Tamil Nadu is the southernmost state in India and it is visited frequently by travelers for its picturesque landscapes, rich culture, beautiful monuments and unique traditions. There are numerous romantic destinations in Tamil Nadu, which should be definitely included in your wanderlist.

From sizzling beaches to pristine hill stations, Tamil Nadu offers all you wish for a special vacation. To help all the newly wedded lovebirds and soon-to-be married couples, we have come up with the list of top 10 best couple-friendly destinations in Tamil Nadu. These spots are surely the must-visit places with your loved ones.

1. Kodaikanal

Travel to the Princess of Hill Stations with your princess, and entice her with the beauty of one of the most romantic places in Tamil Nadu. Take a hike to the Pillar Rocks, row a paddle boat in the Kodai Lake, visit the picturesque Bryant Park and take a dive in the secluded Bear Shola Falls.

The flourishing jungles, breathtaking waterfalls, blooming fruit orchards and pleasant weather, makes it an ideal couple-friendly destination in Tamil Nadu. You can indulge in adventurous activities like hiking, rock-climbing, trekking and boat ride with your better half.

Buy exotic souvenirs from the local market which you can gift to your special person. You don’t need to worry about accommodation options, as you can find hotels in Kodaikanal that fits every traveler’s budget.

2. Ooty

Ooty is a romantic destination amid the panoramic Nilgiris. You can enjoy a pleasant trip away from the hustle-bustle urban life. It is the best place for couples who are looking for tranquil surroundings. The combination of the exotic coffee and tea plantations with charming climate makes this place a romantic destination.

Enjoy the vista of Dodabetta by holding hands with your loved ones, watch the beautiful view of valleys from the miniature train, take a stroll into the pretty Thread Garden and trek through the bending mountain terrains. The mesmerizing beauty of this place will make you fall in love again.

Do try delicacies like pastries, medu vada, pizza, authentic South Indian meals and kebabs while you are in Ooty. Ooty has surplus options to stay. You can save money by staying at the best budget hotels in Ooty.

3. Coonoor

Escape the chaotic daily life and rejuvenate yourself by the untouched beauty of Coonoor. It is one of the best romantic spots in Tamil Nadu. Known for its narrow mountain trails, lush tea plantations, and enchanting landscapes, Coonoor is couple goals.

This is the perfect place for couples who want to spend some quality time with each other. Head to Dolphin’s Nose to enjoy the charming view of the entire tea estate. Do visit other tourist spots like Catherine Falls, Hidden Valley, and Law’s Falls.

The must-buy item in Coonoor is aromatic & high-grade tea leaves. There are many wonderful hotels in Coonoor, which offers rooms at a reasonable tariff. You can also find many couple-friendly hotels in Coonoor, which permits unmarried couples as well.

4. Yercaud

Yercaud is one of the favorite couple destinations in Tamil Nadu. Unlike other tourist spots, it isn’t crowded with travelers. The best feature about Yercaud is its exotic flora and fauna. The entire landscape is carpeted with teak, silver oak and sandalwood trees.

Watch the sunset from the Mettur Dam, enjoy the lovely view of valleys from Lady’s Seat, and take a boat ride on the placid Yercaud Lake. Try thrilling activities like camping, dirt biking, boating, and hiking.

Yercaud has plenty of options for accommodations. The perfect time to visit this place is from October to June. Do try the fresh coffee and oranges in Yercaud.

5. Kovalam

If you and your loved one are beach bums, then Kovalam (also called as Covelong Beach) is the best place for you. It is one of the fascinating weekend getaways in Tamil Nadu. The shining white sand and tall palm trees allure loads of tourists to Kovalam every year.

It is a paradise for couples interested to indulge in adventure and water sports activities like boat sailing, parasailing, windsurfing, and water skiing. The places of interest in Kovalam are Muttukadu Backwaters, Covelong Beach, Dutch Fort and Catholic Church.

If you want to stay near the beach, book beach resorts near ECR at reasonable rates. The ideal time to visit Covelong is from October to March. Make some unforgettable memories with your significant other at Kovalam Beach.

6. Kanyakumari

Also known as Land’s End, Kanyakumari is the southernmost tip of India. It is regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in South India with its beautiful beaches and scenic tourist spots.

If you want to enjoy the complete beauty of Kanyakumari, take a trek to Marunthuvazh Malai. Watching the sunrise and sunset with your partner is truly magical. The unique thing about Kanyakumari is that one can watch both sunset and moonrise at the same time.

The main attractions are Kanyakumari Beach, Vattakottai Fort and Tiruchendur Temple. Kanyakumari houses many good hotels for couples ranging from budget hotels to premier resorts.

7. Meghamalai

Popularly known as High Wavy Mountains, Meghamalai is a less explored yet beautiful tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. The cloud-kissed mountains, picturesque jungle and aromatic cardamom and tea plantations are worth visiting with your better half.

The romantic attractions in Meghamalai are rushing Clouds Land Falls, flourishing Vellimalai, and the exotic Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. It is an excellent spot for bird watching and trekking. The secluded location of this place makes it an ideal couple-friendly destination.

Being a remote destination, limited accommodations are only available in Meghamalai. It is wise to book rooms in advance when traveling as a couple. Visit Meghamalai from October to March when the climate is pleasant with lush greenery.

8. Masinagudi

For couples who are adventure freaks, Masinagudi is one of the best honeymoon destinations in Tamil Nadu. The main attraction is Mudumalai National Park, which is famous for its rich and unique flora and fauna. Take the Masinagudi Jeep Safari or Elephant Safari to explore the untouched forest areas of Masinagudi.

Enjoy adventure sports like trekking, camping, and bird watching in the jungles of Masinagudi. Take a half day or a full day trip to the local pepper, coffee and tea plantations. The interesting part of the trip is visiting the factory to observe the complete tea making process.

You can visit Masinagudi anytime as the climate is pleasant throughout the year. It is advisable to pack warm clothes and boots if you plan for any thrilling activities.

9. Anaimalai

Famously known as the Elephant Mountains, Anaimalai is a hill station situated between the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is one of the most preferred destinations among couples. The entire landscape is sprinkled with tea and coffee plantations.

If you want to try something adventurous with your partner, try trekking and safaris at Anaimalai Wild Life Sanctuary. Enjoy seeing the crocodiles swimming on the Thoonakkadavu Lake and indulge in bird watching at the Top Slip.

Plan a trip to the wonderful Anaimalai Hills with your partner and surprise her with the beauty of this place. It is one such place which can be visited at any time of the year. There are many budget hotels available near Anaimalai Hills, which you can rent for your stay.

10. Kalakkadu

Kalakkadu is a small hamlet located in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The whole village is enclosed by Banana and Paddy fields, making the view scenic. The breathtaking scenery of this place makes it an ideal couple-friendly destination in Tamil Nadu.

Enjoy the picturesque vista of the entire village from Malai Nambi Kovil and watch the gushing torrents from the Courtallam Falls. If you want to visit a place with a spiritual touch, go to Sathyavageeswarar Temple. Also, try Safari and Trekking at the Kalakkadu Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve with your special person.

This is one of the best places for couples to spend some private time with each other. You can visit this place any time of the year. You can find many decent hotels near Kalakkadu which you can book at affordable prices.

Author's Bio: 

Abinaya Kannan is from Chennai and working as the Content Writer in Ulo Hotels. She likes traveling and loves to write about Travel & Leisure.