A sliver hemmed in between the Western Ghats and vast stretch of Arabian Sea coastline dotted with an array of sun kissed silvery beaches and equally vast labyrinth of canals, lagoons, waterways and lakes that forms the intoxicating Kerala Backwaters, Kerala is one of the most romantic places to visit in India and no wonder one of the top destinations for honeymoon in India.
There are a number of reasons Kerala honeymoon packages are the most sought after among the newlyweds looking to find ideal place for a beautiful beginning of their married life. The balmy hill stations dotted with lush tea and spice plantations, cascading waterfalls, a string of relaxed backwaters, some of the finest beach destinations and age old science of healing Ayurveda entails that couples have plenty of experiences to choose from.
What makes honeymoon in Kerala unique is that each of these interests and experiences are available within a short distance from one another. It means that with Kerala honeymoon packages, couples could enjoy honeymoon in Kerala by combining experiences such as wildlife, hill stations, backwaters, houseboats and even Ayurveda treatments to flame their senses.
Whereas the Kerala's top beach resorts Kovalam, Poovar, Marari and Varakala are often top picks for romantic honeymoon packages in Kerala, it is the backwater destinations such as Kumarakom, Kuttanad, Alapuzza (Alleppey), Kollam (Quillon) and Kuttanad along with the salubrious hills of Munnar & Vagamon and forests of Thekkady that most frequently features in most of the Kerala honeymoon tour itineraries. Most of the Kerala honeymoon tour packages either begins with and ends in either Kochi or Thiruvananthpuram (Trivandrum). Not in any particular order, the top 10 honeymoon destinations in Kerala are the Munnar Hills, Alapuzza backwaters, Kovalam Beach, Kumarakom, Varkala Beach, Poovar, Vagamon Hills, Athirapally Waterfalls, Periyar in Thekaddy and Wayanad.
One of the vital aspects of memorable honeymoon experience is the selection of places you stay at during your honeymoon in Kerala. Whereas staying in Kerala houseboats are an integral part of Kerala honeymoon packages, there are some of the world class beach resorts, tree houses, homestays and Ayurveda resorts which are equally considered as the top honeymoon resorts in Kerala.
The top 10 honeymoon resorts in Kerala - not in any particular order - are the Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa in Munnar, Thekkady Wild Corridor in Thekkady, Vythiri Tree House Resort in Wayanad,
Marari Beach Resort in Mararikulam, Kumarakom Lake Resort at Vembanad Lake, Tea Valley Resort in Munnar, Banasura Hill resort in Wayanad, Palm Tree Heritage in Varkala, Old Harbour Hotel, Fort Kochi and Leela Kovalam.
When it comes to Kerala honeymoon packages, one of the most romantic experiences - without a sliver of doubt - is the languid backwaters experienced on Kerala houseboats. Kerala backwater cruise are the most favorite among honeymooners in Kerala. A relaxed ride in amidst the palm-fringed backwaters in Kerala on Kerala houseboats let you experience some of the most magical and intimate moments of your Kerala honeymoon package. For what could get more romantic that lazing in the embrace of your beloved on the upper deck of your houseboat with nothing disturbing you except for the sound of the gentle lapping of water and sight of starlit sky.
Hiring Kerala Houseboats, traditionally known as kettuvallams, is the most popular and recommended way to experience your honeymoon in Kerala. The traditional houseboats come equipped with comfortable bedrooms, attached bathroom, observation deck, personal chef and driver whereas the luxury houseboats in Kerala also come equipped with air conditioners, live television and satellite channels. Overnight trip on Kerala houseboat lets you moor away from civilization sometimes at secluded stretches. Freshly prepared dishes are served under the canopy of stars on the lamp lit deck.