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If you are planning your honeymoon, then the most popular hill station- Darjeeling will be one of the best options for you. Mussoorie and Darjeeling both are popular as Queen of Hills in India, among all hill stations of India. Darjeeling is a famous hill station in West Bengal famous for its tea and tea garden.

It is popularly known for the scintillating beauty of evenly spread lush green tea gardens, loftiest mountains, awe-inspiring valleys, and lush green botanical gardens, the magical land of Darjeeling is the perfect place for enjoying a beautiful honeymoon for couples in India.

In fact, it's the mesmerizing hilltops, that have tea gardens, heritage toy train, lakes, waterfalls, Zoo, National Park, gardens, decent monasteries, and Buddhist influence that tends to attract newly wedded couples to take pleasure in an atmosphere that offers the best honeymoon trip options here.  ​You can visit Darjeeling anytime in the year as the weather remains cool and pleasant throughout the year.

It is the most well-known hill station of West Bengal state that produces the tastiest tea in the world and is also famous for its numerous flavored varieties in it. Besides tea gardens, Darjeeling has various famous sightseeing options that would make the honeymoon in this hill station to be par excellence.

Sightseeing Places to Visit for Couples

Darjeeling has a variety of tourist places for every type of couple. So couples can choose tourist places as per their choices for the sightseeing during their honeymoon period. Here we listed some of the top sightseeing places in Darjeeling.

  1. Tiger Hill
  2. Senchal Lake
  3. Batasia Loop
  4. Chowrasta and Mall
  5. Rock Garden Darjeeling
  6. Lloyd Botanical Gardens
  7. Happy Valley Tea Estate
  8. Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
  9. Singalila National Park
  10. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train
  11. Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point
  12. Shrubbery Nightingale Park
  13. Yiga Choeling Monastery (Ghoom Monastery)
  14. Magdhog Monastery
  15. Peace Pagoda

1. Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is the most popular tourist place that is the first choice for every tourist or couple who come here. It stands tall at a height of 8482 ft., this towering mountain range has gained global acclaim for the fact that it offers an excellent view of Kanchenjunga peak and also Mount Everest.

From here, the couple can feast their eyes with a panoramic view of valleys and rivers that have covered Darjeeling with the silken sheet. Couples must experience the spectacular sunrise and sunset here. For adventurous couples hiking is a good option here. The best time for this place is the summer season from March to September.

2. Senchal Lake

Senchal Lake is a hidden gem in between the mountains with scenic locations. It is Darjeeling's freshwater reservoir that is inside Senchal Reserve Forest. It is located at 7444.5 feet high and first constructed in 1932. Now, this lake comes under the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary which spread in a 40 sq. km area. It is considered to be an ideal picnic spot for newlywed couples.

In fact, this lake offers boating facilities that would enable the tourists to experience god's scenic creation with much closeness. It is the romantic feel that the couple can experience from visiting this lake.

3. Batasia Loop

Batasia Loop is actually a spiral narrow gauge railway track of the Toy Train around the war memorial at the hilltop. It is located almost at a distance of 5 km from the town. It is a massive railway loop where the Toy Train happens to make a 360 Degree turn.

It was essentially built-in 1919 to make it probable for the Toy Train to cut the deep mount. It is the topmost visited place of Darjeeling that couples should be visited. The Batasia Loop offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga Range, which would definitely give an opportunity to give way to affection for each other to the couples here.

4. Chowrasta and Mall

Chowrasta is known as the heart of the town, Chowrasta has a cluster of shops and restaurants that would provide an ample opportunity for shopping for the traditional souvenirs of Darjeeling and also to taste the town's lip-smacking dishes.

It is a very historical place in Darjeeling. Initially, there was Brabourne Park (JB Thapa Park), but now there is a big mall for the tourist where the honeymoon couple can do shopping. Mall road is a major highlight of this place for the tourists.

5. Rock Garden Darjeeling

The Rock Garden, Chunnu Summer Falls and Ganga Maya Park are amazing tourist attractions for couples in the hilly town of Darjeeling. Rock Garden of Darjeeling is a very attractive place for waterfalls and situated about 10 km from the main town. The beautiful waterfall which is called Chunnu Water Falls gives a beautiful scenic view to the tourists.

Sightseeing Places to Visit for Couples
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It is a popular picnic spot for local tourists. Rock Garden has now modernized into a very striking picnic spot with natural waterfalls. The couples can enjoy splashing water on each other and take memorable photographs also. Park offers boating facilities and is gifted with great picturesque beauty. It is also popular as Barbotey Rock Garden. Ganga Maya Park is the nearest tourist place which is about 3 km from the Rock Garden.

6. Lloyd Botanical Gardens

Lloyd Botanical Garden was established in 1878. This age-old Botanical Garden having numerous varieties of flora like bamboo, oak, cotoneaster, wild geranium, magnolia, arisaema, rhododendron, etc.

It is positioned just below the Eden Sanatorium (Saheed Durga Mall District Hospital) on an open gradient having an area of about 40 acres. Lloyd Botanical Garden is open seven days a week, so the couple can take a deep look at the scientific nature of this garden.

A beautiful place for nature lovers to spend quality time. Couples can find the heart-warming beauty of nature, birds chirping, lovely flowers, fresh air, surrounded by lush green pine trees, and lots of spots where you can take shelter and enjoy the peaceful environment.

7. Happy Valley Tea Estate

Without visiting the Happy Valley Tea Garden, the Darjeeling trip will not be complete for tourists or couples. Happy Valley Tea Estate is the second oldest tea garden that was established in 1854 and spread over 440 acres. It is situated only 1 km far away from the main town near Chowk Bazaar.

It offers tourists an invigorating ambiance far from the noisy towns they have been living in. Honeymoon couples can see the amazing cover of the tea garden and take a walk with their hands held through the carpeted garden.

8. Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park

Darjeeling Zoo is located at an elevation of 7,000 feet and the highest altitude Zoo in India. So couples should not miss visiting this beautiful place.  Established on the 14th of August, 1958, the zoo is devoted to the remembrance of Padmaja Naidu, former Governor of West Bengal.

Known as one of the finest zoos in the country, it is the only place that has the breed of Tibetan wolf in internment. Inside the zoo, there is a mountaineering museum where couples can also participate in many mountaineering activities to enjoy, which are payable.

Breeding programs for the rare snow leopard, red panda, and the Siberian tiger are also carried out. Honeymoon couples can take a look at the wildlife with interest and click pictures with them too.

9. Singalila National Park

Fort the adventurous, nature and wildlife-loving couples Singalila National Park is the most exotic place where couples can go trekking, hiking, and see wildlife animals. It is famous for its excellent flora and fauna where couples can feel the silence around a lifetime memory to cherish.

It is located on the Singalila Ridge at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. Couples can plan for the Sandakphu trek from here. Couples can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Kanchanjunga, Everest, and other peaks from here.

10. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train

Without visiting the Darjeeling Toy Train, the Darjeeling trip will not be complete for tourists or couples. So couples must visit this heritage site of UNESCO. Toy Train runs on the 2 ft. gauge railway and between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The journey on this train gives couples a mesmerizing view of the lap of the Himalayas. It was built around 1879 and 1881. Toy train's rail route is about 88 km long.

11. Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point

It is the best place for watching the beautiful vistas of the sun rising behind the snow-capped mountain peaks. Couples can go here for watching the sky lighting up, changing colors from dark blue to fiery orange is memorable from here.

This place is not as crowded as Tiger hill so couples can enjoy the beautiful view of Kanchenjunga and lush green Sal and Pine trees spread all over the hilltop. Don't forget to take photographs, especially at the time of sunrise. It is the perfect retreat for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

12. Shrubbery Nightingale Park

It is one of the best tourist destinations that couples must be visited during their honeymoon trip to Darjeeling. It also called the lover's park, which sure can give a romantic feel to the couples. It is a public park that has colorful flowers, lush greenery, gorgeous views of the Kanchenjunga ranges, cool mountain breeze, snow-clad peaks, restaurants, and Lord Shiva's statue and temple. It is situated at a walkable distance of 15 minutes from the Mall road of Darjeeling.

13. Yiga Choeling Monastery (Ghoom Monastery)

It is one of the best places for those who interested in Buddhist spirituality. It is located near Ghoom and you can reach there by walking on foot in 5 minutes only. It was constructed in the year 1875 by the Lama Sherab Gyatso. This olden monastery is said to have been consecrated by the prominent Tomo Geshe Rimpoche of Tibet.

The attraction point of this monastery is that it has the statue of 15 feet (4.6 m) idol of the 'Future Coming Buddha' known as Maitreya Buddha. The Monastery has also conserved some of the atypical handwritten Buddhist manuscripts. Couples should try the taste of here Momos and Thukpa outside the monastery.

14. Magdhog Monastery

This second oldest monastery of Darjeeling is also known as Aloobari Monastery and located on the Old Military Road is usually known as the Aloobari road, the Mag-Dhog Yolmowa Buddhist Monastery was established in 1914  under the supervision of Ven. Sangay Lama, the head priest who formerly came from Nepal.

The statues of Lord Buddha portraying different forms and the statue of Padma Sambhave at this religious place are dazzling. The painting on the wall is known to be made with the help of herbs and is a remarkable work of art.

15. Peace Pagoda

In India, there are seven Peace Pagodas. One of them also in Ladakh famous as Shanti Stupa. They are built as a symbol of peace to inspire people of all races to help unite them for world peace. Couples can go there for sightseeing.

The Japanese Peace Pagoda was made by Nipponzan Myohoji, a Japanese Buddhist order. Located on the slopes of Jalapahar Hill the pagoda can be accessed by foot or by taxi. Indeed, it is the highest free structure in the town that showcases the four avatars of the Buddha. It also provides a soulful experience to honeymooners.

There are lots of other popular sightseeing places that can couple explore here like Kali Mandir, Mahakal Mandir, Tinchuley, Darjeeling Observatory Hill, Bengal Natural History Museum, Darjeeling Ropeway, Bhutia Busty Monastery, etc.

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The Best Time to Visit Darjeeling for Couples

The best time to visit the Darjeeling for the Honeymoon is from March to September. Couples can visit Darjeeling throughout the year but the best season is summer to enjoy the full of sightseeing places of Darjeeling. Darjeeling weather is pleasant from March to April, so good for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, etc. The summer season goes up to June so couples can plan a Honeymoon trip up to June here.

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