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20 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations In South India

Discussion in 'Destination Guides' started by Debapriya Deb, Feb 16, 2016.

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Which is your favorite honeymoon destination in South India?

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  2. Munnar

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  5. Valparai

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  6. Pondicherry

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  7. Coorg

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  1. Debapriya Deb

    Debapriya Deb Active Member

    Are you getting married soon and wish to take your spouse on a romantic honeymoon trip? Do you want to make the upcoming anniversary special for your loved one? Whatever may be the reason, if you are residing in the Southern parts of India, then you will be spoilt for choices. South India is blessed with a diversified range of romantic destinations, including picturesque hill stations and pristine beaches, that would perfectly suit the celebration of love and life in a grand style.

    In-case you are on the lookout for a charming place to spend those special days, then here's a look at some of the most attractive options at your disposal. This carefully compiled list will introduce you to 20 amazing romantic destinations in South India (in no specific order) to impress your life partner with a truly memorable honeymoon gift!

    Best Honeymoon Destinations in South India

    1. Alleppey

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Backwaters


    Words may not always be enough to make each other feel the love and passion! Allow silence do the talking on your behalf by taking your soulmate on a romantic honeymoon trip to the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey. Imagine floating along the backwaters on a houseboat ferrying just the two of you! That's perhaps the best wedding gift you can present to the love of your life!

    Alleppey is arguably the best honeymoon destination in South India for the romantic couples. The flower decorated houseboat, candle-lit dinner and cozy loneliness will bring out the real romantic hero in you. Isn't it just the perfect setup you need to paint the canvas of heart with colors of rommance? Rest assured, the appetising Kerala-style cuisines and stunning views of the backwaters will be tempting enough to make you visit the place again to re-live those wonderful moments spent together.

    2. Munnar

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Hill Station

    There aren't too many hill stations in India that can match Munnar's romantic appeal. Munnar's scenic landscapes offer you an ideal setup to break away from all the formalities and begin a new life filled with rommance. The undulating hill ranges, the misty breeze, the charming weather and the tranquil lakes - Munnar is the place to get lost in the wilderness and rediscover yourself in the most romantic manner.

    Go for an early morning stroll holding the hands of your love as the sunbeams weave enchanting patterns in the dew. Take short walks along the verdant valley and feel the aroma of exotic wild flowers. Watch the magical moments of sun hiding behind the mountain peaks and feel a sense of togetherness. Relax in a Kerala-style log hut and feel the coziness and warmth with bonfire. It's your moment of joy, celebrate it together by exploring the evergreen paradise that Munnar is and make your special occasion a truly memorable one.

    3. Kottakuppam

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Beach

    Not far off from the Pondicherry town, Kottakuppam is a little hamlet with a picturesque beach, rightly called as the Serenity beach. The serene tranquility at this romantic destination perfectly justifies its name. Blessed with a scenic coast-line fringed by swaying coconut palms and covered with creepers, this golden sandy beach is an unspoilt treasure trove of nature. The calm ambiance, pristine sea-shore and distinctive crystal-esque blue waters have an inviting charm attached to it.

    Secluded, quiet and of course, spectacular, the Serenity beach is just the ideal place to begin your day with a romantic early morning stroll. The first ray of sunlight touching down the gentle waves of the sea is a sight that will remain engraved in your memory for a long time. You can also go for a romantic catamaran sailing on the blue waters of Bay of Bengal. The beach is just the perfect spot to spend some relaxing moments under the cool shades of coconut palms whispering sweet nothings on each other's ears.

    4. Kemmanagundi

    State - Karnataka
    Destination Category - Hill Station


    Kemmanagundi is a charming hill station which is flocked by romantic couples from all over India. Situated at an altitude of 1434 meters above the sea level in the Chikmagalur district of Karanataka, Kemmanagundi is famous for its undulating hills, vivacious valleys, enchanting waterfalls, tranquil lakes and diversified flora & fauna. The origin point of the Tunga and Bhadra rivers, Kemmanagundi is blessed with a number of waterfalls and streams to enhance its romantic appeal among the honeymooning couples.

    The colossal Bhadra dam is a favorite hangout place for the love birds. Set amidst enticing natural landscapes, you can go on a long spell of boat ride on its emerald green waters. The majestic Hebbe falls is a spot to relax and enjoy the untouched bounty of nature. Shanti waterfalls is another lovely little place to spend a few cozy moments. Unbounded natural splendour and wholesome climate throughout the year have made Kemmanagundi a favourite honeymoon destination for the nature-loving couples.

    5. Yercaud

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station

    Looking for a honeymoon destination in South India which is not over-run by casual vacationers? Then Yercaud could be a great choice. It won't be an exaggeration to term Yercaud as the most underrated hill-station in South India. You need to pay a visit to this tiny little retreat to figure out the truth in the above mentioned statement. Yercaud is situated at an altitude of 4970 feet, on the Shevaroys Hills of the Eastern Ghats Mountain ranges, in Salem district of Tamil Nadu.

    It is a place overflowing with nature's absolute serenity. Covered by an abundance of sandalwood, teak and silver oak trees, Yercaud boasts of serene valleys and picturesque landscapes. The Yercaud peak, also known as the Lady's Seat, offers splendid views of the distant meadows overlooking the Ghat road, Mettur Dam and Salem. It's an excellent spot to watch the setting sun while appreciating the beautiful landscape. A romantic boat ride on the huge lake at the heart of the hill-station can be a real pleasure, especially if you are on your honeymoon trip.

    6. Kotagiri

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station

    Kotagiri, a tiny little hamlet in the scenic Nilgiri Hills, is often overshadowed by its illustratious neighbors - Ooty and Coonoor. Set on a beautiful backdrop of lush green landscapes and bright blue sky, Kotagiri offers a splendid view of the picturesque Nilgiri mountain ranges. Surrounded by quiant tea estates and swaying pyne trees all around, Kotagiri is an ideal place to spend a memorable honeymoon and rejuvenate yourself in the lap of nature.

    Decorated with several breathtaking view points, lovely tea estates and all-round greenery, nature lovers are going to fall in love with this tiny little hill station. You can also indulge in some fun in the waters of the lazily meandering stream of Moyar. The beautiful Elk fall is another excellent attraction at Kotagiri to spend a few hours with your loved ones.

    7. Coorg

    State - Karnataka
    Destination Category - Hill Station


    Coorg is a place that catches the pulse of honeymoon couples like no other. It is by far the most popular honeymoon destination in Karnataka. Situated at a distance of just over 100 KM from the Mysore city, Coorg can be an excellent choice for a romantic trip with someone special in your life. The rolling hills, dancing streams and spectacular landscapes provide a cosy atmosphere to mark a splendid beginning of love life. Coorg is a big hit among romantic couples seeking tranquility and natural beauty.

    Surrounded by the mountains ranges of Tadiyendamol, Pushpagiri and Brahmagiri belonging to the Eastern edge of the Western Ghats mountain ranges, Coorg is an excellent tourist spot that has a rustic romantic charm attached to it. Fondly referred to as the Scotland of India, Coorg can mesmerize you with its scenic elements. Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Honnamana Kere Lake and Harangi Dam are some of the places that you would find interesting. If you would like to add a little color of adventure on your honeymoon canvas, then white water rafting or microlite flying can be the perfect choice. All in all, Coorg offers you the elements needed to be in your own self and fine tune the romantic equation with your special one.

    8. Glenmorgan

    State - Tamilnadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station

    Glenmorgan is a treasure trove of the nature - serene, calm, untouched and devoid of the mad rush of casual vacationers. If you are on the lookout for a quiet retreat to spend your honeymoon in the lap of nature, then Glenmorgan fits the bill perfectly. Rest assured, the tranquility of Glenmorgan will bowl you over and make a permanent place for itself in your heart.

    Famous for its undulated hills covered with a lush green carpet of tea plantations, the Glenmorgan village is a picturesque hill retreat set on the backdrop of Nilgiri Hills. You will enjoy going on a romantic walk holding the hands of your life partner along the beautiful countryside lined up with tea and eucalyptus groves. With its untouched shola grasslands and breathtaking views of the lush green valley on a canvas of bright blue sky, Glenmorgan is literally a hidden paradise that can provide you the ideal launch-pad to begin the new innings of your life.

    9. Pondicherry

    Union Territory - Pondicherry
    Destination Category - Beach

    Add a pinch of French fragrance to your honeymoon by spending some unforgettable moments by the cozy beaches at Pondy. Any article about the best honeymoon destinations in South India will remain incomplete without a mention of Pondy. The sun kissed beaches are the main attractions at Pondicherry. "The French Riviera of the East" - as Pondy is commonly known as, is home to some fantastic beaches that can mesmerize the lovebirds.

    The Promenade beach is ideal for taking a romantic evening stroll. Auro Beach is ideal for catching breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset. You can also take a dip in the shallow water or laze around in its golden sand. The distinct crystal-blue waters at the Serenity Beach, bordered by swaying palm groves is just the perfect place to unwind. An evening stroll on the golden sands with your loved one can remain engraved in the memory for a long time. The pristine Paradise beach and Chunnambar backwaters should not be missed at any cost. The ferry ride through the backwaters is as exciting as the beach itself. And yeah, don't forget to make your honeymoon a little 'spicier' by treating yourselves with the delicious continental cuisines!

    10. Ooty

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station

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    The most well-known hill station and honeymoon destination in the entire South India, Ooty is fondly called as the 'Queen of Hill Stations'. Perched at an altitude of 2,240 meters above the sea level in the Nilgiri mountain ranges, this picturesque town is set amidst serene lakes, lofty mountains and sprawling grasslands. Having served as the backdrop of many superhit Bollywood movies, Ooty is the eternal favorite honeymoon destination for the romantic couples. With lovely panoramic vistas of Nilgiri's undulating hill ranges, Ooty can impress the tourists at the very first look.

    Ooty offers some of the most amazing views of the rising sun peeping out of the belly of the blue mountains. The sunsets are equally charming, if not better. The lush green tropical forest, ponies roaming around the lake-side, lovebirds on romantic boat-rides, the 'chhaiya chhaiya' toy train ride, the warmth of tribal culture and the rich aroma of lovely tea plantations providing a breath of fresh air - Ooty has what it takes to make it a truly special extravaganza of a lifetime. If you are planning for your honeymoon in South India, then Ooty surely deserves to be there in your wish-list.

    11. Valparai

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station


    Nestled in the Annamalai ranges of Western Ghats, Valparai is bounded by undulating hills, mesmerizing meadows, enchanting valleys and cascading waterfalls. Draped by the lush greenery of tea plantations on the backdrop of beautiful Western Ghats, it is one of the most romantic hill stations in South India. The misty atmosphere, the quiant charm and the surreal landscapes make it an ideal place to enjoy a rejuvenating honeymoon trip!

    Valparai, devoid of the mad rush of tourists, can be the perfect place for romancing around the charming tea estates. It's a place to cherish the picturesque landscapes of undulating hills. It's a place to get lost in the wilderness of nature. It's a place to feel the fragnance of love. It's a place to fall in love all over again!

    12. Kumarakom

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Backwaters

    Kumarakom is no short of a paradise on earth. An enchanting backwater destination set in the backdrop of Vemband Lake, Kumarakom is an idyllic honeymoon destination decorated with mesmerizing waterscapes.

    A leisurely cruise on the endless stretches of backwaters in a decorated house-boat can be the most amazing wedding gift for you and your partner. With no disturbing elements in your vicinity, a house-boat can provide you the much-needed privacy, luxury and ambience to spark up the romantic mood. Begin the new innings of your life holding each other's hands, watching the star-lit sky and whispering sweet nothings! And let the silence cast a magical spell on your hearts!

    13. Belekeri

    State - Karnataka
    Destination Category - Beach


    Belekeri Beach is bestowed with such a serene environment that won't let you pass a single moment without love and romance! Express your tenderly emotions without coining a single word - let the alluring breeze do the talk on your behalf! It is the perfect place to get bitten by the love-bugs in the most adorable ways.

    Situated at a distance of 8 KM from the Ankola town in North Karnataka, Belekeri beach offers you a virgin expanse of white sandy beach. Devoid of any tourist activities, the secluded beach surrounded by rolling hills is an ideal place ignite your chemistry. You can spend some quality moments together soaking in the refreshing breeze, watch the magical phenomenon of sunset and take a romantic stroll along the beautiful coast-line dotted with coconut groves. Rest assured, the romantic atmosphere at this pristine beach will make you feel that 'love is in the air'.

    14. Yelagiri

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station

    Situated in the Vellore district of Tamilnadu, Yelagiri is a tiny little hill-station dotted with captivating view points, beautiful meadows and tranquil lakes. It may not be as famous as Ooty or Coonoor and might seem ordinary from the outside, but as you land at this place you would start to discover the romantic aura that many of the popular hill-stations have lost due to uncontrolled commercialization.

    The rustic surroundings of Yelagiri are extraordinarily quiet, and hence it can be the ideal escapade if you are looking for peace and harmony. Surrounded by lush green plantations of pine, oak, coffee and cardamom plantations, you will be blown away by the subtle fragrances of fresh foliage. The lovely Punganoor Lake located at the heart of the town offers you opportunity to indulge in a romantic boat ride, while the view-points offer spectacular hawk-eye views of the surrounding plateau.

    15. Vadanapally

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Beach

    Situated around 20 KM away from Thrissur in Kerala, the little-known beach at Vadanapally can be a great choice for couples looking for an offbeat experience far away from the noisy tourists. Almost an unknown entity to the outsiders, the coast along the beach is lined up with a series of coconut palms and Casuarina (suru) trees, providing it a lush green cover. Patches of beautiful coral reefs along the sea-shore enhance the exotic appeal of the beach. Besides swimming in the crystalesque blue waters of the Arabian sea, you can add a spoonful of adventure to your honeymoon by indulging in wind surfing at this refreshing atmosphere.

    Another unique thing about the beach is that it is linked with exotic backwaters of Kerala. The calm and pleasant ambience makes it a dreamy destination for honeymooners. Romantic couples can escape into the backwaters on a country boat to spend some quality time. It can be an amazing experience to wade through the nature-made canals covered with colorful hyacinths and surrounded by swaying palm plantations.

    16. Kovalam

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Beach

    Kovalam is one of the most popular honeymoon retreats in South India. It is actually a series of three adjacent beaches, separated by rocky outcroppings. The crescent shaped beach, which stretches out along a 17 KM coast-line, is thronged by tourists from all over the world. Its diversified range of attractions satisfy the taste buds of all sorts of tourists. Be it the honeymooning couples, family vacationers, leisure seekers or adventurists, Kovalam does have the ability to suit all desires from every walk of life. The lip-smacking traditional cuisines of Kerala are the added bonus for choosing Kovalam as your honeymoon destination.

    Besides its breathtakingly beautiful outlook, covered with multi-colored sand and surrounded by lofty edgings of green palm trees, Kovalam is also an excellent choice if you are looking for some action-packed fun during your honeymoon. Scuba diving, parasailing or wind surfing - adventure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Taking your partner out on a catamaran ride can be yet another amazing experience. In short, Kovalam not only promises of a romantic honeymoon, but also provides an opportunity to explore the zeal within you.

    17. Meghamalai

    State - Tamil Nadu
    Destination Category - Hill Station


    Meghamalai is one of those rarest Indian hill stations that has managed to stay away from the claws of uncontrolled commercialization. Fondly called as the 'High Wavy Mountains', it is a tiny little hill station engulfed with misty atmosphere. In the native Tamil language, the place is known as 'Paccha Kumachi' - which can roughly be translated to 'Green Peaks'.

    Perched at an altitude of over 4500 feet above the sea level, with surrounding mountains rising into and above the clouds, Meghamalai boasts of serene landscapes and charming sceneries. Being a relatively unknown entity, it is devoid of the mad rush of tourists. It's far from being your typical 'happening' hill station. Meghamalai is an off-beat destination that offers quiet stay on the nature's lap. If you are someone who loves peace and tranquility, then Meghamalai is the right honeymoon destination for you.

    18. Maravanthe

    State - Karnataka
    Destination Category - Beach

    Regarded as one of the most scenic beaches in Karnataka by the popular travel magazine Outlook Traveler, Maravanthe can be an idyllic beach retreat for the honeymooners. Located near Kundapura town in coastal Karnataka, 56 KM away from Udupi, you would seldom come across such a pristine beach. On one side you can see the azure arabian sea, while the other side has the Souparnika River meandering its way through the lush green vegetation. It seems as if the almighty had actually designed the whole set-up on a blank canvas first and then replicated it in the real world with utmost care.

    The beach at Maravanthe is conducive for taking a dip in the water because of its sandy shallow surface. You can also go for a refreshing stroll along its golden sandy coastline dotted with coconut palms. Don't forget to catch the breathtaking views of sunset from the sea shore. The flaming red beams of light lingering on the sky to mingle with the rolling clouds is indeed a spectacular sight to behold. Maravanthe may not be a popular honeymoon destination in South India just yet, but it is definitely one of the cleanest beach destinations in the entire country.

    19. Ponmudi

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Hill Station

    Set in the lap of the Mother Nature, Ponmudi in Kerala is an enchanting destination famous for its hill resorts, tea estates and orchids blooming in the wilderness. This romantic destination is a part of the Western Ghats mountain ranges that run parallel to the Arabian Sea. An emerging tourist destination, Ponmudi is not thronged by too many tourists, thus providing you the privacy and loneliness that you have always dreamt of. Packed with lush green hills, mist covered valleys, seasonal rivulets, rapids and waterfalls, Ponmudi offers an wholesome package to the nature loving couples. The splendid views of sunrise can mark the beginning of a special day and the lovely sunset can set the tune for a romantic night.

    20. Neeleshwar

    State - Kerala
    Destination Category - Beach


    Blessed with swaying palm trees, soft white sands and miles of tranquility, the coastal village of Neeleshwar promises of a fascinating honeymoon trip. Due to its scenic surroundings and quiet ambience, Neeleshwar is considered to be an excellent beach honeymoon destination in South India. It exudes endless serenity and offers an isolated environment for those who want to escape from the hustles and bustles of commercialized honeymoon destinations and spend some quality moments in the lap of nature.

    Flanked by a freshwater lagoon and surrounded by towering coconut groves, the beach at Neeleshwar is ideal for lounging on the beach while soaking up the pristine paradise. The pace of life is so laidback that you can't help but give in and unwind in the company of your loved one. Neeleshwar has a cheerful and relaxed vibe - which makes it a perfect honeymoon destination for the beach lovers. If you would like to spend a quality evening to know each other better, or wish to go for a romantic hand-in-hand walk along the sea-shore, then this is the place to do so. Romantic boat ride on the backwaters can be an amazing experience too. If you wish to catch up with this hidden virgin gem, then book your honeymoon package right now, before the masses arrive and it loses its Bohemian charm.


    The most eagerly awaited moment in every couples life is the honeymoon. It's a special occassion that deserves special treatments. So treat yourself to one of these amazing honeymoon destinations in South India that would not only leave a lasting impression on your mind, but also play the role of a catalyst in strengthening the chemistry with your special one!

    Hope you have enjoyed this virtual trip to some of the most fascinating honeymoon destinations in South India.

    Regards,
    Deb
     
  2. Daira

    Daira New Member

    My upcoming trip isn't for a honeymoon, but these pictures have inspired me to make sure some time is set aside for romance! These are stunning places and it would be a shame if we didn't take advantage of our surroundings.
     
  3. xTinx

    xTinx Member

    Wow, those pictures of Alleppey and Meghamalai look absolutely breathtaking. Although I know good camera skills were also involved, it's plain to see that these places are really worth visiting. I do hope I can visit them one of these days.
     
  4. I will strongly recommend Coorg to anyone who wants to spend a quiet and relaxing time in the lap of nature away from the the fast city life. If you are planning to visit Mysore then Coorg should definitely be on your wishlist. Need not be a honeymoon it is a very good place to go with your friends too.
     
  5. Arianne

    Arianne Member

    I've heard that Coorg is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for the information above, Debapriya Deb. Even if I'm not going to be honeymooning, the scenery in the photos above make me want to visit those areas.
     
  6. Adhitachattopadhyay

    Adhitachattopadhyay New Member

    Wow lovely images. Thanks for sharing this nice information. Recently I am planning for a trip to Coorg and your information will help me. I am very excited to visit all these places.
     
  7. Triptoli

    Triptoli New Member

    You have greatly described the most popular places of South India. I would love to visit some of these places like Munnar, Alleppey etc. What I find missing in your information is tips for travelers. My friend recently visited some of these places and he told me that you have to bring something to protect yourself from insects there. Please share some more tips here.
     

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