After the hassles of the ceremonies and rituals of marriage, couples need some time alone and away from their relatives and family. It’s said that a honeymoon also provides the couple a chance to get to know each other- their hobbies, their interests, etc. A honeymoon is what a couple looks forward to after getting hitched. Anything to relieve the stress and nervousness of being married.
While most couples run off to places like Hawaii, Bali, London, Singapore etc., for those who are looking a bit more inward, I present to you, the majestic Northeast India. The seven sisters can be your perfect honeymoon destination. After all, you want this memory, this experience to be special and to be etched in your mind forever. So, why not this East Indian beaut? Northeast India awaits to become your romantic destination with the echoing hills and singing rivers.
Here is a list of some romantic getaways in Northeast India
1) Guwahati, Assam
Go on a romantic boat ride in the Brahmaputa river or Dipor Bil, the freshwater lake spotting exotic birds, or take a trip to the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary to see the one horned rhino or the Asiatic buffalo. Guwahati, the growing city of India, can give you some really memorable experiences if you are a nature enthusiast.
2) Tawang, Meghalaya
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Ride your motorbike upto Sela and Bumla pass or visit the Tawang and Taktsang Gompa monasteries. While there, you also may get a glimpse of their culture through the Monapa tribe, the Tawang Chu river as well as the Madhuri and Pankang Teng Tso Lake. Tawang is actually known as a pretty romantic place with its snow capped mountains and calm rivers.
3) Gangtok, Sikkim
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Want some peace? Go to lake Tsomgo, the turquoise glacial lake, or visit the Rumtek monasteries. If you’re feeling particularly romantic, I suggest you visit the Tashi view point to see Mount Kanchenjunga or Gondola rides to see the city from up there. Gangtok can be your perfect romantic escape.
4) Kaziranga, Assam
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The World Heritage site is the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts. When you’re all romantic, you can visit the tea gardens, or spot tigers, buffaloes and elephants in the wild jungles of Kaziranga. You can also set up camp for the night if you feel quite adventurous.
5) Yuksom, Sikkim
Mount Kanchenjunga’s backdrop adds to the charm of this place. Yuksom is accounted for being one of the top most destination for romantic couples. Here you can visit the Kathok and Tashiding monastery or go looking for a snow leopard in the Khangchendzonga National Park.
6) Pelling, Sikkim
Kanchenjunga’s presence is felt more strongly here. This quaint little place will give you all the romantic heebie jeebies. Here, you can visit the famous 17 century Sangachoeling Monastery or be mesmerized by the roaring Changey waterfall. If you are a history enthusiast, do visit the ruins of Rabdentse.
7) Shillong, Meghalaya
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This Scotland of the East can be the place where you make your best memories. You can visit the highest waterfall of India – Nohkalikai falls and the Elephant falls or visit Umiam lake, the most peaceful lake. You can get lost in scenic beauty of this colonial place.
8) Lachung, Assam
The village which has a a Tibetan influence has been alluring couples for many years now. You can get lost in the apple or pine orchards or visit Gurudongmar Lake, the second-highest lake in the world or the emerald colored Lachung river. The snow covered serenity of the place has long proven to one of the major attractions to all who come here.
9) Ukhrul, Manipur
The highest hill station of Manipur,Ukhrul is known for the Tangkhul Nagas, a colourful warrior tribe. While here, you can visit the Khangkhui Lime Caves and the Siroi hills for some romantic escapes.
10) Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
This valley has all the ingredients for a great romantic getaway. It is known as one of the most beautiful places in India. Places like Jafpu peak or Khonoma offer a panoramic view.
These beautiful places can give anyone honeymoon goals. So, watcha wait’n for?