Top 10 exotic honeymoon destinations of South India
Like a wedding, a honeymoon is a once in a lifetime experience that should be carefully planned. Spend quality time with your partner away from the hustle and bustle of city life. South India has no lack of charming hill stations that serve as perfect romantic retreats for lovebirds.
You will be spoilt for choices with a plethora of picturesque locations so close to home.
Here is the list of top 10 hill stations in South India for Honeymoon Vacation.
Munnar is a dreamland for honeymooners located in God’s own country, Kerala. Get lost in the wilderness and discover the love for your partner in Munnar’s tea plantations, winding hilly roads and calm lakes.
A former resort for the British elite, Munnar is home to picture perfect waterfalls, rolling hills and hiking trails.
Munnar has a charming weather around the year with a misty breeze that will fill your soul with a sense of contentment and fulfilment.It is a great hill station to visit with your partner for a romantic retreat.
Yercaud is a picturesque hill station located in the Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu. It is a highly underrated location and it is perfect for those who want an offbeat destination that is not overrun by vacationers.
In the centre of this hilly town, you will find a sparkling lake surrounded by forests of teak, sandalwood and silver oak. There is an abundance of coffee plantations and fruit orchards.
Watch the setting sun from Yercaud peak, stroll through delightful rose gardens and silk farms while holding your partner’s hand. As night arrives, watch the city of Salem light up at the foot of the hills creating an incredibly romantic atmosphere.
Kotagiri is a scenic hill station in the Nilgiris not too far away from Ooty and Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. The little hamlet is not as popular as its neighbours giving you a perfect secluded romantic getaway. Make great honeymoon memories in the lap of nature, surrounded by tea plantations and pine forests.
Ooty also called the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty is perched at a height of 2240 meters above sea level in the Nilgiri hills. It is a classic destination for honeymoon and it has served as the backdrop for many hit Bollywood films.
Ooty has a large artificial lake with pleasure boats floating on it. It is filled with interesting sightseeing options like Botanical Gardens, Fernhill Palace and St. Stephens Church. Spend romance filled hours looking at the Pykara waterfalls and the astonishing view of the Doddabetta Peak.
Coonoor also in the Nilgiris, Coonoor in Tamil Nadu is a favourite among couples. Lose yourself in the panoramic view of the ravines, valleys and waterfalls of the Nilgiris. Take a ride on the Toy Train, also called the Nilgiri Mountain Railways for an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Pack a lunch box and head off for a romantic picnic to nearby locations like the Laws Falls, St. Catherine Falls and Lamb’s Rock. Explore the beauty of nature amidst rolling hills, sparkling streams and lush tea gardens.
Coorg is a hill retreat in Karnataka ideal for couples on their honeymoon. Its highlands and rolling green meadows have earned it the title ‘Scotland of India’. The exotic scenery with lush green landscapes, spice and coffee plantations along with waterfalls will take your breath away.
Spend quality time with your newly married partner trekking through coffee plantations and floating in a coracle in the River Cauvery.
If you’re an adventurous couple, Coorg will have a lot to offer. Try rafting at Barapole, go micro light flying or paragliding for a rush of adrenaline. Camp under starry skies on a moonlight night for unforgettable romantic memories.
Valapari is a hill station on the Annamalai Hills in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It is a charming honeymoon destination that is free from the mad rush of tourists.
is perfect for those who want to spend romantic moments in the heart of nature. Valparai has an abundance of undulating hills, spectacular waterfalls and enchanting valleys. Walking amidst picturesque tea estates you can discover your love for each other.
8) Ananthagiri Hills
Ananthagiri Hills are located in the newly formed state of Telangana in India. Also, a weekend destination from Hyderabad.
Ananthagiri Hills are a great place to visit during the rainy season when they are lush and green. This is also a great spot for an outdoorsy couple. The dense forests in Anathagiri offer brilliant trekking options.
You can start trekking from two points, the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple and another one are near Kerelli. You can also try out kayaking on the Nagasamudram Lake. Spend romantic time near the cascading Katiki waterfalls.
9) Araku Valley
Araku Valley is an enchanting hill station in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It is a very peaceful, romantic abode without the horde of tourists.
You can stay in hotels as well as quaint little home stays for an avant-garde experience. It has breathtaking landscapes and a pleasant weather throughout the year.
Araku Valley is located only 120 Km away from Vizag so you can easily add beaches to your honeymoon vacation. Don’t forget to visit the Borra caves, some of the deepest caves in India, to look at magical limestone formations. The area is home to many tribal populations and you can buy beautiful silver jewellery from them to take back home.
Wayanad is a serene hill station in Kerala that is home to animals like Asiatic elephants, tigers, leopards and egrets. It is covered in exotic and undulating forests that are perfect for hiking.
Take strolls through scenic spice plantations and get to know each other. It is said that love and marital bliss can multiply with a little chill in the air.
Wayanad has a great cool weather and it is conveniently located with easy access from both Bangalore and Mysore.
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