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  • India is a country of diverse cultures and its diversification doesn’t only stay restricted to that, the lands of the Sind, the gold, the Himalayas where Kings ruled and elephants were an imminent part of a war, it is a treasure trove of natural paradise. 

    The Southern part of India is where you’ll find the beautiful state of Kerala, much regarded as ‘Gods own Country”.  The state is rich with its 600 km coastal stretch along with its spice and vegetation flourishing in its hills, it lies in the region of the UNESCO declared world heritage site, the Western Ghats.

    Kerala is a state much known for its coastal strip, the backwaters, Ayurveda massages, houseboats and its delicious cuisine. 

    Over the years Kerala has become a much popular place among tourists. Every year, Kerala receives a growing number of people drawing to it mainly because it is the land to the wild elephants, glorious festivals, the world renowned Kathakali plays, the boat races and so much more. 

    Kerala was a hidden treasure trove for so many years but these days many people choose to visit the place when on their honeymoon. Owing to its climate and region, many would find the place much more laidback in nature than normal, which is what makes this place a great choice for a honeymoon destination.

  • Best Honeymoon Destinations In Kerala

  • 01Munnar (The Real Western Ghats)

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    Munnar lies in the South Western Ghats of India, Kerala’s most favoured tourist destination and a favoured location among other Places To Visit In Kerala For Honeymoon. The beautiful tea town is very rich when it comes to flora and fauna, very rare species of flowers bloom here. 

    Tourists flock to this place to spend a few days around its valleys with streams and waterfalls and also the tea plantations. Munnar was once the summer capital of the British in South India and later the estates were made to grow tea. Tea Plantations here are a sight to watch, walking down the huge expanses of the tea plantation, lazing about on the houseboats, exploring the backwaters, Kerala very well serve the tag of being “Gods  own country”.

    Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport is just 110 kms from Munnar

    Top Attractions: Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Hydel Park and Munnar Tea Museum

  • 02Alleppey (House of Houseboats)

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    Alappuzha or as they call the city “Alleppey” is where one would find the rustic backwaters of Kerala. Make sure to include this place on honeymoon schedule, one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala. Alleppey is a fairy tale land, the lighthouse and the park near the beach makes for a decent setting for couples to hold hands and walk. 

    See the sunset or witness the sight of more than 1000 houseboats upon the backwaters, Kerala is romantic from within, you’ll not feel like leaving. When sailing on the backwaters, tourists gets to witness loads of greenery and multiple villages situated upon the banks.

    Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport is just 75 kms from Alleppey.

    Top Attractions: Alappuzha Beach, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Krishnapuram Palace and Marari Beach

    Click here, to find out more about backwater tours in Kerala. 

  • 03Kovalam (Palm-Backed Beaches)

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    Kovalam is all about its romantic setting, when deciding upon places to Visit In Kerala For Honeymoon, couples can blindly follow the suggestion and make a tour to Kovalam, and I promise, you wouldn’t regret an ounce of the decision. 

    Kovalam is characterized by its smooth flowing backwaters, the mist covered hills, beautiful laidback beaches with blue waters. Honeymoon couples prefer this destination for its pleasant weather throughout the year. This beach town will surely steal your heart, explore the beautiful lakes and its beaches and do not forget to try their scrumptious food.

    Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to Kovalam, located just 15 kms away.

    Top Attractions: Light House Beach, Kovalam Beach, Samudra Beach Park and Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium And Hatchery

  • 04Wayanad (Lush Greenery)

    Wayanad, the verdant hill station of India is very close to the sea shores of Kozhikode. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the hill station is covered with green mountains and is a natural hub for flourishing vegetation, flora and fauna. 

    A popular place among tourists, Wayanad serves as a strategic location for ease of connectivity from well-known tourist places like Coorg, Ooty, Mysore, Kannur and Bangalore.  For nature lovers, Wayanad is a haven of deep valleys and dense forests covered with green cliffs at angels. Honeymoon couples in Wayanad can spend their days hiking up the misty terrains or invest their on a satisfying wild life safari.

    Nearest Airport: Karipur International Airport at Kozhikode is the nearest airport from Wayanad, 100 kms away.

    Top Attractions: Edakkal Caves, Thirunelli Temple, Chembra Peak and Bandipur National Park
  • 05Thekkady (Scenic Beauty & Rich Biodiversity)

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    Thekkady, much regarded as the spice capital of the world is well known for its forest terrains, good vegetation, flora and fauna, hub of many unique species of animals and plants and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is at the confluence of the river Periyar where many different varieties of spices are grown, the most being pepper, cinnamon, clove and black pepper. 

    Thekkady is also a tourist hotspot because of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where one can spot numerous wild animals and herds of wild elephants. Honeymoon couples visiting Thekkady which falls under honeymoon spots in kerala, should invest time in visiting the beautiful jungles here, a nature walk with your loved one can be a very romantic experience.

    How to reach: Thekkady is 257 km away from Trivandrum, 114 km from Madurai City and Madurai Airport and 145 km away from Cochin International Airport.

    Top Attractions: Green Park Spices, Thekkady, Elephant Junction Thekkady, Rangerwood Nature Castle and Periyar National Park

  • 06Kochi (Colonial Bungalows & Temples)

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    Kochi is a small but a vibrant city in Kerala which is very scenic and picturesque. Widely known as Cochin, Kochi serves as the gateway to the prosperous state. The city has a lot of history associated to it underneath its façade, being under the rule of so many foreign men most imminently the British and the Portuguese, Kochi is characterized by its medieval architecture, heritage buildings, old mosques, synagogues etc. 

    Tourists flock to Kochi all around the year to get a close touch of the Malabar Coast. Honeymooners will love this city for its vibrant charm and its reminiscence of the past. Kochi is also one of the Places To Visit In Kerala For Honeymoon. This city also boasts of a great culture scene; catch the best of Kathakali and Kalarippayattu Arts here in Kochi. If you a planning a trip to Kerala then you must add this place in your bucket list for making your Kerala Tour even more amazing.

    Nearest Airport: Kochi has its own airport called the Cochin International Airport.

    Top Attractions: Mattancherry Palace, Cherai Beach, St. Francis Church and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

  • 07Bekal (Forts & Water)

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    Honeymooners who would like to avoid crowd and spend their valuable time relaxing and spending quality time, then Bekal will be the right destination for them. A town characterized by its natural beauty is famous for its old forts, calm backwaters and of course serene beaches. 

    A famous tourist hotspot is the Nithyananda Ashram caves, which is a set of 45 caves. Couples would love to soak in the history of this old town with its meandering streams, surrounding hills and clear waters, which make for a romantic getaway. Bekal has huge potential to be counted as one of the most beautiful honeymoon spots in Kerala.

    Nearest Airport: Mangalore domestic airport is located at a distance of 50 kms from Bekal.

    Top Attractions: Bekal Fort, Chandragiri Fort, Kerala and Payaswini

  • 08Kumarakom (A Lake City)

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    Maidenly named as the “Lake City”, Kumarakom has become an imminent place for honeymoon in Kerala. Here in this city one will find the largest freshwater lake of Kerala, called Vembanad. The lake is a hub of thriving natural species distinct to the region.  

    Most visitors flock to Kumarakom to live a few days in peace, sailing about the serene backwaters upon lovely houseboats. Kumarakom is also home to a famous bird sanctuary where many migratory birds are seen seasonally. Owing to its moderate climate, Kumarakom can be visited all year round.

    Nearest Airport: Cochin International airport is located at 85 kms from Kumarakom.

    Top Attractions: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Pathiramanal, Bay Island Driftwood Museum and Adithyapuram Surya Temple

  • Romantic Places To Visit In Munnar

  • 09Mattupetty Dam

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    At a distance of 13 kms from Munnar, lies Mattupetty at a height of 1700 m. The whole area is filled with undulating terrains with streams and waterfalls crisscrossing each other. Many nature lovers visit Mattupetty to undertake trekking at the Shola Forests located here. Apart from the tea plantations Honeymoon couples can visit the biggest attraction in the area and i.e. the beautiful lake where boating activities are offered to the tourists. You can also Check out our guide on Couple Things To Do In Munnar On Honeymoon.

    Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 108 km from Munnar

    Address: Munnar - top station highway, Mattupetty, Kerala 685616, India

    Opened: 1953

    Hours: 8:30AM–5PM

    Phone: +91 1800 425 4747

    Construction began: 1949

  • 10Kundala Lake

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    For a romantic day outing, the nearby Kundala Lake makes for a good visit. Not very far from Munnar, around 20 kms away on the way to Top Station, lies the Kundala Lake where twice a year cherry blossoms appear. On the lake an artificial dam is made which is Asia’s first arch dam. 

    As you already know, Kerala is a hotspot of natural wonders and flourishing flora and fauna, a distinct feature of the Kundala Lake is that around the lake, in the valleys bloom a rare species of flowers called the Neela Kurunji, which bloom once in 12 years. Couple can do boating or hop on a Kashmiri Shikara to explore the lake up close.

    How to reach: Munnar is the nearest town and easy transport options are available like the state bus or taxis. Nearest stations are Ernakulam or Kottayam.

    Address: Mattupatti Dam to Top Station Rd, Kundala, Kerala 685615, India
  • 11Top Station

    Located 32 kms away from Munnar, Top station is another popular tourist destination in the state of Kerala. Top Station has the uppermost train station in Kerala, and that is how it derived its name. The unique flowers of Neelakurinji are known to grow here. 

    If you want to soothe your soul by witnessing majestic vistas of the Western Ghats, Top Station which lie on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, will happily serve you a sprawl of green valleys of Munnar and the Theni district. Newlyweds would absolutely love spending time in this beautiful hill town.

    How to reach: Munnar is the nearest town located 32 kms away and easy transport options are available like the state bus or taxis.

    Address: Top Station, Kerala 625582, India
    Hours: 7AM-7PM
    Phone: +91 94000 87777
  • 12Marayoor Sandalwood Forests

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    Unlike most areas in Kerala, Marayoor receives significantly less amount of rainfall and due to which the region favours the growth of Sandalwood trees making Marayoor the only region in Kerala where Sandalwood growth happens naturally.  

    For adventure seeking honeymoon couples, Marayoor can be the perfect spot to explore off the beaten places. Marayoor can make one instantly happy with its pristine energy and pretty sights which can make a perfect romance hotspot. Marayoor beauty is comparable to one of the Best honeymoon places in Kerala, Munnar.

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    How to reach: Marayoor can be accessed from Pollachi / Palani in Tamilnadu and from Munnar. Munnar is the nearest town and easy transport options are available like the state bus or taxis.

    Address: Marayoor, Kerala 685620, India

  • 13Lakkom Water Falls

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    Romantic evenings on a houseboat sailing the backwaters of Kerala is not the only thing that Kerala offers when it comes to creating a romance filled environ. Well, how about spending beautiful moments with your love at a quaint little waterfall surrounded by tea garden and rolling hills of greenery? 

    Lakkom Waterfalls is roughly around 25 kms from Munnar, is part of Eravikulam stream of Eravikulam National Park. The river is actually a main tributary of Pampa River. The falls create a pretty picture and are a lovely tourist option close to Munnar. One can also swim here.

    How to reach: Located at NH 17, local buses or taxis can be availed from Munnar or Udumalaipettai.

    Fee: A minimal cost of INR 20 is charged as entry fees.

  • Honeymoon Attractions In Alleppey

  • 14Marari Beach

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    Marari is the best way to quench the thirst to spend romantic days by the Malabar Coast. Located a mere 11 kms from Alappuzha or Alleppey , Marari Beach is a lovely place to spend a day relaxing by the sea with open winds hitting your face and witnessing the most romantic sunsets. 

    One must try the cuisine out here at the Marari restaurants, visitors are served with the day’s catch from the sea, making the experience really special. Honeymooners must visit this beautiful beach if they happen to be in Alleppey. 

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    How to reach: Marari Beach is at Mararikulam which is connected by rail and has a railway station by the same name.

    Address: Alappuzha-Arthunkal- Cherthala, Thoppumpady road, Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala 688523, India

    Phone: +91 96330 00693

  • 15Pathiramanal

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    Alleppey, an abode for lovers, it adorns the most picturesque vistas in the god's own country. Pathiramanal a quaint little island situated on the backwaters of Alleppey, stretching from Alleppey to Kochi and the Kayamkulam Lake. 

    It is a piece of paradise on earth accessible only by boats. The island is covered in lush greenery and serves as a breath-taking sight to its visitors. Honeymoon stories would not be complete if you miss visiting this island on your honeymoon. Relax and take a break from the monotony of civilization and spend quality time with your love of live in Pathiramanal.

    Address: Muhamma, Kerala 688525, India

    Nearest railway station: Alappuzha, about 16 km
    Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km north of Alappuzha
  • 16Backwaters of Kuttanad

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    Honeymoon plans in Kerala is the best decision you can ever take, the place is beautiful and pleasantly rich in natural resources, The famous backwaters of Kerala is a huge reason which attracts tourists to Kerala, mainly Alleppey. 

    The Kuttanad Backwaters is a sprawling stretch of 75 km long fascinating backwaters from Kochi in the north to Kollam in the south. The Kuttanad backwaters are flanked with numerous streams, waterfalls, canals and lakes, all of which is best explored on one of the cosy houseboats available here. 

    One cannot miss the landscapes covered in greenery growing crops like yam, cassava and bananas. Honeymoon experience could be notched up a level higher by going on a memorable backwater cruise at Kuttanad.

    How to reach: Cochin International Airport is located about 85 Km from Kuttanad is the nearest airport to the village town and Alappuzha railway Station is the nearest railway station. Kuttanad can be easily reached via Alappuzha which is well connected by roads.

    Nearest cities: Kochi, Kottayam

    Did you know: Rice is the important agricultural product, giving Kuttanadu the monicker of "The Rice Bowl of Kerala"

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  • 17Krishnapuram Palace

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    Alleppey boasts of a historic past much of which is related to the Krishnapuram Palace, one of the most magnificent architectural masterpieces in India, built by Kayamkulam rulers. The fort is nestled between the old town of Oachira and Kayamkulam stands over a grand area of over 1.5 acres, the fort is highly influenced by the Kerala style of architecture. Honeymooners would love to walk the heritage fort and get a little acquainted with the past of Kerala; this place is mesmerizingly beautiful and captivating in its grandeur.

    How to reach: The village of Krishnapuram is located 47 kms from Alappuzha town. The nearest railway station is at Kayamkulam which is only 2 kms away. The major railway station in the area is at Kollam, which is about 39 kms from here.

    Address: Oachira Rd,Near Kayamkulam,Alappuza Dist, Krishnapuram, Kerala 690533, India

    Architectural style: Pathinerakettu; Kerala Architectural style

    Hours: 9AM–1PM, 2–4:30PM

    Phone: +91 479 244 1133

    Construction started: 1700–75 AD; rebuilt in the 18th century

  • 18Alleppey Beach

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    Alleppey Beach is one of the Best honeymoon places in Kerala. Blessed with immense natural beauty, the beach at Alleppey is known as one of the best beaches in Kerala to spend quality time with loved ones. Tourists flock to Alleppey to visit the historical pier which is more than 137 years old, and the best part is that it stretches out to the sea. 

    Evenings at the beach can be surreal, the enthralling beauty of the beach with wide stretches of palm groves makes accentuates the whole experience. The beach houses an ancient lighthouse and a small garden by the sea shore.

    How to reach: All kinds of transports available from the nearest town of Allepey.

    Location: Alleppey District, Alappuzha 688007, India

  • 19Arthunkal Church

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    Alleppey is the coastal paradise and a popular tourist destination in Kerala. Tourists who prefer to stay in Alleppey and explore can visit Arthunkal, 21 kms away from the city towards the north. Arthunkal is a developing satellite town which is also one of Kerala’s major pilgrimage spot. 

    Most have heard of the famous Arthunkal Perunnal festival, the ten day annual festival of St Sebastian’s Church, the local Christian Pilgrimage Centre which is celebrated in January every year. Many pilgrims flock to the town during the festival especially on the feast days. A quick visit to this colonial church can take you back to the Portuguese era. .

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Cherthala, about 8 km and Alappuzha, about 21 km while nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 68 km away from Arthunkal.

    Address: Near, Church Road, Cherthala South, Kerala 688530, India

    Status: Basilica

    Diocese: Roman Catholic Diocese of Alleppey

    Designated as world heritage site: July 9, 2010

    Founded: 1584

  • 20Vembanad Lake

    Honeymooners would love the sight of the vast Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom in Kerala. The lake is India’s longest and Kerala’s largest lake covering almost 5 districts and is also a major developing backwater tourist spot. 

    Tourists seeking for a place with calm and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for some quality time, may drop down for a visit the grand lake which offer a beautiful scenery of the lake, clear skies and the horizon when it's flooded with fireworks during sunsets. Many activities like boating and fishing are offered to the tourists. During Onam the whole lake become a hotspot for the tourists who come here to watch the snake boat races.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.

    Area: 785 mi²

    Length: 59.96 mi

    Max. depth: 12 m (39 ft)

  • 21Ambalapuzha Temple

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    When it comes to lift the spirits high with a taste of glorious history, Alleppey is sure to steal the hearts of history lovers. Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalappuzha is a much popular pilgrimage centre among its devotees. There are many myths surrounding the temple. 

    Locals believe that temple’s history goes back to 15th AD when it was built by a famous local ruler. Legends say that human sacrifice was conducted here once in every 12 years in ancient times, but now animals have replaced us on the altar.

    Address: SH 12, Ambalapuzha, Kerala 688561, India

    Phone: +91 477 227 2090

    Date built: AD 790

    Primary deity: Lord Krishna

    Creator: Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran

    Temple Timings: 4 AM to 12.30 

  • 22Mannarasala Temple

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    Tourist visiting Kerala every year suggests newbies to travel to the Mannarasala temple to pay respects. The temple is one of its kinds having over 30,000 images of snakes all along its paths, making it only such temple in Kerala. 

    The temple houses a serpent shrine, fondly regarded as Nagaraja Who is believed to have the form of Lord Vishnu and spirit of Lord Shiva. Newlyweds visit the temple to pray for healthy children. The temple is intriguing and worth a visit when visiting Alleppey.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kayamkulam Junction, about 20 km away and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 115 km

    Address: Mannarasala P.O, Haripad, Kerala 690514, India

    Phone: +91 479 216 0300

    District: Alappuzha district

    Primary deity: Nagaraja

    Important festival: Maha Shivaratri

  • Incredible Points of Interest In Kovalam

  • 23Lighthouse Beach

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    Kovalam, one of the ideal honeymoon places in Kerala is much popular among tourists. A stretch of white sandy beach running alongside the clear waters of Malabar Coast with a striking lighthouse at the beach sounds like a dreamy painting from a story book. 

    Lighthouse Beach at Kovalam is one of the parts of the three separated parts of the beach where the largest among them is the Lighthouse beach. The 35 m long Lighthouse is situated atop Kurumsal hill. To enjoy a scenic spread offered by the neighbouring surroundings at the beach, tourists can climb to the top of the structure.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central, about 11 km away and the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport about 10 km far.

    Address: Light House Beach Rd, Near Malabar Restaurant, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527, India

  • 24Samudra Beach

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    Most honeymoon destinations in Kerala can be a little crowded during peak seasons, but Kerala has left no stone unturned to give its visitors a wide array of places to choose according to their preferences. Samudra Beach is an untouched beauty existing towards north of Kovalam Beach. 

    The beach is distinctly different from all the other beaches as it is isolated by cracks and a giant peninsula. The word “serenity’ perfectly defines the beach. Honeymooners will love the scenic beauty of the beach and among other things, many ships are seen from the beach, near the horizon, the sight is a delight to watch.

    How to reach: Samudra beach is near Trivandrum, the capital city. Once you reach Trivandrum by air or rail, hire taxi or auto-rickshaw while bus stays the cheapest option.

    Why To Visit: Beautiful sunset, clean beach and lots of waves. Must visit if you want to spend a peaceful day at the beach

  • 25Karamana River

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    Karamana River in Trivandrum derives its name from the suburb of the same name through which the river flows. The river is a famous tourist spot and people usually enjoy lovely boat rides here. Exploring the river fills one with peace in accordance to the tranquillity of the environment. 

    The area surrounding the river is picturesque and extremely scenic enough to satiate the heart of the visitors. Honeymooners flock to the place to enjoy moments of quiet or just to laze around the river. Many birds are seen in this region, the sound of the birds and the water moving are the only sounds you might hear while touring the Karamana River.

    Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

    How to reach: Buses are the easiest way to reach the river from Kovalam. One can also avail auto rickshaws or taxis.

  • 26Vellayani Lake

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    Vellayani Lake or as it is referred in the local language “Vellayani Kayal” is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. There are many legends and myths associated with this giant lake, situated 7 kms away from the main town of Kovalam. 

    Local legends say that years ago a beggar out of thirst asked water from a saint who dropped a few droplets into the land and created the whole lake. The lake and its surrounding region are rich in both flora and fauna. Boat ride activity is offered to the tourists to help them explore the lake which is world famous for its annual boat race during the festival of Onam.

    How to reach: Autos and state buses both ply till the lake from Kovalam and Trivandrum.

    Location: Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala

  • 27Halcyon Castle

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    The Halcyon Castle is a grand colonial structure situated in Kovalam and also regarded as Kovalam Palace. Built in 1932 by a nobleman named M.R Sri Rama Varma, Halcyon Castle was more of a summer retreat home for his family than a castle, which was later sold to the government and was transformed into a hotel. 

    The castle stands with utmost pride and bears fusion of both traditional Kerala and colonial architecture. Today the castle is open to the tourists and a popular tourist spot in Kovalam.

    How to reach: The castle is barely 2 kms from Kovalam from where easy auto rides are available till the castle.

    Address: Halcyon Castle, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695527, India

    Built In:1932, 

    Built By: M.R. Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran

  • 28Valiyathura Pier

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    Valiyathura, once considered a major port in Kerala, lost its charm after the port of Kochi was developed. Nowadays the port is used as a fishing port. A popular place for tourists, Valiyathura houses a pier near the Shanghumukham Beach and attracts many visitors. 

    Sunrise and sunsets at the place seems magical, orange clouds surface the sky giving an illusion of fireworks in the sky. The pier is 214 metres long and stretches into the sea. Honeymoon Couples staying around the area of Kovalam or Trivandrum must visit the pier to experience lovely evening strolls and beautiful sunsets.

    How to reach: Located in the suburbs of Trivandrum, daily buses autos or taxis are available to reach the pier.

    Address: Valiyathura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India

    Fact: Valiyathura Pier is almost 60 years old, and once it was the only port in Kerala for cargo shipping.

  • 29Neyyar Dam

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    Neyyar dam, a popular tourist spot in Kerala is located roughly around 32 kms away from main capital of Trivandrum. The dam was built back in 1958 is located at the foot of the Western Ghats and is very scenic in nature. 

    Apart from the beauty of the dam, it features a huge lake, the area around which many local visitors and foreigner come down for picnics. The area around the neyyar dam is renowned for some rare medicinal herbs that are only found in this area. Honeymoon couples can also make a visit to the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram, a peace abode for everyone where visitors are taught Yoga amid a peaceful natural setting.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central and the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.

    Address: Kallikkad, Kerala 695572, India

    Height: 184?

    Hours: Open 24 hours

  • 30Aruvikkara Dam

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    On the banks of the Karamana River the Dam of Aruvikkara is located which serves as a popular tourist spot in Trivandrum. The region around the dam is endowed with immense natural beauty making the whole place very picturesque and worthy of exploring. 

    The reservoir water is clean and is a hub of fishes. A little ahead of the dam beside the durga temple, numerous fishes come till the shore in order to be fed by the tourists.  The scenic spot also houses a famous temple called the Bhagavathy temple which attracts many pilgrims every year.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central 16 km away and the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.23 km away.

    Visiting Time: Sunrise to Sunset

    Visit Duration: 1 hour to 2 hours

  • Honeymoon Attractions In Wayanad

  • 31Banasura Dam

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    The popular town of Wayanad known for its natural hotspots of wildlife and greenery also boasts of the largest earthen dam in India and second largest in Asia. The Banasura Dam possesses the water of the Kara Manathodu, a tributary of the river Kabini. 

    The Banasura hills in the background offer lovely picturesque scenery with the dam nestled in the middle with pretty islands dotting it, make for a magnificent view. For Honeymooners looking for some alone time in the lap of nature, Banasura Dam could be a perfect getaway, sitting at a height of 3200 feet, the dam will offer a satisfying and enriching experience to all people visiting it.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

  • 32Pookot Lake

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    Pookot Lake in Wayanad falls under Places To Visit In Kerala For Honeymoon.– The Panamaram creek, one of the main tributaries of the Kabani River originates from Pookot Lake. The beautiful is located amidst jubilant greenery surrounded by forests and wooded slopes. 

    The lake is a freshwater source and is very pretty that it creates a very peaceful ambience for its visitors who flock to see the lake all throughout the year. Honeymooners must check out the fresh water aquarium situated here which offers a sight of wide array of different fishes. Among other activities, boating is available and a lovely children’s park is situated right beside the lake.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

    Main Attraction: Fresh-water Aquarium

    Best Time to Visit: August to May

  • 33Chembra Peak

    Adventure seekers out on their honeymoon can visit Chembra Peak in Wayanad to quench their thirsty souls. The highest peak at Wayanad at an elevation of 2100m, it adjoins Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu and Vellarimala in Kozhikode. 

    One must visit the mythical Hridaya Thadakam Lake which is a beautiful heart-shaped lake which locals claim to have never dried up. This lake falls on the trekking route to Chembra Peak which takes around 3 hours to summit. Honeymooners can visit the peak to add an ounce of excitement to their otherwise leisurely trip.

    How to reach: There are lots of bus services, both government and private, to reach Chembra. You can get down at Kalpetta and from there to Chembra.

    Elevation: 6,890?
    Mountain range: Western Ghats
  • 34Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Out of all the honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Wayanad offers a diversified spread of tourist attractions. Every year Wayanad sees a growing number of tourist visiting it and the most popular retreat among them is the Wayanad very own wildlife sanctuary.  

    Muthanga and Tholpetty forests falling under Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary are the most frequented places by the tourists. A large variety of animals are found in the forests of Wayanad, the most noted among them are bisons, deers, tigers and elephants. Tourists often frequent sites where unusual birds are spotted. It’s a complete treat to go for a tour in this sanctuary. Bestowed with favourable climate and rich flora and fauna, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a satisfying tourist hub.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

    Address: Bathery- Puthupally Road, Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592, India

    Area: 132.8 mi²

    Hours: 7–10AM, 3–5PM

    Phone: +91 94479 79105

    Established: 1973

    Nearest towns: Sultan Bathery, Mananthavady

  • 35Soochipara Falls

    A major thing about the Western Ghats is its wide array of rivulets and waterfalls that mostly comes alive during the season of rainfall. The beauty of visiting Wayanad becomes threefold if one visits the three-tiered Waterfall called Soochipara or the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls.  

    On the way to this peace haven, fall numerous tea estates which in totality look like a scene straight out of a romantic movie. A long drive with your spouse to this waterfall is sure to cast out a magic spell in the love story. The plastic-free zone of Soochipara Falls could be reached after a short 15 min hike up the beautifully kept cobble-paved path from the base to the waterfall.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

    Address: Wayanad, Kerala 673577, India
    Height: 656?
  • 36Edakkal Caves

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    The caves of Edakkal are 25 kms away from Kalpetta in Wayanad. The caves are naturally made and are a major tourist hotspot in Kerala.  The caves are carved with ancient pictorial writings used by the Neolithic men dating back to 6000 BC. 

    The caves and the drawings they adorn indicate of a prehistoric settlement around the region. The rare drawings inside the caves are the only known examples of their kind in South India. They are sure to run a shiver down your spine and will mesmerise your soul. Taking a trip to these caves is a recommended activity here in Wayanad.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

    Address: Wayanad, Nenmeni, Kerala 673595, India

    Hours: 8AM–4PM

  • 37Kuruva Dweep

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    Kuruvadweep a protected river delta on the Kabini River is a beautiful and one-of-its kind group of tiny Islands in Kerala. The islands of Kuruva Dweep are surrounded by naturally purified water from all sides and mostly comprises of dense forests known for its rare species of birds and animals. 

    Tourists from all around the globe visits Kuruvadweep, and it is also a major place of attraction in Wayanad.  The islands are accessed by rafts and fibre boats run by Kerala Tourism Department. One may have to obtain a mandatory pass from the Forest Department in order to visit the forest.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

    Location: Wayanad, Kalpetta, India

    Permitting authority:
    Divisional Forest Officer,
    South Wayanad
    Ph: +91 4936 203428
  • 38Sulthan Bathery

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    To add a pinch of historical essence to the honeymoon story, make sure to visit Sulthan Bathery, a colloquial form of Sultan’s Battery. The place used to serve as a storage area for Tipu Sultan, who used to dump his ammunition here in an Old Jain temple. 

    He had also built a fort here which is now said to be in ruins. The region is naturally scenic adorning valleys and mountains which attract a lot of visitors. Apart from that, Sulthan Bathery also boasts of jungles, rivers, streams, caves and greenery everywhere is what makes this location more scenic. Around the region many locals survive solely on agriculture and usually are very hospitable people.

    How to reach: Buses, autos and taxis are frequently available from Wayanad.

    Elevation: 2,976?
    Distance: 100 km  from Kozhikode
  • Most Romantic Scenic Spots In Thekkady

  • 39Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of India’s finest wildlife sanctuary set at a beautiful region surfaced with tea plantations, spice gardens and undulating hills amidst greenery. Kerala honeymoon will remain incomplete if the Periyar forest of Thekkady is left out of the plan. 

    The reserve offers ample opportunities to undertake short treks leading to fascinating getaways within its barriers. The wildlife diversity and a splendid artificial lake called Mullaperiyar at the reserve, attract many tourists from all around the world. The whole reserve can be toured by boats which makes for an unique experience all together, one may also spot herds of elephants out to drink water, if luck favours.

    Entry timing: 06 am to 06 pm.

    Area: 357.1 mi²

    Established: 1982

    Nearest town: Kumily

  • 40Periyar Lake

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    Periyar Lake flows from inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve and is roughly around 26 sq. km. The lake was formed when a dam was formed on it in 1895. The lake consists of submerged trees and clear waters which offer a surreal sight and thus attract many tourists. 

    Tourists are allowed to explore the lake by boats which are run by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.  Periyar Lake offers a close look into the reserve and lets one spot many varieties of birds and animals.  Elephants and deers are frequently spotted while cruising on Periyar Lake.  

    Location: Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta, Kerala state, India

    Nearest city: Kochi, India

    Area: 305 km2 (118 sq mi)

    Established: 1982

  • 41Murikkady

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    Apart from being home to the country’s largest Tiger reserve, Thekkady also offers for the human eye, luscious vistas of greenery and an array of spice plantations. Murikkady in Thekkady is a place with unending hills covered of spice plantations mostly cardamom, coffee and pepper is found here. 

    With the climate favourable and the smell of spices filled in the air, Murikkady is indeed a beautiful destination for the couples to visit. Nature lovers would love to view from here the scenic panoramas of the spice plantations.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam, via Kollam - Theni Hwy, about 107 km far and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 146 km far.

    Entry timing: 06AM - 06PM 

  • 42Murikkady

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    Apart from being home to the country’s largest Tiger reserve, Thekkady also offers for the human eye, luscious vistas of greenery and an array of spice plantations. Murikkady in Thekkady is a place with unending hills covered of spice plantations mostly cardamom, coffee and pepper is found here. 

    With the climate favourable and the smell of spices filled in the air, Murikkady is indeed a beautiful destination for the couples to visit. Nature lovers would love to view from here the scenic panoramas of the spice plantations.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam, via Kollam - Theni Hwy, about 107 km far and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 146 km far.

    Entry timing: 06AM - 06PM 

  • 43Pandikuzhi

    Pandikuzhi, a small little nature’s abode, just 5 km away from Kumily in Thekkady can be a beautiful part of your Kerala honeymoon. The heavenly place is all about its exotic flora and fauna, jaw dropping waterfalls and deep scenic valleys. 

    The settlement here stays far from the conventions of the society and is usually very warm and hospitable. The Pandikuzhi waterfalls are a delight to watch, the cascading waterfall that falls from a height of 1200- feet is an amazing sight to watch. Honeymooners are sure to gain rejuvenation upon visiting Pandikuzhi.

    How to Reach: Pandikuzhi is easily accessible through bus, auto or simply by trekking.

    Address: Idukki, Kerala 685509, India

    Hours: Open 24 hours

    Nearest railway station: Theni (60 km) & Changanacherry (93 km)

    Nearest airport: Madurai Airport (140 km) & Cochin International Airport (190 km)

  • 44Peermede

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    Peermade is a small hill station situated in the Idukki district is among the best tourist places in Kerala for honeymoon. The region is a balm to the eye and soul, covered in carpets of greenery till where our sight reaches and rivulets and streams meeting at intersection make Peermede a very pretty nature’s abode. 

    The region is also a home to various tribal groups thus reflecting a blend in cultures. In here one will find stretches of coffee, rubber and cardamom. With a sprawl of trekking trails, tourist spots and ambient scenic terrains, Peermede serves as a lovely destination for a family holiday or an adventure holiday. Check out our top picks for Kerala Holiday Packages.

    How to reach: Accessible easily from nearby towns. State buses run to Peermede daily.

    Places To Visit In Peermede: Grampi, Thrissanku Hills, Peeru Hills and Pattumala

  • 45Chellarkovil

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    The borderline village of chellarkovil is located on Kerala and Tamil Nadu border is a very beautiful quaint village which attracts tourists from all over the world. Chellarkovil is located fifteen km away from Kumily town in Thekkady and is the best tourism spot in the whole of Idukki district. 

    The region is situated 1200 m above sea level and is a wonderful spread of green rolling mountains and cascading waterfalls.  Chellarkovil is the most scenic and peaceful of all Kerala honeymoon places. The place offers for its tourists many activities like guided trekking, Ayurveda treatments etc. You must try these activities in Kerala with your spouse.

    How to reach: Easy transports available from Kumily town in Thekkady

    Nearest Railway Station & Airport: Theni railway station (60 km) and Madurai airport(140 km).

  • 46Vandiperiyar

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    Vandiperiyar one of the famous towns in Idukki district is famous for its spice cultivation with a spread of natural features making the region very picturesque.  Vandiperiyar is among the many Places To Visit In Kerala For Honeymoon. 

    The river Periyar flows through the town and is a main source of water for the people living in Vandiperiyar. Tourists can visit a beautiful Flower Garden and the Government agriculture farm located in the town where a sprawling array of exotic flowers like roses, orchids and anthuriums are found.

    How to reach: Nearest railway station is Kottayam, about 60 km away

  • 47Calvary Mount

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    Calvary Mount is a popular tourist destination located in the Idukki district of Kerala. This tourist destination offers panoramic view of the scenic location. The place is very popular among trekkers; tourists can also choose to trek up to Calvary Mount. 

    The region around Calvary mount comprises of many spice and fruit plantations. One can also view the majestic backwaters of Idukki and the beautiful Malankara Dam from Calvary Mount. Honeymooners would enjoy the scenic location for its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere.

    Timings: Mon-Sun : 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM

    Entry Fee: Visitors will have to pay a minimal entry fee of Rs 5 per person.

    How to reach: Easy transports are available from both Idukki and Munnar.

  • Superb Honeymoon Spots of Kochi

  • 48Mattancherry Palace

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    God’s own country, Kerala comprises of innumerable natural hot spots that attract a lot of tourists every year. Kochi is the port city of Kerala and is immensely beautiful as the others. Mattancherry Palace, very close to Kochi is a popular tourist attraction which was built by the Portuguese back in the colonial days. 

    The palace adorns much known Kerala style of architecture with four separate wings opening out to a central courtyard. Inside the central courtyard of the palace, stands a temple of Goddess Bhagavathi. The palace stands against the picturesque vista of the Kochi Backwaters and people flock to see the 300 sq. feet wall engraved with exquisite murals.  The murals reveals stories of great Indian Epics like the Mahabharata, Kumarasambhavam, Guruvayurappan etc.

    How to reach: Nearest railway station is Ernakulam, about 10 km away and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport about 42 km away.

    Address: Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India

    Hours: Closing soon · 9:45AM–1PM, 2–4:45PM (Except Fridays)

    Built In: Around 1555

    Built By: Portuguese

  • 49Indo-Portuguese Museum

    The Indo-Portuguese Museum in Fort Kochi in Ernakulam was established by the then Bishop of Cochin back in 1910. The museum is built in the garden of the house of Bishop.  The museum now showcases antiques which reveal the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi. 

    The museum preserves rare items like vestments, silver processional crosses, teakwood altarpiece and much more from the Cochin diocese. The museum preserves a strong heritage and much visited by tourists every year who mostly come down to pay respect to Fort Immanuel, the remnants of whom is contained in the basement of the museum.

    Timings: 9am-1pm and 2-6pm Tue-Sun

    Tickets: INR 10 for Indians and INR 25 for Foreigners

    How to reach: Easily accessible from Ernakulam and Kochi.

    Address: Bishop Kureethara Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

    Founded: 1910

  • 50Paradesi Synagogue

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    Situated in a quarter of Old Cochin known as the Jew Town, the Paradesi Synagogue is one of the seven synagogues of the Jewish communities in Cochin. The word “Paradesi” in its colloquial meaning refers to ‘foreigners”, applied to the synagogue back in 1567 when it was constructed by Spanish-speaking Jews.  

    The synagogue is the oldest and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area still in use. The synagogue contains many rare antique items among others dating back to when the Jewish synagogue was created in Kerala. 

    A valuable collection of copper plates belonging to the 4th century is preserved in the synagogue among other priceless items like gold crowns presented to the Jewish Community by the Kings of Cochin and Travancore, the first five books of Old Testament encased in gold and silver and many such intriguing antiques. Tourists must visit the place when visiting Kochi.

    Timings: 10 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. The synagogue is open every day except Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays.

    How to reach: Easily accessible from Ernakulam and Kochi.

    Address: Synagogue Ln, Jew Town, Kappalandimukku, Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002, India

    Construction started: 1568

    Opened: 1568

    Phone: +91 1800 425 4747

    Affiliation: Orthodox Judaism

  • 51Folklore Museum

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    The Kerala Folklore Museum at Thevara in Ernakulam is a venture to preserve the culture & heritage of South India. The museum and folklore theatre was established in 2009 by a NGO who are doing commendable progress in the preservation of age old art forms like folklore, theatre and dance. 

    The museum is a treasure trove bearing artefacts displaying forgotten heritage of the bygone era in the form of masks, traditional jewelleries, decorative, instruments, utensils, costumes and manuscripts. Apart from these, the museum also showcases theatrical performances every day at the Folklore Theatre. 

    The structure is made in Malabar style of architecture with big wooden doors at the entrance and fascinating mural paintings adorning the walls and a chiselled wooden ceiling made of 60 frames..

    Entry Timing: The museum is open from 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. 

    Ticket: Entrance fee to the museum is Rs.100 for adults and Rs.50 for students.

    How to reach: Easily accessible from Ernakulam and Kochi.

    Address: Pandit Karuppan Road, Near Thevara Ferry Junction, Kochi, Kerala 682013, India

  • 52Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

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    The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is a bird refuge in Kochi and an ecologically sensitive area. One of the major tourist attractions in Kochi, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is a nest ground for a large variety of migratory birds. Often regarded as the ‘green lung of Kochi’, supports many varieties of Mangroves and also a shallow tidal lake connected with Kochi backwaters by a canal.

    A recommended destination for the honeymooners, Mangalavanam bird Sanctuary is surrounded by rolls of greenery and if visited in season time, tourists would be offered with majestic sights of various kinds of migratory birds.

    How to reach: Nearest railway station is Ernakulam South, about 4 km away and nearest airport is Nedumbassery International Airport, about 34 km away.

    Address: Mathai Manjooran Rd, Ayyappankavu, Ernakulam, Kerala 682018, India

    Area: 7 acres

    Timing: 10AM–5PM

  • 53Santa Cruz Basilica

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    The Santa Cruz Basilica in Kochi was built by the Portuguese and is one of the eight Basilicas in India. The Basilica is situated near the famous St Francis Church and serves as the cathedral church of the Diocese of Cochin. 

    The centre which bears a lot of historical significance built in a medieval style of architecture bears distinct artistic splendour of its own. The Santa Cruz Basilica is considered one of India’s finest churches and is filled with tourists year round. Kochi is one of the most visited honeymoon places in Kerala and most tourists who visit Kochi drops in to the famous Basilica for a quick visit.

    How to reach: Easily accessible from Ernakulam and Kochi.

    Address: Santa Cruz Rd, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India

    Opened: September 19, 1902

    Architectural style: Gothic architecture

    Status: Basilica

  • 54Cherai Beach

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    Honeymooners out on a trip to Kochi in Kerala can check out the amazing beach of Cherai, located to the north of the Vypeen Islands. Couples who are heading to Kerala to spend some time swimming in the amazing clear waters of the Malabar Coast must head to Cherai beach to spend quality time swimming in its water. 

    The beach set against a picturesque background of huge coconut groves and paddy fields is a combination of the sea and the backwaters where Dolphins are also seen at times. Cherai beach is a peaceful beach even being a popular tourist attraction. 

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Ernakulam Junction, about one km from the main boat jetty and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 20 km away.

  • Points of Interest In Bekal For Couples

  • 55Bekal Fort

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    Bekal fort is situated in Kasaragod in Kerala and is a major tourist attraction in Kerala. Bekal Fort is a 300 year old fort well known for being one of the largest and best-preserved forts in Kerala. There is a beautiful shallow beach by the fort which is illuminated every evening which adds on to the beauty of the fort. The fort offers splendid panoramic view of the sea and the backwaters which makes the place a beautiful location for shoots.

    Visiting hours: 0800 - 1800 hrs
    Entry: Adults, Rs. 15/- (Free for children upto 15 yrs)

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kasaragod, on the Kozhikode-Mangalore-Mumbai route and the nearest airport is Mangalore, about 50 km from Kasaragod town. Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode is also about 200 km from Kasaragod town.

  • 56Ananthapura Temple

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    Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kerala is a beautiful Hindu temple situated in middle of a lake in the little village of Anantapur and the sanctorum of the temple is accessible only by a bridge. Being a popular tourist spot, Ananthapura Temple in Kochi is among the Places To Visit In Kerala For Honeymoon. 

    The history of the only lake temple of Kerala goes back to the 9th century when it was believed to have been built. A crocodile living at the temple pond is believed to be 150 years old and acts as a major attraction for people visiting the temple.

    Temple timings: 0530 - 1230 hrs & 1730 - 1930 hrs

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kasaragod Railway station about 14 km away and.the nearest airport is Mangalore Airport (Karnataka), about 56 km away.

    Address: Ananthapura, Naikap, Kerala 671321, India

    Architectural style: Hindu temple architecture

  • 57Kappil Beach

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    Kappil Beach near Bekal is a very picturesque beach plus backwaters holiday destination. All the honeymoon places in Kerala are touristy whereas Kappil is a beach with a laidback atmosphere and a lot less visitors than the other regions making it a very relaxed beach. 

    The heavenly beach destination is a paradise for all visitors. The 1 km stretch of the sea road by the beach is a mesmerising picture where one side is the Arabian Sea and the other side is the Edava Narayana Lake, thus it appears that the road is splitting the water in two parts.

    How to reach: Kappil is about 7 kms from Varkala beach. From Varkala, the best way to reach here is to hire an auto rickshaw. You can also hop onto one of the buses that service to Kappil.

  • 58Mallikarjuna Temple

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    Mallikarjuna Temple is the oldest temple situated in the heart of Kasaragod dating back to the 17th century. The temple is dedicated to the idol of Lord Shiva, known by the name Mallikarjuna here.  Locals believe that the idol of the god was actually brought in by Arjuna, one of the Pandavas in Mahabharata. 

    The walls of the temple are painted in murals and paintings and appear as a lovely sight. Many tourists visit the shrine during the famous Mallikarjuna temple festival conducted every year.

    How to reach: The temple is situated about a kilometer from Kasaragod town. Kasaragod railway station is the nearest railhead.

    Structures: Sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, chuttambalam,valiya-balikkal and maryaada with arches

  • Picturesque Locations In Kumarakom

  • 59Vembanad Lake

    Honeymooners would love the sight of the vast Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom in Kerala. The lake is India’s longest and Kerala’s largest lake covering almost 5 districts and is also a major developing backwater tourist spot. 

    Tourists seeking for a place with calm and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for some quality time, may drop down for a visit the grand lake which offer a beautiful scenery of the lake, clear skies and the horizon when it's flooded with fireworks during sunsets. Many activities like boating and fishing are offered to the tourists. During Onam the whole lake become a hotspot for the tourists who come here to watch the snake boat races.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.

    Area: 785 mi²

    Length: 59.96 mi

    Max. depth: 12 m (39 ft)

  • 60Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls

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    Honeymooners who prefer natural locations and have a sweet spot towards hiking can visit Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall in Kottayam among the best Kerala honeymoon places. The cascading waterfall rolls down the mountain and falls over 5 steps from a height of 100 feet. 

    Nestled between mountains and rubber plantations, the waterfall is a treat to the eye. A popular hotspot among tourists who flock to also see the Church of St Mary situated atop the waterfall. The region serves great trails for visitors to undertake treks. Atop the hill, one can enjoy vistas of greenery mostly of the plantations situated around the region.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam, about 19 km away and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 88 km far.

    Address: Oravakkal Koorali Road, Kerala 686503, India

    Height: 102? 0?

    Hours: Open 24 hours

  • 61Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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    Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the most popular tourist destination in Kumarakom spread over a sprawling 50 acres of land. From the entrance one has to trek for 2 km in order to reach the watchtower situated at the centre of the Sanctuary. 

    The watchtower enables its visitors to witness various kinds of migratory birds. The sanctuary is well known for the frequent sightings of Siberian cranes, often spotted perched at tree tops. Set at the banks of Vembanad Lake, the Sanctuary is immensely beautiful and also a must visit among other Kerala honeymoon destinations..

    Entry Fee: INR 50

    Timings: 6 am to 5 pm

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.

  • 62Kumarakom Beach

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    Kumarakom beach is a captivating beach located at Kumarakom is a tourist hotspot and the liveliest place among other Kerala honeymoon places. The beach here is distinctly different from its counterparts offering an array of adventure sports like wind surfing, parasailing, and boating among others. 

    The beach is a popular haunt and so many luxury hotels and resorts are present around the beach. Honeymoon couples are free to relax around the beach, sunbathe or engage in various adventure water sports offered at the beach. Picked the best All-Inclusive Resorts In Kerala Just for you.

    How to reach: One can easily reach Kumarakom beach by all modes of transportation. Cochin International airport is the nearest airport around  70 km away and the nearest train station is Kottayam which is 14 km away.

  • 63Kumarakom Backwaters

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    Kumarakom is an extremely scenic world-renowned backwater destination and considered among major Kerala honeymoon destinations. The peninsula stretching into the vast Vembanad Lake is a great sight to witness with tiny rice boats and canoes jotting the whole peninsula. 

    The backwaters are a perfect destination to unwind in Kerala. The region around the peninsula is lined with groves of coconut trees and mangroves. The backwater is home to a hub of species and extremely rich in flora and fauna. 

    This is definitely a perfect place to spend days in immense tranquillity and peace. The wonderful sights of meandering streams, hillocks, and the vast lake while cruising the backwaters, together form an absolute feast to the eye.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam and nearest airport is Cochin International Airport.

  • 64Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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    Bay Island Driftwood Museum is located at the beautiful village of Kumarakom. The museum is pretty unique and has a cylinder-shaped structure which preserves a huge collection of root sculptures of various shapes and designs. 

    The sculptures of driftwood are made in an innovative modern art form. The driftwood made sculptures resemble birds, animals, reptiles, amphibians and fishes. Many tourists flock to the museum out of utter curiosity. The museum is a great place to appreciate the art of recycling things, to see goods produced out of waste materials.

    Visiting Hours:

    Weekday: 1000 - 1700 hrs

    Sunday: 1130 - 1700 hrs

    Monday: Holiday

    Entry: Entry to the Museum by Pass only

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Kottayam, about 16 km away from Kumarakom and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 94 km from Kumarakom.

  • 65Pathiramanal Island

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    Kerala, a beautiful destination is bestowed with loads of natural beauty. Good thing about Kerala is that it consists of backwaters and islands and each island is distinct in nature. All of Kerala honeymoon places offer immense display of beauty and Pathiramanal Island in Kumarakom is a small magical display of an island which attract many migratory birds from all parts of the world. The island is situated in the backwaters of Alleppey and is accessible via boats. The island is a great source of raw beauty of our nature enough to lift up the spirit.

    How to reach: The nearest railway station is Alleppey, about 16 km away and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 85 km away from Alleppey.

    Address: Muhamma, Alapuzha District, Kerala.



Chembra Peak

A trekking paradise, Chembra is the highest peak in the Wayanad Hill Range that will take your breath away. Encompassed by verdant greenery of the Western Ghats, Chembra Peak is one of those attractions in Wayanad that one just cannot ignore for its mesmerising views. 

It is where the clouds brush your cheeks and your eyes are greeted with solace of calm and quietness in the midst of nature.

It is known for offering an enchanting vista of the heart-shaped lake also known as the Cupid Lake. It also offers an unparalleled view of Banasura Sagar Dam surrounded by the majestic tea plantations located along the foothills of Chembra Peak.

Height: It is 2,100 metres (6,890 ft) above sea level

Location: Kalpetta, Wayanad

Best Time to visit: The best time to visit is between the months of September and March.

Entry fee: The entry charge for the peak is INR 50/USD 0.77

Timings: Chembra Peak is open to tourists during the day time.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is about 40 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.


The Bamboo Factory

If you wish to know how bamboo constitutes an important factor in both the lifestyle and livelihood for the people in Wayanad, then a visit to The Bamboo Factory comes highly recommended. 

This educating and inspiring experience gives a sneak peek into the lives of the locals in Uravu. This place is a great stop to witness the wonder of sustainable tourism and explore the ancient traditions that are still preserved in Wayanad.

The Bamboo Factory stands for uplifting the lives of many rural craftsmen along with offering tourists a unique experience by getting to know how bamboo is converted into your favourite items. Tourists at Bamboo Factory also get a chance to talk to these talented craftsmen and know more from their experiences.

Location: 100 Acres Road Thrikkaipatta, Kerala

Best Time to visit: October to February is the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: The cost to visit here is approximately INR 500/ USD 7.7 per person

Timings: One can visit here between 10 am and 4 pm.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: The distance between the two places is around kilometres.


Pookode Lake

If you’re browsing for the most serene Wayanad tourist places, Pookode Lake should incite your curiosity. Surrounded by the evergreen beauty of Western Ghats and verdant forests, Pookode Lake is a gorgeous freshwater lake. 

One of the most interesting features of this lake is that it virtually appears to be in the shape of India’s physical map. Boasting of picturesque excellence and a mesmerising ambience, this freshwater lake is the initiating point of Panamaram stream in Kerala.

Pookode Lake offers many activities like boating and boasts of a freshwater aquarium, a children’s park and a shopping centre where tourists can empty their pockets on excellent spices and handicrafts. 

Another big attraction of Pookode Lake is the widespread presence of wild animals and birds who can be spotted around the lake.

Location: Pookode Lake, Kunnathidavaka, Kerala

Best Time to visit: August to May are the best months to visit here

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for one person

Timings: The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: Pookode Lake is located 27.3 kilometres from the Bus station in Wayanad


Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an esteemed natural habitat of many rare and endangered flora and fauna and a wonderful getaway for wildlife lovers. 

It is one of those rejuvenating retreats where people can appreciate sustainable tourism with a bit of adventure and recreation. The two most important areas in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is Muthanga and Tholpetty.

Offering an excellent opportunity to see the elephant herds, deer, langurs and tigers roam freely in Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an absolute delight. 

Tourists here can also indulge in bird watching or undertake trekking in the forest with advance booking. Being a vital part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot that one must add to their places to see in Wayanad.

Location: Bathery- Puthupally Road, Wayanad District, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 

Best Time to visit: The months from October to February are considered to be the best time to visit here.

Entry fee: INR 10/ USD 0.15 for Indians and INR 100/ USD 1.54 for foreigners

Timings: It is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 am and then from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Distance from Bus Station, Dam Road, Padinjarathara, Wayanad: It is approximately 60 kilometres away from the bus station in Wayanad.

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