Thursday, 26 January 2012

Honeymoon in southern India, Honeymoon in Kerala



Vani Reddy 
south india travel

http://vani-asiaguide.blogspot.com/



Amidst beautiful landscapes and seascapes, surrounded by the blowing palm trees, cruising on the splendid backwaters, a perfect idea of a romantic honeymoon, this is what Kerala is, to a newly married couple. This is indeed a brilliant picture, of those initial days of marriage, when partners try to understand each other, their likes and dislikes and interests. Kerala provides a scenic beauty and a calm environment to the couples, to ponder deep, about each other and their future.

Honeymoon in Kerala, is like a dream, with all the beautiful locales and surroundings, which provides a perfect background for a romantic beginning of your newly married life. From hotels, cottages, luxury resorts to cruise boats, hire whichever place to stay, but you can only look forward to a memorable time.Kerala : Scintillating backwaters destination

Kerala is renowned for its scintillating backwaters. You cannot really picture this beautiful southern Indian state without its tropical glory. You can reside in the houseboats available in the backwaters of Kerala that will double up your joy by viewing effervescent and captivating stretches of golden sand blankets, pristine riverbeds, crisscrossing water channels, tall palm trees and rural life thriving on the shores. You should really go to the serene hill stations in Kerala with your spouse to bask in the beauty of lush grasslands and soothing aroma of tea and coffee plantations. The salubrious weather will also keep you both florid and spirited.


Honeymoon Attractions in Kerala


Munnar Hill Station


Located on the Western Ghats, in Idukki district, this hill station has splendid tea gardens, a sight to look at when they are covered in mist. Eravikulam National Park, which is the house of various species of animals , birds and even butterflies is also a brilliant place to see, and is a must visit, when the hill slopes get covered in blue, because of Neelakurinji flowers, though it is once in a 12 years sight and Chinnakanal waterfalls, just add to a romantic getaway for the couples.


Kumarakom Backwaters


Set in the backdrop of the Vembanad lake, this is a delight for honeymooners. A lot of resorts are settled around the lake , having provisions for boating, fishing, yachting. A perfect holiday destination, Kumarakom is a fevourite for newly weds because of charming sceneries and backwaters.

Alleppey Houseboats


Also known as The Venice of the East, the lagoons, lakes, beaches, canals and houseboats of Allepey town is a pure bliss and perfect place for a romantic getaway. Strolling on the Alappuzha Beach you can also see the Arabian Sea and old churches and temples or a walk in the lush green paddy fields can also be enjoyed.

Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary


The Periyar National Park in Thekkady, offers comfortable boat cruise on Periyar lake also, and the neighbouring coffee and spice plantations in Murikaddy is a splendid site. Chellar Kovil, a nearby place has beautiful waterfalls and cascades and is an extremely serene place. While enjoying the streams and lakes of the place you can also have a bamboo rafting with your partner on Periyar or Thekkady lake.

The Gorgeous Beaches


The Cherai Beach, the Kappkadavu Beach, the Kovalam and the Varkala Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, all provide mesmerizing sunset sites, where you can spend quality time with your partner without any disturbance and also indulge in sunbathing and swimming. The golden sand and coconut trees of the Meenkunnu beach and the Bekal Fort Beach adjoining the old Bekal fort are best tourist places.

Athirappily Waterfalls


A part of Chalakudy river, these beautiful waterfalls have become top priority of tourism in Kerala, and for honeymooners , a romantic place to go with your partner.
Because of the quiet, serene locales, Kerala has become a huge hit as a honeymoon destination and thereby, making a lot of travel agencies, taking interest in offering various packages.

Popular hill stations in Kerala

If you are all set to take your beloved on Kerala honeymoon tours like those many other couples, who seek refuge amidst its breathtaking surroundings, you can explore the following popular hill stations here:
Wayanad
Munnar
Chithirapuram
Thekkady
Idukki
Devikulam
Ponmudi
Lakkidi
Vagamon
However, many tourists, especially honeymooners, cannot resist the temptation of the backwaters destinations in Kerala. They get easily charmed by the labyrinth of waterways, calm rivers and quiet lakes and elegant inlets. You would also feel the same kind of pull as others on your honeymoon in Kerala while visiting its backwaters destinations. The experience of sailing on the serene river in a luxury houseboat will leave two of you spellbound.

Famous backwater destinations

Some of the most famous backwater destinations in Kerala, where most of the honeymooners like to spend their special moments, are:
Alappuzha
Cochin
Kollam
Kasargod
Kozhikode
Kottayam
Kuttanad
Kumarakom
Trivandrum
Thiruvallam
Kerala truly has some magic in its air that makes it an ideal romantic getaway for any couple. On your honeymoon in Kerala, you will get the opportunity to explore Munnar’s hilly surroundings, Cochin’s backwaters and Kovalam’s beaches. The tasty seafood and local Keralan cuisine will be add spice to your honeymoon. Besides, you can also visit some of its popular wildlife sanctuaries located between Wayanad and Vythiri with your better-half.

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