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 best 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 35 Best Honeymoon Places in South India

1. Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India

Coorg, Karnataka - The Scotland of India
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Known For : Abbey Falls Talakaveri Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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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

36 Coorg Attractions

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

Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East
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Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Alleppey Backwaters

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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

28 Alleppey Attractions

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

Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station
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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Photo Point Atukkad Waterfalls

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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

46 Munnar Attractions

4. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris
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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

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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. With its amazing scenery, Ooty serves as one of the best Honeymoon Places in South India. 

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Ooty Attractions

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

Idukki, Kerala - Eco-village in the western ghats
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Known For : Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam Idukki Arch Dam

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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

37 Idukki Attractions

6. Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East

Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East
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Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Auroville

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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

44 Pondicherry Attractions

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

Kabini, Karnataka - Home to the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
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Known For : Jungle Safari, Kabini Elephant Safari Boating in Kabini

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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

8 Kabini Attractions

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

Bekal, Kerala - Offbeat honeymoon place in South India
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Known For : Bekal Fort Bekal Beach Kappil Beach

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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

12 Bekal Attractions

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

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu - Peaceful Honeymoon Place in South India
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Known For : Sim's Park Dolphin's Nose Ketti Valley

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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. Because of its scenery, Coonoor is noted as one of the best honeymoon places in South India.

Best Time: October to March

17 Coonoor Attractions

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

Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters Bay, Small Islands - Little Venice
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Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kumarakom Backwaters Visit to Toddy Shops

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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

12 Kumarakom Attractions

11. Kovalam, Kerala - Beaches, Ayurveda and Shopping

Kovalam, Kerala - Beaches, Ayurveda and Shopping
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Known For : Vellayani Lake, Kovalam Water Sports in Kovalam Lighthouse Beach

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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

24 Kovalam Attractions

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

Thekkady, Kerala - Periyar-India's Largest Tiger Reserve
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Known For : Periyar National Park Periyar Tiger Trail Bamboo Rafting

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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

17 Thekkady Attractions

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

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations
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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

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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

35 Kodaikanal Attractions

14. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode
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Known For : Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

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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

34 Wayanad Attractions

15. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
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Known For : Thirparappu Falls Kanyakumari Beach Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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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

25 Kanyakumari Attractions

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

Devikulam, Kerala - A lake in which Goddess Sita bathed
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Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

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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

4 Devikulam Attractions

17. Araku Valley - Hill Station of Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley - Hill Station of Andhra Pradesh
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Known For : Borra Caves Katiki Waterfalls Chaparai Waterfalls

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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!

8 Araku Valley Attractions

18. Ponmudi, Kerala - The Golden Peak of Trivandrum

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

5 Ponmudi Attractions

19. Valparai, Tamil Nadu

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.

20. Karwar, Karnataka - The Queen of Konkan Coast

Karwar, Karnataka - The Queen of Konkan Coast
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Known For : Kurumgad Island Sadashivgad Fort Devbagh Beach

Karwar is a port city with scenic beaches surrounded by casuarinas trees along the Arabian sea coastline. Located 15kms away from Goa, on the west coast of Indian Peninsula, It is both a natural harbour as well as a historic town since the 15th century.

Best Time: November to Apr

22 Karwar Attractions

21. Varkala, Kerala - The hidden treasure of Kerala

Varkala, Kerala - The hidden treasure of Kerala
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Known For : Water Sports in Varkala Varkala Beach Edava Beach

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Varkala is a coastal town in the southern part of Kerala known for the unique 15m high 'Northern Cliff' adjacent to the Arabian Sea. It is popular for its hippie culture, shacks on the cliff serving great seafood and playing global music and the samadhi of Kerala's saint Sree Narayana Guru. Varkala is also known for Jardana Swami Temple, also known as Dakshin Kashi.

Best Time: Throughout the year

24 Varkala Attractions

22. Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands

Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands
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Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Paradise Beach, Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. Situated on the coast of Karwar, Gokarna is a small town in Karnataka, primarily known for two reasons - its beaches and temples. Gokarna can be different things to different people. Every year hordes of tourists visit Gokarna in search of sanctity and salvation on one hand and respite and relaxation on the other.

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Gokarna Attractions

23. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu - The Land of Seven Forests.
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Known For : Killiyur Falls Lady's Seat Bear's Cave

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Nestled in the Shivaroy Hills of Tamil Nadu, Yercaud is a tranquil hill station in the Eastern Ghats steeped in abundant greenery. Commonly called ‘Ooty of the Poor’, this region has a history dating back to the time of the British. Located at an altitude of 4970 feet, Yercaud is known for its vast expanses of coffee plantations. A paradise for nature lovers, this quaint town is an ideal place to experience nature at its enchanting best.

Best Time: October to June

20 Yercaud Attractions

24. Ananthagiri Hills, Andhra Pradesh - A Trekkers Paradise in Telangana

Ananthagiri Hills, Andhra Pradesh - A Trekkers Paradise in Telangana
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Known For : The Borra Hills and Caves Araku Tribal Museum Musi River

Set amid the Eastern Ghats, Ananthagiri Hills is a beautiful retreat 90km away from Hyderabad city. One of the earliest human habitat areas, Ananthagiri is a hill town of ancient caves, temples, medieval fort palaces that showcases the history of the area. The place offers some of the best trekking trails and thus serves as a trekker's paradise. Breathtakingly gorgeous and absolutely scintillating, the town oozes out charm mixed with the whiff of coffee aroma and beauty of exotic flora.

Best Time: October to March

10 Ananthagiri Attractions

25. Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face

Kudremukh, Karnataka - Close to the Nature's Face
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Known For : Kudremukh Trek Kudremukh National Park Hanuman Gundi Falls

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With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty. A popular hill-station among the Bangalore crowd, Kudremukh is actually a hill range in the Chikmagalurdistrict of Karnataka. With its rolling meadows, grasslands and dense forests, this place is a bio-diversity hotspot.

Best Time: October to May

10 Kudremukh Attractions

26. Agumbe, Shimoga

Agumbe, Shimoga
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Located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe is a tiny village often referred to as the "Cherrapunji of South India". This biodiversity-rich region highest rainfall in south India and the second highest annual rainfall in India. Visiting Agumbe is an enriching experience as this hill station and picturesque beauty coupled with trekking trails and gushing rainfalls. It is one of the last surviving lowland rainforests. This beautiful place served as the setting for India's very famous fictional town Malgudi in the TV serial Malgudi Days. Agumbe is famously known for the breathtaking sunsets over the Arabian Sea that can be witnessed from this region.

27. Kemmanagundi, Karnataka - House of the tallest peak of Karnataka

Kemmanagundi, Karnataka - House of the tallest peak of Karnataka
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Known For : Hebbe Falls Mullayanagiri Z Point

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A hill-station of widespread views and scents of beautiful gardens, Kemmanagundi or KR hills, homes the tallest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri. These hills offer a perfect summer retreat for those looking for a spectacular time amongst the beauty of nature and heaven for all nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Best Time: September to May

10 Kemmanagundi Attractions

28. Vagamon, Kerala

Vagamon, Kerala
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Known For : Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary Vagamon Meadows Pine Hill

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1100 meters above sea, far way from the loud city culture, lush greenery and serenity to gift every visitor, Vagamon could be your quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala away from maddening tourist crowds. If you are a forest lover, the first place you should visit in Vagamon is the Vagamon Pine forest, which is the major tourist attraction of this place. A very popular spot for movie shootings, Vagamon forest is actually a man-made forest which was created during the British era.

Best Time: Throughout the year

16 Vagamon Attractions

29. Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur

Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur
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Perched at an altitude of 1930 m above the sea level, Mullayanagiri peak is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of Western Ghats. It serves as the highest peak between the Nilgiris and the Himalayas offering its visitors a relaxed environment with temperature ranging between 20 - 25 degrees Celsius. Known for its peaceful ambience and nature's raw beauty, this peak is adorned with verdant grassland, rugged rocks, and a good trek path is also quite popular among adventure lovers. Mullayanagiri is also known for coffee plantations that are situated nearby.

30. Nandi Hills, Karnataka - Hillocks borrowed from heaven

Nandi Hills, Karnataka - Hillocks borrowed from heaven
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Known For : Tipu's Drop Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple Tipu's Summer Residence

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Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a well-known weekend getaway. Featuring beautifully carved arches and majestic pillars with intricately painted walls and ceilings, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monument and is surrounded by mesmerizing views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise.

Best Time: October to June

12 Nandi Hills Attractions

31. Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Blue seas, virgin islands and colonial past

Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Blue seas, virgin islands and colonial past
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Known For : Scuba Diving In Andaman Havelock Island Radhanagar Beach

Replete with picturesque shimmering beaches, lagoons of turquoise blue waters and a bit of history, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a little slice of paradise tucked around 1,400 km away from the east coast of India. The union territory comprises a total of 572 islands, only 37 of which are inhabited and a few are open to the tourists. Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, is the gateway to the archipelago and is connected with various islands via multiple daily ferries. Havelock and Neil Island are some of the most famous islands among tourists and is known for pearly white sands, palm-lined shores and offer some of the best snorkelling and diving options in India.

Best Time: October to Jun

67 Andaman Attractions

32. Goa - Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights

Goa - Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights
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Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

Lying on the west coast, Goa is one of the smallest states in India known for its brilliant beaches, scrumptious food and Portuguese heritage. Panjim, the capital city located in the centre is well-connected with an international airport and roads and trains run from North to South part of Goa. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has numerous beaches that attract millions of visitors. While Baga and Calangute are more popular among the Indian family crowd, Anjuna and Arambol draw a lot of foreign tourists.

Best Time: October to March

195 Goa Attractions

33. Poovar, Kerala

Poovar, Kerala
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Known For : Poovar Beach Thirparappu Falls Vizhinjam

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Poovar is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored golden sand beaches and beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Also known as a fishing village, the tranquil Poovar island lies between the Arabian Sea and the Neyyar River. Hiring a boat, (especially during the sunset)that will take you through the mangrove forest of backwaters is a must-do activity. The boat ride costs around INR 3000- INR 4000.

Best Time: August to March

9 Poovar Attractions

34. Sakleshpur - Poor Man's Ooty

Sakleshpur - Poor Man's Ooty
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Known For : Manjarabad Fort Sakleshwara Temple Bisle Reserve Forest

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The popular yet less-crowded hill station in Karnataka flanked by the Western Ghats is Sakleshpur where there is something for everyone, from dense rainforest to derelict railway tracks for hiking, from historical temples to age-old fort and from mountain peaks to waterfalls. For history buffs and architecture enthusiasts, Sakleshpur has the celebrated Manjarabad Fort which tells the tale of vigorous Tipu Sultan and the Bettada Bhairaveshwara Prasanna Temple along with Pandavar Gudda which has a mythological significance of the Pandavas staying here during exile.

11 Sakleshpur Attractions

35. Udupi, Karnataka

Udupi, Karnataka
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Known For : St. Mary's Island Krishna Temple Malpe Beach

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Udupi is a coastal town in Karnataka, most famous for its vegetarian cuisine and South Indian restaurants all over the country. With carefully carved temples, laidback beaches and unexplored forests, Udupi is also the place where the educational hub of Manipal is located. Situated 60 km. from Mangalore, Udupi is famous for its culture.

Best Time: Throughout the year

20 Udupi Attractions

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 best 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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