Last Updated: November 14, 2019 Vijayendra Thapliyal
“For the newly married couples, the awe-inspiring honeymoon destinations means a lot as it helps in creating long-lasting unforgettable memories. There are many best honeymoon places in South India that encompasses a plethora of pristine mountains, tranquil backwaters, cascading waterfall, green valleys and immense natural beauty. Enjoy every romantic moment with your beloved partner through the South India honeymoon tours that is wrapped up with unconditional love and never ending romance”/p>
Getting married is one of the most beautiful things that ever happens in an individual’s life. All though, we all plan a lot during our wedding, regarding the location, food, decoration, venue and the guest list but when it comes to honeymoon, choosing the best destination or place is certainly not paid much attention. Honeymoon is an important phase when you actually get to know your partner much better. India being a diversified country has assorted places from North to South and East to West. Since the awe-inspiring hilly regions provide a tranquil environment to spend a romantic time, here are some of the best hill stations in the Southern part of the country where you could cherish the best phase of your life with your adorable partner.
Munnar, the toy-town hill station in the “God’s Own Country” – Kerala is an ideal honeymoon bliss. Untouched from the hustle and bustle of the routine clad life, it accounts for the most memorable time spent and the ultimate choice for the honeymoon holidays. It is known for its tea gardens, lakes, waterfalls and beautiful country side. The placid trails laid throughout this retreat are the best strolling paths ever taken. However, sipping a brew in small tea shops along the tea gardens and awe-inspiring viewpoints provide the great aura to bond and fall in love over and over again.
Ooty is just what the doctor ordered if you are looking for the perfect honeymoon destination. Assorted with many cozy cottages, lodges, hotels and restaurants, it is flooded with many honeymooners from various parts of the world. It offers several adventure filled activities like angling, hand gliding, trekking, etc. and provides a unique experience. Ooty is indeed a perfect place for the couples to finally break the ice, start their journey of life and cherish wonderful memories.
Idukki is one of the most mesmerizing hill stations in South India. Laden with many sanctuaries, tea gardens and national park, it provides the perfect spice required to light up once married life. With its spice plantations and many aboriginal tribes, it provides a very unique essence in life. It is known for its panoramic view points and the Idukki dam, which is world’s second and Asia’s first arch dam. The vista offered by the place is truly majestic. The best affair is the elephant safari that takes the visitors through the tea plantations and provides a unique stillness to let the magic of love begin.
This retreat in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is appreciated as the princess of hill stations throughout the country. Kodaikanal is known for its breathtaking backdrops that certainly mesmerize you. With many enchanting view points and the majestic Kodaikanal Lake filled with water lilies, gives the opportunity to enjoy the Bollywood romantic duets. It is one of the famous honeymoon destinations of South India.
Referred to as the Scotland of South by the British, Coorg is definitely the place meant for the newlyweds. With its unique style of wedding rituals where instead of the priests, the elderly commence the errands. It is one place where the green of the flora soars high and get mixed with the white and grey. The most amazing part is the morning that truly enthralls the couples.
Coonoor is known for its picnic spots that go hand in hand with the tea gardens. The lush flora doesn’t help in keeping track of time, while strolling through the hill station. It is famous for its multitude of gardens that adore many species of flowers evergreen plants and trees. The green slopes are the most captivating part of the hill stations as you could see many couple sitting, relaxing and engulfing the beauty of this hill station during their honeymoon vacation.
The less crowded Devikulam hill station is the perfect retreat for the newlyweds. The presence of a sacred lake – Sita Devi is the main attraction, not because of its sacredness but because of the abundance of minerals in its water. The hill station is bio diversity rich, and being close to many popular hill stations, it offers many sightseeing options than any other hill stations in Kerala.
8- Araku Valley
Araku Valley is the most magnificent location in Andhra Pradesh. The mesmerizing serene valley comprises of many hills, undulating meadows, pompous orchards, which adds to the pleasant weather that prevails all year round. It is truly a very special place to visit with that someone special. It is compulsory to carry a picnic box, as it enhances the pleasure while unfolding the countryside. The famous limestone Borra caves provide a new side of nature. Buying old silver from tribal surely promises a reminiscent memory.
Yercaud is a hill station situated in Tamil Nadu. It is famous for its unique topography that completely sweeps you of your feet. The hill station in based in the Shevaroy Hills of Eastern Ghats and it is mostly visited by the honeymooners. The place is filled with the lakes, waterfalls, parks and many colonial buildings. The temperature never exceeds above 30 degrees; although the adjoining areas of the hill station are hot and dry. The couples enjoy the breathtaking vistas with occasional drizzling.
10- Ananthagiri Hills
Apart from being one of the only three hill stations in Andhra Pradesh, Ananthagiri Hills provide the vista of hills joshing with the clouds. It is the splendid summer retreat in Andhra and one of the pollution free hill stations of India. Rich in minerals and salubrious environment, it vouches for captivating landscape that just ceases everything and enchants a melody of love on the honeymooners.
The ultimate destination for the wanderlust struck duet, Kotagiri is the oldest hill station of the Nilgiri trio Otty, Coonoor and Kotagiri. Its weather is incomparable and environment is salubrious. The evergreen Longwood Forest is one of a kind refuge for anyone who wants a little seizure of stillness and natural splendor. The brilliance in holding hand and walking miles is better explained by visiting this marvel of nature in the Blue Mountains.
Mother Nature has her own ways to make people appreciate. Kudremukh is a horse face shaped peak that is located in the Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. The rolling mountains, pristine rivers and lakes mesmerize the visitors. It is laden with ores and rich bio diversity, which is hard to find. Away from the mishmash of the concrete and smog, this destination will definitely enchant a tune that triggers a never ending connection. Meant not only for the honeymooners, but for nature enthusiasts as well, it is a must visit destination during your South India tour.
13- Nandi Hills
Nandi hills also known as ‘Hill of Happiness’ nestled in Karnataka. It is flooded with lot of lovebirds all round the year. Nandi has many myths and legends related to its name. It is one place near Bangalore that provides the ultimate silence one needs to ignite the spark in his or her new life. Filled with many view points, forts and fortress that hold historic value, the hill station is surely a delight to the eyes.
Panchgani is famous as the Mecca of Maharashtra. The hill station is replete with luxuriant farms, deep crevasses; sparse hamlets mixed with mesmerizing and isolated areas are an absolute delight for the newlyweds. It provides an essential quite time for the couples. There are many archaeological and geological sites that make one perform the Di Caprio and Roberts cameo from Titanic.
Illustrated as the Golden Peak of Kerala, Ponmundi finds its name in the list of one of the top honeymoon sites in South India. Consisting of lavish tea estates, twisted trails, display of mountains and species of butterflies, it is one of the places you should jolt on your honeymoon destination. The entire landscape is thrilling daunted with dense forests, waterfalls, and various trekking trails. Honeymoon is the time when actually the newlyweds do get time to know each other better. All though late night talks and secret meetings do take place before getting hitched, but the couples get to know each other well during the honeymoon. You might have seen a lot of these places while you spent your holidays in South India, but when you are there with someone special, everything seems different and dragging you close to each other.
Published: 29 Nov, 2013