Kerala in December is just perfect for the beautiful beginning. One of India’s most favored honeymoon destinations, Kerala’s natural largesse post monsoon recreates a magical ambience beckoning newlyweds, honeymooners and couples from around the globe. Time seems to stand still along the tranquil, palm fringed backwaters. Occasionally, one get a glimpse of the pastoral Kerala lifestyle, set against verdant green landscape of paddy fields, spice and tea plantations and coconut palm groves.
One of the most romantic allure of “god’s own country” Kerala is Kettuvallams or the traditional houseboat, meandering along the serene palm fringed backwaters. There is nothing like being ashore on the boat in the middle of canal and dining and sleeping in the middle of backwaters with star spangled sky adding to the romance.
|Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi|
Fort Kochi, an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland and an English country village grafted on to the tropical Malabar Coast. Sprinkled with historical landmarks, Kochi fascinates visitors owing to its colonial charm, architectural marvels, eclectic seafood and refined hospitality, which make for a perfect romantic getaway. Promenading along the beach at sunset with the Chinese Fishing Nets and ships meandering in the background is a mesmerizing experience.
Homestays around Vembanad/Kumarakom
Another intimate alternative for a memorable honeymoon holiday in Kerala is a private homestay such as the harmonious Vembanad House, on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Homestays have become the preferred choice of the new generation of tourists who ensure that they travel responsibly. Homestays are affordable too and trendy and cost 2,000-10000 rupees per night, for a double including breakfast.
It is a favored destination of honeymooners and those looking forward to a rejuvenating time in sand and sun. Another important factor contributing to tourism in Kovalam is Ayurveda and wellness activities to invigorate your body, mind and soul. Apart from the stunning beaches which are the main highlight of the Kovalam town, the excellent hotels and beach resorts are also wonders which offer the couples great solitude moment and delightful stay.
The magnificent cliffs of Varkala preserve with a poise, the kind of development that has left nearby Kovalam gasping for air. For those who love beaches yet want space and privacy - naturally the honeymooners and romantic couples - it’s well worth checking out Varkala. With a strand of golden beach nuzzling the cliff edge, the vibe here remains faithfully laid-back. Varkala’s beaches are protected by towering bluffs, while all the on-land action hangs precariously, yet mesmerizingly, along the crumbling precipice above.
|Romantic Vacation Ideas in Kerala|
Besides the aforementioned 5 major allure for honeymooners and romantic couples, Spa and Ayurveda definitely add to the spice. Various Spa Resorts in Kerala come with all the ingredients necessary for romance on your honeymoon in India. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Coconut Lagoon along with Ayurvedic Spa facilities at luxury hotels are some of them which blend wellness with rejuvenation and romance.