For a relationship that is made in heaven, there is no better place to celebrate your togetherness than in ‘God’s own country’- Kerala. Kindle up the romance in your new married life with the kaleidoscope of amazing experiences presented in this blissful southern delight.
Sway in an elaborate house boat, watch birds, sun bask at a beach, relish the scrumptious delicacies or take a relaxing ayurvedic massage- A honeymoon in Kerala is more than just a wonderful experience. But one where you’ll make memories to cherish for a lifetime.
So, let’s find out the ultimate Kerala Honeymoon bucket list!
1. Houseboat Cruise in Kumarakom and Alleppey
Kerala is adorned with a vast coastline fringed with coconut palms and alluring backwaters. And to experience these backwaters in the best possible manner you must take a cruise on a houseboat. Enjoy a tranquil voyage with your special one as you wade into the serene backwaters of Kerala. The houseboats are well-equipped with bath attached bedrooms, small kitchens, lounges and all other necessary amenities to pamper you to the fullest. All you have to do is snuggle in with your spouse while the boat waddles you into the cruise of a lifetime.
The backwaters of Kumarakom are quieter than Alleppey but the houseboats in Alleppey are more luxurious and commercialised.
2. Beach Hopping
Make your romance come alive in the beaches of Kerala. The breath-taking lighthouse beach of Kovalam is the best place for newlyweds to spend quality time with each other. If you want to send time in a cool and laid back environment, head for Varkala north cliff beach. Other amazing beaches in Kerala are located in Kappad, Kappil,Payyambalam and Alleppy.
Bask in the sunny beaches and enjoy the lovely sunset views with your better half for an unforgettable experience.
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3. Dolphin Spotting at Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam beach is located in the Kannur district of Kerala and is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire country. The long stretch of white sand with turquoise blue waters sparkling in the sunny environs makes it one of the much favoured honeymoon spots.
While lazing around in the Payyambalam beach don’t forget to make friends with the fun loving and playful dolphins. It’s quite a sight to catch them playing in their natural habitat.
4. Boating at Banasura Sagar Dam
Kindle up the romance in your life amid the jade green valleys and the azure waters of Banasura Sagar Dam. A gently blowing cool breeze and picturesque mountain range in the backdrop; a leisurely boat ride with your sweetheart here is an unforgettable experience.
It’s only on a boat ride when you can truly experience the spellbinding beauty of this majestic dam in Wayanad. Speed boats usually will have a guide and you’ll be given necessary gears like life jackets to remain safe in the deep waters of Banasura Dam.
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5. Spice Plantation Tour
The spice plantations in Kerala are absolutely glorious. And while you’re on your Kerala honeymoon make sure to take a walk among the valleys bursting in aromatic spice estates. Watch the brightly plumed birds chirping in the trees all around and immerse in fragrances of the freshly grown spices and wild flowers wafting in the air.
Walk hand in hand as you steer past coffee bushes filled with plump, red coffee berries, cardamom bushes, vines of pepper and vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and tracts of clove.
6. Chembra Peak Trek
With a lake in the shape of a heart, perched at an altitude of 2100m, Chembra peak is without a doubt the most romantic spot in all of Kerala. Unless you don’t enjoy trekking, it will be difficult for you to get to this spot. But if you enjoy spending time in the lap of nature this trek is going to be an unforgettable experience for you and your better half. It is a 3 hours trek and overnight camping isn’t allowed. Soak in the alluring beauty of the verdant valley as you trek along the winding roads of the Chembra peak.
7. Traditional Village Tour
The villages of Kerala are surreal and unexploited. While touring these tiny settlements you you’d feel like time has come to a standstill. The beauty of these places are beyond any explanation. It is a wonderful experience for newlyweds to spend peaceful and tranquil moments.
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8. Pamper Yourself in an Ayurvedic Spa
Ayurveda cannot be missed out while in Kerala. Your trip isn’t complete without a relaxing Ayurvedic Spa. The entire state is dotted with a multitude of Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness resorts offering various forms of natural treatment and rejuvenation. After a long day of sightseeing in Kerala, pamper yourself in a couple’s spa treatment and enjoy a blissful experience.
9. Jungle Safari at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Venture into the wild with your sweetheart while in Kerala. The thick jade green jungle and the placid lake of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to bring out your love for each other. Watch the rich wildlife in their natural habitat. Take on a pulse racing trek amid the wilderness, spend quiet moments by the Lake Periyar, and listen to the chirping of birds and experience tranquillity of the jungle.
10. Visit the Splendorous Waterfalls
Kerala is laden with magnificent and beautiful waterfalls like Athirappilly, Meenmutty, Kanjirakolly etc. Spend some quality time with your soulmate in the lap of nature and have an exhilarating experience.
11. Catch a Kathakali and Theyyam Performance
They say ‘men turns God’ while performing Theyyam. While relaxing in the secluded beaches of Kannur, make sure to catch the mysterious masked performance of spirit-possession Theyyam rituals.
A Kathakali performance must not be missed while in the dance form’s birth place. The subtle moves of the performers dressed in an elaborate attire is undoubtedly a haunting experience.
12. Most Romantic Resorts and Hotels in Kerala
If you have finally decided to go to Kerala for your honeymoon, make sure to pre book your stay at a charming and romantic resort in Kerala. Kerala has a number of resorts and hotels that are ideal for honeymooners to spend a memorable time.
Believe me, at the end you’d run out of days to enjoy all the wonderful things to do in Kerala. So, without further delay get your itinerary cracking and get ready for the time of your life!
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