West Bengal, which is often referred to as the cultural hub of India, has a perfect blend of culture and modernization. And which is why it ranks as a priority in the bucket list of the honeymoon travelers. The honeymoon places in West Bengal is well diverse, which is why it has turned out to be favorite among the travelers and the honeymooners. From the snowcapped mountains to the beautiful beaches, from the forest to Victorian monuments, regardless of what you are searching for, west Bengal has it all. If you want to spend some cozy time with your better half, West Bengal is the place which you should look forward to visiting.
West Bengal has been neglected past the years by many. But as the explorers started exploring west Bengal and sharing their experience with the rest of the world, people have started going berserk over visiting West Bengal.
The visual experience and mental satisfaction that West Bengal offers to its visitors is unmatched and unrivaled. The diverse tourism is sure to spice up the romance in your newly married life. So, to experience the warmth of the state, here we have listed eighteen of the top honeymoon places in West Bengal which you should visit.
Best honeymoon spots for the mountain lovers
The most popular honeymoon places in West Bengal is Darjeeling which is located at an altitude of 6710 ft. The location is famous for its lush green mountains, tea valleys which forms a mesmerizing landscape. This beautiful location of West Bengal is located at a distance of 71 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri which is the only railway station to reach Darjeeling and 68.3 KM from Bagdogra which is the only airport available for reaching the destination. There is an alternate airport to Bagdogra which is the Pakyong/Sikkim airport. From there, it is around 80 K.M. and takes almost 3 hours to reach Darjeeling.
There are versatile staying options available at Darjeeling, which ranges from cheap homestays to luxury villas. So, choose one according to your preference but make sure that you visit the top honeymoon spotsof the locations such as the Batasia Loop, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Peace and Pagoda and don’t miss to experience the Toy Train ride which passes through the city and is a must experience for all.
Kurseong is also known as the Land of White Orchids. The destination is near to Darjeeling but less populated, which eventually means natural beauty is much more alive there. Kurseong has a plethora of tourists spots such as the Eagle’s Craig, Ambhotia Shiva Temple, DowHill Park, Buddhist Gompa, and the Jagdish Mandir. To explore the location better, you can engage in trekking with your partner, which will make your romantic getaway even more memorable.
Kalimpong is rich in flora and fauna, and it is also one of the three echo regions of India. It is yet another hill which is near to Darjeeling but much more secluded. The place has a diverse lodging option which ranges from cheap to luxury. Kalimpong is thriving with a wide range of flowers and wildlife. If lucky enough, one can even spot some tigers at the Neora Valley National Park.
4. Lava and Lolegaon
When it comes to enjoying some breathtaking view, there is hardly any better alternate than Lava and Lolegaon. At a distance of 30 K.M. from Kalimpong, one can visit Lava and Lolegaon to catch some breathtaking view of the Rechi La Pass and the Jelep La pass. Apart from these, some of the famous tourist’s spots of the location are the Chhangey falls, Neora Lake, Ratnarishi Gumpha, and more. But if you are looking forward to visiting Lava and Lolegaon, make sure that you are avoiding monsoon as it is the season when the place is swarming with leeches. Enjoy a romantic walk on the Canopy Bridge with your partner and make endless memories.
Mirik is famous for its lake which is known as the Sumedu Lake. It is the biggest natural lake of West Bengal and also one of the top honeymoon spots. There is a Rainbow Bridge on top of the lake which is known by the name Indreni Paul which helps to add spectacular beauty to the place. For the couples, there are boat ride options available for enjoying an unmatched view of the place.
At an altitude of 6959 ft and a distance of 19 KMS from Darjeeling lies this beautiful location which is untouched by the rage of modernity yet. Despite being close to the major tourist hub, Darjeeling, Lepchaghat shares an unmatched beauty which separates it from the rest. Lepchaghat is the ultimate romantic destination for the honeymoon couples for its forest filled with Pine trees, rhododendrons and Oaks. One can catch an exquisite view of the Kanchenjunga along with wonderful birdlife, and tranquility. The translation of the name is the world of the Lepchas. As because, the place used to serve as a hamlet for the Lepcha tribe, but it was later undertaken by the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) who declared it as a reserve forest.
When it comes to River rafting, trekking, and camping, there is hardly any better alternate than Samsing, which offers a plethora of adventurous options to its visitors. Located at a distance of 83 K.M. from Siliguri, Samsing is surrounded by tea gardens from all end and offers a pristine stay to its visitors. It also serves as a gateway to the Neora Valley National Park. The location is rich with flora and fauna. While being at Samsing, one can get engaged in trekking through the Rhododendron forest, watching butterflies, camp stay in the forest and much more. The destination is filled with staying options such as Homestays, B&B, as well as luxury hotels and resorts.
Dooars, alternately spelled as Duars is an Assamese word which means Door. The place serves as a gateway to Bhutan and is one of the best options for the people who are looking forward to enjoying nature at its best. It is the ideal honeymoon location for newly married couples. Surrounded by Lush Tree gardens, Buxa National Park, Manas National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve, and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Dooars can be referred to as a gateway to haven too. This natural paradise is the perfect romantic destination which will make up your mood w9th its beauty for adding a few more scoops of romance in your romantic getaway.
Best honeymoon places in West Bengal for the love of the forest
Home to royal Bengal tigers and the famous mangrove forest of India, Sundarbans is the ideal location for the couple who are seeking adventure. There are watch towers from where one can enjoy a panoramic view of the Sundarbans. The flora and fauna one can enjoy at Sundarbans are unmatched. The mangrove forest of this location is the biggest in the world and being such tough terrain, and the Royal Bengal Tigers managed to become the most ferocious animal of the location. The name of the location is derived from two Bengali words where ‘Sundar’ means beautiful, and ‘Bans’ means forests. So, the name of the forest stands beautiful forests when translated from its origin. Hire a Jetty and sail through the forest for an unmatched experience.
10. Garh Panchkot
Lying on the foothills of the ruins of Purulia, Garh Panchkot is a witness of the Bargi Attack which happened in the 18th Century. The location has a hilly forest terrain and located adjacent to the Panchet Lake. While being at the location, one could enjoy the rich history of Purulia which dates back to 90 A.D. Garh Panchkot is located at a distance of 249 km from Kolkata. One can avail train, bus, and private car to reach the spot. Apart from the ruins, one could venture into the lush green forest, or the Panchet Hill which is around 643m high and lies on an area of about 18 sq. Km. From the hilltop, one could enjoy a panoramic view of the whole location.
If you want to catch a glimpse of the rawest form of nature, then Rajahbhatkawa is the ideal spot for you to visit. It is the perfect place where one could enjoy nature at its best. The staying option is the Buxa Jungle Lodge, which is located right at the location. The location is located at the foothills of the Bhutan Hills. One can get engaged in trekking to the Buxa fort which holds a significant place in history. It is a fort where the Indian Soldiers were kept captive during the Revolution of India. One can even engage in boating at the Jayanti River, which is located close to the location.
Yet another location which people hardly know about is the Murguma which is located in Purulia. Located amidst nature and close to the Palash Bitan Huts, Murguma is an ideal location for the nature admirers. It is located with Jhalda block which is in the north of Begunkodar. The spot is located at a distance of 55kms from Purulia. It is one of the best picnics, and one can also enjoy the view of Ayodhya Hill from here.
13. Chilapata Forest
One of the densest forests in West Bengal is the Chilapata forest which is located close to the Jaldapara National Park. It is located at a distance of 20 km from Alipurduar and a few minutes away from Hasimara town. The area was once a hub for the dacoits/bandits but now have been declared safe for the tourists.
Best beach honeymoon destinations in West Bengal
One of the most popular beach vacations in West Bengal is Digha. It has a wide range of staying options. One could walk down the beach or enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the Tajpur beach, which is located near to the location. There is an estuary/mohona where the river and the sea meets.
When it comes to exotic beach vacations in West Bengal, there is no better alternative to Mandarmani, which shares the best exotic beach resorts and view which is unmatched with any other location. There are vibrant red crabs all through the beach. One can also get engaged in swimming and jet ski, which are availed by rent.
Bakkhali is one of the shortest and cheapest beach vacations of West Bengal. You could get engaged in swimming or stroll through the beach. It is a quiet location which is perfect for honeymoon couples.
Romantic honeymoon destinations which are rich in culture
The list will remain incomplete without mentioning Shantiniketan which was the home to the first Nobel Prize winner of India and Asia, Rabindranath Tagore. So, it wouldn’t be hard to guess the culture one can expect at this location. There is the “Shonibarer Haat” translated to Saturday Market where all the villages come to sell their handmade goods. It is located in the Sonajhuri Forest.
One of the most sacred villages of West Bengal is Jayrambati. It is a pilgrimage location as the place is believed to be the birthplace of Ramkrishna. It is located in the Bishnupur division of Bankura.