Best Honeymoon Places in South India

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Best Honeymoon Destinations in South India

Besides having a range of delicacies and beautiful temples, South India is famous for its never-ending beaches, tranquil forests, lush green hills and sparkling backwaters, which serve as an absolute paradise for the newlyweds who are in search of some peace and privacy. Check out our curated list of honeymoon places in South India with each place mentioned below being unique in its own way and offers a variety of things to do for you and your partner to bond over.

Here is the list of 19 Best Honeymoon Places in South India

1. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

A quaint and misty hill station tucked away in the state of Karnataka, Coorg is surrounded by coffee plantations and rare flora and fauna. Coorg is a hidden paradise for nature lovers with its various trekking tracks, beautiful Abby Falls and camping under the stars facilities amidst the coffee plantations. Located in close proximity to South Indian states, Coorg is a popular romantic getaway.

Best Time: October to March

2. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

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Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Backwaters in Alleppey

Get away from the daily hustle bustle in the serene backwaters in your private, floating houseboats along with the picturesque views surrounding them. Enjoy some private time on the quaint little island of Pathiramanal or soak your feet in the thrashing waves of Alappuzha Beach or just go for a long walk at the Vijay Beach Park. Also, visit the Mavellikkara town which gives you a tour of the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.

Best Time: June to March

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3. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Pothamedu View Point

Lose yourselves while trekking in the green and lush tea estates of Munnar surrounded by melodic chirpings of the birds and the calming fragrance of tea. Visit the artificially constructed Kundala Dam and tour the lake in a pedal boat, Kashmiri Shikkaras or row boats. Also, bask in the scent of cherry blossoms, which appear twice a year in the region. Munnar is one of the most perfect and cosy honeymoon places in South India.

Best Time: September to May

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4. Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East

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Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Cafes in Pondicherry

What better way to express love to your partner then in French, the language of love? Once colonised by the French, almost the entire union territory of Pondicherry has a French influence somewhere or the other. With cute little French cafes and bakeries and far stretched promenades along the beach, Pondicherry somewhat gives you the feeling of being in Paris making it a romantic honeymoon place in South India.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Kabini, Karnataka - Home to the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

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Known For : Jungle Safari, Kabini Elephant Safari Boating in Kabini

A place that once used to be hunting grounds for the Britishers, Kabini today is a wildlife reserve. Moreover, it is an ideal location for a peaceful retreat with numerous romantic places offering couples' spa therapy and enjoy a calming walk along the banks of the River Kabini while gazing at the sunset.

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Bekal, Kerala - Offbeat honeymoon place in South India

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Known For : Bekal Fort Bekal Beach Kappil Beach

Located on the west of the Malabar coastline, Bekal is a small town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. Famous for the Bekal Fort, the town consists of several small beaches scattered all over, where the couple can enjoy long walks in the sand, experience the waves thrashing at their feet or build sandcastles and play in the waves. With luxury properties like The Lalit and Taj located on the expanse of Malabar coastline, Bekal is the perfect honeymoon place in Kerala for those looking for a little bit of everything.

Best Time: October to March

7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

What better than cuddling with your partner while gazing at the beautiful views and a cup of tea or coffee to warm you up? Surrounded by the fascinating Nilgiri Hills, the hill station of Ooty has always been one of the most preferred honeymoon places in South India with its mesmerising views and cold, chilly climate.

Best Time: Throughout the year

8. Coonoor, Tamil Nadu - Peaceful Honeymoon Place in South India

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Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

If you wish to have some much-needed privacy and peace of mind, post your wedding, then Coonoor is what you're looking for. Take a stroll in the never-ending tea estates, go for a drive among the narrow winding paths or lose yourself in the mesmerising views and landscapes that Coonoor offers.

Best Time: October to March

9. Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters Bay, Small Islands - Little Venice

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Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Backwaters Vellavali

Cruising through the steady backwaters of Kumarakom in luxurious houseboats equipped with everything one can ask for is a perfect romantic getaway. The houseboats serve authentic food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The boat passes through mesmerising green paddy fields and tall coconut groves. Visit one of Asia's largest freshwater lakes, Vembanad, where you can see lily pads floating on its glittering emerald surface.

Best Time: September to March

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10. Kovalam, Kerala - Beaches, Ayurveda and Shopping

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Known For : Water Sports in Kovalam Lighthouse Beach Hawah Beach

Stretching over a 17 km long coastline, Kovalam is a set of three beaches sharing the same coast - Lighthouse, Hawah and Samudra. Together they form a crescent shape. The Lighthouse is the king of them with the cool breeze, thrashing waves and swaying palm trees. Next, comes the tranquil beach of Hawah; which takes you away from the daily dull life. Samudra is a hidden treasure with it being the least explored beach in Kovalam. Water sports, Ayurvedic massages along the shore and camping at the beach facilities are available on all the three beaches.

Best Time: September to March

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11. Thekkady, Kerala - Periyar-India's Largest Tiger Reserve

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Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting

Like Kabini, Thekkady too has a wildlife reserve, known as Periyar Forest Reserve, where couples can enjoy a peaceful stay accompanied by a few elements of adventure which include jeep or boat safaris, wildlife spotting or bamboo rafting in the river. A stroll in the aromatic spice and tea estates is the cherry on the cake.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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12. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

When in Kodaikanal, cherish the sunset from various peaks with your significant other; go boating in the Kodaikanal Lake and the Berjjam Lake or trekking in the Palni Hills. A quaint little hill station with a pleasant climate throughout the year, Kodaikanal is the perfect mini honeymoon place in South India. It is also a popular romantic getaway since it is a well developed city.

Best Time: September to May

13. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

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Known For : Banasura Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

Pristine and untouched, Wayanad is paradise for nature lovers. Sprawled all over the green and vibrant Western Ghats, Wayanad consists of the beautifully carved Edakkal Caves where you can dine-in too! The unique heart-shaped lake on Chembra Peak is a must visit with your partner. Go camping and locate constellations under the blanket of stars on the hills of Wayanad. Pass through the greenery of the paddy fields and tall ginger fields. Hear the melodic wind passing throw the hollow bamboos.

Best Time: Throughout the year

14. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

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Known For : Thirparappu Falls Vivekananda Rock Memorial Thanumalayan Temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

At the southern tip of India, where the land ends, and the ocean begins, Kanyakumari is a place signifying your never-ending love for your partner, just like the ocean. Being on the tip of the country, Kanyakumari is a tranquil place and is one of the preferred honeymoon place in South India because of the mesmerising views it has to offer.

Best Time: October to February

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15. Devikulam, Kerala - A lake in which Goddess Sita bathed

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Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.

Best Time: November to May

16. Araku Valley - Hill Station of Andhra Pradesh

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Araku Valley is a comparatively unexplored hill station mostly visited by locals as a weekend getaway and is situated some 120 kilometres away from Vishakhapatnam. If you're a tourist looking for exclusivity and tranquillity, Vistadome train leaves Vishakhapatnam at 6.50 AM, making way through 58 tunnels and passing over 84 bridges making way through the breathtaking landscape to reach Araku in approximately in 5 hours, go, catch that!

17. Ponmudi, Kerala - The Golden Peak of Trivandrum

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Known For : Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary Golden Valley Mini Zoo, Ponmudi

Nestled in the lap of rolling hills of the Western Ghats, enveloped with tea plantations, lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls and streams; Ponmudi is a quaint little town in Trivandrum, Kerala. Trekking and mountain climbing on Agasthayarkoodam, the highest peak in the region is the most popular activity. To get the best of the two worlds, explore the wilderness of the Golden Valley and laze around along the freshwater springs and Kallari River. Don't forget to take a walk through the deer park and the Ponmudi crest.

Best Time: November to May

18. Idukki, Kerala - Eco-village in the western ghats

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Known For : Gavi Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam

Idukki, a landlocked district of Kerala, is one of the most nature-rich areas in Kerala with more than half of the area covered with forest. This rugged hill resort is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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19. Valparai, Tamil Nadu

Situated at 1500m above sea level in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, Valparai is an obscure yet tranquil hill station in the Anamalai Hills. Its alluring combination of grassy knolls, clean air, and picturesque sights entice tourists from all over the country and beyond, rendering it one of the most sought-after destinations in the southern region of the Western Ghats.

No matter which place you choose, you will be assured of two things in each of these places- tranquillity and quality time with your loved one. Even if temporary, these honeymoon places in South India offer a much-needed break and change of scenery a couple needs after the wedding shenanigans.

This post was published by Shreya Krishnan

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