Kerala, the God’s Own Country is the perfect getaway spot for honeymooners for a number of reasons. Kerala is a dream destination for honeymooners for the mesmerizing backwaters, rejuvenating beaches, close to nature hill stations and wild life sanctuaries, exotic cuisine, waterfalls and much more.
Are you planning to enjoy your honeymoon in Kerala? Step away from all that wedding tensions and stress of planning for months to the Paradise of honeymooners, Kerala and have the time of your life enjoying and experiencing the Nature at its best here in Kerala.
PLAN YOUR HONEYMOON DATE
As you plan your wedding dates, try to plan when you both can take off for honeymooning make sure you have no strings attached to work or family liabilities at this time. This is the time where you get to be truly enjoy your fresh new start in life with your life partner so make the days as special and fun-filled rediscovering yourselves as a couple.
Make sure you are aware of the weather in Kerala while you plan your honeymoon dates, the place has a beautiful weather and almost three months in total a year for Monsoons. If you are not looking forward for rain then choose the date accordingly so that it won’t clash with the Monsoon period. But if you love enjoying the rain, then Kerala is definitely the best place to have the perfect honeymoon in Monsoons. The monsoon season is a best time for honeymooning, if you plan the places to visit accordingly by knowing the best Monsoon destinations for enjoying the rains of Kerala.
Monsoons in Kerala are not just rain; we can experience the golden blazing sun in between the rains balancing out the damp, cold weather. These sunny interludes transcend the monsoons to an exquisite sight of shimmering raindrops against the green palm leaves a rather rare sight at other parts of India.
Kerala has two rainy seasons, Edavapathy and Thulavarsham. The Southwest monsoon Edavapathy arrives in the month of June at the middle of Malayalam month Edavam gaining its name. The midOctober witnesses the Northeast Monsoon in the month of Thulam gaining the name Thulavarsham or ‘The Rains in Thulam’.
PLAN THE DESTINATIONS
Choose the perfect honeymoon spots in Kerala and make sure you get to travel to the places you choose and enjoy them utmost in the preferred dates of your honeymoon. Choose a leading travel partner for your Kerala honeymoon, this will ensure that you get to places and you get to have fun with no glitches. Kerala has a number of possible honeymoon spots; the place is blessed with good weather and nature’s blessings with greenery and fresh air.
The major honeymoon destinations include the hill stations, backwaters, wild life sanctuaries and beaches of Kerala. Take a look at the different destinations that will make your honeymoon an unforgettable experience.
HILL STATIONS IN KERALA
Hill stations are one of the popular destinations for honeymooners, hill stations of Kerala are abundant with greenery, plantation plants and estates are seen everywhere in the hill stations in Kerala. The weather is always comfortable and the places are abundant with perfect sights for making your honeymoon unforgettable. Munnar, Peermedu, Vagamon and Vytiri are the prominent hill stations in Kerala for honeymoons.
Take a dainty walk through the tea estates covered in mists and take a trip to Attukad Falls, Marayoor, and Chinnar which are the major plantation towns nearby Munnar. Anamudi, the highest peak of Kerala situated near here offers an extraordinary trekking experience. The Blossom Park and Pothemedu view point are exquisite sights for your nature love. Take a boat ride at the park glancing the pink flowers and scream your names at the view point for hearing the echoes, or better scream your loved one’s name.
This hill station is accessible only by road so the ride to Munnar can be thrilling for the monsoon, if you love road trips this place can be daunting wanting to make you revisit it again. Munnar has many prominent resorts and quality inns for your stay and food, having the long history of tourism this place will be spotless for the amazing honeymoon.
Peermedu means Peer’s valley, named after a sage Peer Muhammed who lived here. This heavenly beauty and peaceful surroundings of this place will travel you to the past intoxicating beauty of this place will make you fall in love with Peermedu. Peermedu is a plantation town, where coffee, tea, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus are grown in abundance. Peermedu has a royal touch of being host to many Maharajas of Travancore and even to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Ammachikottaram which was the summer residence of Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bhai is a landmark in Peermedu, the Government guest house of Peermedu was the place which played host to many rulers of India. You will definitely enjoy a stay here at Peermedu with your partner resting in the laps of the hills and valley.
Vagamon is a hill station located in the Kottayam-Idukki border of Idukki district of Kerala, it is situated almost 1000metres above sea level. These hilly terrains will enrich your honeymoon in Kerala by adding its green touch to your hearts. The road trip to these hills is an amazing experience itself to ride through the rock cut roads of the hills in mist will be thrilling. There are adventure sports like parachute flying in here which will also explore your adventure sides and the weather is always cool even on heavy summer days..
Vytriri is a beautiful hilly region located in Wayanad which are famous for tree houses, wide variety of flora and fauna, trekking and much more this is a perfect spot to relive your Kerala dreams for honeymoon. There are many waterfalls which make the visitors wonderstruck by their appearance and roaring impressions.
BEACHES OF KERALA
Kerala has a coastal region of 580km along the Arabian sea and Indian Ocean, obviously the beaches are so popular for its beauty and historical importance. The beach towns like Kovalam, Alappey, Bekel and Varkala are the popular, want to honeymoon enjoying the sea and sandy beaches relaxing in the beach enjoying the glaring sun with your love of life? Then check out the beaches of Kerala for your perfect honeymoon.
Located in the capital city of Trivandrum, Indian Ocean has blessed this place with long extended beaches separated by rocky hills, the perfect place to watch the ocean indulged in Ayurvedic massages. Watch the stunning sight of the ocean atop from the candy coloured light house, take long sunbathes and a swim in ocean. There are sports like surfing and speed boating in sea here in Kovalam which will promise a thrilling honeymoon for two. Kovalam offers some of the best ayurvedic treatment in the state; it is the perfect blend for spending leisure time and a chance to experience the rich and old health rituals of the mighty Ayurveda of Kerala. Trivandrum aka Ananthapuri is just 15km from Kovalam for shopping or to travel to different destinations. Remember to choose the place to stay carefully by ensuring quality beforehand.
The Alleppey or Alappuzha Beach is a popular beach in Kerala, the pier which extends to sea from here is 137 years old. Recreation facilities are there in Vijaya Beach park and Sea view park which offers boating facilities with a swimming pool. An old light house in the beach adds to the age-old relations of this beach to the maritime history of Kerala and this beach.
An extravagant place for enjoying the honeymoon in Kerala; known for the famous Bekal fort this place is packed with many other forts, beaches and hills. Take a journey to this historic destination with your loved one, which is famous for the song from Bombay movie. So keep your loved one close and dwell in the inborn romanticism o this place.
Famously known for the Papanasa hills, this beach has a serene beauty to it. It is the only place where cliffs are found adjacent to the ocean in the Arabian Sea; Varkala is situated in the outskirts of Trivandrum District. The place has many resorts and relaxation centres alongside the beach claiming many amenities which will be perfect for enjoying your honeymoon in beaches of Kerala.
BACKWATERS OF KERALA
The Vembanad Lake and Ashtamudi Lake arethe major backwater tourist places in Kerala, backwaters are also found in the river tributaries in Trivandrum near to Kovalam and Poovar Beaches. Kerala is world famous for backwater tourism, the houseboats of Kerala are the front icon of the backwater system. Try fishing if you are in mood, the Lakes are blessed with many fresh water fishes, take the day’s catch to the chef in your house boat to get it cooked for dinner. If you feel to have something sweet with a kick, try the Toddy shops for palm wines. We recommend having paalappam and your favourite non-veg curry for breakfast and Karimeen fry with spicy curries with rice for lunch.Here you’ll get to know the major backwater tourism spots like Alappuzha, Kumarakom and Ashtamudi.
Alappey or Alappuzha is known as the Venice of the East for the district is covered in water from the Vembanad Lake. For your honeymoon in Kerala, enjoy the backwaters of Kerala at its best by taking a ride in the beautiful houseboats. Indulge in the authentic cuisine of Kerala, watching the beauty of this place in the middle of lake and experience the most amazing boat ride in your life. The rice wine and local foods of Alappuzha are well known for its authentic taste, it is a must do while you visit this beauty. In the monsoon season in Alappuzha, it hosts the famous snake boat race every year. Catch the exciting racing at its best around the festive season of Onam and get to know the real spirit of Keralites.
Located near the city of Kottayam in Kerala, the God’s Own Country; Kumarakom is a popular tourist destination which is famous for backwater tourism. Kumarakom lies a few feet below sea-level and is a cluster of islands just 14km from Kottayam. Set in the backdrops of largest freshwater Lake of Kerala, the Vembanad Lake, it is blessed with a variety of flora and fauna. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is famous for many species of migratory bird visit.
The bird sanctuary is extended in 14 acres and is one f a kind in Kerala. The best season to visit Kumarakom is from November to March but tourist visit this place throughout the year since the weather is agreeable all year, from the constant flow of cool wind blowing from the Vembanad Lake to land. The backwaters have different freshwater fish species, the popular ones are Karimeen (Pearl Spot) and Poovalan Chemmeen (shrimp).
Ashtamudi is a gateway to the backwaters of Kerala, the name is derived from the major 8 channels or branches of the river. Famously known for the houseboat rides, this southern beauty will captivate you by the calm and fresh ambience. Take the 8km ride from Kollam to Alappuzha in this lake for honeymoon; you will be rejuvenated by this ecstatic fresh water lake and serene beauty.
WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES OF KERALA
Watching the wild life majestically strolling in their own habitats not a common site everywhere, Idukki district is home to major three wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala. The Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar are wildlife sanctuary, Thekkady-Periyar Tiger Reserve and Pambadum Shola National Park are the major wild life sanctuaries in Kerala for your honeymoon plans.
ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK
The Eravikulam National Park located 13kms away from Munnar town is a paradise which is home to rare wildlife, flora and fauna. The Nilgiri Tahr, an endangered species of mountain goat and the Neelakurinji are the biggest attractions of the park. Around one-third of Nilgiri Tahrs of the world is found in this region, the Neelakurinji blossoms only once in 12years, the next bloom will be in 2018. The park is home to 120 species of birds and around 100 species of butterflies. The highest mountain peak of South India, Anamudi is situated here in Eravikulam National Park. Every year during the calving season in January-February the park remains closed for public.
CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The Chinnar forest sanctuary situated 60km from Munnar has thousands of species of flowering plants. Also it is an exotic home to many birds, butterflies, mammals and moths. This place has the largest number of reptilian fauna in the state, including the mugger Crocodile. Thoovanam Waterfalls located in the sanctuary is a major attraction; there is also a watchtower to view the sanctuary which shares boundary with the neighbouring state, Tamil Nadu.
Chinnar and Pambar rivers flows through the sanctuary providing water o the ecology. Pambar originating from the Anamudi hills flows through Eravikulam National Park to Chinnar sanctuary, the two rivers merges at Kottar to the Amaravathy reservoir in Tamil Nadu. The sanctuary is home to 52 species of reptiles including the Indian Star Tortoise. Exotic snake species, 15 species of amphibians and 14 species of fishes are the famous inhabitants of this place.
PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE
Periyar Sanctuary situated 110km from Munnar, is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala having the largest protected area of 777sq-km. The boat ride along the lake watching the sanctuary greenery is the most attractive part, the Tigers are very hard to spot in this large mass of forest. Often we can spot Elephant herds, deer herds, exotic birds and many more on grasslands and on river banks.
The Tiger trail in Periyar reserve is world famous; it is an exciting trekking along the wilderness. This is the perfect activity for the adventure lovers, to see the wildlife up-close. Herds of elephants, macaques, deer herds, thousands of butterflies and much more will make this experience unforgettable.
If you are lucky enough, you can catch glance of the majestic tigers strolling in the woods. Certainly not the same sight you get in zoo, you can see the tigers in all its glory proudly living in their own habitat. Armed forest officers with communicational equipments will be with you all the time. This Tiger trail at the reserve stand out as a worldwide model for community based eco-tourism.
PAMBADUM SHOLA NATIONAL PARK
This is the smallest National park in Kerala, which is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. This was declared a National Park in 2003, located 35km from Munnar. Important mammals found here are Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Wild Boar, Sambar Deer and Common Langur. 14 species of birds, 9 species of mammals and 93 species of moths are found in Shola. The butterflies in the park are about a 100 extraordinary species.
WATERFALLS OF KERALA
Enjoying the most special time of your life as a couple by watching the major waterfalls of Kerala is an enticing experience. Athirapally Falls is the largest among many waterfalls in Kerala.
1. Athirapally Waterfalls :
The Athirapally waterfall is known as the Niagara of Kerala, it has a star quality from all the famous movies made in this ecstatic beauty. Situated in the Chalakudy River which is extended about 145 kilometres from Western Ghats, in Thrissur district at a height of 80feet. There are few other smaller waterfalls near Athirapally, Vazhachal falls located about 3kms from here and Charpa falls located between the Vazhachal forests. Athirapally is an evergreen dynamic celebrity starring in major motion pictures, giving you a romantic celebrity touch along your visit.
Located 45 kilometres from Thrissur, this is the highest waterfall in Kerala. This angelic beauty will definitely leave a heavenly feeling in your hearts. Seeing such a beauty, for sure, you will remember the creativity and the power of our creator, the painter of such an epic natural painting with water in the background of the beauty of forest. Athirapally is the main location for film shooting as well. Here, the flowing water down through the Sholayar ranges eventually joins with the Chalakkudy Lake.
2. Meenmutty Waterfalls :
This is one of the wonderful waterfalls which is located in Wayanad district. In order to catch the scenic beauty of this waterfall, one could get an extra joy of a 2 kilometres trekking too.
Chinnakanal is near Munnar town and has a waterfall popularly known as Power House Waterfalls which descends from a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The scenic beauty of Western Ghats ranges can be enjoyed from here.
4. Cheeyappara waterfalls :
This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala, which is located on the Cochin-Madurai highway. The major activities of the tourists who are visiting this waterfall are trekking and picnicking. The speedy flow of water and its smooth sprays at regular intervals will make your mind calm and will definitely rejuvenate your inner mind.
5. Palaruvi :
This waterfall is also known as “the stream of milk”. This gorgeous waterfall is located in Kollam district. Palaruvi is the 40th highest waterfall in India. Every year, especially in the monsoon season, thousands of tourists are visiting this place to enjoy the beauty of nature at its best. The peculiarity of this waterfall is its misty white colour, thus it got the name Palaruvi or the stream of milk.
6. Thusharagiri waterfalls :
This waterfall is located at a distance of 50 kilometres from Calicut city. The word meaning of Thusharagiri is “snowy peak” or “snow capped mountains”. Looking at these waterfalls will make us feel like water or snow is spraying down from the Western Ghats. By trekking a 5 kilometres up the hill will give you an opportunity to see the origin of this waterfall.
Now that you have got an idea about the major honeymoon destinations Kerala, you can plan the time and date accordingly by choosing the locations. Find the perfect travel partner for your Keralahoneymoon, this is the part where you have to be diligent. An efficient travel partner will choose the best rooms, best transportation and best route for your honeymoon according to your budget and travel requirements.
Green Hope Tourism has almost 10 years of experiencing in making your dream vacation in Kerala come true by organising your trip with no glitches. The attractive and custom made Kerala honeymoon packages can help you to have the time of your life in Kerala. Contact us to know more about our packages and let’s design your perfect honeymoon in Kerala.
Pack your bags, be open to ask for help while you are travelling for the people of Kerala are very friendly to tourists and make sure you’ve got all the proper medication and essentials for your travel. Make the sweetest memories in Kerala to cherish in your life and by choosing the right travel partner, all you have to do is sit back and relax with your loved having the time of your life.