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Honeymoon is a time when the newly-married couple wants to spend all their time lost in their own sweet world. Such is not possible when your honeymoon destination is buzzing with tourists and shoppers. As a result, more and more couples are looking for lesser known places to spend their honeymoon. Many have heard of Coorg, Kodaikanal, Ooty and Munnar in southern India. These are famous and hence, overly crowded hill stations. So, if you are looking for a peaceful place to spend your honeymoon, try the following places in the hills of southern India.
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Nestled snugly in the lap of the beautiful blue Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor is a quiet hill station in Tamil Nadu. About an hour away from Ooty, Coonoor is a lesser-known yet delightful retreat, covered by aromatic tea gardens, undisturbed shoals forest, and grassy meadows.
A cornucopia of marigolds, sunflowers and rhododendrons, it is the perfect place to romance your beloved.
Some of the must-visit places in Coonoor are the Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint and Kattery Falls.
Addressed as the ‘Jewel of South', Yercaud is a picturesque and enchanting hill station in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats (Salem district, Tamil Nadu).
Blessed with a pleasant weather all year round, it is the perfect honeymoon destination at any time or season.
Have a romantic rendezvous with your sweetheart while enjoying a boat ride in the scintillating Yercaud Lake, or enjoy the panoramic view at the Lady’s Seat or gasp at the 90-foot high waterfall at Kiliyur Falls.
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Kudremukh is a secluded hill station in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. With dense shoal forests and rolling grasslands, it is a perfect getaway for couples who prefer a calm and tranquil environment.
The pristine evergreen mountain range overlooking the Arabian Sea provides breathtakingly scenic vistas.
Steal your beloved’s heart with an enchanting honeymoon in Ananthagiri located in Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy district, in the state of Telangana in India.
The scintillating natural vistas along with pleasant weather make it a perfect honeymoon destination.
Plan a visit to the aromatic coffee plantations or get mesmerised by the enchanting sunrises and sunsets, there is no dearth of romance in this place.
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Hailed as the ‘Scotland of Asia', Vagamon is a beautiful hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Idukki district of the state of Kerala.
This sleepy town is a perfect honeymoon destination with its enchanting pine forests, scenic valleys, beautiful green meadows, gurgling waterfalls, fogs, mists and much more.
Although been listed as one of the '50 most attractive places to visit in India’ by National Geographic Traveller, it is still untouched by commercialisation making it a great romantic escape.
Ponmudi in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala is a part of the Western Ghats and runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. It is one of the few places that offer its guests the mist-covered mountains and the welcoming sea on the same platter.
Couples looking for a quiet but captivating honeymoon destination visit here for its natural scenic grandeur.
Blessed with picturesque beauty and natural splendour, Ponmudi lays down a thick tropical forest carpet that rolls all the way down to the foothills.
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The sparsely populated Devikulum hill station is located in the Idukki district (5 km away from the popular holiday destination, Munnar), in Kerala. However, this place is a visual treat for the newlyweds.
Known for its sacred lake, Sita Devi, where the revered goddess is believed to have taken a bath, Devikulum offers a perfect respite from the bustling life of the cities.
Also, the town’s proximity to other famous hill stations provides honeymooners a great chance to enjoy and explore a variety of scenic places!
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Visit one of these extremely enchanting, but highly underestimated hill stations and you will be pleasantly surprised.
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