Romance in the Mountains of North East India
Planning your honeymoon in India? Where do you suppose you’d go? Well if you are trying to get away from the crowd and the so called “touristy” honeymoon destinations in India then we suggest that it should be the Northeast that should be in your radar for your honeymoon destination in India.
The sweet moon that is also a once in a lifetime event for a beautiful beginning could be all the sweeter should you decide Northeast India as your honeymoon destination. Here are some of the reasons why you should romance the hills of Northeast for a romantic getaway.
Along with verdant tree gardens, Darjeeling is blessed with natural beauty. The panoramic views of the World’s third highest peak, Mt Kanchenjunga, also attract tourists from far flung regions. Apart from this, the travel destination is also dotted with botanical gardens and monasteries.
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Do not miss to enjoy the ride on the cable car ride of Darjeeling, which is acclaimed as the Asia’s longest cable car. Thus, Darjeeling also proves to be the paradise for nature lovers as they can enjoy nature walks and explore beautiful tea estates, markets and villages.
Best Time To Visit: September – June
Weather: Summer 19°C to 37°C; Winter -2°C to 24°C
The capital city of Sikkim State, Gangtok, is one of the most picturesque destination in Northeast India. Apart from various tourist attractions, the panoramic views of the mountain ranges win the heart of the visitors. The list of major attractions include Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms, Enchey Monastery, Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Orchid Sanctuary, Research Institute of Tibetology, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, and Tashi View Point. Do not miss to visit the Tsomgo Lake, located at a short distance of 40 km from Gangtok. The oldest monastery of Sikkim, Pemayangtse Monastery, is also situated at a distance of 118 km.
Best Time To Visit: September – June
Weather: Summer 10°C to 28°C; Winter -5°C to 16°C
Situated at an altitude of 10,000 ft in Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is popular as World renowned and India’s largest 400 year old Monastery. Founded by contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama, Mira Lama, Tawang is also acclaimed as the birth place of 6th Dalai Lama.
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‘Galden Namgyal Lhatse’ is the other popular name for the Tawang Monastery. Here, the visitors can see the collection of Thangkas, which are the Tibetan paintings on cloth, the historical Buddha in the prayer hall and a large gilded statue of Sakyamuni. The travel destination also pleases the guests with its pleasant climatic conditions.
Best Time To Visit: March – October
Weather: Summer 5°C to 22°C; Winter -13°C to 10°C
After Gangtok, Pelling is the other flourishing tourist destination in Northeast India. The breathtaking views of the Mount Khangchendzonga attract nature lovers and honeymooners. Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the must-visit attractions and thus, is just a kilometer away. Additionally, a 40 minute uphill walk, opposite the monastery heads to the popular Sanga Choling monastery, which is said to the first in the state and was constructed in 1697. Thick forests and undulating mountain ranges around the ‘Wishing Lake’ also attracts tourists from far flung regions. Visitors can also indulge in small treks and nature walks.
Best Time To Visit: September – May
Weather: Summer 8°C to 28°C, Winter -5°C to 16°C
Nestled at an elevation of 9610 ft, Lachung is one of the most serene mountain village in the Northeastern regions of India. The snow capped mountain peaks surroundd the village and is divided into two parts by the river Lachung Chu. Visitors can make their visit a memorable experiment by exploring the village and witnessing breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams, and plenty of apples, apricots and peaches.
Do not miss to visit the Lachung Gompa, which is said to be constructed around 1880. Also satisfy your shopping spree by visiting Handicraft Centre and buy woven blankets and rugs as souvenirs.
Best Time To Visit: October – June
Weather: Summer 10°C to 28°C, Winter -5°C to 16°C
Attractions: Chungthang, Lachung Monastery, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Mt. Katao
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