Bounded by the pristine Arabian sea on one side and the spectacular Western ghats (mountains) on the other, Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states. Known as God’s Own Country, Kerala in South India has a lot to offer: from ayurvedic retreats and yoga centers, to national parks and tea plantations (up in the Western Ghats), to palm-fringed beaches. And then there are the fabled Kerala Backwaters, providing a serene backdrop to any Kerala experience, especially the romantic ones. For these reasons (and many more) newlyweds, get lured to savor their honeymoon in Kerala. A coastal paradise, Kerala has always been a preferred destination for honeymooners, especially from October to February – the best season.
From strolling on beaches to taking houseboat cruises, there is a lot that we did during our honeymoon. Honeymoon destinations in Kerala also offer a lot of solitude where you can spend quiet time with your partner completely undisturbed. In this article, we have compiled a list of most beautiful honeymoon places in Kerala and some wonderful activities where you can create great memories with your beloved.
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must-not-miss places to visit during your honeymoon in Kerala
Probably the most famous honeymoon destination in Kerala are lusciously beautiful hills of Munnar. Carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges, Munnar is one of the largest tea-growing regions of India.
To us, the best thing in Munnar was staying in a tea-plantation-resort and taking a stroll down the winding path inside the tea-gardens. Another lovely experience would be to take tour of open-to-public tea factories and taste the freshly brewed beverage.
Pleasing climate, spectacular landscape and charming sightseeing options makes Thekkady a perfect destination for honeymooner in Kerala. Floating clouds and sky touching mountains will take you to the enchanting land of the shire from Lord of the Rings. Jeep Safari in Periyar Jungle is definitely something you should not miss!
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Known as ‘Venice of the East’, this coastal city is blessed with backwaters that function as a network of waterways. Its scenic beauty is inexplicable, making it one of the most sought after destinations in Kerala. With houseboat cruises on its lagoons, Alappuzha or Alleppey offers a perfect getaway, serving as both a family vacation spot as well as an ideal honeymoon retreat.
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This one is for folks who are fascinated by historical forts and also love spotless beaches. Bekal is one of the most naturally-beautiful places for honeymoon in Kerala. Clean sand and clear water, panoramic view of the Bekal Fort and close proximity to the calming backwaters of Valiyaparamba, make this destination a perfect spot for an intimate holiday.
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Highly likely that if you have seen any postcard from Kerala, it’s the Kovalam beach with the iconic lighthouse in the background. The mist-covered hills and the beautiful beaches make for an ideal getaway for all, especially honeymooners.
We really enjoyed a romantic walk on the Lighthouse beach while watching the sunset.
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Best experiences to savor
must-not-miss activities during your honeymoon in Kerala
1. Cruise the backwaters
No trip to Kerala is complete without a laid-back houseboat ride on its idyllic backwaters. Lined by emerald coconut plantations and scattered with turquoise lakes, these placid lagoons are the perfect place to shake off the urban stress.
Pro tip: for a memorable experience – board at dusk and spend the night aboard a houseboat. Thereby witnessing a stunning sunset and a dreamy sunrise among the backwaters!
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2. Snap Kochi’s fishing nets
According to many, the top position among Kerala’s iconic photo ops goes to the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets. Crafted out of bamboo and teak poles and resembling giant alien arachnids poised to sting, they form unreal silhouettes against the seascape, especially at sunset.
3. Get beached in Varkala
Perched on a precipitous cliff and overlooking the sapphire waters of the Arabian Sea, this paradise boasts some dazzling sands to relax on. Varkala offers a combination of tranquil beaches and lively shacks and cafes to ensure a calm and laid-back time. It is the perfect place to unwind and live in the moment.
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4. Embrace Ayurveda
For most travelers, the ultimate way to end a trip to Kerala is by indulging in an absolutely relaxing Ayurveda treatment. For us – the oil massage in a heritage village was the perfect way to get rejuvenated from the stresses of a big fat Indian wedding!
In most Ayurveda centers, you choose from a range of oil massages. Also, learn some of the meditation techniques and Yogasanas that can be practiced and benefited from for life. While Ayurvedic practices have gained global acceptance, it would be foolish to miss out on a chance for an authentic experience.
5. Watch a Kathakali show
Having stayed in Japan and experienced the culture, I thought Kabuki was the most spectacular form of dance/drama. But Kathakali proved it wrong. Kathakali is Kerala’s very own classical dance tradition dating back to the 17th century. Embodying perfection in every way – from its preparation to expression, this classical Indian dance left us mesmerized and enchanted.
Bonus: Get a taste of Malabar
Any visit is incomplete without partaking of its traditional feast of the land; in Kerala its called the Kerala sadya. Served in a plantain leaf, it is a complete meal that encompasses every course, right from the starters to dessert. It assimilates every flavour, taste, and texture – from crunchy banana chips, crispy pappadam, soft curries, stir fried vegetables, spicy rasam, colorful gravies, to sweet payasams (semolina in caramelised milk). In addition to these, other dishes that emerge from Kerala’s kitchens day after day include fiery pothu (beef) fry, fluffy appams (rice hoppers), aviyal (vegetables in aromatic coconut gravy), fish moilee (spicy yellow curry) etc.
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I’ve been researching honeymoon destinations for my own, and this looks like a fun place!!
Great !! Kerala is really awesome, esp for honeymooners!
I’d love to visit Kerala to get a therapeutic oil massage. 🙂
Ayurvedic massages in Kerala are truly relaxing!
Been there, done that 😀 Kerala is truly god’s own country.
That’s great !! I am sure you would have enjoyed a lot ! 🙂
I never miss a house-boat ride/journey every time I visit Kerala. I love the house-boat, it is so cool.
Looks like a great place for a honeymoon. The pictures sold me for sure. Thanks for sharing these activities!
Thank you so much! Yes, Kerala is truly a beautiful place for a romantic vacation! 🙂
What a lovely place for a vacation! I’ll definitely add this to my bucket list.
Awesome! we are so happy that you added it to your bucket list 🙂
This place is so rich in greenery!
thanks for sharing this, lovely captures shared in this & i laways wishes to visit to Kerala 🙂 cheers, siennylovesdrawing
Try to visit Kerala during your next India trip..
I have been thinking going to India soon. Kerala seems to be a perfect spot to visit. Thanks for sharing <3
Wow! That’s great! Definitely add Kerala to your list and feel free to contact us if you need ant assistance!
cheers! have a great trip!
Looks beautiful with lots of fun activities to do!
yes, absolutely! 🙂
Those are some beautiful pictures. I’m sure many people would love to go there for a honeymoon.
People from all over the globe flock to Kerala during November-December-January for a honeymoon! 🙂
wow this is gorgeous and a wonderful place to spend a honeymoon!
It absolutely is..!
Looks a wonderful place to visit. Will surely go there.
Great, Amelia. You can contact me if you need any help 🙂
Brilliant list! Have been to all the spots, and participated in the list of activities, minus the message. 🙂
Kerala is a dreamy, heavenly state. I went there with my family when I was a young adult, and even after a decade, it is our favorite trip! Just so exotic and rich in natural beauty.
Super! Really happy to know that you have been there 🙂
Next time you visit, you might go for the ayurvedic massage!
What an amazing place. It would really be a lovely honey venue. It is picturesque, and awfully romantic. The place looks conveniently serene, so you can have some time by yourselves.
Absolutely! Kerela is very romantic 🙂
great pics. looks like a lot of fun!
Thank you 🙂
Wow this place looks gorgeous and such awesome things to do there! I’m definitely intrigued!
Yes, it’s indeed beautiful…
We are glad that this article eas able to intrigue you 🙂
What a unique and relaxing place to go for a honeymoon!
Kerala is indeed charming! 🙂
Kerala is one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.From the authentic ayurvedic experiences to laid back houseboat rides to cruises in Cochin & wildlife in Thekkady, God’s own country sure is a wonderful destination to kickstart your married life.
Indeed !! Have you already visited Kerala ?
Kerala looks so pretty. I want to visit all the lush green tea fields!
Tea estates in Kerala are really pretty 🙂
You must visit there when you travel to India! 🙂
I would love to go to Kerala. I have been to Delhi, Agra and Mumbai on my honeymoon and would love to go back to India. There’s so much to visit 🙂
Absolutely! Kerala is simply breath-taking!
This looks amazing! I love all your photos….gorgeous!
Thank you so much!