6 Splendid Reasons Why Kerala Is The Best Destination For Your Honeymoon

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6 Splendid Reasons Why Kerala Is The Best Destination For Your Honeymoon

The beautiful beaches, wonderful valleys, rich culture and the alluring beauty of this place are always ready to welcome all newlyweds for a memorable honeymoon. Well, we are talking about ‘God’s own country’- Kerala. This is one place where you can find everything from stunning hill stations to romantic beaches, and not to forget the breathtaking view of the backwaters.

There is more than one reason, why you should ditch the idea of opting for international locales and go to Kerala to mark the beginning of your new life. Want to know what they are? Read on to know all about Kerala that will make your special romantic escapade unforgettable.

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#1. The Kashmir of the South

Your sizzling honeymoon will be incomplete without a visit to the ‘Kashmir of the South’- Munnar. It is surrounded with lush green mountains bedecked with coffee and tea plantations that are covered with mist, giving you a heavenly feeling. The view is simply spectacular!

munnar tea and coffee plantations
Image Courtesy: Kerala Tourism (Facebook Page)

kashmir of south- munnar in kerala
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There are some wonderful waterfalls and trekking spots in and around Munnar for you to explore. The more adventurous couples can trek to Anamudi peak, the highest peak in South India, or go for paragliding or rock climbing. The forests of this region are filled with exotic plants and wildlife. Wayanad is another popular hill station of Kerala, which is known for its pristine climate and breathtaking scenery.

Anamudi Peak kerala
Anamudi Peak Image Courtesy: MGN Hospitality

Wayanad kerala popular hill station
Wayanad Image Courtesy: Iris Holidays

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#2. Waterfalls of Kerala

Yes, the waterfalls of Kerala deserve a separate mention. Not just are they to be found in abundance, each of them also provides a breathtakingly stunning view. You can find Cheeyappara, Valara and Nyayamakad waterfalls around Munnar.

Cheeyappara Waterfall kerala

Cheeyappara Waterfall Image Courtesy: Make My Trip

Nyayamakad Waterfall Kerala

Nyayamakad Waterfall Image Courtesy: Dilwar Photography via Flickr

There is the prominent Athirapally waterfall, which is a gateway to Cochin. Thomankuttu and Rainbow waterfalls are characterised by the beautiful caves you can find around them. These are just a few names to get you started.

Athirapally Waterfall in Kerala

Athirapally Waterfall Image Courtesy: Kerala Tourism (Facebook Page)

Thomankuttu Waterfall in Kerala

Thomankuttu Waterfall Image Courtesy: Bimal K C via Flickr

Rainbow waterfall kerala

Rainbow Waterfall Image Courtesy: Kerala Tourism

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#3. Romantic ride on the Backwaters

To spend some quality romantic time with each other, Kumarakom is the best place to visit. Here the couples can choose to stay in a private houseboat, share houseboats with others, or stay in a resort that is located on the backwaters itself. With its lovely natural beauty, serenity, silence and beautiful sunset, Kumarakom is the perfect spot for romantically 'getting involved' with your sweetheart!

romantic views Kerala backwaters
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scenic beauty of Kerala backwaters

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Staying in a houseboat is an experience that you certainly cannot afford to miss out on while in Kerala. Apart from Kumarakom, there are a few other places as well, where you can soak in the beauty of the backwaters, like Alleppey, Kollam and Quilon. Allappuzha beach is another romantic destination, if you wish to go boating in the great backwaters with your beloved.

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#4. An exotic visit to the beach

Kovalam is one of the best hidden gems of Kerala. It is the best place for those couples who wish to get away from the crowds, and are seeking romance in isolation with some scenic beauty. It is divided into three areas- the Hawah beach, the Lighthouse beach and the Samudra beach, which together form the Kovalam beach’s famous crescent shape.

Kovalam beach in Kerala

Image Courtesy: The Leela, Kovalam

Another stunning beach is that of Varkala. It is striking enough to take your breath away with its long stretch of cliffs that are surrounded by water. Varkala is one of the most famous beach destinations in India; and once you are there, you will find out why. Cherai and Kappad beaches are for those who are looking for a happening and fun-filled experience.

Varkala beach in Kerala

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Other renowned beaches of South India can be found in Cochin or Kochi. Here you can spend time soaking in the romantic view of the sunset and obviously, the sunrises here are nothing less than exquisite too! This district provides an interesting mix of old and new. You can walk through the Portuguese/French districts of Cochin while indulging yourself in shopping for some traditional sarees and traditional handicrafts.

Kochi beach in Kerala

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#5. To reach the heart of your spouse

Thekkady is probably one of the most unconventional honeymoon spots in Kerala, but this place is every nature lover’s delight. It is a place where a variety of spices can be found. You can pay a visit to the local spice market and stock up some hot spices to take back home in order to cook your spouse's favourite dishes. After all, a delicious meal can yield a lot of interesting results!

Thekkady natural beauty

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You could always visit the largest wildlife sanctuary of India in Periyar. You can see the wild elephants and Nilgiri Tahrs. And, if you are lucky, you might even get a glimpse of the reclusive tiger! After the visit to most of the amazing places in Kerala, Thekkady is probably a place where both of you can relax and just let it go while resting in the nature’s arms.

elephants in Kerala Nilgiri Tahr at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in KeralaPeriyar wildlife sanctuary tiger

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#6. A relaxing spa

Kerala is famous for its authentic ayurvedic spa practices. The honeymoon would not be complete without a visit to these spas. A relaxing afternoon in the spa would let you feel at ease and also heal the body, mind and soul. Kovalam beach is one area where you can find best ayurvedic massage centres. Enjoy a massage to relieve your wedding preparation stress, before heading off to a romantic dinner and walk by the coastline.

ayurvedic couple spa in Kerala

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The enchanting beauty of Kerala has earned it the title of ‘God’s own country’. It is definitely one of the best destinations for honeymoon in India. Irrespective of the seasons, Kerala provides a captivating inundate of romance all the year round. So, for all those planning for a honeymoon in India, Kerala certainly is one of the best bets.

Images Courtesy: Kerala Tourism (Facebook Page)

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