Top 15 Honeymoon Places In Kerala For A Dazzling Escape

Post-wedding, a beautiful beginning with your spouse sets the right tone for your married life. A honeymoon is one of the most memorable experiences in any person’s life. Therefore, choosing the right destination is one of the most imperative things to do when it comes to a honeymoon in India.

Blessed as it is with confounding geographical and cultural diversity, choosing destinations for a honeymoon in India could become a tedious task. However, if you leave the hills up North, “God’s own Country” Kerala, with its beachesbackwatersAyurvedahills, and natural splendor, is one of the best places to go for a honeymoon in India.

Vote one of the “50 Places to Visit in a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveller, Kerala is one of the best places for honeymoon in India. Set sail into the sunset amidst the gentle lapping of water and palm-fringed lagoons and canals, or smell the sweet aroma of tea and spice plantation for a once-in-a-lifetime romantic experience in Kerala with an escape to the 5 best destinations for a honeymoon in Kerala.

15 Best Honeymoon Places in Kerala That you must visit with your Partner

1. Alleppey


Alleppey is one of the best honeymoon places in Kerala owing to the fantastic natural beauty and romantic beaches. Without a shadow of a doubt, Alleppey is one of the top honeymoon destinations in Kerala.

It is also the most popular backwater destination, especially if you set sail from Kollam for the longest houseboat ride through the palm-fringed backwaters. The ride offers scenic views of the intertwined backwaters, lagoons, and canals, gaining the name “Venice of the East.”

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We offer one of the best houseboat tours in which you will have a pleasant and comforting experience cruising along the backwaters of Alleppey. The waterways are fringed with long palm trees and local villages, even the food served in the region is fresh and delicious. Alleppey is a perfect place for couples who seek to desire a cheerful and relaxing honeymoon.

Location: Central Travancore, Alappuzha District, Kerala.
Best time to visit Alleppey: Between November and February

Places to Visit in Alleppey
Things to Do in Alleppey
  • Watch the sunset together at Alappuzha Beach
  • Go for a relaxing Ayurveda Couple Spa Session
  • Sail through the backwaters
  • Explore the Royal Krishnapuram Palace
  • Head for a campfire and a romantic walk
Places to Stay in Alleppey
  • Lake Palace Resort
  • Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort
  • Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere
  • Marari Beach Resort
  • Deshadan Backwater Resort
Places to Eat in Alleppey
  • Royal Park Hotel
  • Cafe Paradiso Espresso Coffee Bar
  • Vembanad Restaurant
  • Aryas Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Loco Lounge

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2. Munnar


While listing down the honeymoon destinations in Kerala, Munnar is one place that can’t be missed. Munnar, a stunning hill station with never-ending stretches of tea plantations, spotless valleys, and mountains, is another top honeymoon destination in Kerala.

One of the top hill stations in South India, Munnar, is dotted with numerous waterfalls, tea & spice plantations, and exotic flora and fauna.

Moreover, the scenic view it offers is breathtaking. This verdant hill station is simply a haven of tranquility. With activities like nature walks, moderate hiking, sightseeing, and tea tours, Munnar is one of the ideal places to include in your honeymoon tour itinerary in Kerala. Munnar is also considered one of India’s top hill stations for summer holidays.

Location: Idukki District, Kerala.

Best time to visit Munnar: Between December and February

Places to Visit in Munnar
Things to Do in Munnar
  • Enjoy picturesque beauty at Top Station
    Camp together
  • Learn the art of tea-making at Lockhart Tea Factory
  • Visit Attukal Waterfalls
  • Scream each other’s name at Echo Point
  • Explore wilderness at Eravikulam National Park
  • Get a romantic view of Mattupetty Lake
Places to Stay in Munnar
  • Devonshire Greens Leisure Hotel
  • Westwood Riverside Garden Resort
  • Blackberry Hills Retreat Spa
  • Elysium Garden Hill Resorts
  • Wild Elephant Eco-Friendly Resort
  • Parakkat Nature Hotels and Resorts
Places to Eat in Munnar
  • Tea Trees – Multi Cuisine Restaurant
  • Crayons Guest House, Anachal
  • Woodpecker resort
  • Tall Trees Munnar
  • Hotel SN

3. Wayanad


Wayanad is a hilly region located on the southern Deccan Plateau, and it has a very rare and natural appeal. The place is beautifully covered with lush green forests, scenic valleys, and calm lakes.

Couples who want to try out a bit of adventure can easily get ways to explore the place or can visit the local villages in Wayanad to learn about their culture and lifestyle. You can spend time at leisure with your partner in the comfort of the resort and visit the various attractions.

Location: Kalpetta District, Kerala.

Best time to visit Wayanad: Between October and May

Places to Visit in Wayanad
  • Edakkal Cave
  • Sentinel Rock Falls
  • Meenmutty Falls
  • Sun Rise Valley
  • Banasura Sagar
Things to Do in Wayanad
  • Adventure couples, trek to Chembra Peak
  • Visit Edakkal Cave
  • Spend a day at Pookode Lake
  • Explore the lush green tea estates
  • Pay a visit to Kuruva Islands
  • Witness beautiful scenery at Lakkidi View Point
Places to Stay in Wayanad
  • Chateau Woods Resort
  • The Silver Woods
  • Petals Resorts
  • Vythiri Village Resort
  • Pappy’s Nest Holiday Resort
Places to Eat in Wayanad
  • Edakkal Caves Candle Light Dinner
  • The Coffee Grove Restaurant & Resorts – CG – Ala
  • 1980’s A Nostalgic Restaurant
  • The Bungalow Restaurant
  • MintFlower Residency Restaurant


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4. Kumarakom

backwater in Kerala

Kumarakom is a famous backwater destination in Kerala, and it is made more well known because of the Bird Sanctuary it has along the waterways. Cruising through Kumarakom is a different experience; you get to enjoy the serenity of the ride along with the view of green fringing trees, the Vembanad Lake, and colorful exotic birds.

The sanctuary is home to numerous migratory birds and exotic plants too. Kumarakom is very well kept and surrounded by beautiful and comfortable resorts. Honeymoon couples visiting this place will be under satisfactory services and hospitality.

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Location: Kottayam District, Kerala.
Best time to visit Kumarakom: Between November and February

Places to Visit in Kumarakom
Things to Do in Kumarakom
  • Go bird watching together
  • Witness the beauty of Aruvikkuzhi waterfalls
  • Stare at the beautiful sunset
  • Ride a boat in serene backwaters
  • Spend a cozy night in a houseboat
  • Enjoy a couples massage
Places to Stay in Kumarakom
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort
  • Coconut Lagoon – CGH Earth Resort
  • Aveda Kumarakom
  • Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort
  • Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters And Beyond
Places to Eat in Kumarakom
  • The Waterside
  • La Breeze Restaurant
  • Lime Tree
  • Lakshmi Hotel and Resorts Restaurant
  • Tharavadu Restaurant


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5. Vagamon


Vagamon is another hilly site, which is ideal for a honeymoon trip. The greenery of the place is impeccable, with grassy hills, tea estates, and meadows. The three hills join to make this beautiful hill station of Vagamon – Thangal Hill, Murugan Hill, and Kurisumala.

The couples can embark on a journey of tranquility and relaxation in this place. You can even indulge in adventurous activities like hiking, Paragliding, rock climbing, boating, and more for an adventurous honeymoon experience.

Location: Idukki District, Kerala
Best time to visit Vagamon: Between June and September

Places to Visit in Vagamon
  • Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Vagamon Pine Forest
  • Mundakayam Ghat
  • Marmala Waterfall
  • Pattumala Church
Things to Do in Vagamon
  • Visit the pristine Marmala waterfalls
  • Enjoy thrilling activities at Vagamon Lake
  • Experience a trek up to Thangal Para
  • Spend a day at Vagamon Meadows
  • Seek blessings at the temple at Murugan Hill
  • View the beautiful Vagamon Falls
Places to Stay in Vagamon
  • VOYE Homes Novella Vagamon- Tea Estate Cottages
  • The Kissing Mountains
  • Foggy Knolls Resort
  • Palette Hill View Resorts Vagamon
  • Vagamon Hill Chimes
Places to Eat in Vagamon
  • Spice Garden Farm Resort
  • Chinnus restaurant
  • The GreenHouse Restaurant
  • Palette Hill View Resort Vagamon
  • Hotel Seban Homely Food

6. Bekal

Bekal Fort

Bekal is a small yet gorgeous town in the Kasargod district of Kerala. It is dotted with beautiful beaches, backwaters, forts, and other attractions, which are perfect for spending quality time with your partner.

This place also houses the largest fortress in Kerala, where you can take romantic pictures. The stunning surroundings and magnificent forts make Bekal one of the top honeymoon places in Kerala.

Location: Kasargod District, Kerala
Best time to visit Bekal: Between October and March

Places to Visit in Bekal
  • Bekal Fort
  • Chandragiri Fort
  • Bekal Beach
  • Ananthapura Lake Temple
  • Kappil Beach
Things to Do in Bekal
  • Witness the glory at Bekal Fort
  • Walk hand-in-hand at Bekal Beach
  • Spend time in tranquility at Nityanand Ashram Caves
  • Unwind at Valiyaparamba backwaters
Places to Stay in Bekal
  • Honeycomb by Astral Inn
  • Green Hill Estate
  • Le Collines Resort
  • Vaga Mist Resort
  • Tea Garden Homestay
Places to Eat in Bekal
  • Latitude
  • BBQ by the Pool
  • Xpress Fresh, Cafe Restaurant
  • Bekal Camp Fire Beach Dinner
  • Viceroy Restaurant


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7. Marari Beach

Marari Beach

Not far from Alleppey in Kerala, Marari Beach is ideal for couples who are looking to explore the Kerala backwaters and spend time at a secluded beach. This is a perfect spot to laze around with your partner. However, while Marari Beach is peaceful, it often gets crowded on weekends and holidays. So, plan accordingly and have the best honeymoon experience.

Location: Near Alleppey, Kerala
Best time to visit Marari Beach: Between September and May

Places to Visit in Marari Beach
  • Marari Ayurveda Panchakarma Centre
  • Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple
  • Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple
  • Mararikulam Beach
  • Amma Ayurveda Wellness Centre
Things to Do in Marari Beach
  • Enjoy the serenity of the beach
  • Visit the sightseeing places nearby
  • Spend quality time at a deserted sandy beach
  • Witness Snake Boat races (in August)
  • Enjoy water sports like sea surfing, parasailing, water skiing, and deep-sea fishing
Places to Stay in Marari Beach
  • Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Beach Resort
  • Marari Beach CGH Earth Beach Resort
  • Carnoustie Resorts and Ayurveda Centre Beach Resort
  • Marari Austin Beach Villa Beach Resort
  • Tree Leaf Marari Sands Beach Resort
Places to Eat in Marari Beach
  • Ms Marari Beach Restaurant
  • Marari Beach Hut Restaurant
  • Palm Heaven Marari Homely Food
  • Flamingo Marari – Restaurant
  • Brews and Burgers Bistro


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8. Kochi


Kochi is a stunning destination with delightful surroundings that offers a relaxing and romantic honeymoon. If you are a history buff, its glorious past that has been shaped over centuries fascinates you.

The unique culture, lifestyle, artistry, and local cuisine are the best things you cannot miss in Kochi. The exquisite beauty of this destination provides a great backdrop to your romantic date night.

Location: Ernakulam district, Kerala
Best time to visit Kochi: Between October and February

Places to Visit in Kochi
  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
  • Marine Drive
  • Munambam Beach
  • Willingdon Island
  • Cherai Beach
Things to Do in Kochi
  • Explore the beautiful Marine Drive
  • Have fun at Elephant center
  • Enjoy a ferry ride
  • Shop at Princess Street
  • Take a couple spa at Fort Ayurveda spa
Places to Stay in Kochi
  • Crowne Plaza Kochi, an IHG hotel
  • Taj Malabar Resort & Spa, Cochin
  • Port Muziris, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Kochi
  • Cranganor History Cafe & Riverside Chateau
  • Monsoon Express
Places to Eat in Kochi
  • Sky Grill Lounge Bar And Restaurant
  • Bayview Terrace Rooftop
  • Fort Cochin Seafood Specialty Restaurant
  • Upper Berth
  • The Cochin Trader Bar


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9. Kovalam


An idyllic coastal town in Kerala, Kovalam is one of the best places to visit for a honeymoon trip. It is known for its three crescent-shaped shallow water and low tidal beaches. Not only this, but Kovalam also has beautiful resorts and ayurvedic massage centers where you can experience a couple spa. On your honeymoon vacation, do not forget to shop for rich spices, wooden statues, and handicrafts that can make popular takeaways.

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Location: Trivandrum, Kerala
Best time to visit Kovalam: Between November and February

Places to Visit in Kovalam
  • Lighthouse Beach
  • Vellayani Lake
  • The Tides By Leela
  • Chowara Village & Beach
  • Kovalam Beach
Things to Do in Kovalam
  • Spend time at Vellayani Lake
  • Immerse in serenity at Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Spend a night at a houseboat cruise
  • Have a romantic time at Lighthouse Beach
  • Indulge in adrenaline-pumping water sports
Places to Stay in Kovalam
  • Little Elephant Beach Resort
  • Ideal Ayurvedic Resort Kovalam
  • Soma Palmshore
  • HYACINTH Hotels
  • Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra
Places to Eat in Kovalam
  • Curry Leaf
  • Sanjeevini Restaurant
  • The Tides
  • Bait
  • 3rd Rock


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10. Poovar


Poovar is a visual delight for couples. Also, it has its charming appeal among other places in Kerala. It is the perfect destination to plan your honeymoon trip for peace and privacy. Once called ‘Pokkumoosapuram,’ Poovar is a thriving spice trading port with picturesque island villages that add to your honeymoon experience. You can travel to this destination to spend time in quaint, away from the hustle-bustle of the cities.

Location: Trivandrum, Kerala
Best time to visit Poovar: Between October and February

Places to Visit in Poovar
  • Arumanoor Koyikkavilakom Sree Bhadrakali Devi Temple
  • Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Poovar Beach
  • Thirparappu Falls
  • Madre de Deus Church
Things to Do in Poovar
  • Embark on a sightseeing tour
  • Stroll through beautiful lakeside
  • Visit the fishing villages
  • Explore the historical attractions
  • Enjoy a boat ride
  • Have a date at Neyyar Dam
Places to Stay in Poovar
  • Club Mahindra Poovar
  • Estuary Sarovar Portico, Poovar Island
  • Poovar Island Resort
  • Kayaloram Resort
  • Hotel Geethu International
Places to Eat in Poovar
  • Samudra Floating Restaurant
  • Chilli’s Floating Restaurant Poovar
  • Lara Backwater Restaurant
  • Over The Hill Restaurant
  • Anitha’s Bistro & Cafe


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11. Varkala Beach

If you are a couple who loves to swim, surf, and plan in golden sands, then bookmark Varkala Beach on a Kerala honeymoon tour. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala for sunsets. The cliff in the background is also a perfect spot for paragliding. Then, satiate your quest for adventure by indulging in parasailing, followed by beach hopping. The setting of Varkala Beach is very persuasive as several chic cafes, restaurants, and even ayurvedic resorts are flanked around the Varkala coastline.

When foreigners say they have visited Kerala beaches, it signifies they are talking about Varkala Beach. Unlike other beaches in Kerala, Varkala Beach’s tourism pull is powerful. And hence, not only Indians but several Israelis and Russians flock to this beach in early summer, winter, and early monsoon. Of course, tourist places in Varkala are perfect for a honeymoon.

Location: Thiruvananthapuram district
Best Time to Visit Varkala Beach: October to March, May to June

  • Varkala Cliff
  • Anjengo Fort
  • Sivagiri Mutt
Things to Do in Varkala
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Paddleboarding
Places to Stay in Varkala
  • Nebo Hotel
  • Sanctum Spring
  • Clafouti Beach Resort
Places to Eat in Varkala
  • Seasun Cafe
  • Darjeeling Cafe
  • Cafe del Mar


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12. Idukki

Develop a profound understanding and appreciation for Kerala’s greenery, one of the most iconic romantic hill districts. At an elevation of 1,200 m (approx.) above sea level, Idukki is wrapped in the fresh greenery of the Western Ghats, with an area covering 4,358 km². This hill district has the densest green foliage in Kerala. Hence, elusive flora and fauna are the highlights of Idukki.

The Eravikulam National Park is a unique attraction. Even the tea capital of Kerala, Munnar, is within the Idukki district. Alongside Idukki Dam, pristine waterfalls wrapped in the lush green foliage beacon honeymooners to spend some time amidst nature’s bounty. If you are looking for one-day trip places in the Idukki district, bookmark the attractions of Munnar like Attukad Waterfall and Pothamedu View Point.

Location: Idukki itself is a hill district of Kerala
Best Time to Visit Idukki: All year-round (but be watchful during monsoon from July to September)


Places to Visit in Idukki
Things to Do in Idukki
  • Tea Museum Trips
  • Waterfall Trekking
  • Vantage Points visit
Places to Stay in Idukki
  • Urumbi Hill Palace Plantation Resort
  • Tulsi Village Retreat
Places to Eat in Idukki
  • Pappens
  • Idukki Gold Cafe
  • Bar-B-Que


13. Edava Beach

Where will you and your beloved one head to in search of an offbeat romantic experience in Kerala? We suggest you visit the Northside of Varkala Beach to visit Edava Beach. Encircled by the blue lagoon, the setting of this beach is stunning as tranquil backwaters and the sea-run parallel. Subsequently, the 1 kilometer stretch of road separates the beach and the lagoon.

Location: Thiruvananthapuram district
Best Time to Visit Edava Beach: October to March, May to June

Places to Visit Near Edava Beach
  • Varkala Beach
  • Varkala Aquarium
  • Kappil Beach
Things to Do Near Edava Beach
  • Paragliding from Varkala Cliff
  • Beach and Cafe Hopping
  • Vantage Points visit
Places to Stay Near Edava Beach
  • Sukriti Beach Resort
  • Satta Beach Residence
  • Eden View
Places to Eat Near Edava Beach
  • The Bait & Hook
  • Mermaid Restaurant
  • Kurtis Kitchen


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14. Kumily

Between the Cardamom Hills of Thekkady and the Periyar National Park, Kumily is one of Kerala’s unexplored lush green paradises for honeymooners. From indulging in spice trading excursions to tea plantations day trips, create unique photo opportunities in the backdrops of the lush green foliage. The temperature is salubrious throughout the year at an elevation of 2,890 ft (880 m) above sea level.

Such is the hype of tourist places in Kumily that Britishers were also intrigued by during their supremacy in the 19th century. When you are near Periyar National Park and Thekkady, visit Kumily to enjoy trekking and boating opportunities.

Location: Idukki district
Best Time to Visit Kumily: All the year-round


Places to Visit in Kumily
  • Mlamala Waterfalls
  • Spice Park
  • Yodha Cultural Village
Things to Do in Kumily
  • Waterfall Trekking
  • Spice Plantation Tour
  • Nature’s Photography
Places to Stay in Kumily
  • Hotel Pepper Vine
  • The Mountain Courtyard Thekkady
  • Karar Garden
Places to Eat in Kumily
  • Cafe Grill Kumily
  • Grandma’s Cafe
  • Bamboo Cafe


15. Kollam

It will be a sin if we miss including Kollam as one of the best places to visit in Kerala for a honeymoon. It is a port city with a history associated with the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who landed here in the 13th century. Also called Quilon, this port city in southern Kerala is located on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake. Hence, boating is a popular experience with your beloved one in Kollam.

Subsequently, the narrow water passage is linked with the backwaters of the Allapuzzha and Cochin, and therefore, couples can enjoy backwater cruises. For rejuvenation, spiritual experience, and an encounter with distinct flora and fauna are the traits of Kollam. When you are with your beloved one, visit the rock-themed park – Jatayu Nature Park, which has a 6D theatre, digital audio-visual room, cable car, etc.

Location: Kollam itself is a district on the Malabar Coast

Best Time to Visit: October to March, May to June

Places to Visit in Kollam
  • Thangassery Light House
  • Palaruvi Falls
  • Kollam Beach
Things to Do in Kollam
  • Backwater Cruise
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
Places to Stay in Kollam
  • The Raviz Ashtamudi
  • Hotel All season
  • Coast of Tiberias
Places to Eat in Kollam
  • Fayalwan Hotel
  • Fusion Table
  • Sri Ayyappa Restaurant


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Visit these exciting and charming places in Kerala and have the best time on your honeymoon. Spend time on the beaches or explore the famous attractions of these destinations. Whatever place you choose, do not forget to give full attention to your partner and regenerate that spark of love on your honeymoon.

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Nitisha Subba is a travel writer, who love sharing facts about the places she has visited. She is independent and travelling is always on her mind.She writes because she wants you to Experience places through her eyes.

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  • jose

    Great pictures, applause for you!!! Good Blog! Keep it up, good to know about Kerala from here.

  • Rakesh

    Article is very informative about various Kerala Places. Moreover things to do is very informative.