South India is a pack full of romantic retreats. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue, a honeymoon destination, or just an intimate weekend getaway, South India has it all! So, if this is what you’re looking for then you’re at just the right spot.

Now fasten your seatbelts, ladies, and gentlemen as we are going to cover the most romantic places in South India for an alluring retreat ranging from serene hill stations to sparkling beaches.


This beauty is one of the favourite places for tea connoisseurs. The lush green tea plantations provide them with numerous options to choose from. But it is also a special place for couples. The serenity here is unmatched to date. The Queen of Hill Stations has a lot in store for you two. You’re gonna love it here!

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Start your romantic voyage with a boat ride on the Ooty Lake
  • Trek through the dense forests to reach the magical Hidden valley
  • Express your love amidst 3600 varieties of roses at the Rose Garden

Couple Friendly Hotels to Look for:

  • Glyngarth Resorts
  • La Montana by TGI
  • Hill Country Lovedale

2. Pondicherry

Pondicherry is one of the best options for a romantic getaway in South India where you can get many diverse experiences in one single place. You’ll be able to enjoy the French part of India here. Don’t tell on me when you come back with a sophisticated approach to life (wink, wink). Moreover, Pondicherry offers great beach resorts which are just gonna take your intimate vacay to the next level.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Try out various beaches for a different kind of thrill: Rock Beach for its amazing scenery, Serenity Beach for surfing rush, and Paradise Beach for golden boat rides.
  • Go scuba-diving with your special one and make some memories
  • Experience a relaxing massage at the divine Kerela Ayurveda

Couple Friendly Hotels to Look for:

  • Le Pondy
  • The Promenade
  • Grand Hotel D’Europe

3. Munnar

Munnar is one of the most serene and romantic places South India has bestowed upon us. An unending expanse of lush green tea plantations, a plethora of exotic species of flora and fauna, and a particular aroma of South Indian spices make Munnar a perfect getaway destination. The surroundings will lure you into extending your stay much beyond the original plan.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Hike to the Lockhart Gap and gaze at the heart-shaped gap from the breathtaking view of the top
  • Scream all you ever wanted to say to your partner at the most charming Echo Point
  • Fall in love all over again at the dazzling Attukal Waterfalls

Couple Friendly Hotels to Look for:

  • Amber Dale Luxury Hotel and Spa
  • Southern Panorama Indriya Resorts and Spa
  • Abad Copper Castle Hill Valley Resort

4. Alleppey

Alleppey is another great place for couples. The town is filled with sparkling canals, glittering beaches, and stunning lagoons. Known as the Venice of the East, you’ll find this tranquil place in God’s own country, Kerala. Its houseboat cruises attract thousands of couples every year and you shouldn’t miss it at any cost.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Get relaxed at the Ayurvedic centres and beach resorts on Marari Beach
  • Experience village serenity with your partner at Kuttanad
  • Nothing is more romantic than a hands-in-hands romantic beach walk at dusk

Couple Friendly Hotels to Look for:

  • Abad Turtle Beach
  • Lake Palace Resort
  • Uday Serenity Backwater Resort

5. Rushikonda

Rushikonda is the only beach in Visakhapatnam where you can experience a deep plunge in the Bay of Bengal. If you are ever in the neighborhood, it’s the perfect place for a quick reality escape. The scenic beauty makes the surroundings so romantic that you wouldn’t wanna leave this place ever.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Fulfill your childhood fantasies of Indiana Jones at the Borra Caves
  • Feast your eyes on the amazing view of Visakhapatnam from the top of Kailasagiri
  • Mark your blessings as a couple at the Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Couple Friendly Hotels to Look for:

  • Sai Priya Beach Resort
  • Fairfield by Marriott Vishakhapatnam
  • Mantris Hotel

And, here we come to the end of this listing. South India is a beautiful part of India with a rich heritage and yet richer scenic views. We can’t really concise everything in a quick blog but you get the idea, don’t you?

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