10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in South India
Whether you had a love marriage or an arranged marriage, you would be keen to go on a honeymoon to spend some quality time together as the newlyweds and celebrate your unison. If you are not too keen on going abroad, there are many places in India, especially in the south that exude a romantic vibe and are replete with natural beauty.
No matter, if you are looking to go to a beach, hill station or want to indulge in some adventure activities, there are plenty of honeymoon destinations in south India that would be a perfect location to begin your marital journey.
The French Riviera of East, Puducherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India among young couples and honeymoon goers who love beaches. The city has a unique charm where you can find the traces of the French colonisation through the architecture of the buildings and beautiful cafes, a perfect melange of Indian and French cultures.
Some of the popular beaches in the city are Promenade Beach, Auro Beach, Silver Beach that also offer many water activities that couples love to engage in together.
You can make your honeymoon experience in Puducherry even better by booking your stay at the Club Mahindra Puducherry Resort in Manapet, Puducherry. Located close to the sea, the resort gives you direct access to the beach where you can chill your feet together and an opportunity to indulge in several amazing experiences like Candlelight Dinner, Aqua Aerobics that will leave your partner delighted like never before.
Commonly referred as the ‘Venice of East,’ Alleppey exudes a romantic aura at every turn and therefore has been one of the most popular honeymoon places in south India for a long time.
Here you can indulge in many romantic things to do with your significant other like staying in a houseboat where you can float in the quaint backwater and be carefree, go boating on the lagoons or spend some time together at the various serene beaches.
If you are looking to spend a quiet honeymoon and enjoy a premium living experience, you can book your stay at the Club Mahindra Arookutty Resort in Alappuzha. One of the finest beach resorts in Alappuzha, here you can enjoy plenty of awesome experiences in and around the resort that would make your honeymoon a memorable event of your life.
If you and your partner love going on a road trip, then you can drive to this paradise on earth in south India for a perfect honeymoon. The hill station is brimmed with many ancient caves, magnificent valleys, and scintillating lakes. You can indulge in many activities amidst nature camping under the stars, go hiking on the innumerable hiking trails.
After a long day of trekking and other activities, you can spend some time with your partner and find solace in their arms as you retreat at the Vythiri Village, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Wayanad, Kerala. The resort ensures that you get every comfort you need.
A small and quaint hill station in Karnataka, Coorg is known for its vast lands of coffee plantations and a scenic landscape that comes straight out of a fairy tale land. It is one of the best honeymoon spots in south India where you and your partner can enjoy each other’s company amidst the serenity and calmness of nature.
If you don't want to spend time outdoors, and to indulge in premium comfort and specially curated experiences, you can book your stay at the Club Mahindra Madikeri, or Club Mahindra Virajpet Resort in Coorg. Nestled in the hills of Karnataka, it is a place where the warm hospitality will leave you feeling like royalty.
A small hill-station in the Andhra Valley, Araku is known for its tranquil surrounding and lush green meadows. The other popular tourist destination near the valley is Vishakapatnam, which is located about 120 kms away.
If you are looking to spend a laidback time with your new partner and enjoy nature, Araku valley would be an ideal honeymoon destination. Here you can enjoy visiting the Borra Caves, the Katiki waterfalls, and many other mesmerising locales.
Kerala is home to many hill stations, but none more scenic than Vagamon. It is one of the popular south Indian honeymoon destinations among couples who wish to get away from the city and be surrounded by lush greenery.
The natural beauty of the place replete with tall pine forests, lush meadows and serene lakes make a perfect backdrop for all those couple selfies and cute moments.
The land of beautiful beaches, and natural springs known for their medicinal qualities, Varkala is located just about 40 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. It is a perfect place where you and your partner can laze, relax, and click countless pictures together in the picturesque surroundings.
While you are here, you can enjoy munching on the endless varieties of south Indian delicacies and visit the centuries-old temple to seek the blessings of the almighty as you start a new life together.
Located in the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, Kanyakumari is a small coastal town, which is bordered by Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian ocean. The city, which was earlier known as Cape Comorin, has both mountains and beaches, so if you and your partner are debating over the best honeymoon places in south India that have the best beaches or mountain view, here you can find both.
You can enjoy visiting the Triveni Sangam point, where you can witness the confluence of Indian ocean, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal from the view tower. While the site of the three water bodies meeting is a spectacle, what is even more astonishing is that the water of the three seas don’t mix.
The town is known for its temples, waterfalls, and many other iconic monuments. So, you and your partner are sure to have a gala time for the entirety of your stay.
Known by its many sobriquets, ‘the Garden City,’ ‘the Silicon Valley of India,’ Bengaluru is a unique city where the modernity and the rustic charm is rolled into one. Home to vibrant nightlife, fancy eateries, and the natural beauty, Bengaluru attracts many tourists all year around, including honeymoon couples.
You can add innumerable amazing experiences to your honeymoon diaries by booking your stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort, an affiliate Club Mahindra Resort in Bengaluru.
If you and your partner have an eye for off-beat locations, Sakleshpur would be the perfect place to visit in south India for honeymoon. A lesser-known hill station in Karnataka, Sakleshpur is flanked by the Western Ghats, and it has something for all kinds of couples. Interesting hiking trails, dense rainforests, gushing waterfalls, historical forts and temples, and mountain peaks.
So, as a couple you have plenty of choices in terms of things to do. But, going on a trek to the Pandavar Gudda is a must-try. The trek is moderately easy, and the trail to the top is enchanting, and the view from the summit will leave you mesmerised.
While choosing the best honeymoon destination, it is best to sit with your partner and discuss the different options in south India before coming to an agreement. After all, marriage is all about being on the same page with your partner, right?