The important honeymoon destinations in Kerala are Munnar hill station, Periyar Wildlife sanctuary (thekkady), Alleppey backwaters, Kumarakom backwaters, Wayanad sanctuary, Athirapallay Waterfalls, Kovalam beach & Poovar beach.
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerela, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovlam has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse – sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes, Catamaram cruising etc.
Poovar is one among the natural wonders where the Lake, River, Sea and Beach meet the land. A rare find in Kerala, the southern state of India. Poovar is unspoilt and unexplored, envoloped by the most serene backwaters, and opening out to the sea and a dream golden sand beach. The Poovar beach separates the river from the sea and is quite breathtaking. Because of the active fishing population the beach is not really used as a sunbathing spot or for swimming as the currents are quite strong.
Munnar Hill station
One of the most popular hill stations in India is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Located at 5000 to 8000 Ft above sea level, Munnar was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar a unique experience.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (Thekkady)
The pride of Kerela and a testimony to nature’s splendor and human innovation, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the banks of the Periyar lake – an artificial lake, at Thekkady. Here the high ranges of the Western Ghats are clothed in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grass lands. Below this thick green canopy roam herds of elephants, sambars, tigers, gaurs, lion tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. In addition to elephant rides, cruises on the lake and treks to the ruined Mangala Devi temple – a beautiful old stone temple situated in the heart of the Thekkady forest, this sanctuary offers the unique opportunity to watch and photograph wild elephants at close quarters. The Periyar Widlife sanctuary is spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq km is thick evergreen forest.
Alleppey Backwaters (Alappuzha)
A picturesque world of backwaters, thatched houseboats, Cormorants, Chinese fishing nets and swaying palms – An ideal getaway. Nature has composed its magic to perfection here. A million verdant coconut palms lining the rivers lean to examine its reflections on the glassy rivers. Everywhere, nature is at its best. Blooming forth in perfumes of flowers. In the riot of colors of multi-hued birds. In the fresh, succulent and bountiful freshwater fishes.
The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakam offers visitors many other leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are available at Kumarakom.
Kochi / Cochin
Located on the coast of the Arabian sea, Ernakulam district is a cluster of islands networked by lagoons and backwaters. Kochi (Cochin), one of the finest natural harbours in the world, was once a major centre of commerce and trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British. The commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi is also known as the queen of the Arabian Sea. Once a major centre of commerce and trade with the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and the British, all these foreign traders have left their mark on this beautiful island. Half the fun of visiting Kochi is moving around on the local ferries
Athirapally is the land of Forest and Waterfalls and houses one of the largest waterfalls in India and is known as the “Niagara of India”. Athirapally waterfalls is a mighty falls among the thick Sholayar Forests. The nearest famous falls are Vazhachal and Chapra Waterfalls.
Among Mother Nature’s many albums on Kerala, the hilly, forested terrain of Wayanad offers a unique visual treat. With its green highlands, lush valleys and cool clime, Wayanad is one of the most beautiful retreats of Kerala. The district of Wayanad is spread over an area of over 2000 sq km and stands at an altitude ranging from 700 to 2100 m above sea level. Wayanad has subtropical savannas, evergreen verdant spice plantations and rolling paddy fields. In a world of sound and fury signifying nothing, an escape to some lively, green, soothing experiences will be quite refreshing as well as rejuvenating.