Thiruvananthapuram As A Honeymoon Destination
One of the most romantic places in God’s Own Country is Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram. It most certainly is a romantic destination that offers you just more than just luxury. It is a complete honeymoon place because there is something on the offering for everyone. Whether you love the cultural aspect of the city or its rich heritage, there is so much to do here. True that on your honeymoon, you want to have some privacy and Thiruvananthapuram offers all that and much more.
Thiruvananthapuram is home to enthralling beaches and elegant palaces. There are tons of places that you can visit in and around Thiruvananthapuram. So here is a list of things that the newly married couple can do in Thiruvananthapuram -
Head To Kovalam for an Exciting Honeymoon
Of course, this is a must-do thing if you are visiting Thiruvananthapuram. The reason being that Kovalam is one of the most romantic destinations on the face of the earth. It has beaches that makes your mind boggle and you wonder if such a place truly exists on earth. There are coconut groves everywhere and pristine water with clean beaches. So you can swim, snorkel and indulge in an array of water sports too. The resorts by the beach offer special romantic packages like massage, jacuzzi and other related services. You can get free upgrades to the honeymoon suites too.
Just 13kms from the city, Kovalam is a hotspot with those coming for honeymoons. You can either visit the same when you are staying in Thiruvananthapuram or head there for 2-3 days break from the congested city. Of course, some people love to stay in Kovalam and then come to the city so that they are able to get the best of both the worlds. There are a lot of splendid places to see here too that include beaches of Hawa or Eve, Ashok and Lighthouse.
Houseboats for a Romantic Stay
While you are in the city or Kovalam, do make sure that you spend at least one night in the houseboats here. They take you on a completely memorable and wonderful journey through the backwaters of the state. Inside the boat is a luxurious bedroom along with small living space, deck and of course the bathroom. You also get your special chef who comes aboard to cook you meals or you can also pre-order them to suit your needs. You can choose any of the lagoons or head to a regular route suggested by the guide. These include Veli, Thiruvallam, Vellayni lake, etc. Prices vary and start from around Rs.15,000.
Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu Temple To Seek Blessings
Get the blessings from the holy shrine and gods of this glorious temple. It is the home of the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram, Lord Vishnu. The temple had been made by the Maharaja of Travancore and is a very popular hotspot with the newly married couples.
Neyyar Dam For Some Quiet Time
Another romantic spot in the heart of the city would be the Neyyar Dam. It is a spot where you can unwind and relax or simply spend the day with each other. You can take a mat with you or ask your hotel to arrange for a picnic basket for you. Ideal to start off the day and get to have a romantic time.
Napier Museum For Some Historical Significance
Step away from the city and explore the Napier Museum. This had been made in the 19th century and is one of the must-visit areas in the vicinity of the city. It offers a unique structural design and takes you back to past of Kerala. They also have traces of the Chinese, Mughal and Italian history. You can check out many of the artefacts that are here along with the beautiful history of the country. Even if historical places are not your thing, don’t miss out on this amazing museum with your partner, as you start
Trekking in Agastyarkoodam
This is one of the higher ranging peaks of the Western Ghat that has an altitude of more than 1800 meters above sea level. Shaped like a cone, this peak is surely one of the must visit areas while you are in the romantic city. After all your honeymoon should have some adventure sport like trekking or climbing that is available in the area.
Akkulam Lake For A Quiet and Quick Getaway
Another popular destination for those on a honeymoon is the well-known lake. While you are here why not get some exercise as you stroll around the lake or hold hands while boating. It is indeed one of the romantic getaways that is within the city and perfect for the honeymooners.
A place filled with palaces and beautiful locations, the city also has some of the best architectural styles that you must explore. The Koyikkal is an ancient palace with slanting roofs and a courtyard that is typical to the Kerala structure. It has 2 museums within the palace namely, Folklore museum and the Numismatics museum. The former has a range of musical instruments and models while the latter has amazing set of ancient coins. Something that you should definitely not miss out. And it is a popular sightseeing option.
Places To Stay in Thiruvananthapuram
Honeymoon is a special time and an occasion where you want to really splurge. Thankfully, Thiruvananthapuram is also the home to some of the best resorts and hotels in the country. So here are are some special hotels and resorts that offer attractive packages for the the newly weds and can make your honeymoon special.
Palm Leaves Ayurvedic Beach Resort
Honeymoon with all of Seaside Splendor… Located right on the coastal hamlet of the beautiful Puthenthope, which is about 28 kilometres from Kovalam, this is a resort that no honeymoon couple can resist. There are a lot of special honeymoon attractions at the Palmleaves Ayurvedic Beach Resort that include-
- Rejuvenation and have a relaxing holiday
- Special massages and ayurvedic therapies for couples
- Arrangement for special dinner or lunch on the beach once your sessions are over
- All rooms have a gorgeous view of the ocean
- Upgrade to the special honeymoon suit at a throwaway prices
- 24x7 room service and attached baths along with televisio
- Multi-cuisine restaurant that offers local Kerala, North Indian, Chinese, and Continental delicacies. You also get a complimentary breakfast at Golden Sand Kerala
Palmleaves Beach Resort
Puthenthoppu PO, Thiruvananthapuram
Sagara Beach Resort
Another special venue for the honeymooning couple is the Sagara Beach Resort that is located right next to the Light House at the southern end of Kovalam Beach. It is right on the southernmost part of the beach and shares the Light House beach along with the crescent-shaped Kovalam Beach. Also called 'the Paradise of the South’, Sagara Beach Resort is about 14 kms from Kovalam and close to the International Airport at Thiruvananthapuram. Special packages for the honeymoon couple includes-
- Honeymoon suits at more affordable resorts in the area
- Balconies with sea view and you can enjoy serene sunsets with the blowing winds
- Special food arrangements along with massage and spa for the couple
Sagara Beach Resort
Light House Road, Kovalam
Kerala State, South India - 695523
Telephone: +91-471-3999 000
Mobile: +91-98472 33736 , 09349752220 / 19/ 18
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The Leela at Kovalam sits on cliff top to provide you a breathtaking view of the pristine beaches into the far horizon. As a newly wed couple, be assured of getting the best state-of-the-art dining experience along with palatial accommodation. If you want to make your honeymoon all about opulence and unstinting luxury, The Leela is the perfect location. It is also close to the Trivandrum International Airport.
For couples, special activities include-
- Massage and spas for the newly weds at the Ayurveda and Wellness spa
- Car parking and valet services, badminton, beach volley ball
- Special candlelight dinners on the pool or at the beach
The Leela Kovalam
T. +91 (471) 305 1234
F. +91 (471) 248 1522
Another popular hotel when honeymooning in Trivandrum is the Coconut Bay, a boutique Ayurveda Resort located in Trivandrum Kerala. Situated on the breathtaking Vizhinjam Beach, you can get an experience of a lifetime. The honeymoon couples get special rooms that have an outstanding view of the ocean and thanks to the closeness to the beach. Arrangements for special baths along with spas and massages on the beach are arranged. A perfect place that is in the city, but away from the crowds.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort
Mulloor P.O, Vizhinjam
Central Reservation Telephone:
+91 471 234 3524
+91 471 248 0566 / 0668 / 4566
Fax:+91 471 234 3349
Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort
Honeymoon at the Beach & Lake Ayurvedic Resort will surely be one of its kind. Located just 8 kms south of Trivandrum International Airport, this resort is ideally situated for the honeymoon couples. Based on healing and rejuvenation, you experience a complete holiday here. The hotel offers a special package for their honeymoon guests so make sure you let them know about this before you arrive. Some of the special amenities here include-
- The resort is situated right on the waterfront so you can enjoy fresh coconuts from the tree and see the waves crash or watch fishermen go fishing. You can also ask the staff to arrange a special dinner on the beach or a shack to laze around
- On the whole the experience is all about privacy with a serenity
- The resort has professionals to conduct therapies and massages along with yoga sessions. You can pick a couples massage here or go for something exotic.
- Located between the Arabian Sea and the Karamana river, it is truly a part of Gods own country
Beach & Lake Ayurvedic Resort
Pozhikkara Beach, Pachalloor
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 695027 India
Phone: +914712382086, +914712383066, +914713207171 Fax : +914712382066
Hilton Garden Inn
It is the time to truly splurge and enjoy a honeymoon that you will remember for the rest of your lives. The contemporary Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum sits right in the heart of Trivandrum. It has access to the main areas of the city along with the airport and railway station. The rooms are not only comfortable but specially prepared. Flowers are arranged in a romantic way, along with aromatic candles and special bath arrangements. The spa also gives special discounts to honeymoon couples. A lavish breakfast is included in the booking and you can hang out at the beach or simply relax in the hotel. They also make travel arrangements for day tours or weekend plans.
Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum
Punnen Road, Trivandrum, Kerala, 695039, India
TEL: +91-471-6600000 FAX: +91-471-6600111
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village
Another place for those who are planning a honeymoon in the city of Trivandrum is The Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village that is only 9 kms away from Kovalam and is about 20 kms from the city. You get a view of the city and the hills long with the beach. Partnered with the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, they offer premium massage and spa facilities. At the hotel, the special honeymoon couple is greeted with premium massages for lower prices, thanks to their honeymoon packages. You can also get special treatments and therapies for healing the body and soul. The best part is that cottages are all in the garden style area and you surely enjoy the privacy of having the best of both worlds.
Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village
Chowara P.O. South of Kovalam,
Tel. No. ++ 91-471 2266222
Fax ++ 91-471 2267611
Mobile ++ 91-9447766222