If you’re a newlywed pair who hasn’t managed to get leave for a long international honeymoon right after the wedding, worry not. You can always schedule a mini-moon in India. Now that doesn’t mean we are expecting you to book your tickets to Goa, Manali, Shimla or Kerala. About time you stretch your imagination a little and hit the roads less taken. We have done the hard work for you and listed out some of the most breath-taking destinations down South for a picture-perfect romantic mini-moon. Check them out.
1. Wayanad, Kerala
The key thing that comes to your mind when you think of Kerala are the magnificent backwaters. A honeymoon in the Kerala backwaters in India is extraordinary. But let’s acknowledge, it’s a done to death destination. How about you plan a trip to Wayanad? Scattered across the beautiful mountains of the Malabar region in the Western Ghats, it’s a perfect destination. It’s also known for the gorgeous Edakkal Caves where you can plan a romantic dinner date with your companion. Not only that, if you and your companion are coffee addicts, you must hit the roads of Wayanad and come back with bags full of coffee powder.
2. Thekkady, Kerala
If you and your companion find romance in adventure and wildlife, avoid those backwaters and head to Thekkady. Little did you know that Periyar Forest Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest elephant and tiger reserves in India. Apart from safaris, you can also go off for a boat ride to Periyar Lake or experience the unusual bamboo rafting. Also, Thekkady has some of the most quiet and romantic accommodations.
3. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
If you felt Tamil Nadu is just about Ooty, Coonoor, and Kodaikanal, it’s time to imagine otherwise. Yercaud’s Pagoda point lends one of the most breathtaking hill views in the state, and not many people are informed of it. Visit the Yercaud Rainforest, Bear cave, silk farm, rose garden, and the Kottachedu Teak Forest. There’s so much to do there so there’s no way you will get tired or run out of places to go to. To persuade yourself a little more, go look for Yercaud pictures on Instagram, you will be carried away.
4. Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu
If you appreciate waterfalls, you can also plan a mini-moon to one of the more lesser-known romantic destinations in Tamil Nadu. Encircled by magnificent hills, beautiful waterfalls, beautiful lakes, and romantic boating events, Hogenakkal is a secret gem you need to explore.