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My Honeymoon Trip To Reshikhola

By Abhijit Gupta • In Mountains, Offbeat Destinations10 Comments

Hey Guys, hope you all are doing great. I take this opportunity to share that I am no more single. Yes, I just got married. All around me was less bothered about the wedding but more curious to know where I would be going for my Honeymoon. Some said Singapore, a few said Europe, some said Ladakh or Uttarakhand but believe me it was all planned beforehand at my end. I planned for a small hamlet in the lap of nature in one of my favorite destinations that is Sikkim. Yes, the destination was Reshikhola, a small village with some homes and a few home stays by the khola (river). It is not that I would visit Reshikhola for the first time but I wanted to explore the hamlet in a different way with my better half. The reason behind choosing Reshikhola as our Honeymoon destination was the serenity and tranquility there. The place is never that chaotic as other places along that belt or tourist circuit. As you all know that I prefer to visit serene places where one can spend some peaceful nights, I decided to cover Reshikhola.

reshikhola

Reshikhola

Just a day after my wedding we left for Reshikhola. As usual we took the overnight journey by Padatik Exp. And reached NJP around 10.30 am. Suraj was there to pick me up from the station and we left for Reshikhola. Reached Reshikhola around 2.30 pm after a couple of halts on way. Cars were not allowed to reach up to the bottom of the river bed because some work was going on. So we had to trek around 30 minutes crossing the river across wooden bridges and going uphill towards our cottage which was located at a high with superb scenic view all around.

reshikhola cottage

On way to our cottage

In my last trip to Reshikhola, I stayed at the homestay just by the river bed which was a great experience too but this time I wanted to stay at a lodge from where one could have an aerial view of the river bed and the greenery all around.

reshikhola photos

View from the Home-stay

As it was decided my friend Navin (has got many homestays along Silk route) booked the lodge beforehand with the best room and a tent so that we could have both experience. We spent all our day time tenting, fishing in the Reshi khola (river), taking nature walks around and at night we slept in the cottage so that when we wake up in the morning we could have that beautiful aerial view of the surroundings along with the river bed and greenery all around.

Reshikhola Homestay

Our Home-stay

I have the habit of getting into the water whenever I get the scope but this time I had to skip the idea because water in Reshi khola was freeing. If you are touring Reshikhola during summer or autumn, it is a must do thing to get into the water and enjoy the flow of nature. Water in Reshi river flows at knee dip level and the water is crystal clear. You can rest yourself on a boulder and feel the flow of water. I am saying, try it. It is amazing experience. Let me know if you are planning Reshikhola, I would connect you to Maniraj and Saran who can manage tent for you. You can enjoy fishing all day.

Reshikhola river

water was chilling

Reshi Khola river

in leisure

They can also manage camp fire for you if you are visiting in winter like me and enjoy the roasted chicken. With that camp fire, the sharp noise of the river flowing by, the clear moon high in the sky among innumerable stars and finally those tasty sticks of roasted chicken in hand is the perfect blend one can have in a honeymoon trip.

Reshikhola Homestay - Tenting

Tenting was a great experience there

reshikhola homestays

and we enjoyed tenting the day long

We spent a couple of nights there at Reshikhola and then left for Padamchen and Nathang Valley, two beautiful hamlets along Silk Route to stay further nights. If you are planning your Honeymoon trip and if interested to try a trip like the one I have shared, let me know. I can surely help you out.

homestays in reshikhola

another home-stay by the river bed

Keep traveling, keep smiling. Stay tuned to TravelDias for more updates on new destinations to plan your next trip.

 
About Abhijit Gupta A traveler by passion and a digital marketing project manager by profession.

10 Comments

  1. Sudipto December 12, 2016 8:53 am

    Such an informative share… You are a true traveler bro
    Keep smiling, keep traveling & keep posting

     
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  2. ASHIM MAITY January 6, 2017 3:35 pm

    Really awesome place and really an worth valuable place to visit. Congratulation for getting married dada.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta January 9, 2017 9:14 am

      Thank you Ashim. Yes, Reshikhola is one of the most serene and tranquil places along Silk Route. Love the river bed and the greenery all around. Stay tuned to TravelDias.

       
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  3. Sayeri January 13, 2017 5:32 am

    Well post Abhijit, The tenting part is really great…keep posting

     
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  4. Biju george February 11, 2017 7:08 am

    Well written
    I know it was a nice experience for you
    I am from kerala and we six friends visiting lachen,gurdongmar,lachung,yumthang,zero point,katao,dzongu,gangtok,nathula,tsomgo,gnathang on april

    We have a buffer day on april 30 and would like to stay in Reshikola
    Can you please arrange a tent camp facility in riverside as you said sarun and maniraj will be helpful for such activity
    It will be a great experience for us

     
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  5. Banibrata Majumder November 15, 2017 8:48 pm

    maniraj & sanan ‘s contact details plz
    mail id : lovebani008@gmail.com

     
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    April 2, 2015

    *****/5 stars

    Thank you Abhijit for all those information. Your details really helped me in completing my journey with a very satisfying note. Will consult you next time for sure.

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