Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in South India

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If North India is the gateway to heaven then South India is definitely the road to “God’s Own Country.” Possibly, no romantic retreats across the country are like those in the southern part of the country. From the tranquil hill stations to breathtaking beaches, from lush green forests to fascinating temples, South India has got everything to please the senses of those who love to spend quiet time in the lap of nature. South India has always been a dream for honeymooners. But, as the choices are many, we think you’ll need a bit of help deciding where exactly to plan your honeymoon. Here are our top 5 honeymoon destinations in South India along with much-needed information about each one.

 Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in South India

1. Kovalam

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Things to do: Watch the spectacular sunset, walk down to the lighthouse, sunbathe together, enjoy the lovely sea-food during candle-lit dinners. Also, don’t forget to try water-skiing and kayaking together.

Places to see: Hawah beach, Samudra beach, Vellayani Lake, Halcyon Castle, Veli tourist village, Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple, Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, The Zoological Park.

Best hotels: The Leela Kovalam Beach and Niraamaya Retreats – Surya Samudra.

Best time to visit: Round the year though monsoon can be an ideal time to experience a different beauty of Kovalam.

Cost Approx.: INR 20,000 per head.

2. Coorg



Things to do: Coorg is famous for whitewater rafting, paragliding, trekking, relaxing Ayurvedic spa session, bird watching, fishing and leisure walks.

Places to see: Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Raja’s Seat, Talakaveri, Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls, Cauveri Nisargadhama, Dubare Elephant Training Camp.

Best hotels: Vivanta by Taj, The Windflower Resort & Spa Coorg, Heritage Resort Coorg.

Best time to visit: Round the year.

Cost Approx.: INR25,00 per head.

3. Munnar



Things to do: Explore the trekking trails in Munnar; try mountain biking, boating, rock climbing and rappelling, enjoy an elephant safari at the Carmelagiri Elephant park or just relax by signing up for a yoga session or Ayurvedic spa.

Places to see: Attukal waterfalls, Devikulam, Rajmala, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Chithirapuram, Floriculture Centre, Photo Point etc. to name a few.

Best hotels: The Panoramic Getaway, Broad Bean resort & spa, Fragrant Nature Munnar.

Best time to visit: Round the year.

Cost Approx.: INR25,000 per head.

4. Alleppey

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Things to do: Enjoy your stay at a houseboat in the exotic backwater, spectacle snake boat races, sign up for healing Ayurvedic therapies.

Places to see: Alleppey beach, Krishnapuram Palace, Karumadi Kuttan Statue, Kuttanad or the “Rice bowl of India”, Arthunkal Church, St. Mary Forane Church, Marari Beach.

Best hotels: Lake Palace Resort, Ramada Alleppey, Parthasarathy Luxury Houseboats.

Best time to visit: Round the year.

Cost Approx.: INR30,00 per head.

5. Kabini


This is one of the newest offbeat honeymoon destinations in India located in Karnataka.

Things to do: Apart from boating, elephant safari and jungle safari, you can also take a stroll along the banks of river Kabini, enjoy a rejuvenating spa together, enjoy beautiful sunsets, Kabini is more like a peaceful retreat.

Places to see: Kabini Dam, Nagarhole National Park, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best hotels: Orange County,  Cicada Resorts, Water Woods Lodge.

Best time to visit: Round the year.

Cost Approx.: INR40,000 per head.

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