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The Ideal Places to Plan your Perfect Kerala Honeymoon

Marriage is all about a great beginning to life and every married couple dreams of the perfect honeymoon.

Just the very name Kerala brings to mind a picturesque location with warm sunny coastal beaches, palm trees on sandy stretch and tranquil backwaters. In short, a place which is an ideal choice for honeymoon couples. In case you are more of a hill station lover or prefer gushing waterfalls, then Kerala will not disappoint you. Keeping this in mind, Kerala Holidays has compiled a list of places perfect for newlyweds to see and explore and activities that they can partake in.

Know About The Seasons For Planning Your Honeymoon In Kerala

The weather is a major factor when it comes to planning your honeymoon dates for Kerala and you can chose from the three famous seasons that are an ideal time to visit this place.

•    Peak Season: This season starts in the month of October and lasts until the last week of March. The climate during this time is absolutely charming with pleasant sunny skies and a hint of humidity, making it an ideal weather to spend your honeymoon in Kerala. The charges though can be a bit higher as it is officially the peak season and ropes in a lot of tourists.  

•    Off Season: The off season starts in April and lasts until the fourth week of September. Inside the off-season comes two climate seasons one summer season and other monsoon season. In summer season, the afternoons are hot and sunny and there is light drizzle in the evening. The weather can be a bit humid but on the plus side you can avoid crowd and get the best accommodation in budget price.  

•    Monsoon Season: This is the season that makes Kerala blossom to its true beauty. It starts from the second week of June and lasts until the last week of August. The weather can be little rough and you can expect rain shower unexpectedly but on the positive side it won’t shower throughout the day. The monsoon rain in Kerala usually showers for few hours and then settles down.

Once you have decided the ideal weather for your honeymoon in Kerala, you need to pick a location that you and your partner would enjoy the most. Take up a honeymoon package from reputed travel company like Kerala Holidays to make the most of the place.

How To Pick Your Kerala Honeymoon Destination?

The vast and beautiful land of Kerala is rich in destinations that are an ideal place for the newly married couples. You can take your pick among the sandy beaches, the serene backwaters, the cool hill stations or the cascading waterfalls. Since Kerala is such a diverse land, there are plenty of places that you can choose from. Each place has its own special allure and will surely serve as the perfect destination for couples.

Kerala has a number of luxury and budget resorts. You can choose the resort depending on your budget. We have suggested a few accommodation options which you can browse through while planning your honeymoon stay in Kerala.

1.    Hill Stations

Hill stations are the perfect getaway spot for honeymooners in Kerala. They are rich in scenic beauty with their lush valleys, quaint environment and gorgeous hill tops. The weather is also ideal for those looking to get away from the heat. So, here is a list of hill stations that you can choose from:

•    Munnar

If you are planning a honeymoon in Kerala and wish to opt for a hill station then Munnar is a perfect choice. One look at the place would make you fall in love with it. The lush green that covers the entire land is truly enchanting and makes one feel tranquil.

•    Vagamon

Now if you really have your heart set on choosing a hill station in Kerala for your honeymoon then Vagamon is the perfect getaway. 1200meters above sea level, this idyllic location is an ideal place to spend some private time away from the hustle bustle of the daily life.
•    Peermedu

This beautiful hill station in Keralais filled with green clad hills and sprawling forests. In case you and your partner are looking to enjoy outdoor sports like trekking, hiking and exploring, then this is the place for you. There is a good chance you might get to witness the lifestyle of the tribal’s.

2.    Beaches

Unlike other places, the beaches of Kerala still hold the same rustic appeal. What could be the best honeymoon destination in Kerala than the beautiful warm sandy beaches? Here are few beach destinations in Kerala:

•    Alappuzha

This famous place has two beaches that are a hot favorite with the tourists; they are Marari beach and Alleppy beach. Marari, a sea-side village is among the perfect honeymoon beaches in Kerala. This beach is most famous not only for its amazing view of a clear blue sea and shimmering sand but also the peace and quiet it offers. You can enjoy a charming day with your partner without any disturbance. Alleppy beach on the other hand is more close to town and is always lively with folks and festivals.

•    Kovalam

This beach town is a dream destination for newlyweds. They can take long walks on its sun kissed beaches and gorge on scrumptious lunch while enjoying the low tides. Three of its famous beaches are Lighthouse beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra beach which together form the crescent of Kovalam beach. The town with its beautiful beaches is an ideal honeymoon destination in Kerala.

•    Varkala

This coastal town is a mixture of quaint and lively. There are various beaches in this coastal town namely Papanasham beach, Kappil beach, Thiruvambady beach and Chilakoor beach. The crowd at few of the less explored beaches is scanty which gives those visiting it a lot of privacy and the handful of shacks around serve amazing sea food. The rocky cliffs that surround the sandy Papanasham beach add to its scenic appeal.

3.    Backwaters

Kerala is famous for its backwaters that pull in tourists from all over the world. Houseboats that are pretty much synonymous with Kerala can also be enjoyed in these backwaters. One could not imagine a perfect place for honeymoon in Kerala than these peaceful and beautiful backwaters. Destinations in Kerala where you can enjoy backwaters are:

•    Alleppey

The city is an intricate channel of lagoons and canals and is famous for its backwaters, houseboats, fishing and coir industry. This mesmerizing place with its serene backwater is a great spot to have a comfortable and romantic honeymoon. The beach also has a lighthouse and entertainment activities in case you enjoy them.

•    Kollam

This old sea port has a long coastline and many sources of water bodies which makes it a diverse land and adds to its allure. The serene backwaters, lagoons and beaches make for an ideal setting for couples. What more could one imagine while planning a honeymoon in Kerala, than a luxurious and romantic ride on the houseboats watching the sunset on the horizon. You can enjoy a great meal at one of the local restaurants which serve delicious seafood all the while enjoying the great scenic view.

•    Cochin

It would be a shame to not include Cochin in this list. From relaxing houseboat cruises to exploring the diverse culture of Kerala, this place lets you do everything. This is another ideal destination in Kerala for the newly married couple who can enjoy plenty of private time and discover new things about the place.

4.    Waterfalls

If you are planning your honeymoon in Kerala then you will never be short of destinations to choose from. This place is rich in natural bounty, scenic serene surroundings and pretty much everything a newlywed couple can look for. In case it is not beaches or backwaters that you are looking but waterfalls, here is a list of places you can choose from:

•    Athirappilly Waterfalls

Apart from the famous Athirappally Falls which is situated in this area, it also has an abundance of wildlife and quaint villages where the true heritage of the place lies. The waterfall is famously called the Niagara of Kerala and one can just imagine how beautiful it would be to earn such a laurel. The winding roads and the green hills makes Athirappilly a picturesque location. This attraction is worth visiting with your partner and makes for an ideal honeymoon destination in Kerala.

•    Idukki

This mountainous region is densely forested and home to the Eravikulam National Park which is famous for its blue Neelakurinji flower. The cascading Cheeyappara Waterfall falls in this district and is sight to behold. This place is also a great trekking location and if you and your partner are nature lovers, you will surely enjoy this beautiful place.

•    Kollam

This place has a lot to offer other than its beaches. Among the many diverse water bodies of Kollam is the famous Palaruvi Falls which is the 40th highest waterfall in India and also called a stream of milk. The place boasts of great flora and fauna and you can lose yourself in the quaint and beautiful hill station which is free of any kind of chaos.  

What To Pack While Planning Your Honeymoon In Kerala?

You can make a list of essentials which must include clothes best suited to the weather. Go for tropical clothes as Kerala is never cold but do pack some warm clothes if you are planning to visit a hill station. Do carry other important items like umbrella and mosquito repellent, another must for tropical places. If you are going to be spending a lot of time on the beach then do carry a sunscreen.

For more information and to book the best honeymoon package for Kerala, get in touch with us at Kerala Holidays.

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