One of the biggest advantages of living in India and getting married here is the fact that there are gorgeous places to go to for a holiday and throughout the country. Honeymooners can have their pick, no matter what your budget and how much time you have in hand. Those looking for a getaway to a naturally beautiful, peaceful and idyllic place have plenty of options; one such little paradise on earth is the town of Kumarakom in the southern part of the country. Kumamrakom lies in the state of Kerala and is one such tranquil gem, absolutely perfect for a romantic holiday for two.
Once known for the rubber plantations, this picturesque destination is a stunning feast for the eyes. Honeymooners looking for a relaxed trip and tons of natural splendour are in for a treat. Kumarakom is less than 17kms away from the city of Kottayam and the nearest airport is at the city of Cochin. This cluster of islands is set against the waters of Kerala’s Vembanad Lake and the sight of these backwaters is said to have even a jaded traveller spellbound. It’s a perfect backdrop for intimate meals for two and many a cuddling session.
Since you will be right on the lake, exploring the lovely countryside is best done by boat and canoe rides. You can even find out about a cozy houseboat for two, while you sail along the lake in your own little oasis. Taking a cruise of the entire pristine backwater stretch is a perfect honymoon activity or you could enjoy a meandering sunset cruise. Rich in flora and fauna, Vembanad lake does not dissapoint. Plan a trip to the beautiful Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls that fall from over a 100 feet, just a few kilometers from Kumamrakom. The lush greenery and grand falls are a perfect picnic spot and a nice way to spend a few hours. Also accessible by boat is the island of Pathiramanal, meaning the ‘sands of night’. This island is home to some of the most beautiful views both of the backwaters and in the island itself. The entire Vembanad lake area is great for nature lovers; the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to a varied variety of migratory birds and the mangroves and coconut fields are a lovely sight.
There a variety of accommodation options for honeymooners in the area, ranging from a backpacker’s budget to something more luxurious. Many resorts offer honey moon packages as well. Rejuvenating and a great place to bond with your new spouse, it’s no wonder Kumarakom is ideal for not just nature lovers but lovers in general. Pristine waters, swaying palms and no nosiy crowds….bliss! Stay tuned for more honeymoon destinations in India from Marry Me – Wedding Planners.