From God’s own country to Paradise for Honeymooners, Kerala promises the best experience to all newly weds. Celebrate the first memories of togetherness in Kerala with lot of options to choose from. Hill Stations, Tea Gardens, Waterfalls, Lakes, Backwaters, Beaches, Temples and Wildlife, Kerala is one stop destination for all. Today we have so much information readily available to us. With the click of a button, we have access to books, maps, blogs, travel information about the place. We get attracted to a large number of choices, and when it comes time to freeze a plan, too many options can make decision making difficult. Here are few simple ways to plan your honeymoon in Kerala. Lets pick and choose the best and make the planning process less stressful and more fulfilling.
Lets decide the Theme
Consult your partner and choose the theme of your honeymoon as it is very important to know what fascinates you and what is more relaxing for you. Whether its watching sunrise from the hills, sunset from the palm fringed beaches, cruising in backwaters in a houseboat, long village walking tours, or spice plantation walk, admiring waterfalls from a treehouse, bamboo rafting and wildlife.
Travel month plays a vital role in deciding the theme. Best time to visit Kerala is September to March when weather is pleasant and most favourable to travel. September is also the festive month as Onam is celebrated & the famous boat race is conducted state wide. If your planning a honeymoon during monsoons (July to August) right choice would be waterfalls – Athirapally & Attukad and and backwaters – Alleppey & Kumarakom. April to May is summer time in Kerala with high temperatures, humidity and strong daytime sunshine. Kerala is less congested and less expensive in Summer. Visit hill ststaions of Kerala like Wayanad, Munnar, Vagamon & Ponmudi or enjoy soaking in salt water and sun tanning in beaches – Kovalam, Varkala, Bekal & Mararikulam followed by ayurvedic treatments. Wildlife in Periyar is also equally good option as animals do come out in summer to have water providing ample opportunities for sightseeing.
Lets figure out how long will be your trip
Second most important step for your honeymoon plan is the Duration of your trip. Spend maximum time with each other enjoying, eating, shopping, sightseeing and strolling with hand in hand rather than just changing flights and travelling on road.
4Days trip – Pick and choose one destination or maximum two. Most Popular itinerary for 4 days honeymoon trip to Kerala is Munnar (2Nights) & Allepey (1Night). Drive pass the gorgeous Cheeyappara and Valara waterfalls, enjoy motorboat ride in Kundala lake, pose selfie at the famous Photo point known for lush green surroundings by gardens, tea plantations and streams, call out your names and hear them resonating in hills at the echo point. Gift your partner the homemade chocolates & sip a cup of best masala tea together. Journey continues to nest destination Alleppey – Venice of East. Houseboats are best options for honeymooners offering complete privacy. Well appointed interiors, lip smacking local cuisine, cool breeze, tantalising backwaters and beautiful sunset in backdrop of paddy fields will surely mesmerise you.
5Days Trip – If you want to add an extra day, go ahead and visit the popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady. Experience living in the wilderness, guided nature walk, plantation tours, elephant ride, boating in periyar lake, jeep safari and bamboo rafting. Spectacular performance of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu, traditional art forms of Kerala will make your honeymoon memorable. Opt for tree house stay with romantic candle light dinner under star lit skys.
6Days Trip – Day trip to Athirapally water falls is a must on 6days trip. Cascading waterfalls in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain will surprise you with most captivating sights. For a totally stress-free and sublimely relaxing honeymoon there’s nothing better than staying at a resort located at the foot of the Athirapally waterfalls with rich and diverse flora & fauna abounds and soothing sound of water.
7Days trip or more – Honeymoon trip is incomplete without a walk by the shoreline in Kovalam. Get enchanted by endless sight of coconut groves lined around these pristine beaches. Spend a quiet evening at Hawa beach or Eve’s beach and watch the sky changing colours from yellow to orange and red or climb the hillock to see the lighthouse and spectacular view of the Sunset. Enjoy swimming, catamaran cruising, kayaking, surfing, fishing ,water skiing and much more..
Lets freeze the budget
When it comes to accommodation, you are spoiled by choices in a state like Kerala. From affordable home stays to luxurious resorts, Kerala has houses all types of accommodation options here to meet the requirements of its visitors. Best way to save is plan your honeymoon trip well ahead in time to get best deals on airfare and hotels. There is always an option to plan your arrival and departures from closest airports to save driving time and round-trip cost of a taxi or car service. Go for all inclusive deal with the help of travel experts. Web research can provide good ideas, but a professional agent with first-hand knowledge is the best resource.Also choose your activities wisely. A mix of adventure and relaxation makes for the perfect honeymoon.
So start planning your honeymoon today. By following these tips you can have a great time on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation.