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Honeymoon In Kerala
Kerala is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India primarily because of its romantic resorts located on the beaches, the backwaters, small islands and everything else that makes a honeymoon heavenly. A honeymoon in Kerala puts on platter an array of choices from short trips to long tours for two-three weeks. This is a suggested itinerary for a 6 nights/7 days honeymoon in Kerala.
Day 01: Kochi (Arrival)
Arrive at Kochi and enjoy the first day of your Kerala honeymoon in the lap of absolute luxury. The financial capital of Kerala, Kochi is a vibrant cosmopolitan port. Enjoy the sights of backwaters, rubber plantations, pepper cardamom and tea plantation. The gateway to God’s Own Country also gives the honeymooners an opportunity to view the Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi. Take a lazy stroll along the Fort Kochi Beach, visit the St. Franscis Chruch, Vasco House and Synagogue in Mattancherry to complete your Kochi experience. From Kochi, drive to Munnar and spend the evening in a Resort.
Day 02: Kochi – Munnar (140kms, 4hrs)
Munnar will give you the prettiest of sights early morning. So just put on your warm clothes and after the breakfast head straight to experience the lovely mist kissing romantic green pastures. Enjoy the sights of majestic hills sleeping under the vast tea plantations. Visit the Mattupetty Lake & Dam, the Echo Point, Blossom Garden, Kundale Lake, Attukad waterfalls, Rajamalai National Park, Eravikulam Wildlife sanctuary & Tea Plantations. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Top Station, which is located at a distance of 37 kms from Munnar. Top station has this typical ‘on the clouds’ feel. Have a scrumptious South Indian dinner at an authentic South Indian restaurant in Munnar and come back to the resort and spend the night gazing at the distant stars shinning amidst the vast hilly terrains.
Day 03: Munnar – Kumarakom (185kms, 4hrs)
Take your breakfast and checkout from your Munnar resort to Kumarakom which is a 4-hrs drive from Munnar. As you reach Kumarakom, visit the Kumarakom bird sanctuary before checking into your hotel. For the evening, you can opt for a sunset cruise or sit across the Vembanadu Lake and spend some quality time together. Late night get back to your hotel and enjoy a cocktail or two along with a delicious dinner.
Day 04: Kumarakom – Houseboat
The next day at Kumarakom must be spent on a luxury houseboat. All you need to do is sit back and relax as the refreshing boat takes you through the serene backwater canals, rivers and small islands. Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee and snacks, along with Dinner will be served to you on the deck. As the night takes over, your boat will settle itself near a tranquil setting.
Day 05: Kumarakom – Kovalam (190 Kms, 4.5 Hrs)
The next morning also you can spend on the houseboat and after the breakfast, you can check-out from the houseboat and ask for a transfer to Kovalam beach. Kovalam is particularly famous among westerners due to shallow waters and comparatively low tidal waves. It is also among the oldest tourist regions in India, known among tourist circuit since 1930s.
Kovalam has 3 popular beaches on its shoreline. The southernmost beach which is also known as the Lighthouse Beach is the most famous of the three. Most of the popular hotels and restaurants are located on this beach and it is visited by tourists as well as natives. Check-in to the hotel and put on your casual beach wear. Enjoy the sight as the Arabian waves joyously embrace the unspoiled sands.
Day 06: Kovalam – Trivandrum – Kovalam
A village in the south Kerala, Kovalam is located at a distance of 17 km from Trivandrum. The next morning, take your breakfast at your hotel in Kovalam and move to Trivandrum for sightseeing. In Trivandrum you can visit The Napier Museum, Kuthiramalika Museum and Sri Padmanabha Temple. During the afternoon take a break and rejuvenate your senses at the beach. Overnight stay Resort/ Hotel at Kovalam.
Day 07: Trivandrum (Departure)
Have your breakfast at your hotel in Trivandrum and get set to say good bye to the southern delight. If you find some time, you can probably shop for some souvenirs. Trivandrum is popular for coir products, kathakali masks, snake boats, horn carvings, wood carvings, etc. While MG Road has the largest variety of handicraft, state run souvenir shops are scattered all over the city.