Sikkim Honeymoon Package from Kolkata
Sikkim is an ideal honeymoon location from Kolkata. Sikkim being situated in the north-eastern part of India and being a high altitude hill station with cool climate, is alluring for the honeymoon couples of Kolkata. Kolkata having a hot and humid climate all through the year without any distinct cold month, sees Sikkim as a relief from the dampening heat. Sikkim summers are probably cooler than Kolkata winters. You would need to pack warm clothes even for Sikkim summers.
Booking Sikkim honeymoon tour packages from Delhi
The distance from Sikkim to Kolkata by road is 713 kilometres, approximately. The connectivity between the two places is good and one can use various options to reach from Kolkata to Sikkim.
How to travel to Sikkim from Kolkata by train
Kolkata is nicely connected to the major railhead of New Jalpaiguri, which is located about 188 kilometres from Gangtok, the scintillating capital of Sikkim. Also, trains from Kolkata are well connected to Siliguri which is approximately 145 kilometres from Gangtok. These major railway stations of Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri are well connected with Kolkata and has regular trains. Frequent trains connect the railway stations of Kolkata and North Bengal. From Siliguri or new Jalpaiguri railway stations, one can take a bus or hire a taxi or a shared cab to reach Gangtok, Sikkim.
Kolkata to Sikkim by flight or air
Kolkata Airport is connected to Bagdogra Airport via all major airline providers such as GoAir, SpiceJet, Vistara, Air India, IndiGo and AirAsia and flight duration is approximately 1.15 hours. Then from Bagdogra Airport, Sikkim is well connected by road. The distance from Bagdogra to Gangtok is 126 kilometres and takes around 4.5 hours to travel. You can take a bus, cab or taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok.
Kolkata to Sikkim by road
The road from Kolkata to Sikkim is extremely picturesque. The distance between Kolkata and Sikkim is approximately 710 kilometres via National Highway 12. The journey time is a bit long, approximately 19.5 hours. Self-driven private car is a hood option for honeymoon couples who enjoy hill driving. Otherwise hired taxi service is easily available. No direct bus operates between Kolkata and Sikkim. There are buses departing from Kolkata and arriving at Gangtok via Siliguri. The entire road journey by bus, which includes the transfers and stoppages, takes approximately 17.5 hours of travel. For the honeymoon couples, it would be spending quality time with each other traversing the distance in the company of each other.
Sikkim attractions for honeymoon couples from Kolkata
National Parks and Sanctuaries of Sikkim
The honeymoon couples will find the serenity and the enchantment of the reserve forests of Sikkim captivating. These wild corners come as perfect honeymoon sightseeing trips while on Sikkim honeymoon tour. The interesting Khangchendzonga National Park has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park is famous for spotting rare wildlife such as snow leopard, jackal, Tibetan Wolf, Indian Civet, Red Panda, Goral, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, Mainland Serow, Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel and many other unique and charming creatures. A visit to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which is a spectacular nature park exhibiting more than forty species of rhododendron trees will take away the minds of the honeymoon couples and transport them into a haven of natural bliss.
Lakes, Waterfalls and Hot Springs of Sikkim
The mesmerizing lakes, monasteries, hot springs and valleys covered with flowers of the Yumthang Valley is a tourist hotspot of Sikkim. The serene Gorudongmar Lake among the alpine alcove attracts a lot of crowd. It is revered by Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs equally. Let the newlywed couples in love weave new magic in their love story by gazing at the mesmerizing views of the emerald blue lake that is surrounded with frozen white snowy peaks of the mighty Himalayas. The holy lake of pilgrimage, Khecheopalri Lake and the Khangchendzonga Falls is located near Pelling of West Sikkim. This miraculously clean lake where the surrounding nesting birds do not allow even a single leaf to touch the water surface of the lake is a sight to watch and enjoy. The deep azure blue waters, exquisitely charming surroundings and the heart-melting panorama of the towering mountains is enough to renew the bonds of love and camaraderie for the honeymooners and create some unforgettable memories.
Temples, Monasteries and Museums of Sikkim
The historical and interesting museum of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology exhibits Buddhism practices and is a great centre of interest for the curious honeymooners who are eager to know the history and tradition of the people of Sikkim. You can take in wide-eyed all the information being depicted regarding the former rulers of Sikkim and the sagas associated with Tibetan culture. The famous Hindu Temple, Hanuman Tok offers unique and charming scenic panorama of the surrounding hills and valleys. The Pemayangtse Monastery located near Pelling perched on a hilltop forms a spiritual retreat for the honeymooners. The well-recognized Enchey Monastery with its unique architecture and pagoda-style look is a great place to enjoy peace and solitude. The vivid and striking Rumtek Monastery will be a happy fantasy for the joyful travellers. Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple dedicated to the famous and heroic Indian Army soldier is a famous pilgrimage point is a must-visit for the couples to seek blessings to eternalize their newly formed bond on the basis of the sacred vows exchanged. Solophok Chardham near Namchi has an 87 feet tall statue excusive statue of Lord Shiva surrounded by miniature replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas and four sacred pilgrim dhams of Hindu religion in the temple complex which forms a sacred site in for honeymoon couples in Sikkim.
Mountain Passes and Viewpoints of Sikkim
The picturesque Goecha La Pass is famous for its trekking trail. The Tashi Viewpoint offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks with splendid view of sunrise. Travel to the Zero point of Yumthang Valley and watch the road come to an end close to the Indo-Chinese border. The scenic Mount Pandim at a height of 21952 feet is set amidst eight acres of virgin forests and landscaped gardens and offers a memorable tryst with the mighty Himalayas. Dentam Valley near Pelling is an exotic spot for trekkers, nature enthusiasts and bird watchers to enjoy the sanctity of nature at its best. There is the beautiful Sangay Waterfalls en route to Dentam Valley that is a delightful honeymoon sojourn. Panoramic views of the Tendong Hills is breath-taking, as you can gaze idly at the Sikkimese women plucking the tea leaves and fresh breeze scented with the fragrance of tea. The Temi Tea Estate is a gorgeous and green getaway of Sikkim close to Namchi.