10 Most Beautiful Hill Stations in South India for Honeymoon
There are so many reasons to spend your honeymoon in South India, but foremost amongst them are its hill stations. Hill stations in South India are characterized by a dreamy aura, as if time had stopped in its tracks. Your blossoming romance is witnessed by the hills and rivers and talked about by the clouds hovering above you. How much more romantic can it be? Riding on a houseboat, walking hand-in-hand amid the long winding trails of Munnar or enjoying a picnic at Araku Valley, there are many ways of experiencing romance here.
In this blog, we tell you the 10 most beautiful hill stations in South India for a honeymoon whose memories will last with you for a lifetime:
Kodaikanal allures tourists with its incredible natural beauty, and is one of the 10 most beautiful hill stations in South India for a honeymoon. Its forests, creeks and mountains are an extremely charming sight to come across, and provide the perfect settings for a dreamy honeymoon. Enjoy a romantic ride on the Kodaikanal Lake, enjoy walks around the hilly areas of Kodaikanal and spend some lovely private moments at Green Valley view or the Silent Valley View. Another option is heading to the Silver Cascade Falls where you can enjoy a bath and relax.
Ooty, fondly known as Udhagamandalam, is popular among tourists as the “Queen of Hill Stations”. It is also the best place for spending your honeymoon. Ooty is all about gardens and parks, where you find tranquility and solitude in plenty, and on your honeymoon, you sure need plenty of these. Government Botanical Garden is one such garden. Divided into six sections and home to an incredible species of flora, it’s the best place to confide in each other, with nature as your witness. Another lovely experience awaits you at the Ooty Lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride and enjoy the magnificent sights with your loved one.
Munnar is amongst the best places to visit in South India in summer, and for a honeymoon, is second to none. Lovely quaint towns, hill slopes adorned with rows of tea plantations and a weather to die for, what more could you ask for? There are several attractions in Munnar, including the Tea Museum, Anamudi Peak and Eravikulam National Park, among others. However, a honeymoon in Munnar is all about savoring each moment of your stay there.
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Beautiful sights, wonderful coffee, photography and trekking, there are so many reasons to spend your honeymoon in Coorg, one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Although there are some activities to keep you occupied during your honeymoon in Coorg, it is mostly about enjoying the calmness and serenity enveloping the place. You could take a trek through the spice plantations, spend some lovely moments at the Abbey Falls (located just nearby) and capture incredible sights at the Madikeri Fort.
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Coonoor is all about magnificent views, tea gardens and lush greenery. Everywhere you go with your loved one, you are greeted by different vistas of nature. Romance comes alive here in the form of a train ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Toy Train), which is the oldest mountain railways in India. Besides, the amazing views of the lush Nilgiri hills simply eaves you enchanted. Coonoor is all about relaxing, sightseeing and enjoy the various faces of nature in the company of your loved one.
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Araku Valley, in Andhra Pradesh, is a beautiful place in Andhra Pradesh which is also referred to as the “Food Bowl of South India”. Araku Valley is perfect for those honeymoon couples who treasure their solitude and prefer to spend their time in the company of nature. There are several attractions in Araku Valley which provide the right mix of adventure, entertainment and spirituality. Some of these are the Borra Caves, Sri Mahalingeshwara Swamy Temple and Katiki Falls, among others.
If you want your honeymoon to be a lovely sightseeing experience, Yercaud is where you should be headed to. This hill station also enables you to send time in an enjoyable way. Orchards, coffee plantations, an incredible variety of wildlife, Yercaud has it all. As you explore the various charms of this place along with your loved one, you cannot help but notice the amazing ways in which nature presents itself.
Kudremukh Range, which means horse face in English, is so called because of its resemblance to the face of a horse. Kudremukh, one of the South India hill stations, is the kind of place you go to when you want to leave the worries of the world behind you. For a honeymoon, there is no better destination. If you and your partner love trekking, then this is where you need to be. The landscape here is defined by grassy slopes, meandering rivers, orchids, caves and remnants of old civilizations that leave you astounded as you make your way through it. The best time to visit Kudremukh is after the monsoons when everything appears fresh and rejuvenated.
The credit for the discovery of Panchgani as a hill-station goes to the British, for it is they who discovered the place. Panchgani is surrounded by five hills topped by a volcanic plateau which are the second highest in India after the Tibetan Plateau. This place has a certain intimate feel to it, which makes it the perfect destination for a honeymoon. There are several viewing points from which lovely views of the surroundings can be had. Some of these are Sydney Point, Parsi Point and the Devil’s Kitchen, which is believed to be the place where the Pandavas of the Mahabharata had stayed for a little while.
Ponmudi, the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, is one of the best hill stations in South India for a honeymoon. The mountain slopes in Ponmudi always seems to be covered in mist, as if the entire landscape were lost in a deep slumber. Spending a honeymoon in Ponmudi can be an enjoyable and thrilling experience. With its incredible variety of flora and fauna and the special experiences provided by Ponmudi, it ensures that you have a delightful honeymoon. A special experience awaits you here in the form of a tree house view tower.
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