The beautiful strip of land amidst the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats has a lot to offer for the tourists visiting Kerala. Of late Kerala had been chosen as a honeymoon destination by couples, by visiting the hills of Munnar, backwaters of Alappuzha, beaches of Kochi, peaks of Wayanad and many other such popular tourist places. Even with these many locations to choose from, few ‘out of the box’ thinking newlyweds long for spending their honeymoon in any exotic destinations away from the rushes and other crowded places.
Listed here are some unexplored locations of Kerala that had never known before as a honeymoon destination.
Floating Cottages of Poovar
Although the golden beaches of Poovar are not that popular in terms of the number of tourists visiting, the scenic place has got its own set of tourists. As they are close to the more renowned Kovalam Beach in Thiruvanathapuram, honeymooners can easily reach this hidden picturesque destination. Cottages of Poovar are mainly set in the vast expanse of backwaters, which are surrounded by numerous coconut palms and azure ocean waters. Honeymooners may go for a boat riding in the backwaters of Poovar. The coastal village and its beaches are visited only by some laidback tourists, unlike the overcrowded counterpart in Kovalam. You can have your special moments on the pristine beaches, especially during the evenings. Whereas the mornings can be spent at the floating cottages.
Green Meadows of Vagamon
Couples on their honeymoon trip to Munnar should never return without dropping in its Green Meadows situated in Vagamon. The charming lush green grass and shrubs are spread along the valleys resembling a laid carpet. Newlyweds may climb through the valleys and feel young at heart. The cool breeze that fills the air all through the day invokes a romantic mood in the honeymooners instantly. Once the sun sets in, you could witness yet another shade to the meadows that are different from the one that you had seen in other times of the day. Moreover, couples may have their selfie time in the backdrop of the alluring green meadows.
Athirapally Tree Houses
Being on the location through which flows the largest waterfall of Kerala, the destination is known to have an exquisite beauty that can be seen nowhere else in the state. Honeymooners can enjoy the ethereal beauty from atop the treehouse set amidst the rainforest of Athirapally. Moreover, the view from these tree houses to the cascading waterfalls is indeed refreshing. Therefore, without any second thoughts, you can readily book a treehouse that is sited inside a resort to stay in once you are on the tour to Athirapally. The resort had taken exceptional care not to disturb the natural habitat of the diverse region. Even when the honeymooners are in the poolside of the resort, they get to behold the beautiful waterfalls at a distant. So in every aspect, the treehouses of Athirapally are perfect secret honeymoon destinations of Kerala.
Kumarakom Houseboat Cruises
Going for a cruise in the houseboat across the Vembanad Lake in Kumarakom along with your better half would take you both to another world. Especially these central parts of Kerala with its vast expanse of water bodies would seem as if they are never-ending and is spread up to the Arabian Sea. At some point in time, while cruising you would sheer feel that you both are in the middle of the lake all alone. This offers the couples on honeymoon in total isolation void of any external barriers. Newlyweds may seek to book the houseboats after referring to any good packages. Furthermore, if you are lucky enough to choose those exclusive routes through the Kumarakom Sanctuary, you will be blessed to behold at the large flock of migratory birds flying close to you.
Traditional Cottages of Marari
The vintage cottages of Marari can inexorably be included under the list of secret honeymoon destinations of Kerala, as they are not usually picked as one by many. Tourists do drop in the white sandy beach situated in Alappuzha and return by. However, there are some enticing places such as the Traditional Kerala style cottages to stay over, especially for the honeymooners. The real essence of Kerala culture can be experienced when residing in these chalets. Along with your significant other, you may take a dip in the private swimming pool of the Kerala Cottage. Amidst all these, you should not miss the obvious chance of beach walking in Marari alongside the ravishing ocean waters. On any ideal sunny day, the couples may engage in any interesting water games such as beach volleyball.
Heritage Streets of Fort Kochi
Fort Kochi is not an unknown place for anyone who had been to Kerala. It is one of the most crowded tourist places where you can see travelers from all over the world visiting Fort Kochi. But, here we have put before some varied and different ways of touring this post-colonial colony. If the couples are willing to think out of the box, they may explore this old city alongside the heritage bungalows in their respective angles. For example, you may take your lady love across the vintage streets of Fort Kochi such as the Jews Street and Princess Street. And buy her some souvenirs and colorful cloths that can exclusively be bought from Fort Kochi. Stroll through the famous beach surrounded by numerous Chinese fishing nets by holding your hands with your partner. You may even take a ride on the ro-ro ferry service to the nearby Vypeen Island.
Hills of Gavi
The scenic region of Gavi itself was unknown to the outside world until the last decade. Merely the natives of the place lived there with only them being the commuters of this picture-perfect location. Considering all these favorable characteristics of this alluring place, it had later flourished as a full-fledged tourist location. Lately, the place had opted as a honeymoon destination also. So as newlywed couples you may visit the measureless spread of lush green plantations, beautiful hills, small streams and everything that is required for a peaceful holidaying. However, not all tour companies provide packages to Gavi. As in the rural roads of the region, only Kerala State Road Corporation buses ply through. Therefore, in every aspect, the hill of Gavi is an isolated exotic honeymoon destination. So the honeymooners who are wishing to have a secret honeymoon can readily opt for Gavi as their location.
Rocky Promenade of Kovalam
Sojourning at any beach town with your partner on the honeymoon trip is always a delightful thought. So is the case with the Kovalam beach in the southernmost district of Kerala. With its natural beaches and a tall lighthouse, Kovalam offers you with vast possibilities of clicking your best memorable honeymoon picture with the love of your life. Choose the rocky promenade as the background of your snaps to bring about yet another aura to its frames. The stony large rocks laid long across the beach gives an elegant look to it. When the day approaches dusk, along with your partner you may mount up to the cliff with the lighthouse to witness a mesmerizing view of the entire beach. That said every couple would love to spend their secret honeymoon at the opulent beachside of Kovalam. Opt for any good tour packages with the inclusion of Kovalam beach in its itinerary to spend your memorable honeymoon days at this seaside village.
Kundala Dam in Munnar
The artificial lake formed from the reservoir of Kundala could be said as the Keralite adaptation of Dal Lake in Kashmir. Notably, along the serene waters of Kundala cruises specially made Shikara boats, which are of the same kinds primitively seen in the Dal Lake. Romantic couples may also pedal together in other kinds of boats once they are wishing for total solitude in this picturesque lake. The lucky lots may get to behold the blooming of Cherry Blossoms in its valley. Or if you are very much particular of witnessing the blooming of rare flowers amidst the lush green regions, you try visiting them when Neela Kurinji flowers bloom. However, for that, you have to wait for the whole of 12 years. Anyhow, a tour to the Kundala Dam is a must once you are already honeymooning in Munnar, as it is barely a 26kms drive from Munnar Town. Moreover, a trip to this part of the Idukki district will be worth a visit.
Since these exotic locations are not as popular as other major tourist places of the state, honeymooners would be in dire need of some external aids for their trip. The help can appear in the form of an abled tour company such as Gogeo Holidays based in Kochi. The firm had already programmed exclusive itineraries for the honeymooners following the likes and favors of the couples. They just need to opt for the best package that suits their preferences.