‘The Romantic Backwaters of Kerala’ has pretty much become an expression in travel writings and it does complete justice to the beauty and serenity of place which add up to make one feel that love is in the air. So, you really cannot go wrong choosing Kerala as your honeymoon destination in India. It has a magnificent coastline which offers options from local cottages where you can explore the grassroots to super luxurious 5 star resorts. The cuisine has a wide array of delicacies which will make the experience an unforgettable one. And there is just something about the tranquil waters and boats and the sun painting the sky that help couples fall in love all over again. So, for this romantic honeymoon getaway in Kerala, you should try the following places:
Wayanad is known as the Green Paradise. Thanks to its height above sea level, huge expanses of lush greenery and the mighty Western Ghats in the distance, the place is a treat to the senses. If you’re looking for a place where you can just sit, relax and talk without having to tolerate crowds of tourists, this is the place. Wayanad also provides some gorgeous backdrops to take your mood to the next level of ecstasy- the sparkling water of the Banasura dam, the biggest earth dam in India, the sense of snow-capped mountains at Tushargiri waterfalls and the perfect blend of the cool blue and green at Pookat Lake. Lakkidi, known as the entrance to Wayanad gives you the sense of entering a magical land, just the way you want to feel with your Prince Charming or Cinderella. You two can also set on a Jungle trail, discovering exotic species and each other!
Munnar is a hill station and so a cool climate, breath-taking scenery and the relaxed lifestyle of the locals are a given, making your honeymoon more of a bonding moment and less of a hectic expedition. The name is believed to mean three rivers, the confluence of which is one of the prettiest shows of nature you will ever witness. The spot is also known as the echo point. Here you can feel free to shout out your vows or anything else that you would like to hear! This top station is also home to the exotic Neelakurunji, a flower that blossoms once every 12 years. Locals use it to keep track of their age and you could start a beautiful tradition by using the same method to keep track of your own years together!
Kumarakom takes serenity and beauty to the next level. The place is most famous for its tranquil and majestic backwaters- perfect to go boating in, just the two of you. Here you will witness time disappearing and being replaced by a sense of calm and peace by the still water, lightly swaying trees and lazy sun. You should also experience living in a house-boat here, falling asleep to the sound of splashing waves and the feel of tranquil waters beneath is a very comforting feeling indeed! The Kumarakom bird sanctuary is a must visit place too- where birds of all colors and sizes are free to flap their wings and soar- which gives you a unique feel of confidence and calmness to enter this new life and make the most of it!
The word ‘Kovalam’ means Coconut grove, which is evident by the high number of coconut trees that can be found here. Kovalam is filled with beaches and this makes it very easy for you to find a secluded spot for yourselves and enjoy the tropical weather along with the blend of the orange sky and the crystal blue waters, under the unending expanse of coconut trees! A walk along the beach will definitely become a walk to remember in this scenic town. Beaches are the perfect spot for lazy conversation, lying under a clear blue or star-filled sky. The lighthouse is another beautiful spot and sitting on the beach in the evenings while having the light from the lighthouse flood over you for a moment has a magical feel to it.
Called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Cochin is an amalgam of Indian and western culture, a blend of inland and coastal marvels. Along the coast, Fort Kochi is a popular destination which highlights and celebrates everything native to Kerala. Enjoy long, relaxing walks along the sea-shore; explore historical and architectural marvels like St Francis Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. One could also take a relaxing boat ride in the beautiful back-waters a perfect surrounding for conversation, cuddling or just amiable silence. The Kathakali performances here are well-renowned and shouldn’t be missed. Cochin is also a beautiful place for your first shopping spree together. You’ll collect some souvenirs for life!
Kerala is known as God’s own country and what better way to receive his blessings at the onset of this new journey that you two have embarked upon. Get soaked up into the beauty of this place and relax into nature and each others arms. Let the calm waters soothe all your fears and open up to your partner. Talk all you can about anything and everything, watch beautiful sights and store them in your emotions and memories rather than your phones, eat delicious food both traditional dishes with whacky new combinations, let go of all the troubles and worries and celebrate being together. Kerala calls you.