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Misty hills, scenic backwaters, unending coconut groves and calming beaches, the lush green state of Kerala is an exotically romantic destination for newlyweds. With a wide geography & so many incredible honeymoon destinations in Kerala, the verdant state has much to offer. From the authentic ayurvedic experiences to laid back houseboat rides in Allepey & wildlife in Munnar, exotic beaches like Bekkal, Kovalam God’s own country sure is a wonderful destination to kickstart your married life.
Here’s a list of romantic honeymoon destinations in Kerala for the wonderful holiday with your better half.
Munnar is also known as the Kashmir of the South. The lusciously beautiful hills of Munnar are one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Kerala. There are a lot of ways to spend the time in an idyllic manner – nature walks, boating, trekking, etc. Get closer to nature while roaming through the seamless expanse of tea plantations, exotic species of flora and fauna in Eravikulam National Park and beautiful falls at Pallivasal and Chinnakanal. Best time to visit Munnar is October to November and January to May.
Kerala has plenty of lakes, lagoons, islands all interconnected by waterways. It would be ideal to start your cruise from Alleppey to the south. Actually you can start from any point to the south as it is a long stretch of waterways. A couple may engage a houseboat with a single bedroom but it should be air conditioned to make it real pleasant. The scenery is stunningly attractive, the blue-green waters, the coconut trees with their green heads swaying against the blue sky with white fluffy scattered clouds, the paddy fields on the banks green or golden according to the season.
You come across boats of all types such as traditional “Kettuvallom ” a rope bound boat, wide slightly rounded country boats, small shikaras, all carrying happy faces. You see a slice of country life with its rustic activities.
There are so many islands in the backwaters. At some you can stop, walk around. Pathiramanal is a well-known island on the way. But Kumarakom a cluster of islands draws more admirers as life is more orderly for visitors there. Plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from. The bird sanctuary there is super. Your cruise may take you to some lovely lakes such as Ashtamudi and Sasthamkotta set among greenery.
And if this romantic dream is what you are looking for in your honeymoon then there is no better place than Alleppey to make it come true. Best time to visit is October to February.
Kovalam Beach is one of the finest beaches in the world. It is one of the favorite beaches for honeymooning couples. It’s beauty of this crescent and shallow beach is spectacular and it is now a global destination thronged by millions of local as well as international tourists. The lighthouse beach is the most popular of the three beaches here. The lighthouse located there flashes its light intermittently and that add up to the surreal charm of the night sea. Catamaran cruising and surfing are two activities that attract tourists apart from swimming and sun bathing. The best time to visit Kovalam is between September to March.
4. Floating Cottages in Poovar
What is honeymoon without a unique stay that is memorable through out life and with its endless golden sands in poovar beach, the ultramarine of the ocean at Arabian seas, emerald backwaters, swaying coconut palms along the backwaters and crimson sunsets in the beach create a magical ambience around you. Floating cottages in Poovar offers just that .The floating cottages is an awesome experience, where you keep moving as boats come to the boat jetty, with the little balcony facing the backwaters having a fantastic view of the Poovar estuary where the beach , backwaters , lake and sea come together to create unparalleled beauty.The floating cottages in poovar Island resort are completely cut-off from the city and the only means of communication is a boat ride through backwaters few times a day.
Kerala offers you a number of good beaches, Bekal is best among them. In Bekal, you will find both. Clean sand and water, panoramic view of the Bekal Fort and close proximity to the calming backwaters of Valiyaparamba, makes this destination a perfect spot for an intimate holiday with your partner. The place has been declared a special tourism area, so there are all amenities and lots of comfortable accommodation.
Bekal Fort is the biggest fort in Kerala . It was built in the 16th century for military purpose. Bekal is just 16 km from Kasargod, the nearest town, you can go there from any part of Kerala. Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport. Best time to visit Bekal is from October to March.