For most of us, a romantic dream-honeymoon destination is anywhere in the mountains. And when we think of mountains, it is usually Himachal or Uttarakhand. I wanted to explore a place we have never been to. I had heard of the untouched scenic beauty and charm of the North East, so we decided to head there for our honeymoon. Sikkim was our first choice as we had heard a lot about its scenic beauty. This is how the planning for our honeymoon trip to Sikkim – Darjeeling began. Gangtok and Darjeeling are unique in their own ways. Where Gangtok surrounds you with its mystical vibe, Darjeeling oozes colonial charm
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Our Honeymoon Package Details
Trip Type: Honeymoon to Sikkim – Gangtok – Darjeeling
Cost: INR 23500
Duration: 5 days & 4 Nights
No. of people: 2 Adults, 0 Children
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Hotel, Transfers, Sightseeing, Arrival Assistance
Exclusions: Lunch, Entry Fees, Personal Expenses
Itinerary Of Our Honeymoon Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Gangtok
Day 2: Tshangu Lake excursion
Day 3: Arrival in Darjeeling
Day 4: Visit to Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, and 07 Points
Day 5: Leave Darjeeling (Return train/flight from Siliguri)
Let us take you through our best experience in the heavenly Northeast
Tshangu Lake Excursion – A Charming glacial lake
Thanks to the itinerary, we knew it from the very beginning that it is going to be a highly exhilarating day. Soon after a delicious breakfast we started off for the excursion to Tshangu Lake. The scenic views on the way were simply breathtaking. Riding through the roads winding around the mountains and sometimes piercing them is the best way to enjoy nature. And Tshangu Lake was even more spellbinding. This serene glacial lake peacefully resting in a valley with mountains in the backdrop looks picture perfect. The chilling weather made the whole experience very romantic. This place is a must visit on a honeymoon trip to Sikkim.
Tiger Hill – The most astonishing sunrise
Gangtok was awesome and we were looking forward to exploring Darjeeling with excitement. We had to wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise from the Tiger Hill. We reached there by 4 am to witness what can we called magic. When the sun slowly rises above the horizon, you start seeing Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga. The two turn orangish as the sun shines upon them and make their snowcaps glitter. Watching a sunrise together is a very romantic experience.
Ghoom Monastery & Batasia Loop – Exploring the mystique & beauty
While returning from Tiger Hill, we visited the popular Ghoom Monastery. Built in 1850, this old monastery is beautifully maintained. The 15 feet-high statue of Maitreya Buddha is a major highlight of Ghoom Monastery. A morning visit to this Buddhist temple was a calming experience to both of us. We also visited the Batasia Loop on the way to our hotel. This spiral railway track laid through a tunnel and on a hilltop is a rare sight. The loop is lined by lush gardens on both sides, with a memorial Gorkha Soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives during the 1947 Indian Independence. The view of the mountains and clouds is lovely.
07 Points Tour – Covering all the major tourist attractions
We were very hungry after our early morning tour to Tiger Hill and two other attractions so we returned to the hotel. After having a hot and yummy breakfast, both of us were ready to further explore the Darjeeling city. Our 7 Points Tour took us through all the major tourist places to visit in Darjeeling, including The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park Tenzing Rock, Tibetans Refugee Centre, Rope Way and Peace Pagoda. A refreshing visit to the lush green Tea plantations made our Darjeeling trip complete in the true sense. This tour covered all the major tourist points in the city, and we really enjoyed it. Our honeymoon was a power-packed trip and the best start to our new journey of life. The romantic memories that we’ve made here will be cherished for a lifetime.
Our experiences that may help you in planning your Sikkim honeymoon
Some of the most memorable moments of our honeymoon trip
- Visit to the rustic Lachung Pass in Sikkim
- Visiting the Nepal Border and knowing that there’s another country just a few steps away
- The sight of lush green Tea gardens in Darjeeling
Some tips to travelers planning to visit the North East
- There’s a lot to see in the North East, so planning your trip smartly is very important. TravelTriangle did this job for us
- You need at least 4 – 5 days to explore Gangtok and Darjeeling, so plan a long trip if you really wish to relax and see all of it.
- Visit during the winter season for a romantic experience and snow-laden sights
- Wake up early morning to watch charming sunrise and explore more
How about exploring the roads less traveled by, holding the hand of your partner? Surround yourself with dense forests, lush meadows, gushing streams, mighty Himalayan ranges, wild waterfalls on a romantic getaway to the North East. Plan your honeymoon trip to Sikkim right away and take this refreshing journey to the North East to kick start the new journey of your life. North East is blessed with scenic views, and the Himalayan Ranges make it even more splendid. Seeing greenery all around is an intoxicating experience.
Frequently asked questions about Sikkim
A. Lachung is one of the most beautiful places in Sikkim. This bewitching hill town is located at an elevation of 9,600 feet, where the rivers Lachen and Lachung merge. Nature has generously gifted some of the most picturesque landscapes to Lachung.
A. Though we did not shop much on our honeymoon trip in Sikkim, there are many products that Gangtok is famous for including home decor items, spices and jewelry. One of our personal favourites was the windchime. You can also buy:
1. Tibetan carpets
2. Hand-woven jackets
3. Wall hangings
4. Thangka paintings
5. Hand carved wooden tables
6. Prayer flags & Buddhist figurines
7. Silver and semi-precious stone jewelries
8. Bamboo shoots
9. Sikkim tea
10. Black Cardamom
11. Alpine cheese
A. Food was one of the best aspects of our Sikkim honeymoon trip. Our food experience in Gangtok, the capital city, was great. There is a wide variety of delicious food available here, especially from the Sikkimese Cuisine and Nepali Cuisine. Dal Bhat, Thukpa, Gundruk and Sinki Soup, Sael Roti, Chaang, and momos are some of the most popular dishes served in Sikkim.
A. Sikkim is famous for its breathtaking scenic beauty, old Buddhist monasteries, organic farming, Temi tea, and delicious food.
A. Yes, Sikkim is safe for tourists including solo female travelers. Many other parts of North East are also safe for traveling. All you need to do is be aware of where you are going by doing some research from reliable sources and planning your trip well.
A. The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to May for a blooming landscape or from October to mid-December to enjoy snow-laden sights.
A. Cabs are the most prevalent mode of transport for getting around in Sikkim. Either ask your travel agent to arrange one for you or simply hire a cab from the stand.
A. 2 days are enough for Gangtok but make sure you keep at least 4 to 5 days if you want to take a combined trip to Gangtok and Darjeeling.
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