Sikkim is a quiet, peaceful and exquisitely beautiful hill station of India. It is a brilliant combination of all the ideal conditions that are needed to make for an ideal setting for a romantic holiday with your newlywed partner for life. Resting on the foothills of the Himalayas, Sikkim has a lot to offer to its tourists. Here is a list of some of the most outstanding honeymoon places in Sikkim.
Gangtok is the scintillating mountain capital of the city of Sikkim. Gangtok enchants tourists and travellers with its perfect range of snow-capped mountains. The ranges stand proud exhibiting the beauteous and finest layers of Mt. Kachendzonga. The enchanting waterfalls of Jhakri and Kyongnosla along with the architectural brilliance of the famous Enchey Monastery lends Gangtok an extra layer of charm. Gangtok offers a plateful of scenic beauty with nature presented at its most exquisite form to all honeymoon couples. The newlyweds not only fall in love with the place, they also fall in love with each other. Gangtok has enough beauty to make you lost in the extensive mountain country of waterfalls and monasteries.
Honeymoon couples enjoy the peace and solitude as well as the excitement of being in a natural heaven where God has been extra generous with distribution of natural beauty. Among the must-visit places of Gangtok without which Sikkim tour for honeymoon couples is incomplete would be the enchanting Nathu La Pass, exotic Rumtek Monastery and the interesting Namgyal Institute of Technology.
Bagdogra in West Bengal is the nearest airport to Gangtok. It is situated approximately 124 kilometres away from Gangtok and is well connected by good roads. Rental cabs and taxis are easily available from the Bagdogra Airport. The entire route is picturesque with captivating views of the graceful Teesta River in the backdrop that will leave you awed. Helicopter ride from Bagdogra is an adventurous option. The nearest railway station to Gangtok is the Jalpaiguri Railway Station located close to another hill town, Siliguri.
Best Time to visit Gangtok
Best time to visit Gangtok would be the months from October to Mid-December. Nevertheless, Gangtok can be visited anytime throughout the year. It offers a pleasant climate throughout the year. But the summer heat of the plains drives maximum tourists to Gangtok during the summer season. Gangtok has plenty of stay options to suit all kinds of budgets of honeymoon couples. There are several five-star properties offering ultimate comfort, or rather luxury, along with humble hotels available in Gangtok. Honeymoon couples choose hotels or resorts and itineraries according to your budget and preferences.
2. Teesta River: The Gorgeous Gushing Beauty
The gorgeous Teesta river gets frozen during winters and glitters and pure and dazzling during summers. Teesta River offers a whole gamut of adventure activities. Depending on the time of the year you are visiting Sikkim, you can opt for various adventure sports on Teesta. Some of the most common water activities are river rafting and kayaking during the summers. Teesta River is a haven for bird lovers too. Honeymoon couples can enjoy serene moments on the River Teesta and drink in the natural beauty of the mountain-scape that commands the region through which Teesta meanders itself. Teesta River offers several wonderous romantic spots for honeymoon couples.
How to Reach Teesta River
To reach the beauty of Teesta River, you have to travel 180 kilometres from the capital city of Gangtok. In the recent years of commercialization, there are several beautiful hotels and resorts that have sprung up in and around the course of Teesta River to exploit the beauty of the surroundings. Couples can choose honeymoon abodes easily according to budget and preferences. The best time to visit the land of Teesta is during the months of December to June. During these months, you can enjoy the various water sports and activities and also the pleasant weather. It is however, wise to avoid visiting this place in monsoon due to swelling of the rain-fed river.
3. Ravangla: A Slice of Heaven in Sikkim
Ravangla is a quaint small town of Himalayas that commands extremely panoramic vistas. Enjoy the exoticism of Ravangla with delightful and fun yak rides and explore the typical places of interest. It is a perfect and peaceful setting for a romantic getaway. Ravangla is beautiful and serene. Couples are sure to get entranced by the beauty of local attractions and fun activities. Newly married couples should also go for yak rides here to make their love vacation more memorable.
How to reach Ravangla
Ravangla is located at a distance of approximately 130 kilometres from Bagdogra. The nearest railway stations to Ravangla are Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Choose from the various beautiful properties overlooking the mountains and valleys in Ravangla to have a wonderful honeymoon stay. Homestays are also available to make your honeymoon still more private and blissful. Summer time is the best time to visit Ravangla.
The other few months that are popular for entertaining honeymoon couples to this part are the months of September, October and November. The remarkably natural beauty blessed locations of Ravangla can be cited as the stunning Buddha Park of Ravangla, the quaintly captivating Tashiding Monastery, Samdruptse Hill, Damthang View Point with spectacular views and the architecturally blessed Bon Monastery. Catch the cacophony of the mountain birds and watch them in their natural habitat and stay awed with the fleeting views of verditre flycatchers, cuckoos, babblers, dark-throated thrushes, blue whistling thrushes and more. Ravangla’s beauteous landscape adds much value to Sikkim as a favourite honeymoon destination of India.
4. Nathula Pass: The Enchanting and Legendary Beauty
Nathula Pass lies on the border of India and Tibet. Historically, Nathula Pass has got a lot of importance as it was a part of the old silk route of trade during the ancient times. Nathula Pass commands exquisite sceneries around and hence has a lot of aesthetic appeal to outside visitors. You shall get awestruck at the pristine beauty of the snow-capped peaks all around. Play and walk in snow and have the time of your life to make your honeymoon memorable. Travellers also enjoy visiting the beautiful war memorial located nearby.
Nathula Pass is nearly 178 kilometres away from the Bagdogra Airport. The nearest railway stations are Jalpaiguri and Siliguri. You can arrange for accommodation options close by to enjoy the secluded beauty. The months of April to June are the best months to visit Nathula Pass. Winter temperatures dip below freezing point to make Nathula Pass extremely cold with a lot of snowfall. Temperatures fall as low as minus 25 degrees. Monsoons months should better be avoided due to the frequency and danger of landslides. Some exceptionally beautiful and interesting tourist spots can be identified as Baba Harbajan Singh Mandir, Mera Bharat Mahan hill and staircase to Indo-china Border.
5. Yuksom: Create Your Own Nature Story
Yuksom is a small town located in Sikkim and is situated on one of the most exciting trekking trails of Sikkim. It is a tranquil place surrounded with pretty little hamlets that have small cottages with thatched roofs. Yuksom has a picture-postcard beauty and seems to be right out of a picture book. The honeymoon couples can spend a joyous and peaceful day exploring the secluded and beautiful valleys of Yuksom which makes for a splendid start to a honeymoon. Visit nature at its best by visiting the Khangchendzonga National Park and the historic Norbugang Park. Yuksom is famous for monasteries, the most notable of which are the Dubdi Gompa and Kathok Wodsalin Gompa. Also, feel the aura of the historical monument of Tashitenka situated here.
Yuksom is a beautiful and peaceful amalgamation of history and nature. This unique combination makes Yuksom one of the most enjoyable honeymoon places in Sikkim.
How to reach Yuksom?
Yuksom is 150 kilometres away from New Jalpaiguri and 170 kilometres away from Bagdogra Airport. Both the places are well connected by taxis and rental cars from Yuksom. A lot of accommodation options are available in Yuksom. Summers in Yuksom are extremely pleasant and temperatures hover around 10 degrees Celsius. In winters, Yuksom gets quite chilly. Some of the tantalising beauties of Yuksom are the Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Falls and Pemayangtse Monastery that never leave a traveller disappointed.
6. Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley: The Pictographic Hamlets
Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley forms the charismatic backdrops of a stunning honeymoon destination. These villages spread across the panoramic valleys are the residences of several Tibetan tribes. The valleys offer the most essential ingredient of a mountain vacation – Snow! Enjoy the rapturous view all around as a perfect way to spend your honeymoon. Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valleys are intensely appealing on account of their greenery and quintessential charm. The Gurudongmar Lake here remains amazingly frozen during winter and finds a place in the must visit list. Lachung Gompa is one of the most famous monasteries located in this region.
Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang valley offer an excellent opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions of this part of the land. The exoticism of food and the untouched beauty of the location will keep you overwhelmed throughout the trip. End of February till June or the summer months are the best months to visit these valleys. You will find a pleasant climate during these months and flowers too blossom in June to make the valleys floors breath-takingly beautiful. Bhewma falls, Amitabh Bachchan water falls, BhimNala falls and Lachung River are some toruist attractions that demand a visit. The charming mountain village of Lachung is loaded with the beauty of the striking Lachung Chu River and the Lachung Gompa or the Nyingma Buddhist Gompa.
Zuluk is a quaint and charming hamlet in the heart of Sikkim hills. Important and captivating tourist attractions of Zuluk include Nag temple, Mount Kanchenjungha and Thambi View Point. Zukul is a pretty neat and cosy honeymoon destination in Sikkim. Visit Zuluk to have a romantic honeymoon in the lap of virgin nature where you find only nature’s footprints and very little human vagaries. Reach Zuluk by a 4 hours drive from Gangtok. At this cool high-altitude mountain beauty, create your own unique honeymoon story. The months of August and September are the best time to visit Zuluk. These are the times for the blooming of wild flowers across the hill slopes and valleys and colour the place with the myriad hues of plentiful blossoms. The weather also remains very pleasant for couples to enjoy their romantic sojourn. Some enigmatic charm of Zuluk can be identified as Thambi view point, Sikkim Silk route and Lungthung view point. The breath-taking surreal views along with the isolation of the destination breathes romance in the air.
8. Tsomgo Lake: The Fascinating Liquid Bowl of Romanticism
The route to this enchanting lake Tsomgo is spectacularly scenic and unbelievably serene. The winding mountain roads run through snowy meadows and frozen valleys. The snow-topped mountains make for romantic drives. Tsomgo Lake is just 38 kilometres from the capital city of Gangtok and travelling these 38 kilometres is a dream journey for any honeymoon couple. If you are lover of nature, you will find exoticism and beauty all around you in the form of flowers like Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, and other pretty indigenous and exotic flowers. The lake side has other attractions for honeymoon couples to indulge in such as a joyful pony or yak ride. There is a pinch of adventure too mixed in the joy of the rides. The beauty of the lake will exceed all your expectations and leave you happy and rejuvenated.
The enchanting environs of the lake side will make you fall in love with each other once more. The months of October till December is the perfect time to visit Tsomgo Lake. The beauty of the lake can also be in the winter months. The weather remains pleasant throughout the year and hence Tsongmo Lake can be visited any time of the year barring the monsoons. Make your honeymoon unforgettable with a visit to the Tsomgo lake during your Sikkim Honeymoon tour package. The lake gleams and glistens with the reflection of the snow-capped blue and white mountain ranges in its still and crystal clear waters.
Namchi, a bowl of greenery and soothing beauty, is a small hill town of Sikkim. Watch is wonder the rich variety of blossoms that dot the streets and gardens of the entire little town of Namchi. The Sherdup Choeling Monastery along with the mesmeric Rock Garden, extensive fresh green cover of miles of tea gardens, scintillating Khangchendzonga range are some of the must visit attractions of Namchi. The Namchi Mahotsav also attracts many curious travellers from all across the world.
Honeymoon couples find Namchi to be very romantic on account of its lush greenery.
Love blooms in such beautiful locations and Namchi surely tops the list of beautiful destinations in Himalayas. Namchi can be conveniently accessed from the Bagdogra Airport or the Jalpaiguri Railway Station by renting a taxi or a cab. Namchi is well connected to nearby cities by good and well-maintained roads. The months of March to May and September to November are suitable for visiting Namchi. The couples can enjoy the cool climes and have a pleasant vacation. Some of the most splendid tourist locations that honeymoon couples would indeed love visiting while spending their vacation in Namchi would be Samdruptse, Temi Tea Garden, Ngadak Monastery and Char Dham temple.
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