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Romantic Sikkim Silk Route – The Best Honeymoon Experience with Nature

By Abhijit Gupta • In Mountains, Offbeat DestinationsNo Comments

Your dream honeymoon in the lap of nature is best fitted amidst the captivating beauty of East Sikkim, through the Silk Route. From the time immemorial, the old silk route of Sikkim beholds treasures for travelers with wanderlust. Beset in the eastern part of Sikkim, it is still unexplored to full-fledged commercial tourism and is mostly driven by the localities.Historically, the Silk Route or the Old Silk Route that passes through East Sikkim is an ancient route of travelers to China from India and vice versa. Through Lhasa, Nathula andJelep La Pass to Tamralipta (present day Tamluk), the traders entered India from the Far East. Discovered in the 1st century A.D, this route paved the way to the gateway of traders, herdsmen and merchants for centuries. Thus, ajaunt along the silk route could be an adventurous and a historic one to remember for a long time. The following few information in this direction might be helpful for you to keep in mind while planning for your honeymoon trip.

Zig Zag Road - silk route

Zig Zag Road – Thambi View Point

Ichey Gaon

Ichey Gaon

little lama

Little Lama @Padamchen

For planning a honeymoon trip across East Sikkim to enjoy nature at its best in the company of your beloved, a through planning is necessary. Relatively less traveled, this part of Sikkim beholds the best scenic beauty in the lap of Himalayas. From pristine scapes, to mesmeric mountain ranges, gurgling rivers to-luscious greens; the entire kaleidoscope is at this one stop destination for travelers in love with nature.In contrast to Gangtok, Peiling and North Sikkim, the destinations of Pedong to Rishi to Aritar to Zuluk via Padamchen and Lingtam and then Nathang Valley onward to Kupup and the Old Baba Mandir to Changu, are absolutely astounding treats for your eyes.As a tip, the preferred seasons to visit these spots might be post the month of November.  For snow lovers, October to December is the best time. Again, from April to May, the sky is clear and assures a good view.

View from Mankhim

Kanchenjungha view

Sunrise padamchen

Sunrise view from Padamchen

Sunset Padamchen

Sunset view from Padamchen

Being largely an unexplored tourism destination in Sikkim, you might have to let go off your budgetary constraints. There are valid reasons for that as there are no options for trips and tours on sharing basis as compared to the popular tourist spots. The cost incurred might be worth as travelling across Silk Route is more than just visiting places and every nook and corner is enthralling with old time stories. Its advisable to get your personalized and pre-booked vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the trip, including the pick-ups to and from the airport/ railway stations .These are mostly run by home- stay owners who can send the car to fetch you from either the NJP station or Bagdogra airport or Siliguri, as per your arrival terminal. Accommodation is at home stays that assures guaranteed rendezvous with nature. But, do not worry with comfort as these cosy lodges are equipped with all basic amenities.

Aritar Lake

Aritar Lake

Aritar Lake

Aritar Lake

Being honeymooners, you may prefer enough relaxation, and time-outs to enjoy romancing nature and your beloved, both at the same time.

The best idea is to stay for 2-3 days at each preferred location, in total adding up to 5-6 days of tour across Silk Route. These tours must be pre-booked to avoid the last minute hassle for the newly wed on their honeymoon. And, it is equally applicable for making lodging arrangements at home-stays as well. Make sure to opt for a reliable and recognized local agent, plan well in advance and make your honeymoon trip a one to remember for a lifetime.Best wishes!

Mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” if you need a trip plan or any information and I will surely revert back as soon as possible. While mailing me, share your tentative arrival and departure dates from Bagdogra/Siliguri/NJP. I need exact number of nights you can spend there so that I can suggest a travel plan accordingly.

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

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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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