Come explore Kerala, India's most magical honeymoon destination and the many ways to fall in love.
Spend nights away from civilization, in tree houses where the many sounds of forest will lull you to sleep.
Spill your childhood stories as you build sand castles by the mischievous sea.
Share a cup of chai in the velvet slopes of a tea hill and disclose your dreams.
Stroll through a paddy field holding hands experiencing life as it was meant to be.
Munnar is where love blossoms. Saunter through the tea gardens, pluck tender buds and make a fresh cuppa for each other. Pack a picnic basket to Lakkam or Thoovanam waterfalls. Watch the sunrise from a cliff room at Chinnakanal. Make most of the rugged landscape and go rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking or try river rafting at the Mattupetty Dam. For the romanticists, take a shikara ride through Kundala Lake, spot an endemic NilgiriTahr at the Eravikulam National Park or opt for an elephant safari up the rickety Munnar slopes.
Kovalam is a lifesaver for the romantics. Write your names on the sand and watch the shores lap it up. Learn to tame the waves and surf together. Do not forget to scurry up the lighthouse for the inky sky and fretting sea would be the perfect backdrop to announce your love or make a couple of vows that last a lifetime.Get a couple massages or just unwind on the beach bench and bask in the afternoon sun for a lovely tan. On evenings, sip wine and indulge in delectable seafood in a sea facing shack.
Kumarakom is a dream setting for the beginning of your love story. There is perhaps nothing more fairy-talelike than a houseboat ride on the moon dappled backwaters where the world shrinks to just the two of you. For afters, explore the local street markets for souvenirs. Spot egrets, herons and more at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and take a selfie pause at the Aruvikuzhi waterfalls. Be mesmerised by the driftwood museum which turns fossils into art.
Wayanad is where you unleash your passion. Washed in the scent of forest flowers and replete with sounds of the wild, spend nights on a tree house. Take a dip in the series of cascades that form the Chethalayam Waterfall. Hike upto the Edakkal caves where men have left behind messages from another era. Go to the sunrise point and then to the heart shaped lake at the Chembra Peak. Spot an elephant or a deer at the Tholpetty wildlife sanctuary. Halt at the Kuruwa islands on the delta of the River Kabini which is the only island surrounded with naturally purified water. Fall asleep under the starry sky and the mist will tuck you into a great life ahead.
At Fort Kochi, love is an art. Stay in a colonial bungalow overlooking the Princess Street. Amble through the labyrinth of lanes. Here every road is a surprise. It will lead you to white washed churches, colonial cemeteries, art galleries and pretty cafes. Stumble on art at the most unexpected places – on walls, boulders or promenades, or go looking for it at the Aspinwall House, Kashi Art Gallery or Pepper House. Transport yourself to another period, fall in love at every turn for there is no better milieu for love than this colonial mood. The French bakeries, the beer parlours and the roadside foodstalls are replete with umpteen languages and flavours.Lose yourself behind the bookshelves atthe Idiom bookstore and pick out a favourite book and let memories flood the room. Share earphones and listen to your favouritesat the Vasco da Gama square where the bamboo contraption of the Chinese nets lower and raise in a controlled rhythm for the nights catch.
Thekkady is shy, much like the new bride. The weather is a delight and the overwhelming foliage is therapeutic. Hop on to a boat service to experience the majestic charm of Thekkady and to spot a Malabar grey hornbill, a Nilgiri wood pigeon, or a blue-winged parakeet, lounging on the tree stumps that fleck the lake as a reminder of a bygone period. Find some time for elephant loving at the Periyar forests of Thekkady, one of the finest wildlife reserves in India spread across the entire district.Soak the scent of cardamom, cinnamon and cloves as you go for a morning walk. Row together as the wild watches you and the hills surround you, only the call of parakeets dotting your conversations.