeymoon in Kerala?
answer: You can do a 5 to 7 day trip to Kerala and visit all these places mentioned above.
4. Where are the houseboats available?
answer: Kerala is known for its abundance of backwaters and houseboat tours. If you are planning to go to Kerala for a houseboat, come to Alleppey.