Valentine week: The most romantic Kerala destinations for couples

A couple walking through Munnar. Photo: iStock/SolStock

Ahoy lovebirds, are you wondering where to fly to for a romantic getaway on Valentine's Day? Or are you looking for an extended celebration that begins with Rose Day, which marks the start of the Valentine's Week? Kerala has many picturesque romantic destinations where you can celebrate all special days - Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, and Kiss Day - leading up to Valentine's Day.
Scenic hill stations, serene backwaters, tranquil beaches, intimate misty hills - What more do you need? Here are seven spots where you can rock your Valentine's Week: 

A romantic backwater cruise in Alappuzha
Alappuzha, the Venice of the East, offers a perfect setting with its traditional houseboats gliding on serene waters for your romantic candlelight dinner. Many of them offer private accommodations, surrounded just by beautiful nature. By watching the magnificent sunsets and relaxing to the tune of soothing waters, you can create lasting  memories during the Valentine's week. 

A leisurely walk in misty Munnar
Being a hill station, Munnar has a charming ambience with quaint villages, misty tea gardens, winding roads, and cozy cottages. The tranquil atmosphere adds to its romantic allure. Munnar also offers stunning sunrise and sunset views that can be enjoyed from the budget hotels to luxurious resorts and boutique accommodations. Romantic walks in scenic viewpoints and plantations are a must.  

Ayurvedic massage in Kumarakom
What can be better than a rejuvenating Ayurvedic  massage in the reputed wellness centres and resorts of this backwater destination? You can have a consultation with Ayurvedic therapists or practitioners to assess your health concerns, preferences and more to customise it as per your requirement. 

Be adventurously romantic in Kovalam
Do you love water sports? For the adventurous couples, Kerala's popular beach destination Kovalam offers many water sports activities like catamaran rides, snorkeling, surfing and parasailing. You can also explore nearby coastal areas in romantic boat tours. Wrap it off with a fairy-tale dinner by the seaside and you will have made a handful of memories. 

Climb up to the heart-shaped Chembra Lake in Wayanad
Do you know that the Chembra Peak in Wayanad has a heart-shaped lake at its summit? A perfect spot for a romantic picnic, you can also enjoy a refreshing trek to the peak to celebrate the 1Valentine's week. If you have time, you can also stay in treehouses or eco-resort facilities available across the district, engage in some stargazing in Wayanad's clear skies, take a refreshing shower in the natural pool at the Soochipara waterfalls, and more. 

A couple's yoga session in Varkala
Varkala, known for its stunning cliffs and blue beaches, also has some rejuvenating yoga and meditation facilities for couples. It has yoga centers and studios across the destination offering classes for practitioners of all levels. Typically, they offer workshops, daily yoga classes, workshops, and retreats by experienced instructors. There are also some refreshing beach yoga sessions here that help you connect with nature. 

A sunset cruise in Fort Kochi
If sunset has a prominent place in your idea of romance, Fort Kochi is the best place for you. Passing by iconic landmarks, fishing nets, age-old churches, and lush green landscapes, you can enjoy a memorably romantic sunset cruise in Fort Kochi. Some of the cruises also have live music, parties, performances, food, and more to add to the romantic quotient of the evening. 

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