North East is famous for many hill-stations in India like Sikkim, Gangtok, Kalimpong and Kurseong. But among them, Darjeeling is the most popular hill-station that people mostly visit for short trips. The amazing architecture and colonial style buildings attract many tourists to visit Darjeeling. The place also gives a natural view of scenic beauty and greenery all around. The pleasant weather, delicious food and hospitality of the locals are the major pride of Darjeeling. It is also famous for selling the best quality black tea all over the globe.
Climate during September in Darjeeling
If you are planning to visit Darjeeling, the best month is the month of September. During September, the weather remains foggy or misty. During the morning the weather is cloudy, in evening and night the temperature might fall and it can get quite cold. You might experience occasional bouts of rain now and then. Hence, umbrellas and raincoats must be taken as this hill station has an unpredictable weather.
Honeymoon trip to Darjeeling
If you are a newly married couple and planning a short honeymoon trip to some beautiful location, then do visit Darjeeling during September. As the weather remains pleasant and almost same the whole year, you and your other half would definitely love the ambience of this hill-station.
How to reach Darjeeling
By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is near Siliguri, and is situated at a distance of 96 km from Darjeeling. You can reserve a taxi from the airport to drop you straight to Darjeeling.
By taxi : When you book your honeymoon with Shah Tours, you can enjoy a convenient taxi service which picks you up from the nearest airport/railway station and takes you to Darjeeling. It’s an approximately three hour journey on wheels.
By Bus: Even buses are available for daily commute from the Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus. However, they are public state-run buses and are generally crowded.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is the NJP (New Jalpaiguri) Railway Station. NJP is situated in Siliguri. From NJP, you can either reach Darjeeling by reserving a taxi, or board the Toy Train. It is originally known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is the oldest railway.
Places to visit in Darjeeling
There are many beautiful places to visit in this hill-station, which may give you an amazing experience. The greenery, the hills, the scenic beauty of Darjeeling offers wonderful sightseeing locations to the tourists. Some of the most visited locations are-
- The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
- The Himalayan Zoo (Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park)
- The Buddhist Monastery known as the Japanese Peace Pagoda
- Tiger Hill
- Observatory Hill
- Rock Garden
- Batasia Loop
- Nightingale Park
There are also other small places to visit in Darjeeling and for this; Shah Tours offers you the best honeymoon tour packages in Darjeeling.
Amazing things to do in Darjeeling for newly married couples
Singalila National Park: If you want to indulge in some exciting adventurous activities with your better half, then trekking is a good option. Singalila provides the best trekking experience to you. If you walk through the ranges towards the north, you will get to see the beautiful Mt. Kanchenjunga. You must take a trekking guide along with you to give you directions while trekking. Shah Tours organises the best trekking expeditions to Singalila, complete with a professional trekking guide, a porter, camping materials, etc. Passports are important as sometimes the trekking route crosses Nepal.
To get the view of early morning sunrise, Tiger Hill is the ideal place to experience such a thing. To see such a view you have to get up at 3am in the morning. Shah Tours can arrange a taxi to reach the place early so that you do not miss the majestic sunrise. You can drink tea on the way to the hill. Early morning 4am is the ideal time to see the sunrise. However, if you do not reach way ahead in advance, the front rows get pretty much packed up with the large crowd.
Hop into the Toy Train, and this ‘Joy Ride’ will give you and your better half the view of some places with the scenic beauty and greenery all around. If you want to go on this ride, then do contact Shah Tours for advance Joy Ride bookings.
Ropeway or Cable Car:
We can book tickets for the ropeway from Singamari Station. You can enjoy the view of the tea gardens and beautiful hills from an elevation of 7,001 ft and return back to Darjeeling.
Mountain biking is the most adventurous and thrilling experience. If you are a biking lover, then it will be very exciting for you to travel through the hilly terrain in a rental bike.
Chilling in Chowrasta–
Chowrasta is a vehicle-free avenue located at the centre of the town. You can arrive here any time of the day & soak in the typical ambiance of Darjeeling. The streets are lined with colourful souvenir shops & restaurants selling piping hot momos, buttered corn & of course, the famous Darjeeling tea. Children are ferried around in ponies & visitors sit down to admire the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga.
Hill stations of India are the real treasures of beauty. These are the places where nature flaunts its natural charm. To go for a short honeymoon trip, hills are the best option to rejuvenate on the Mother Nature’s lap. Nature’s secrets and its mesmerising beauty give you a soothing effect. So to experience some relaxing time in Darjeeling during your honeymoon, Shah Tours can arrange memorable trips as per your liking.