Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations in Sikkim

Best Honeymoon Destinations in Sikkim

Sikkim is perhaps the most absolute escape for all adventure loving couples, all the way to an off-the-beaten destination with unseen beauty; a noteworthy romantic getaway for honeymooners and couples alike. Its towns are located on the sky-soaring eastern Himalayas and filled with breathtaking vistas, rich culture, and zillions of quaint unexplored areas, untouched by most of the tourists.

Serene and tranquil atmosphere, adventurous and thrilling experience, and tasteful local cuisines, these all make Sikkim one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Among uncountable places, the top five honeymoon destinations of Sikkim Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom, Lachung, and Zuluk, amalgamates the best of the experiences. So let’s discuss each of these 5 romantic destinations of Sikkim, so you can choose the best trip with your significant one.

Best 5 Honeymoon Destinations in Sikkim North East India

  • Gangtok
  • Pelling
  • Yuksom
  • Lachung
  • Zuluk

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Gangtok- Top Honeymoon Destinations in Sikkim

Many newlywed couples want to spend a vacation at a peaceful and secluded destination so they can enjoy the company of their partner. Ergo, the capital of Sikkim — Gangtok comes top of the list while looking for such a destination to plan a honeymoon. Gangtok is located on the Himalayan hills and offers a highly pleasurous experience no matter the season. The city is neat & clean and packed with stunning scenery at every nook and corner. Gangtok transforms into a white snowball during the winter and a magnificent landscape of greens during the summer. So, traversing the roads with sky-topping hills on all sides feels like travelling to a whole different place altogether. Nevertheless, when the first thing you witness after a good night’s sleep is a stunning landscape from your hotel’s window pane, nothing feels more pleasurable.

Gangtok has many mind-boggling destinations for honeymooners in its arsenal. Couples should visit the most praised destination by lovers in Gangtok, the Tsomgo lake. This lake creates a picture-perfect setting of white mountains and turquoise water. Also, the site offers a memorable yak ride around the lake. Enjoy the jaw dropping view of the valley on a cable car ride from Deorali Bazar to Tashiling secretariat. Gangtok is even more serene at its monasteries. Not just their quaint atmosphere inside, but being located at some of the most beautiful viewpoint sites makes visiting monasteries like the Rumtek monastery, Enchey monastery, and Ranka monastery, a must visit destination in Gangtok. Moreover, if the couple wants to experience high adrenaline on their honeymoon, they can choose adventure activities like white water rafting and biking in Gangtok. There are many other picturesque places for honeymooners in the valley, so go-on and explore.

Best Time to Visit:  Spring (March-May) or fall (Sept-Dec) for pleasant weather.

Top Things to Do: Hike, explore monasteries, ride the cable car, or try yak safaris.

How to Reach: Fly to Bagdogra or take a scenic train ride to New Jalpaiguri, then a cab or jeep to Gangtok.

What’s Special: Gangtok’s charm lies in its majestic mountain views, vibrant culture, and delicious local cuisine.

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Pelling - Kanchenjuga Mountain View | Honeymoon Destination

Pelling has everything that makes a honeymoon trip ideal for couples of any interest. It is tranquil for nature lovers, thrilling for adventure buffs, peaceful with its monasteries, and full of culture. All these interests are at a little bit of distance from each other, so no rush also. Pelling is set in the eastern Himalayas and serves the vistas of Kunchunjunga and other eastern Himalaya mountains all times of the day. It has some of the most spectacular sunrise and sunset views in Sikkim. Pelling transcends ordinary with its natural beauty, road trips, waterfall, and hills.

Kanchenjunga falls is the perfect place to sit and dive deep into nature with your partner by your side. Complete the hike to the Khecheopalri Lake, a sacred water body for locals, side by side. There are many other waterfalls with Rimbi waterfall being another popular one. Pelling is amongst the last of the motorable points to mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. So, you get the wondrous view of Kanchenjunga range everytime you move your eyes towards the hills.

Many couples love to explore and sightsee with their partner. Pelling has got your covered there too. Pelling is a treasure trove of Buddhist culture, monasteries, art and architecture. Pay your coupled visit to Buddhist monasteries like the Pemayangtse monastery, oldest one in Sikkim. Explore and immerse in the vibrant culture. Also, explore the Rubdentse ruins, capital of bygone age; and stroll with your dearest one on the daring singshore bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Sikkim. To experience the thrill, couples can try water activities in the river.

Pelling is also known for serving unique flavours of Sikkim, a delight to the taste buds of food buffs. If you are a taste appreciator as well, try the hot bowls of Thukpa, spicy and tangy gundruk, and also the momos that melt in your mouth in no time. Moreover, enjoy these culinary specialties on a candlelit dinner with those breathtaking mountain views as a backdrop.

Best Time to Visit: Sept to May for clear views & pleasant weather.

Top Things to Do: Hike, sightsee, & witness Mt. Kanchenjunga’s majesty.

How to Reach: Reach by road from Gangtok or nearby airports.

What’s Special: Sikkimese culture & stunning Himalayan panoramas.

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Yuksom- Popular Honeymoon Destinations in Sikkim

It is always hard for honeymoon couples to find a quaint place with less crowd yet truly amazing experience. Yuksom is one among those ideal places that couples undoubtedly love to spend their time with partners. This small village is the last motor vehicle accessible town before Kanchenjunga Himalayan peak, thus is named the gateway to Mount Kanchenjunga. This off-beat destination offers one of the most memorable experiences in the north-eastern Himalayas.

You can make hard choices and choose to trek with your better half to various peaks or spend your time among the natural surroundings of parks. Find rare and exotic animal species like Red Panda and Tibetan sheep, and many birds in the Kanchenjunga National Park. There are more than 17 elevated lakes, 17 Himalayan view crests, and 18 icy masses like the huge Zemu glacier. Yuksom is a historical town and was the first capital of Sikkim kingdom, thus has some of the oldest and most spiritual Buddhist monasteries here. Dubdi or Yuksom Monastery is the most prominent.

Couples can explore the serene Tibetan culture influence in the Tashi Tenka monastery, and Kortok monastery. The mesmerising backdrop at the Yuksom looks more amazing while having culinary delights in the midst of open surroundings. So, couples can savour and enjoy the bite of some local delightful food. Yuksom is also not just a nature lover’s paradise, but a preferred destination for thrill-seeking couples. They can complete the exhilarating treks that pass through the surrounding mountains and hike to the utterly serene Khecheopalri Lake. Your honeymoon trip to Yuksom is to challenge yourselves together, conquer new heights, and celebrate achievements with the most stunning backdrop imaginable.

Best Time to Visit: March to June and September to October.

Top Things to Do: Hike, explore monasteries, or embark on the Goecha La trek through Kanchenjunga National Park.

How to Reach: Accessible by road from Geyzing or Menam, Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.

What’s Special: Sikkim’s historic first capital, nestled amidst mountains with Buddhist monasteries and stunning scenery.

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Lachung Yamthang Valley- Popular Honeymoon Places in Sikkim

It is better to ditch European tours or other hyped tourist destinations while choosing a place to visit for a perfect honeymoon. Lachung, unlike other crowded tourist places, provides a peaceful escape to couples, so they can unwind themself and focus on each other. The unforgettable experience starts even before reaching Lachung, while driving to the town. The drive is as scenic as the destination. The classic scene of Lachung is painted by wooden houses, surrounded by small gardens, winding roads, and small stepped grassy fields. It just feels like you are transported with your partner to a different time. Put hands in hand and start wandering this refreshing town.

Lachung is a hidden paradise surrounded by crisp mountains, charming neighborhoods, soaking serenity, and warm hospitality of Sikkimese locals. The valley is both breathtaking and adventurous, still for couples it is more about completing something together than visiting something popular. The valley of Lachung has many treks, and Flower’s Valley trek is the most preferred among honeymooners. The valley of Flowers is green grassy land covered with wildflowers complementing the feeling of newlyweds. Choose to witness the high-altitude beauty of Yumesamdong, also known as Zero point, near Lachung valley. Lachung has various gushing waterfalls too, like the Bhim Nala and Naga Fall, that roars as an evident testament to the raw nature’s power.

Not just the popular places, but just a view from your hotels is enough to mesmerise you anytime of the hour. Mug up the heat at the fireplace in the evening while gazing at the majestic Himalayas. Follow the evening by enjoying delicious local culinary delights under the open sky. The simple yet unexpected experiences gushes out the romance in the couples.

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March-June) for blooms & pleasant weather.

Top Things to Do: Hike, witness cultural dances, & explore Yumthang Valley.

How to Reach: Requires permit & shared taxi from Gangtok.

What’s Special: Breathtaking scenery, rhododendron flowers, & serene atmosphere.

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Zuluk - Top Honeymoon Tourist Places in Sikkim

Zuluk is a novice hamlet in the North eastern Himalayan range with untamed landscapes and nature at its most natural unspoiled condition. The fact that this unconditionally beautiful place is popular yet uncrowded, makes it ideal for honeymoon couples. You can explore the virgin places and get to the most secluded places along with your partner. Zuluk provides the best mesmerising and quiet sojourn to newlyweds.

Zuluk is a little hamlet, emerging and offbeat, a relatively new destination near Indo-Tibet border. This village, nearly on the hilltop, is coupled with zig zag roads, which was once a part of the famous silk route in history. Together, you will be witnessing the exclusive landscapes of eastern Himalayas and Mt. Kanchenjunga. Zuluk is a combination of its serenity, adventure, and cultural charm. Hop on the thrilling jeep rides in the curving roads and reach Nathang valley. They are on the hilltop and give you some of the best experiences you will witness on this trip. Sit together to watch the incomparable sunset view at the Thambi viewpoint, 11,200 feet above sea level. You will get the best panoramic view of Kanchenjunga range from Thambi. Explore the grasslands of Nathang valley together on a yak safari, a unique experience that makes the bond stronger between couples. Don’t forget to capture those brog worthy pictures.

You can immerse in the rich culture of indigenous Lepcha people of Zuluk. Explore their ways and get a chance to experience something totally new. There are also several gompas (monasteries) on this high land. The colourful surrounding and serene ambience in these monasteries offers you alone time with your partner. But the best part comes at the end of the day when you get to spend some quality time with your significant other under the clear starlit sky. You can see the ocean of stars lighting the sky, a scene that cannot be seen in the cities. Enjoy the rest of the time cuddling up beside the bonfire and discussing stories and memories.

Best Time to Visit: Visit in spring (March-May) or winter (Jan-April) for stunning views

Things to Do: Hike, birdwatch, and explore the Old Silk Route.

How to Reach: Reach via scenic road from Gangtok.

What’s Special: Offers breathtaking Himalayas, unique culture, and possible Himalayan wildlife sightings.

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If you are getting married and searching for the best destinations for your honeymoon, then you should definitely consider these 5 top honeymoon destinations in Sikkim. They will surely make your romantic trip a lifetime memory.

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