6 Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala That Will Blow Your Mind

The gorgeous state on the south western part of India, Kerala has been touted as the “God’s Own Country” and for a good reason. With scintillating beaches, a very active backwaters scene along the Arabian Sea; picturesque hill stations, spawning coffee plantations, rich cultural ethos, heritage and a distinct cuisine – Kerala as a honeymoon destination is the most preferred place among honeymooners in India.

It offers countless interesting things for a newlywed couple to explore, experience and cherish on their honeymoon. You can soothe your senses with Kerala’s world-famous aromatic ayurvedic therapies, spend a romantic night on the boat house or do so much more in a state that’s so rich in culture, heritage and gifted with nature’s best.

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But just in case the myriad of locations mentioned in ‘Kerala Honeymoon Packages’ offered by tourism dotcoms has you wondering what to choose, here’s a list of only the top honeymoon destinations in Kerala. You can head to any of these wonderful places if you’re planning on honeymooning in Kerala, or book a combo plan.

1.The Serene Backwaters

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With a tranquil setting and palm fringed water ways, the house boats on the backwaters are a perfect place to spend some quality time with your partner. It’s not just the boat house but the numerous sights and scenes you can experience and be a part of that makes the backwaters beautiful. You can gorge on the local cuisine, go fishing with the village kids along the away or enjoy a soothing Ayurvedic couples massage. It’s the loveliest choice for your Honeymoon in kerala.

2. Munnar

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With sprawling tea plantations, beautiful weather, stunning scenery, friendly people, wonderful resorts and homestays from an era long gone, Munnar is a tiny town that makes a strong case for itself to be on the Honeymoon list. It is ,in fact, widely known as the best honeymoon destination in Kerala. If a honeymoon in the hills is your plan, Munnar is the place to be.

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3. Ponmudi

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Ponmudi literally means “Golden Hill” in Malayalam. Ponmudi is one of the nicest hill station honeymoon destinations in the country. Situated 3,500 feet above sea level on the Western Ghats of India, with a thick tropical forest, clear streams and winding forest trails, Ponmudi makes for a pleasant yet off-beat place for newlyweds to celebrate their union.

4. Waynad

Waynad, one of the most captivating and popular hill towns of South India, is on our list too. Soak yourself in the aroma of ayurvedic oils, enjoy walks down the winding coffee plantation trails or just sit and enjoy the scintillating scenery from old creaky porches of a gorgeous home-stay. The lush agriculture fields, beautiful water falls, thick forests and misty hills – the idyllic setting makes for a relaxing honeymoon experience.

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5. Periyar

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The Periyar National Park is a wonderful place to be for the nature-loving newlyweds in Kerala. With a rich flora and fauna, the reserve is a beautiful honeymoon spot for those who love the wild. There are a few eco-tourism resorts in the thickets of the reserve itself so you really don’t have to travel far for your accommodation. With a good number of tourism projects on the anvil and great attractions like the bamboo rafting, elephant rides, bird spotting walks and wild safaris; Periyar is a wonderful off-beat option for a honeymoon in Kerala.

6. Kovalam

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A lovely beach that’s enchantingly beautiful, Kovalam is just stone’s throw away from Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. With stunning crescent shaped beaches, water sports, coastal cruises, fancy resorts and a vibrant culture that showcases the best of Kerala’s traditions, honeymooning couples have a lot to choose from. You can also opt for the special couple ayurvedic and aromatic body therapies that Kerala is very famous for.

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Tip: There are a lot many beaches in Kerala that are stunningly beautiful and make for good holiday spots. However, if its peace and a pleasurable private space that you are looking for to bond with you partner, steer clear of the beaches during holiday season.