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Honeymoon cruises in Kerala

Kerala, an Indian state situated on the coast of Malabar in south-west India, is one of the most popular destinations, across the country. Bordered by the great Arabian Sea in the west and the Western Ghats in the east, the state also boasts of being the country’s most advanced society, with a 100% literacy rate, world-class healthcare systems and the best quality-life for its populace.

Apart from all this, Kerala also displays its grandeur and opulence in the form of its diverse terrain and a solid foundation of rich culture. The serenity of the palm-fringed shorelines of Varkala and Kovalam, the timeless beauty of the unspoiled stretches of the emerald backwaters, the splendor of the undulating hills of Vagamon and Munnar, the magnificence of the cascading waterfalls, the mystical woods and the exotic wildlife of Thekkady, and the picturesque valleys sprawled with plantations and paddy fields seem to join forces together to cast a magical spell on its beholders, in ‘God’s own country’. It is blessed with the invigorating beauty of the exotic vegetation, rich culture, pristine and exhilarating backwaters.

A honeymoon trip to Kerala is incomplete, if you don’t get to spend a languid weekend sailing, across the idyllic backwaters. Coconut and palm fringed placid lagoons and a dreamy sunset combined with privacy, luxury and security, is an ideal breather from the ordinary errands of the real world. So if you are excited about an enthralling vacation with your better-half by your side, here is a brief insight:

The Marvel Cruise is one of the most beautiful ways to savor the pristine beauty of God’s Own Country - Kerala, while on the traditional Kettuvallam. The bamboo-thatched canopy enhances the ambience for a river cruise and makes you yearn for even more. The spacious boathouse, along with the well equipped furnishings, together makes the experience comfortable and memorable.

Check-in & Check-out time: 12pm & 10am
Best time to visit: June to November
Duration of stay: 1-8 nights
Facility: solar energized lighting, customized menu, clean and hygienic bathrooms, traditional and eco-friendly furnishing, etc.

Attractions:

Narrow canals like the Bombay thodu, Karumadi Thodu, Puthen Thodu; 110 ft long snake boat, Champakulam Chundan; visit the ancestral home of Kuriakose Chavara, the Champakulam Church and the Kottaram temple; also visit the local market, Karumady Kuttan, the Alleppey beach, the Pathiramanal island and the local villages, where interestingly, farming is done below the sea level.

The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda:

An enchanting sail along the surface of the pristine backwaters, under the moonlit sky, is a perfect retreat for romance, relaxation and rejuvenation. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda offers all this and much more that will want you to stop time and bask in the magnificence of the nature forever.

Check-in & Check-out time: 12pm & 10am
Best time to visit: October to April
Duration of stay: 1-8 nights
Facility: Five-star and luxurious amenities, along with well-furnished cabins to ensure maximum comfort

Attractions:

Sightseeing along the coasts of the backwaters starting from the Vembanand Lake, through the Allepey canal and enter the waterways of the Pamba river. It will also pass through one of the fewest areas in the world where farming is done below the sea-level, following which the cruise will lead you to Kanjipaddam. Also enjoy the charms of Mohiniattam recitals and traditional Kathakali dances.
Last updated : January 8, 2016