10 Best Places to visit in Kerala for Honeymoon

15 Mar 2021
10 Best Places to visit in Kerala for Honeymoon
Posted by: Aniket Agarwal

Unending coconut Grover, relaxing beaches, misty hills, and serene backwaters are some of the glimpses of God's own country, popularly known as Kerala. It is one of the exotic destinations for newlyweds. The state is surrounded by lush scenic greenery and serene backwaters. This ideal setting ranks Kerala as one of the best destinations for honeymoon places in India. Couples usually dream of spending a few days or months of their wedding in complete bliss. Kerala, the coastal paradise, has always been one of the best honeymoon destinations in the country for couples to step into a whole new phase of their life.

Best Time to visit Kerala:

Months from September to March, i.e., the winter season is considered the best for booking your Kerala destinations. The Time allows the visitors to explore the pleasant weather and comfortable climate with low humidity. If you love to examine spicy plantations, tranquil canals, and enchanting lagoons, winter is your perfect Time. Summer months like May and April allow visitors to visit Wayanad and Munnar. And if you are looking forward to seeing Kerala for Ayurveda, you can prefer the monsoon season, i.e., July and August.

The newlywed's prefer the winter season that starts from September to March, as the ideal time to visit Kerala to enjoy beautiful landscapes with pleasant weather. November to February is the Best Time for visiting the backwaters in the state. 

Things to do:

Kerala has a unique culture. You will find the rural areas still holding on to their age-old customs while the urban areas are catching up with other modern metro cities. There's something on offer for all types of travelers in Kerala.

Best Places to visit Kerala for Honeymoon:

Wayanad: The verdant hill station of India is located quite close to the Kozhikode seashores. Surrounded by western ghats, it is covered by green mountains and is a natural hub for varied varieties of fauna, flora, and flourishing vegetation. Filled with wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, and waterfalls allows the couples to spend a unique and romantic time with their partner. The place is quite enchanting and also offers the perfect climate and scenery to enjoy your honeymoon.

Wayanad is quite popular among the tourists as it is a strategic place for travelers who like to travel for convenience from various traveler locations like Bangalore, Ooty, Coorg, Kannur, and Mysore. For nature lovers, the Wayanad is a place of thick forests and deep valleys covered with eco-friendly eco-cliffs making it an abode for people spending their secluded Time with their partners. 

The couple visiting Wayanad likes to spend their whole days hiking up the misty terrains and spending their time in a gratifying wildlife safari.

Top Attractions to visit in Wayanad: Chembra Peak, Bandipur National Park, Edakkal Caves, and Thirunelli Temple.

Nearby Airport: If you plan to visit the Wayanad via flight, the nearest airport is just 100 km away, known as Karipur International Airport.

Things to do on your romantic gateway to Wayanad:

  1. Enjoy wildlife 
  2. Visit caves and lakes
  3. Waterfalls
  4. Trekking 

Munnar: One of the Keralite towns, i.e., filled with green-lush tea plantations and entertain visitors all around the year. For Honeymooners, Munnar offers many options, including Blossom International Park and Pothamedu View Point. Both of these locations are considered the most beautiful part of the city. If you love wildlife, then Carmelagiri Elephant Park and riding with gigantic mammals like Malabar Royals can be of interest to you. 

The botanical gardens and horticultural collective are another piece of beautiful Munnar that can interest you if you love flowers. A fantastic trek to Meesapulimala is quite daring as well as unique for you. The tranquility of the atmosphere and ideal environment with fragrant air will make it a wonderful experience for couples.

Nearby Railway Station and Airport: Aluva and Cochin International Airport

Places to visit: Pothamedu, Eravikulam National Park, and Mattupetty Indo

Things to do in Munnar:

  1. Trekking
  2. Stay in a treehouse
  3. Strolling around tea gardens
  4. Visiting waterfalls 

Alleppey: The Alleppey is one of Kerala's destinations and will allow you aboard a cruise for backwaters to pass you through the canals and winding through rivulet. The journey is quite relaxing and is best enjoyed with your partner in crime. Also, the place serves as a host of many temples and churches that you would like to explore. Marari Beach is known for its beach spas in the city. And if you want to visit royalty, then you can try soaking up the grandeur of Krishnapuram Palace comprising Lord Ganesha mural of 49-square-meter.

Book your stay in luxury beach cottages, allowing visitors to feel dazzling lights in Marari Beach and outstanding food with the personal privacy you would like to explore on your honeymoon.

Places to visit: Alleppey Beach, Revi Karunakaran Museum, Marari Beach, Kuttanad Backwaters, and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal.

Best Time for visiting Alleppey: October to February

Things to do:

  1. Snake boat race
  2. Ayurvedic therapies
  3. Visiting beach
  4. Houseboat tour

Marari Beach: Known for its turquoise blue water, the destination is right by the sun and is said to attract a lot of honeymooners and also seasoned travellers. Place is one of the best delights to enjoy at Malabar Coat, it is known for scene beauty. Situated about 11km from the Alleppey city the beach is one of the hotspots for the fishing activities and also derives its name from a local village Maraikulum.

Private Cottages at a decent budget can be explored at Marari Beach, especially if you like swimming in vast pools. Private pools are a privilege in the beach cottages as you can enjoy your secluded Time with your partner here and play indoor games, and enjoy in bathtubs and pools.

Location: Situated at the North of Alleppey 

Best Time to visit: You can visit from late December to March.

Places to visit:

  1. St Francis Church
  2. Dutch Palace
  3. Mararikulam Shiva Temple
  4. How to reach Marari Beach?

The beach is situated at about 16kms from the Alappuzha town and can be reached via cabs and auto-rickshaws. There are state run buses too for helping tourists to reach out for the buses. Nearest railway station is just 5 kms from the place and is known as Marari.

Kovalam :
Also known as "Paradise of South," the Kovalam is the ideal town in the Arabian Sea coastlines. It is best known for its pristine beaches and the low tidal waves where the tourists can enjoy surfing, motorboat, and wood riding. Kovalam, the beach touch is a must-visit for water lovers, the beaches are known as Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, and Hawa beach together forms a fantastic rocky crescent. Filled with coconut palms, the city attracts the most crowds and can mesmerize honeymooners with its wildlife. After a full-night party, you would love an Ayurvedic beach massage at the beach clinics.

Well-known for: Shopping and Ayurvedic Massages

Nearest Airport: Can be reached within 10km from Trivandrum International Airport

Things to do:

  1. Water sports
  2. Attend Cultural programs
  3. Swimming and Sunbathing
  4. Ayurvedic massages

Right Time to visit the Kovalam: September to March

Poovar Island: Situated near Poovar and nestled in the Southern tip of the Trivandrum city, the Poovar island carries tranquility and serenity in itself. The town offers floating cottages with their bathroom, massage parlors, and kitchens. If you love to wander on land or want to engage in sightseeing alongside the water, the Poovar island covers it all. The island consists of waterfalls, local handicrafts, and much more for couples who would love to visit Kerala for their honeymoon. 

Everyone must have heard about the boat races; they are held on Poovar island. The best part about Poovar Island is that it allows you to wander around the sea, beach, and river. Undoubtedly it is an enchanting escape and a wonderful getaway. Also well-known for its backwaters and beaches, apart from the natural beauty, couples can enjoy luxury lodgings. 

Best Time to visit: October to March

Places to see:

  1. The Fishing Village
  2. Thirparappu Falls
  3. Vizhinjam
  4. Thirparappu Falls

Things to do:

  1. Wander around the beaches
  2. Hover with a cruise in backwaters
  3. Indulge in Ayurvedic therapies

Vagamon: If you plan to celebrate your honeymoon in isolation and amidst cold mountain air, velvet lawns, and grassy hills, the Vagamon is your place. The scenic beauty of the city attracts more crowds than any other place. Comprising environment-friendly paddy fields stretch beyond the mountains and return with even more. Enjoy the sunset above the environment-friendly meadows to see the shades of culture alongside the Thangal hills, Murugan hills, etc.

The place is famous among the tourists as it offers activities like paragliding, trekking, and rock climbing. Cycling across the mountain is one of the interesting activities that can allow the visitors to participate to have a better feel. AASTA or Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy and Kerala Tourism Department celebrate a famous International Paragliding festival every year in the city which is quite famous among the locals and tourists.

Nearby Railway station and Airport: Kottayam and Cochin International Airport

Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year

Nearby Airport: Cochin International Airport

Athirapally: The village is situated in central Kerala and is one of the untouched tourist destinations. The treehouse resort is worth visiting and has been shot in many movies too. It provides unequaled sights and echoes of the captivating falls and allows you to live in isolation of forests. You can enjoy sunsets and admire gorgeous waterfalls lying in the treehouse resort room. Swimming is another sport that you can enjoy here with your partner, with the surrounding waterfalls and watching the setting sun. 

The place every year attracts thousands of visitors who love to visit Athirapally waterfalls also referred to as “Niagara falls of India”. These falls are the largest waterfalls of Kerala and are located 60km from Thrissur.

Best Time to visit: You can visit throughout the year

Places to visit:

  1. Charpa falls
  2. Vadakkumnathan Temple
  3. Athirapally falls

How to reach?

As they are located in Thrissur district, Athirapally can be reached by state-run buses starting from Kochi. The place can be reached by three different routes via Chalakudy, Valparai, and Angamaly.

Bekal: For couples who would like to stay away from crowds and spend some valuable time, the Bekal is one of the best destinations to choose from amongst many. The town is known for its natural charm and is quite famous for its tranquil backwaters, old forts, and untouched serene beaches.

The Nithyananda Ashram caves is one of the hotspots for tourists known for the set of 45 caves. The city engulfed winding streams, clear water, and hills, making your vacation unique and enchanting for both of you. If you are considering Kerala as your honeymoon destination, then Bekal is worth giving a thought to.

Nearby Airport: The airport is located about 50km away from Bekal and is known as Mangalore Domestic Airport.

Famous for: Payaswini, Bekal Fort, and Chandragiri Fort

Things to do:

  1. Historical monuments exploration
  2. Sandy shores
  3. Ayurvedic therapies

Varkala: Also known as "Hidden gems of Kerala", the place is one of the country's coastal towns situated in the state's southern space. Famous for its cliff shacks, hippie culture, and serving excellent seafood can enjoy global music by the seaside. For visiting Varkala, you should carry enough antacids with you. Else you can end up overeating in the city. It is one of the famous coastal towns that is known for its seafood reigns. The Thiruvambadi beach is the black sand beach and allows you to experience numerous water sports to enjoy your Varkala days with your partners in crime.

Best Time to visit: October to February

Nearby Airport: Airport is just 36 km away from Varkala and is known as Trivandrum International Airport


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