A Honeymooners Guide To Holidaying In The Northeast
Comprising Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim – you will be amazed by the sheer variety of experiences the northeastern states throw open to a honeymooner.
So, quickly book a North East package, but before that have a look at our recommendations.
Gangtok: Visit the capital city of Sikkim for beautiful views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from Tashi View Point. It is eight kilometres outside Gangtok. Watch the lofty Kanchenjunga Peak change colours and light up with the first rays of the sun.
Lachung: It is one of the most romantic places to visit in Sikkim. Of pine forests and apple orchards, it is a charming honeymoon destination. The mighty mountains in the backdrop create a wonderful ambience for your stay here. Many Sikkim tour packages are available that take you to Gurudongmar Lake in Lachung. It is the second-highest lake in the world. Read more
Shillong: It offers you great mountain views, rolling valleys and gushing waterfalls. Pack a picnic hamper and head out to the Elephant Falls. It is just 12 kilometres outside Shillong and the waterfall is multi-tiered, that is, it has three levels. You may not be able to swim here but the ambience spells magic. Read more
The Dzukou Valley in Nagaland is called the ‘Valley of Celestial Charm’. Visit on your honeymoon if you want to discover the untouched reaches of northeast India. Surrounded by valleys of lilies and rhododendrons, it is a place of romance. To reach the Dzukou Valley, you have to trek for about six-hour from Jakhama Village, 30 kilometres off Kohima. There are woodsheds along the way where you can rest. Make sure you obtain an ‘Inner Line Permit’ from Nagaland House (found in major cities like Kolkata, New Delhi etc.) before visiting the Dzukou Valley. Read more
Tawang: Surrounded by misty hills and lush foliage, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh allows you the quiet privacy you are looking for on your honeymoon. Visit Madhuri Lake here. Nestled between mountains, it is 30 kilometres outside Tawang – one of the remotest lakes in the country. Read more
Champhai in Mizoram is home to lush vineyards and colourful orchids. You will catch a splendid view of the Myanmar Hills from here as it is close to the Indo-Myanmar border. The place is 187 kilometres off Aizawl but is totally worth the visit, especially if you have an eye for things out of the ordinary. Read more
Jampui Hills in Tripura offers you great weather throughout the year. Surrounded by lush greenery, the Jampui Hills are about 250 kilometres away from Agartala. Go for a romantic boat ride here at the Sabual Village. It is about 10 kilometres away. Read more
Churachandpur in Manipur is known for its natural beauty and is about two hours from the capital city, Imphal. Head out to the Ngaloi Falls here for a fun splash with your partner in the gushing flow of this waterfall.
Guwahati: Assam’s capital city attracts newlyweds who offer their prayers at the Kamakhya Temple – one of the oldest ‘Shakti Pithas’. But did you know that you can also plan a romantic cruise on River Brahmaputra when you visit Guwahati? Set out from the Panbazar Jetty. Opt for a candlelight dinner as you cruise down the scenic course of River Brahmaputra. The duration and cost of the river cruise depend upon the package you choose. The Guwahati Planetarium is another place to visit in Guwahati. Located on MG Road, come here and indulge in some serious star-gazing at the sky-watching sessions held here.