Our majestic North-East India basically comprises eight states: the seven sisters of the East and their brother, Sikkim. The beauty of these states is unmatched to date. The serenity and tranquility you’ll experience here will change your outlook on life. Only one thing can elevate your experience here and that is visiting this part of India with your partner. So, here we have handpicked the top 7 romantic places in North-East India for an alluring retreat just for you!

1.Gangtok

Gangtok; Source:Britannica

Gangtok became the capital of Sikkim after British Rule ended and functioned as an independent monarchy. It was much later in 1975 that it became a part of India. It is widely known for the sheer number of monasteries it houses. It is often called the 'Land of Monasteries'.

Due to the lack of budget-friendly transport options, your trip may turn out to be a little expensive but the calmness that you’ll experience here will surely make up for the money you spent.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Take a mind-fulfilling bath under the Bakthang Waterfall
  • Try your luck at gambling at Casino Deltin Denzong and don’t forget to ask for the couples’ discount
  • Experience a 360-degree view of the city at Gangtok Ropeway

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino
  • Summit Namnang Courtyard and Spa
  • Udaan, Woodberry Hotel and Spa

2. Pelling

Pelling; Source: North Bengal Tourism

Situated at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga, Pelling is a popular destination among couples due to its scenic natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. You can experience so much in this beautiful town. Shopping, hiking, hill-climbing, and crystal clear waterfalls, you’ll get them all at Pelling.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Experience the cool water flowing at the Kanchenjunga Falls
  • Get that adrenaline rush at Asia's second-largest bridge, Singshore Bridge
  • Make all your wishes come true at the sacred Khecheopalri Lake

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Udaan Hotels
  • Hotel View Point
  • Magpie Pacchu Village Resort

3. Shillong

Shillong; Source: TravelTriangle

This beautiful hill station in Meghalaya is famous for its precisely manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park. You’ll find delightful walking trails around Ward's Lake. The waterfalls and majestic town views here are undoubtedly superior. Shillong is actually one of the least expensive cities in the world so traveling here will be easy on your pocket too. Also, its neighbouring towns, Cherrapunji and Mausynram are some of the wettest places on this earth. Seems like you’re in for a monsoon treat!

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Plan a romantic picnic and watch the dancing fountains by the Ward’s Lake
  • Take in the heavenly view from the top of Shillong Peak
  • Experience the cool gushing water at one of India’s highest falls, Bishop Falls

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Ri Kynjai
  • Hotel Polo Towers
  • Pinewood Hotel

4. Tawang

Tawang; Source: Flickr

One of the biggest Buddhist monasteries to be found in India, Tawang comes under the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, although China claims it to be a part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is one of the most important pilgrim towns in India and you’ll be lucky to get your blessings as a couple here. The natural beauty of Tawang is enough to enchant its visitors. It’s apt to visit the place during summer and monsoon seasons as the temperature then is perfect for sightseeing.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Go for a peaceful yet adventurous outing at Shonga-Tser Lake
  • Fell in awe of the snow-covered mountains at Bumla Pass
  • Go hiking on the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh, Gorichen Peak

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Dondrub Homestay
  • Hotel Tawang Heights
  • Bliss Homestay

5. Lachung

Lachung; Source: Nomadic Weekends

Located in the North-Eastern Indian state of Sikkim, Lachung is a mountain village near the Tibetan border. This little paradise is full of charming valleys, calming waterfalls, and relaxing hot springs. There are tons of sightseeing spots in this town and on a blissful day, you can even visit the monastery. Even though the town receives heavy snowfall and rainfall during winters and monsoons respectively, the weather during summer is quite pleasant for a little rejuvenating getaway.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Trek to Yamthung Valley and indulge in a steam bath at Yumesamdong Hot Spring
  • Take a thrilling day-trip to the great beyond at the Zero Point
  • Take in the spell-bounding beauty of the partially frozen wonder, Gurudogmar Lake

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Yarlam
  • Delight Royal Lachung
  • Lachung Deezong

6. Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley; Source: Outlook India

This gorgeous valley is well known for its lush green natural beauty, a plethora of flora and fauna, and pretty seasonal flowers. The valley is located at the borders of Nagaland and Manipur. Situated at an altitude of 2452m above sea level, the valley blooms at its best from the end of June till September. And trust me, you wouldn’t want to miss this sight! It’s not known as ‘The Valley of Flowers’ for nothing, you know?

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Visit the terraced fielded Khonomo Village and spend a day simply wandering around here
  • Go on an adventurous hike to the glorious Japfu Peak
  • Get to know all about their culture at Naga Heritage Village

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Hotel Japfu
  • Dzukou Valley Guest House

7. Haflong

Haflong; Source: Nexplore Travel

Headquarters of Dima Hasao district, Haflong is the only hill station in Assam, and that too, quite a scenic one! Translating to an anthill, the hill station is well-known for its lovely landscapes, crystal valleys, and tall mountains. You’ll find this heavenly paradise at an altitude of 680m above sea level. Although this charming town is fit for a visit all year round, you might enjoy it better between the months of October and February.

Dreamy Things to do:

  • Witness everything from lakes and waterfalls to orchids and orchards at the twinkling Haflong Lake
  • Awake your hidden detective and solve the mystery behind the bird suicides in Jatinga
  • Meet the local tribes and get to be a part of their harvest festival of Ruoalsafac

Couple Friendly Hotels to look for:

  • Landmark Hotel
  • Hotel Cachar Club by Siara
  • Nhoshring Guest House

And with this, we have reached the ending of this listing. North-east India is a beautiful territory, full of extraordinary landmarks and fascinating culture. Your visit to these towns will surely be worthwhile. Also, if you’re planning a getaway, booking couple-friendly hotels on an hourly basis can help you to save tons of money. Get the full list for your dream vacay spot here!