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Honeymoon in Kerala

Kerala is fast emerging as the paradise for honeymoon couples because of its beautiful beaches, lakes, backwaters, hill stations, and houseboats etc. A tour to Kerala offers some of the best romantic honeymoon destinations in India. Your honeymoon should have it all, and Kerala offers solitude and relaxation, highlife and activity but lots more. The Kovalam Beach is the best bet in the ideal romantic honeymoon destination of Kerala.Kerala is the best place to enjoy your Honeymoon in South India, with the golden glowing sands, coconut canopies, Catamaran cruising and the sumptuous seafood not forgetting the romantic surroundings. Kerala also offers the backwater tours for the honeymoon couple where you sit back and relish the romantic sights, smells, and sounds of the captivating countryside.
How to Reach Kerala:
By Air:
Connected to Bombay, Madras, Cochin, Delhi & Colombo.
By Rail:
Connected to Calcutta and other important cities.
By Road:
The distances of the major cities from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are: Calicut- 448 kms, Cochin- 223 kms, Kanyakumari- 87 kms, Madurai- 417 kms, Periyar- 272 kms, Ponmudi- 61 kms, Quilon- 73 kms, Varkala- 55 kms.
Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala:
Honeymoon in Allepey:
Honeymoon in Cochin: Cochin is the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. It is situated on the west coast of south India in the beautiful state of Kerala.The state of Kerala, is one of the most prosperous states of south India, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the western side and the Western Ghats on the eastern side. Cochin City is the most important city in Kerala.It is the second most important city on the western coast of south India. Cochin is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea and the Queen of the Adriatic. It is 220 km from Trivandrum. The direct flights connect Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Goa, Bangalore and Trivandrum with Cochin. The direct trains are also available from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
Honeymoon in Periyar: Periyar is famous for its National Park and Tiger Reserve, which is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world. The centerpiece of the park is the 5,500-hectare Periyar Lake formed by the construction of a dam on the Periyar River in 1895. Along the fringes of the lake are marshy areas with tall grasslands. Periyar is a haven for elephants; herds of them can be seen in a playful mood near the water holes. At Periyar large herds of Indian Elephant can be seen with relative ease as well as Nilgiri Langur near Aranya Niwas and the Lion tail Macaque in higher areas. The buses are avialable from Thiruvananthapuram (271 km), Cochin (200 km), Kottayam (117 km) and Madurai (140 km). The nearest major rail junction is Kottayam. One can also catch a bus after arriving at the nearest airports at Cochin and Madurai.
Honeymoon in Munnar: Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathani & Kundala. This city of south India situated at 1600 metres above sea level was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. It is one of the known hill stations of South India. Sprawling Tea plantations, picture book towns, winding lanes, and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. The nearest airport and railway station is at Kochi (130 km). It can also be reached from Madurai (6 hours) and Coimbatore (6 hours) by bus.
Honeymoon in Kumarakom: The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and this small water world is part of the Kuttanad region. The bird sanctuary here, which is spread across 14 acres, is a favorite haunt of migratory birds and an ornithologist's paradise. The best way to watch the birds of the Kumarakom sanctuary is a boat trip round the islands. Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise of mangrove forests, emerald green paddy fields, and coconut groves interspersed with enchanting waterways and canals adorned with lilies. It can be reached from Cochin, Varkala, Periyar and Kottayam by backwaters.
Honeymoon in Thekkady:

Thekkady is one of the best known wild life centers in India. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar remains the large herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake's edge.

Prime Attractions:

1. Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary: Spread across 777 sq .km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger reserve in 1978 and is noted for its geo-morphological diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm.

2. Sanctuary watch towers: There are three watchtowers for observing wild life.

3. Kumily: This plantation town 4kms from Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. It is an important shopping center and spice trading center.

4. Murikkady is 5 km from Thekkady. Washed in fresh spice scented air;Murikkady is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantation.

5. Pandikuzhi (5 km from Kumily): This picturesque place is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu State border is a popular picnic spot. Pandikuzhi offers great opportunities for trekking and is a photographer's delight.

6. Pullumedu (43 km from Thekkady, 26 km from Periyar): The famous Sree Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala is visible from here. Velvet lawns, rare flora and fauna add to the beauty of Pullumedu.

7. Mangala Devi Temple (15 km from Thekkady): This ancient temple is hidden in the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level. The temple is built in the traditional Kerala Style of Architecture. The peak commands a panoramic view of the other side of the Ghats and the vast plains of Tamil Nadu.

8. Chellarkovil (15 km from Kumily): This sleepy little village with its spectacular view of the plains and cascading waterfalls during the monsoons is a feast to the eyes. The village slopes down to the famous coconut groves of Kambam in neighboring Tamil Nadu.

9.Peerumedu: This famous plantation town, takes its name from Peer Mohammad, a Sufi saint .Wide vistas of tea, cardamom, rubber and coffee plantations interspersed with silver cascades, sculptural rocks, meadows and mist-cloaked hilltops make Peermedu an unforgettable experience.

Honeymoon in Trivandrum:

Trivandrum is not only the capital city of “God’s own Country”—Kerala, but it is also a vital center for the culture and heritage of the state. On the one hand, you will come across the lavish malls and bustle of the town, while on the other; you will find the old palaces and antique landmarks narrating the earlier period. Home to enthralling beaches and grandiose palaces, there are countless tourist destinations in Trivandrum that make a trip of the city a captivating experience.
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