Honeymoon in Sikkim for Couples

honeymoon in sikkim

Sikkim is among the best honeymoon destination in India. Northern and North-East Indian couples plan their honeymoon in Sikkim. What makes the honeymoon a scintillating experience is the snowy mountain peaks inviting the couple into a world of paradise? And it is this beauty that has made "Sikkim" one of the most favored destinations for a blissful honeymoon.

Honeymoon couples can explore the mesmerizing beauty of Tsomgo Lake, which is famous for its serenity and picturesque views. Couples can take lovely selfies with each other and catch the best views of Mt.Kanchenjunga for lifetime memories of honeymoon. Covered with white snow, its mountain ranges, exotic locations, and flowery meadows, Sikkim tends to leave the newly married couples with ever cherishing memories.

It is best to get blessings from Lord Buddha with your life partner while listening to the chanting of the Buddhist monk and the tinkling of bells at the monasteries. It will be delved deep into the couple's faith in Buddhism, this place also has a pious atmosphere that is considered apt to start a new life altogether.

Couples can purchase souvenirs in the form of Tibetan carpets, intricately carved woodwork, Thangkas, Sikkimese clothes, etc. from the traditional and old market of Gangtok. This will provide you with your sweet honeymoon memories. The couple can take pleasure in checking out some of the well-known tourist attractions in the area to take a glimpse of its cultural heritage and sparkling beauty.

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Best Places in Sikkim for Honeymoon

Among the most beautiful places in India, Sikkim is one of the top visiting places by travelers and honeymoon couples. There are lots of places to visit in Sikkim for a honeymoon celebration. Here we listed some of the top honeymoon destinations in Sikkim where couples can enjoy their lifetime best moments with each other.

1. Do Drul Chorten

This is a Stupa that was built by the head of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. The Stupa has a complete store of Holy Books, Mandala sets of Dorjee Phurba, and various other religious objects. Do-Dhrul Chorten also has a stupa nearby with 10 Mani-Lhakor (Prayer Wheels), which are turned by Buddhists during prayer to evoke Buddhistava.

It's a calm and spiritually uplifting place where couples can hear the chanting of the monks and take around the monastery. Couples should go inside and do meditation to get some internal peace here. Photography is not allowed inside so take selfies from outside of Stupa.

2. Enchey Monastery

A significant place of the Nyingma order, this Monastery also known as the Solitary temple, was initially built with the succor that no other edifice would be permissible near it as this is built on the location that was sanctified by Lama Druptob Karpo, a tantric master famous for having flying powers. This 200-year-old Monastery has images of gods, goddesses, and other spiritual objects. Every year in January, 'Chaam' or holy masked dance is performed with an immense trumpet blast for two days.

It is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim. Couples can feel calmness and inner peace of mind here. The place is quiet, serene, and eye-soothing.  Couples can experience how miniature paintings inside a monastery are made, it will be amazing. Couples should visit the new prayer hall of this monastery.

3. Saramsa Garden

Saramsa Garden is initially established in the year 1922 for the Royal family (Chogyal) to grow fruits and medicinal plants like ipecacuanha, for the reason the garden was known as Ipecac Garden. It is situated 14 km from Gangtok, this garden is the home to some of the most beautiful looking orchids of Sikkim. Also having rare tropical plants, this is the ideal spot for newly married couples to feel each other's closeness.

Saramsa Garden is a beautiful recreational facility developed by the government of Sikkim, located in a peaceful and quaint place. This place has ample space for everyone to spend some time in the midst of nature. Couples can view many species of flora and fauna.

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4. Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Chho provides a beautiful skeptical view of nature. Its mesmerizing and vivid experience will render the couple's journey memorable. Tsomgo Lake is away at a distance of only 40 km from Gangtok town and is located at an altitude of 12,210 ft. The travel distance from Gangtok takes about 2 and half hours by bus. It is about 1 km. long and oval in shape with a depth of 50ft. Tsomgo Lake is known to be Holy and is also the home of Brahmini ducks beside a halt for various migratory ducks.

5. Borong

It is a pictorial village surrounded by snow-covered mountains and the home to a world-famous hot spring called "Borong Tsachu". Here, the honeymoon couple can enjoy the scenic beauty and feel the coziness of the hot spring. Bird lovers can watch a variety of birds watching. Bird watching is a special attraction here. This place is famous for bird-watching trips.

6. Maenam Hill

Located at the height of 10,300 ft. and overlooking Ravangala bazaar settlement, this valley provides a remarkable view of the surrounding mountain range looms, densely populated forests, and rugged terrains. That place is ideal for honeymoon couples as it provides that blissful peace, which they would love to enjoy their coziness. It is situated 12 km from Ravangla. Maenam Hill is one of the popular places for trekking. It is one of the best places for tourists who love trekking so if a couple like trekking they can enjoy here.

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7. Rumtek Dharma Chakra Center

Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is known to be the seat of the Kagyu order, one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist sects. It is located at a distance of 45 minutes drive from Gangtok. Right from the late 1960s, after the arrival of "His Holiness" the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, it boasts the collection of the world's most exclusive religious scriptures and piously rare objects. Being conventional in design, it is almost an imitation of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tsurphu town of Tibet.

Couples will really like this place. It is much larger than any other monasteries in Sikkim. Short dresses are not allowed here so couples should follow them and mind them before going there. Photography is also not allowed inside the monastery. The architecture is beautiful and one of the best Buddhist Monastery structures in India.

8. Tashi View Point

It was constructed by the late King of Sikkim Sir. Tashi Namgyal between 1914 and 1963, and is located 4 km from Gangtok town or a little far from the city center or MG road. It is the best viewpoint for observing the Himalayan Ranges. The couple can use the telescope to see Seven sister waterfalls and other interesting points from here.

It offers a clear view of the surrounding hills, besides Mt. Khangchendzonga. This location provides a magnificent landscape of the splendid Mt. Khangchendzonga and adjacent hills. Tashi View Point is the ideal spot for newly married couples to enjoy the essence of its scenic beauty by sitting on a bench with hands held together. This spot is used as a picnic place by locals, as well as foreign tourists.

9. Pemayangtse Monastery

It is one of the oldest monasteries built in the State by Lhatsun Chempo, one of the respected Lamas to have carried out the sanctification ceremony of the first Chogyal (Religious Monarch) of Sikkim. This olden monastery belongs to the Nyingma Buddhism and is delegated the task to perform all religious gatherings of the former emperor. The Monastery is situated at a hilltop with an altitude of 6840 ft. offering a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and the countryside.

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10. Khecheopalri Lake

Khecheopalri Lake is known to be one of the consecrated lakes of Sikkim, together with the Buddhists and the Hindus. It remains veiled in the rich forest cover and is believed that birds do not allow even alone leaf to hover on the lake's surface.

Khecheopalri Lake is located amidst Khechoedpaldri hill, which is also considered a sacred hill, this lake is also a Buddhist religious pilgrimage.  As per locals, it is believed that this lake is considered to be a wish-fulfilling lake. The local name for the lake is Sho Dzo Sho, which means "Oh Lady, Sit Here". The formation of the lake is estimated to be 3500 years old. The lake is situated amidst a pristine forest at an altitude of 1,700 meters near Tsozo village.

11. Yuksam

Yuksom is known to be the first capital of Sikkim, established in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgyal. At the Yuksom its first emperor from the Chogyal dynasty was sanctified by 3 lamas in 1641 AD. Yuksam, words meaning also ‘meeting place of three lamas’ in the local language.

12. Tashiding Monastery

This sacred "Mathh" is located at the backdrop of Mt. Khangchendzonga. Built-in the 18th century AD by Ngadak Sempa Chempo, it is believed to be the place Guru Rimpoche blessed the state of Sikkim in the 8th century AD. Tashiding is also well-known for the most divine Chorten known as 'Thong-Wa-Rang-Dol' which factually means 'Saviors by mere sight'. It is supposed that the mere task of beholding it is thought to ward off all the sins of the devotee.

Nice place in west Sikkim for vacations. On the backside of the monastery, there is a rock according to local people when one put his ear on the rock vibration of the river flowing is observed at this rock. Couples can visit a large number of oranges orchards and cardamoms plantations around Tashiding.

13. Soreng

This is the picturesque landscape located 3 km from Pelling and 4 km from Melli. In fact, a trek towards Jhandi Danra would introduce the newly married couple to a mesmerizing collection of flora and fauna.

14. Phensang Monastery

Located on the smooth slope from Kabi to Phodong, this monastery was built in 1721 at the time of Jigme Pawo under the Nyingmapa Buddhist order. Besides his classy architecture, the trek provides exotic views of the mountain ranges that would definitely make the couple feel elated. The annual festival of Chaam is carried out on the 29th day of the tenth month as per the Lunar calendar. Couples from the top of the mountain can enjoy a scenic view from the monastery.

15. Singhik

It is one of the most picturesque viewpoints on a hill, around 1560 m above sea level that provides excellent views of Mt. Khangchendzonga. Along with taking pleasure in walking hand-in-hand, the couple can also enjoy the exotic view of Mt. Siniolchu. It is about 70 km far from the Gangtok. Couples can plan to stay one night here.

16. Lachung

Lachung is a small village hill station that is located at an elevation of about 9,600 feet (2,900 m) and situated at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung Rivers, both tributaries of the River Teesta. Its literal meaning is "small pass".  It is a good place for the adventure enthusiast or a newly wedded couple.

Lachung has come out as a vacationer place with the towering recognition of Yumthang Valley which is just 25 km from Lachung. The village layout on either side of Lachung Chu has retained its exclusive ethnicity and tradition. The Lachung Monastery located on the slope as opposed to the highway is a central point of all sacred functions performed by the local inhabitants.

17. Yumthang

Situated at an altitude of 11,800 ft. and 140 km from Gangtok is heaven for newly married couples with an enthralling intermingling of flora and fauna and spectacular scenic opulence. This particular valley is also the abode of Singbha Rhododendron Sanctuary having 24 species of Rhododendrons. The Yumthang Valley is a nature sanctuary with rivers, hot springs, yaks, and grazing pastures on Rolling Meadows surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains.

18. Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake is measured as one of the hallowed lakes of this State, equally by the Buddhists and the Hindus. The lake can be seen as milky in color all through the year and is believed that the Guru Padmasambhava had tapped the lake even as he visited Tibet from this area. It is the second-highest lake in altitude after Tso Lhamo Lake in Sikkim. It is situate 65 km from Lachen. Couples should go in the early morning here. If any health issues, they can avoid this place.

As per the government, its 17800 ft above sea level but local believes that it is 18800 ft above sea level. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains which give chills to your bones. Most tourists will have breathing problems at that height so it's safe to carry a mobile oxygen tank with them.

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19. Temi Tea Garden

The only tea garden present in the State produces top-quality tea for the global market. The tea garden is spread out on a smooth hill slope beginning from the Tendong Hill and provides a superb view of the adjacent villages. The visit to the factory could be an excellent experience for a honeymoon couple, who might want to know more about tea dispensation methods. The Temi Tea Garden was established in 1969 by the State Government of Sikkim and is one of the best Tea Gardens in India. Couples can spare some time to visit the entire garden and can enjoy some time with each other here.

20. Namchi

Snuggled among the hills, Namchi (Sky High) stands at a height of 5,500 ft. and commands an exclusive view of the snow-covered mountains and cosmic stretches of valley. Atop Samdruptse hilltop near Namchi, lately raised is the world's tallest effigy of Guru Padmasambhava, the benefactor saint of both Hindus and the Buddhists. It is located at a distance of 78 kilometers from Gangtok. Couples can visit Tendong Hill, the Namchi Monastery, and Ralang Monastery.

21. Flower Exhibition Centre, Gangtok

This Flower Show takes place in White Memorial Hall, which is located below Palace Ridge Park. In it, the couple can take pleasure in watching some of the most beautifully looking flower species which is enough to sensitize the lovely attitude of honeymoon.

22. Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom

Handloom and Handicraft Center was initiated during the Chogyals of Sikkim to propagate the art and craft of local artisans and bring out the beauty of the Sikkim's handicrafts, furniture, and various other art forms. It is now known as the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, along with the Government Institute of Cottage Industries.

Couples can buy authentic Sikkimese costumes and accessories with a Tibetan touch at this place. Couples can see the beautiful handicrafts and its workshop (Charable) which was established by the queen of Sikkim in the year 1968 to date this is operational and used to train new students.

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Best Time to Visit Sikkim for Honeymoon

Sikkim is situated in the Himalayan belt region of India. So it is full of hills, rivers, and snow which makes it very beautiful in every season. So Sikkim's geographical location makes it tropical, temperate, and alpine climatic conditions that have temperate climate conditions, that's maximum temperatures of 28 °C in summer.

The winter season of Sikkim starts from October to March and the temperature varies from -5°C to - 10°C. So if you want to see snowfall and the beauty of white snow in the Sikkim then the winter season will be the best season for you.

The summer season starts in Sikkim from April to June and the temperature remains between 8°C to 25°C which is a very good temperature range for tourists and couples to enjoy their Sikkim trip in very pleasant weather conditions. So from April to June will be the best time to visit Sikkim for the honeymoon couples.

The monsoon season of Sikkim starts from July to September and the temperature remains 5°C to 22°C. Sikkim is a hilly area so there are landslides always occur and rains also disturb your trips so the rainy season should be avoidable.

The best time to visit Sikkim for a honeymoon is from March to May and from October to November. You have to just avoid the rainy and peak chilly winter season.

Frequently Asked Questions on Honeymoon in Sikkim for Couples

Is Sikkim good for a honeymoon?

Sikkim is well blessed with lots of tourist places that attract thousands of tourists every year. For a honeymoon in Sikkim, there are lots of variety of tourist places like Zuluk, Tsomgo Lake, Pelling, Ravangla, Gangtok, Namchi, Yuksom, Lachung, Lachen, and Yumthang Valley. So couples can enjoy here waterfalls, Buddhist Monestry, wildlife, Birds, trekking, snowfall, and participate in various adventurous tourist sports also which makes Sikkim a good destination for honeymoon.

Is it safe to visit Sikkim in December?

Yes, it is safe to visit Sikkim in December but avoiding would be better if you can. Due to heavy snowfall roads would be blocked, and you may face some difficulties going any place. The temperature will also fall down badly so you will feel uncomfortable. December, January, and February are the winter season of the Sikkim and are very cold. But if you want to participate or enjoy festivals then you can go there in winter also.

Which part of Sikkim is best for a honeymoon?

Sikkim is a very small state in India after Goa, on the basis of the area of the state. It comes under the Himalayan region of India so a maximum part of the Sikkim is filled with natural beauties like waterfall, rivers, green grassland, tea garden, and man-made tourist places. So every part of Sikkim is best for a honeymoon. But couples can choose a particular tourist place according to their choice to celebrate their honeymoon trip.

Is Gangtok a good place for a honeymoon?

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and has more than ten tourist places for couples and tourists that attracts visitors from all over India. Gangtok comes in the top tourist place in India. Gangtok has Tea Gardens, Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop Railway Track, Ghoom Buddhist Monastery, Khangchendzonga National Park, Lakes Tsomgo, and Nathu La, Yumthang Valley, etc.

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Which is the best time to visit Sikkim?

The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to May and from October to November. Tourists have to avoid the rainy and peak chilly winter season. If they want to enjoy the snowfall then they can also come in the winter season also.

Is Sikkim safe to visit?

As per Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes records. The crime rate for Sikkim state is low and improved in comparison to previous years' records. Crime Index for Sikkim is 15.61 and Safety Index is 84.39. So we can say Sikkim is safe to visit.

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