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Honeymoon in Darjeeling

Every newly wed couple has some special plan or expectation about how their honeymoon is going to be. You know you don't want to mess up yours because it comes just once in a lifetime. While some people like to be in a destination buzzing with activity and vibrancy, others prefer a peaceful and isolated place. Though Darjeeling is not entirely isolated, it is one of the most serene and peaceful hill stations in India, and thus, a favourite honeymoon destination. This Himalayan town, in the state of West Bengal, is popular for its tea estates, pastures and lawns. So, what are you waiting for? Spend your honeymoon in Darjeeling for the most memorable time of your life!!

Honeymoon Attractions in Darjeeling

Senchal Lake


The town of Senchal has a reservoir of fresh water in Senchal Lake. It is part of the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. It has a lot of tourist accommodations in the vicinity, apart from a golf course and a clubhouse. Newly weds can enjoy a wildlife tour of the place.

Happy Valley Tea Estate


This beautiful tea garden is an important source of India's tea production. It is a famous tourist spot as well: travelers come here to just stroll about the tea gardens and while away time by soaking in the serenity.

Kalimpong


Kalimpong is a neighbouring hill station located along the Teesta River. It is exquisite for its wide range of flora, especially orchids, flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes. The hill station also offers a view of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks. All these together make a splendid sight to enjoy with your partner.

Teesta River


The most brilliant view of the Teesta River, forming a border between the states of Sikkim and West Bengal, and appearing as a slithering snake just before it joins Brahmaputra as a tributary, can be enjoyed from Darjeeling hills. You might also take her to see the Coronation Bridge over Teesta and try river rafting.

Lolegaon


A small village lying at an altitude of 6000 ft. in Darjeeling, Lolegaon gives a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga range. It also offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the sunset which augment your honeymoon experience.

Mirik


With its exquisite beauty and climate, Mirik is a complete treat to your eyes. The central attraction is the Sumendu Lake, on one side of which lies an exotic garden and on another, arrays of pine trees – both of which are connected by an arching footbridge called the Rainbow Bridge. A very dream-like scene, this is a favourite with honeymooners because of the quiet atmosphere. Both of you can also enjoy boating and horse-riding here.

Ghoom monastery


There is fun in exploring the beauty of an unacquainted land in the company of your partner. So go ahead and explore the Ghoom Monastery. It is emblematic of Tibetan Buddhist culture. A 15 feet high statue of Buddha lies in the vicinity along with the traditional sacred bells and various religious texts.

Rock Garden


This is a man-made picnic site built around a natural waterfall. The flower gardens and mowed lawns, along with small shops selling tea and snacks, collectively make it a lovely picnic spot for young couples.

Tiger Hill


Providing a spectacular view of the sunrise over the Himalayas, Tiger Hill is the main summit of Ghoom.

Shopping in Darjeeling


Newly wed couples can also have an enjoyable time together shopping for various traditional artifacts and souvenirs from here. They can buy varieties of tea in the Chowrasta and the Mall. Tibetan artifacts, books, handicrafts and posters are best bought from the local market. Local craftwork in shawls, sweaters, rugs and carpets can be bought from Hayden Hall. Wood carvings, baskets, Nepali khukris, masks and paintings are sold at the Mall.

Things to Do in Darjeeling

Besides great tourist spots and splendid views of natural landscape, Darjeeling also offers various options to indulge in adventure activities like trekking. The city is located near the Indo-Nepalese border, which has many trekking routes. The Singhalia Ridge Trail is the most preferred one. Apart from trekking, couples can also visit the Shruberry Health Club to go for jogging, along with some exquisite views of Kanchenjunga. There are other attractions such as Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Singalila National Park. Couples looking to add some excitement to their experience can go for mountain biking.

Darjeeling Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Be it North Indian, Tibetan, Nepali or continental food, Darjeeling offers a range of delicacies to suit everyone's taste and choice. Momos are the most iconic food of this hilly city. Following are the major eateries in the city:
  • Glenary’s Bakery and Café
  • Keventers
  • Hotel Lunar
  • Golden Tips Tea Cosy
  • Hotel Chanakya
  • Nathmull’s Tea Cosy
  • Kunga’s
  • Boney’s Snack Bar
  • The Park
In addition to these outlets, couples can also try out Hot Stimulating Café, Kho Cha and Joey’s Pub for a drink or two.

Hotels in Darjeeling

Darjeeling offers a wide range of accommodation facilities that are well-equipped to take care of their guests’ needs. Following are some of the luxury hotels in Darjeeling:
  • Hotel Sinclairs
  • Windamere Hotel
  • Mayfair Darjeeling
Besides the above mentioned names, couples can also try out:
  • Bellevue Hotel
  • Darjeeling Tourist Lodge
  • Gymkhana Resort
  • Hotel Aliment
  • Hotel Dekeling
  • Hotel New Samrat
  • Hotel Fairmont
  • Hotel Pineridge
  • Hotel Seven Seventeen
  • Revolver
  • Hotel Anjali
Last updated : January 7, 2016