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
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.
- Tiger Hill
- Senchal Lake
- Batasia Loop
- Chowrasta and Mall
- Rock Garden Darjeeling
- Lloyd Botanical Gardens
- Happy Valley Tea Estate
- Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park
- Singalila National Park
- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train
- Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point
- Shrubbery Nightingale Park
- Yiga Choeling Monastery (Ghoom Monastery)
- Magdhog Monastery
- 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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.