20 Best Places in South India for Honeymoon 

Hey there, lovebirds! Just tied the knot and ready to escape the post-wedding madness? South India beckons with its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and soul-soothing experiences - perfect for a honeymoon you'll never forget.

We know picking just one spot can be tough, so we've curated a list of some amazing destinations, keeping every kind of couple in mind. Whether you crave beach bliss, cozy hill stations, or adventurous escapades, South India has it all!

For the Beach Bums:

1. Kovalam, Kerala:

Kovalam, KeralaSwaying palm trees, pristine beaches, and Ayurveda massages - sounds like marital bliss, right? Kovalam offers stunning sunsets, luxurious resorts, and even water sports for the thrill-seekers.

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2. Gokarna, Karnataka:

Gokarna, KarnatakaCraving a more secluded beach paradise? Gokarna is your answer. With pristine beaches, laid-back vibes, and untouched natural beauty, it's the perfect place to unwind and reconnect.

3. Lakshadweep Islands:

Lakshadweep Calling all adventure couples! This island chain boasts crystal-clear waters, coral reefs teeming with life, and breathtaking sunsets. Dive into the turquoise waters, explore vibrant marine life, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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4. Varkala, Kerala:

Varkala, KeralaKnown for its dramatic cliffs overlooking the Arabian Sea, Varkala offers a unique blend of beaches and laid-back vibes. Popular for Ayurveda retreats and yoga centers, it's perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.

For the Hill Station Sweethearts:

5. Munnar, Kerala:

Munnar, KeralaImagine rolling hills carpeted with verdant tea plantations, misty mornings, and cozy evenings by the fireplace. Munnar's breathtaking scenery and charming bungalows offer a picture-perfect honeymoon escape.

Read more: Munnar, Kerala: Top 20 Activities and Attractions in 2023

6. Ooty & Coonoor, Tamil Nadu:

Ooty, Tamil NaduOoty Lake, Tamil Nadu

These twin hill stations in the Nilgiri Hills are all about colonial charm, misty mountains, and cascading waterfalls. Take a romantic ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, cuddle up amidst the rolling hills, and soak in the beauty of nature.

7. Coorg, Karnataka:

Coorg, KarnatakaOften called the "Scotland of India," Coorg is a haven for nature lovers. Lush green coffee plantations, cascading waterfalls, and spice-scented air create a magical setting for your honeymoon.

Read more: Exploring the Wilderness of Karnataka: A Comprehensive Guide

For the Culture Connoisseurs:

8. Pondicherry:

PondicherryImmerse yourselves in French colonial charm amidst the vibrant culture of Pondicherry. Explore its boulevards, charming cafes, and historical monuments. Don't forget to indulge in delicious French-influenced cuisine!

Read more: 3 day Itinerary to Pondicherry - Things to do and see

9. Hampi, Karnataka:

Hampi, KarnatakaHistory buffs, this one's for you! Explore the mesmerizing ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, dotted amidst stunning landscapes. Witness the architectural brilliance and lose yourselves in the whispers of the past.

10. Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala:

Alleppey Backwaters, KeralaGlide through the tranquil backwaters on a traditional houseboat, surrounded by lush greenery and the gentle rhythm of the water. Experience the serenity of Kerala and create unforgettable memories with your loved one.

11. Mysore, Karnataka:

Mysore, KarnatakaExperience the royal heritage of Mysore with its majestic palaces, vibrant markets, and beautiful gardens. Immerse yourself in the local culture by attending a traditional dance performance or visiting a bustling sandalwood market.

12. Madurai, Tamil Nadu:

Madurai, Tamil NaduExplore the architectural marvel of Meenakshi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness vibrant cultural celebrations and immerse yourself in the rich history of Madurai.

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13. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu:

Kanyakumari, Tamil NaduStand at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean at Kanyakumari. Witness mesmerizing sunrises and explore the cultural and historical sites of this unique destination.

For the Adventure Junkies:

14. Dandeli, Karnataka:

Dandeli, KarnatakaDandeli offers adventure activities amidst the backdrop of the Western Ghats. Go kayaking on the Kali River, try river rafting, or even go for a thrilling zipline ride through the canopy.

15. Thekkady, Kerala:

Thekkady, KeralaCalling all wildlife enthusiasts! Thekkady boasts one of India's most famous wildlife sanctuaries. Spot tigers, elephants, and a plethora of other animals on exciting jungle safaris - an honeymoon experience that's truly wild!

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For the Off-the-Beaten-Path Seekers:

16. Wayanad, Kerala:

Wayanad, KeralaThis hill station is an off-the-beaten-path gem. Wayanad offers lush rainforests, trekking trails, and opportunities to spot wildlife like elephants and tigers. Ideal for nature lovers seeking an escape amidst the greenery.

17. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu:

Kodaikanal, Tamil NaduOften called the "Princess of Hill Stations," Kodaikanal offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical sites. Explore boat rides on Kodai Lake, cycle through scenic trails, and visit Bear Shola Falls.

18. Idukki, Kerala:

 Idukki, KeralaThis hill station is a haven for nature lovers seeking tranquility. Explore lush greenery, and cascading waterfalls like Chellarkovil, and spot exotic wildlife. You can even stay in a treehouse for a truly unique experience.

Read more: Where to Parasail & Paraglide in Karnataka

For the Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Seekers:

19. Bekal, Kerala:

Bekal, KeralaThis lesser-known beach destination boasts pristine beaches and swaying palm trees. Combine relaxation with Ayurvedic treatments at world-class resorts for a truly rejuvenating experience.

20. Kumarakom, Kerala:

Kumarakom, KeralaOften called the "Venice of Backwaters," Kumarakom offers a serene escape with its tranquil backwaters and lush greenery. Indulge in Ayurvedic treatments at a traditional houseboat for a holistic wellness experience.

Read more: 15 Highly underrated places in Kerala that you must visit!

Remember, this is just a taste of what South India offers! So, pack your bags, hold hands tight, and get ready to embark on a honeymoon adventure that will make your heart skip a beat. Which place are you most excited to explore?

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