Honeymoon Destinations In India|
| Places to visit |
| Best Season
to visit |
| How to each |
| What is special |
touch of violet on the eastern sky ushers the dawn, and then
follows a wizardry in gold, orange and red. Behold the sunrise
of Darjeeling. Romantic, mystical, and spell binding. Wrapped
in a fog, this hill town is located in the north of West
Bengal amid the Himalayan peaks.|
long known for its tea, is a beautiful honeymoon destination in India.
A visit to Darjeeling will add that extra zing to your honeymoon. The
tea gardens, the green glens and the blue skies – all make for a
perfect romantic getaway – the ideal Indian honeymoon.
to visit |
Ghoom, 6 km from Darjeeling, is a Buddhist
holy place. A quiet alcove, Ghoom, is an ideal place to
catch a few precious moments of togetherness, in the lap of
The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological
Park is a beautiful natural reserve, and is the only
breeding centre in India for the rare snow leopard. Visit
this park for a trip in the wild. Nearby the park is the
Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Ropeway, which offers bird's eye
view of the gorgeous valley.
Across the river Teesta, lies the lush Kalimpong.
The road weaves lazily up a steep incline to suddenly open
up to an unexpected panorama. At an altitude of 1,250
meters, it has an area of just 3.5 square miles with an
approximate population of 40,000. Kalimpong is one of those
few places that are yet untouched by tourists.
Set in idyllic surroundings, Mirik is
the place for those seeking peace and tranquility. At an
altitude of 1,967 meters, the climate is cool and temperate.
The Sumendu Lake at the bottom of Mirik Spur is the most
spectacular sight, capturing the grandeur of the Himalayas.
A colorful boat ride or a walk through an artful bridge
takes one into the charming forests on the other side of the
lake. Fishing is a popular pastime at the lake..
Besides these, one can go trekking through the Himalayan
hills of Darjeeling. Favourite trekking trails include the
Kalimpong-Relli trek, the Kurseong-Namsu trail, and the
Kurseong-Mirik trek. These are low altitude treks and ideal
for you if fancy a leisurely amble through the scenic
locales of the eastern Eden.
Season to visit |
best time to visit Darjeeling is from March to May or
September to November. During monsoon months (end of May
till September), it rains heavily, making the weather cold
and rather dreary. In winter there is a drastic fall in
temperature from the summers 15 to 25º C to 2 to 10º C in
to reach |
There are flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra, 90 kilometers from
By Rail – The nearest railhead is
Siliguri. The Toy Train runs from New Jalpaiguri / Siliguri
is special |
A ride in the toy train of Darjeeling is a not-to-be-missed
experience. Enjoy the terrain as the train spans the hills with its
gentle 'chhuk chhuk”. It snakes through the tea gardens, gallops
over the gurgling streams, strides through the lush sal forests, giant
bamboo groves, the stately silk cotton trees, the elegant magnolia
thickets, and all that is exotic. Watch the grand splendor of
Darjeeling as the toy train chugs through the Himalayan heaven.|