Needless to introduce, Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, surrounded by a mountainous background and snow-laden landscapes, especially in winter. And it is the most-visited location in this northeast Indian state. Gangtok is in West Sikkim, which takes around 4 hr and 15 min from NJP and 4 hr 30 min from Bagdogra airport.
If you’re searching for a honeymoon destination in India, Gangtok is one of the choicest locations for couples. Budget-friendly and premium hotels are present. Car hire availability is also promising there. However, you might book a professionally crafted Gangtok tour package for couple.
Here are five wonderful locations in Gangtok shortlisted for honeymooners:
1. Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Mahatma Gandhi Marg (popularly called MG Marg) is the no-traffic main pedestrian road in Gangtok City. On your first day, local sightseeing exploration is the best idea. MG Marg involves full of city life stuff, free from smoke, vehicles, and litter.
There are seating arrangements. The Statue of Unity, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, gift shops, clothing stores, handicraft stores, pharmacies, and various shopping stores are there.
2. Tashi View Point
Tashi View Point is another iconic local sightseeing option in Gangtok. Located at a height of 6100 feet, Tashi View Point offers a scenic and extensive view of Gangtok and Himalayan peaks, such as Mt Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu. Avail of customized Gangtok tour package for couple.
This location is nearly 7 km from Gangtok. Apart from the views of the mountains, Phodong Monastery and Labrang Monastery are seeable from Tashi View Point. The floating clouds and cool breeze augment the splendor of the place. A cafeteria is there at Tashi View Point. Also, the sunset and sunrise views are famous here. Tourists also enjoy wearing cultural Sikkimese dresses and taking photos at Tashi View Point.
3. Rumtek Monastery
Rumtek Monastery is the largest monastery in Gangtok and Sikkim, built by Gyalwa Karmapa (the 16th Karmapa of the monastery) in the1960s. The ground floor of this iconic Buddhist Temple belongs to the main building involving an extensive prayer hall.
The location of Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is some 23 km from Gangtok. It’s a dwelling place for community monks. The surroundings of the monastery comprise lush greenery. There are murals, thangkas, statutes, silk paintings, a golden stupa, and numerous sculptures from the 16th Karmapa. Seek blessings to keep your journey blissful.
4. Nathula Pass
Winding roads of East Sikkim leading to Nathual Pass, bounded by snow-laden landscapes pour the adventure delight into your romantic venture. Nathula Pass nestles at a height of 4310 m. This mountain pass is on the Dongkya Range between India and China’s Yadong County in Tibet.
Nathula Pass gets heavy snowfall during winter (the temperature drops to -25 degree Celsius). A special permit is a must to enter this region since its the vicinity of the international border. Tour guides help you get that Inner Line Permit for Nathula Pass.
5. Tsomgo Lake
Tsomgo Lake is in East Sikkim, an incredibly soul-satisfying glacial lake with a surface elevation of 3753 m. This picturesque location is some 40 km from Gangtok, and it appears in various colors based on the season. Tsomgo Lake is a great concoction of adventure and composure.
It has other names like Tsongmo Lake and Changu Lake. On the periphery of the lake, during the middle of May month, there bloom Rhododendrons, which magnifies the beauty of Tsomgo Lake. Get the Gangtok tour package price at a low budget. Explore with ease and have a secure, pleasurable trip experience.