For newly weds, couples looking to spend their anniversaries or for love birds looking to celebrate love, this article enlists 10 of the best romantic activities for couples in Kerala. The emerald landscape is blessed by the Gods. Soothing, amorous and charming, Kerala can ensnare anyone to spend some blissful days with your loved one. Honeymoon couples and people re-kindling their love, all are left enchanted by the blissful ambiance. So if you are wondering what to do, read on!
The 10 most romantic activities for couples in Kerala.
1. Cruise through backwaters in a houseboat
Romance cannot be better described than a cruise in the scenic backwaters of Kerala. Every honeymooner’s dream, a houseboat cruise is something you cannot miss in Kerala. Kumarakom, Alleppey, Ashtamudi and various other backwaters offers you romantic backwaters cruise. The traditional ‘Kettuvallam’ is transformed into a well-equipped houseboat with bath-attached bedrooms, lounge and kitchen, at par with the luxuries of a 5 star hotel. Sufficient crew is also available to make sure that the couple is well taken care of. Snuggle up with your partner while the boat smoothly takes you on a journey of a lifetime.
2. Watch the Sunrise Together
The view of the golden sun rising in the horizon is a very romantic experience. Share it with your loved one and it becomes an unforgettable memory. Watch the orb of orange rise, the sky change colors and the pale dawn light illuminate the surroundings. You and your love might get up early to watch the sunrise or stay awake the night under the stars and watch the sun rise, either way it will be a wonderful memory. A hill station like Munnar or a beach like Marari or Kovalam are the best places in Kerala to watch a sunrise together.
3. Enjoy sweet aroma of tea plantations in Munnar
The charisma of Western Ghats allures every couple visiting Kerala to the hill station of Munnar. Munnar, the tea estate is set in the Western Ghats. As far as the eye can see, enjoy the lush greenery of tea gardens. The delicious aroma of the magical shrub tantalizes your senses. What can be better than to stay in the midst of the tea plantation or enjoying the views of verdant landscape? Romantic cottages and gardens at the backdrop of misty mountains and valleys of green carpets with music of waterfall gushing down the hills, promises to make your time unforgettable.
4. Stay in a Kerala Treehouse
Arguably a tree house surrounded by acres of lush forest definitely count as one of the top 10 romantic activities in Kerala. If peace, tranquility and fresh air is what will appeal to both of you, stay in a Kerala Treehouse. Romantic, private and in the forests, it is a great experience. Rather than the regular hotels, opt for a stay in a Kerala Treehouse. Stay in wooden cottages established generally 15 feet above ground, carries a deck, bedrooms and bathroom with all modern facilities. The breathtaking natural beauty of Kerala accompanied by the charisma of the lush landscape, you have a great story to tell. Wayanad, Vyithri, Munnar and Thekkady are the popular places for treehouses.
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5. Get an Ayurveda Couple Massage
Couples in Kerala cannot afford to miss out an Ayurveda massage. In fact it can be one of the most romantic activities for couples in Kerala. Ayurveda is India’s traditional natural healing system, practiced for over 5,000 years. Kerala is the birthplace of this science. Couples can avail Ayurvedic treatments anywhere in Kerala, due to the climate and abundant supply of medicinal plants and herbs there. No wonder some of the finest spa and Ayurveda resorts in India are located in Kerala. Enjoy the intimate setting and the invigorating touch and skill of expert masseurs. You and your sweetheart will re-discover the meaning of romance.
6. Visiting the Heart Shaped Lake in Chembra
For the adventurous couples, Chembra peak has the perfect spot. The heart- shaped lake is one of the places you will fall in love instantly. Hike up the rugged terrains of the Chembra Peak located 2,100 metres above sea level on the southern part of Wayanad. Chembra is the tallest peak in Wayanad and is an ideal area for trekking. With permission from the Forest Department, one-day treks and two-day wildlife treks are possible. You can have group treks of up to ten people or hike on your own, accompanied by a guide.
7. Getting wet at Waterfalls
The magnificent waterfalls in Kerala is a sight every couples visiting Kerala must not miss. The cascading water from great heights creates thrilling mists, beautiful rainbow and a charming ambiance which festoons your love. Athirappally, Meenmutty, Kanjirakkolly etc. are some of the waterfalls you must visit with your love. Drench yourself under the waterfalls. The melody of the fast waters, the sounds of the surroundings and the company of your love, it is truly unforgettable.
8. Spice Plantation Walk in Wayanad
The enthralling spice plantations of Kerala offers a great experience for couples. It is said that no Kerala honeymoon tour is complete without walks in the spice garden. Treat yourself to exotic smell of freshly grown spices amidst lush beautiful backdrop. Sage, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, thyme, and vanilla are some of the spices that are popularly grown in these gardens. Couples can also spend time bird watching, while walking in the serene surroundings. The aroma of the spices are also enjoy by the avians.
9. Stay in a Beach Resort
Beaches and romance are inseparable. Beach front luxury, sun and sand by the beach is unarguably one of the most romatic activities for couples in Kerala and elsewhere too. Kerala is blessed with beaches along the Arabian Sea is blessed. The stretch of golden sands, the cerulean waters, the wonderful ambiance, you cannot miss the opportunity to stay in the beach resorts of Kerala. Kovalam, Bekal, Alleppey, Cherai, Marari Beach, Cochin, Kasargod, Kozhikode, Varkala, Kannur, etc are few of the mesmerizing beach locales. Stay in the lavish resort equipped with modern conveniences. Wake up to the melody of waves. Try out the thrilling water sports. Ayurvedic treatments are available on the shore or well-equipped shelters. It is the recipe of truly romantic vacations.
10. Go for Amusement Park Rides
Amusements parks are perfect places for couples to enjoy a thrilling time. Wonderla, Vismaya, Silver Storm Water Theme Park, Dream World, Fantasy Park, etc. are the top adventure parks. Choose a day out to explore these fun-filled parks. There are truly exciting rides. Opt for a fun day out. The day spent in the amusement park will be some of the unforgettable memories of Kerala.