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For me traveling is as essential as water is for plants (not that water isn’t important, it definitely is, but I’m hoping you got the reference.) It’s something that helps me learn & grow, I love doing, and enjoy utmost. It’s been a lot of years since I have been traveling, mostly in the Himalayas, and I can’t imagine my life without it. So now, when both my wife and I had to escape for a refreshing break, the Northeast seemed like the perfect holiday destination to us.

It was while we were listing down the things to do on a Northeast holiday, my friend recommended TravelTriangle to us. Their smooth booking process and unique holiday planning came in handy and ensured that we had a kick-ass time together!

Trip Type: 6 Nights 7 Days Trip To Northeast India
Cost: INR 40,400 from Ace Travel Solutions
Inclusions: Airfare, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner only at Lachen & Lachung. transfers from and to the airport, sightseeing, English speaking driver, a private cab, and GST.
Exclusions: Lunch and dinner at other places, travel insurance, airfare, private expenses, and anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Things To Do In Northeast That Made Our Holiday Impeccable

Day 1: Relaxing amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Northeast

beautiful neature in gangtok
photography in northeast

We began our journey from Mumbai and reached the Bagdodra Airport in no time. As soon as we landed, we were picked up by our cab driver who then took us to our hotel. The first day of our holiday was scheduled for some leisure time and soaking up the peace amidst the nature, and we made the most of it.

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Day 2: Exploring the beautiful attractions of Sikkim

changu lake northeast
changu lake

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We began the second day by ticking off the top things to do on a Northeast holiday, which majorly included a surreal visit to Changu Lake, the famous Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, taking a serene city tour of Gangtok, and witnessing the Ganesh Tonk.

couple at changu lake
changu lake
gangtok city tour
gantok tour
yak ride in northeast
baba harbhajan singh mandir
ganesh tonk

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All of these places were a mesmerizing sight and too pleasing for both our eyes and the soul. The first two days of our trip were so thrilling that we couldn’t wait for the rest of the experiences.

Day 3: Visiting Lachen and witnessing the Seven Sisters Waterfall

chopta valley
chopta valley
city tour

Visiting the gorgeous town of Lachen is amongst the best things to do on a Northeast holiday. So, we were sure that we had to visit it. The subtlety of this town is heart warming, and we were in awe the moment we reached here.

seven sisters waterfall

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This day, we left for the town, and witnessed the breathtakingly beautiful Seven Sisters Waterfall on our way. It was as captivating as it’s been talked about. Later, we returned to the hotel and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Day 4: Exploring Chopta Valley

chopta valley
beautiful valley in northeast

Chopta Valley is one of the most beautiful gems in the Northeast and witnessing it is no less than a delight. Around 5 in the morning, we left for the Gurudongmar Lake, and then headed straight to Chopta Valley. It was an eventful day and we had captured enough beauty to keep our hearts satisfied.

nature in northeast
valley in sikkim

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Later, we checked out of the hotel and left for Lachung. The beautiful yet tiring drive of five hours left us a bit exhausted so we called it a day, and relaxed in the hotel for the night.

Day 5: Visiting Yumthang Valley and Lachung

hot springs in sikkim

Exploring the Yumthang Valley was a soul-satisfying experience. We visited the hot springs, savored the local delicacies, and spent a beautiful time before leaving for Gangtok.

exploring lachung
exploring northeast
yumthang valley
city tour in northeast

Also, we stopped by at the hotel to catch a quick nap so that we could restore our energy for the remaining trip.

Day 6: Enjoying a toy train ride in Darjeeling

places to see in northeast
toy train ride in darjeeling

A soothing four hour drive took us to Darjeeling where we were left smitten after seeing the natural beauty of the place. Darjeeling is the queen of the hills, and there is no doubt about it.

couple enjoying toy train in darjeeling
toy train ride

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We spent the day enjoying the fun-filled toy train ride and it was a complete joy. Admiring the gorgeous views of Darjeeling, and capturing a zillion more memories made our day memorable and our romantic holiday unforgettable.

Day 7: Admiring the beauty of Kanchenjunga and shopping

town of darjeeling

The spectacular view of Kanchenjunga ranges absolutely made our morning and also the last day of the holiday more special. Of all the things to do in Darjeeling for couples, heading to the market for shopping was one we really wanted to do, and we did. Walking in the town and looking at the local handicrafts was again a treat to our eyes. Later on, we checked out from the hotel and left for our journey back home with a gazillion memories in our heart and our camera!

High Points Of Our Trip

  • Visiting Gudongmar Lake
  • Exploring Yumthang Valley
  • The toy train ride
  • Visiting the Army Museum

Low Point Of Our Trip

  • While there weren’t any negative experiences during our trip to northeast, the only bit of disappointment were a few travel arrangements.

Tips For Future Travelers

  • Do get a proper health check up before planning your trip, and also make sure you carry your essential medicines while you’re traveling and exploring the beauty in the northeast.
  • While you can visit here throughout the year, try to plan your holiday between November to April, as it is the best time to visit this place.
  • If you have got more time, try and explore the west Sikkim too.

The overall experience of our Northeast holiday with TravelTriangle was impeccable. The constant support ensured that our romantic escapade turned into the best holiday of our lifetime. It was surely an affair that we will cherish for lifelong, until we take another such awesome trip!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Things To Do On A Northeast Holiday

What are the famous places to visit in Northeast India?

There are a plethora of places that you can visit on your Northeast vacation like Cherrapunji in Meghalaya., Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh and Gangtok in Sikkim. There are some famous tourist attractions like Kaziranga National Park in Assam and The Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary in Sikkim that you must visit on your vacay.

Is Northeast good for honeymoon?

Northeast is an excellent spot for you to head with your beloved for a romantic holiday. Northeast India will completely mesmerized with its beauty and charm. Apart from being a heavenly destination, Northeast India has a lot of places that you can visit and things to do on a Northeast Holiday.

What is the best time to visit the Northeast?

The best time to visit the Northeast is between November to April as the weather is pleasant and you can explore the states properly.

Where to stay in Gangtok?

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim lures a lot of tourists every year and has some of the most amazing hotels where you can stay like Central Hill Resort, The Royal Plaza, and Sterling Gangtok.

How to reach Lachen from Gangtok?

You can comfortably reach Lachen from Gangtok by hiring a cab. It will take you 6 to 7 hours to reach Lachen by car.

What can I shop for in Darjeeling?

You can shop for Hand knitted items, Cheap electronics, Tea and Woollen clothes from Darjeeling.

Which is the most beautiful place in Northeast India?

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary is considered the most beautiful place in Northeast India as it is an abode to rich flora and fauna.

Does it snow in Northeast India?

Yes, its snows in Northeast India and some of the popular places where you can enjoy snowfall are Tsomgo Lake, Yumthang and Nathula.

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