Travel Blogs from Darjeeling, India

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Time for Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Time for Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... the painted slogans and overhead banners campaigning for the free state of Gorkhaland. The Gurkhas are Darjeeling's main political force and when their relationship with Delhi became strained in the late 1980's they called ...

Christmas in Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Christmas in Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by philthy

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Oh, what a cold Christmas it was. But the train ride was ...

The Goecha La Trek to Kangchendzonga, Yuksom, India travel blog

The Goecha La Trek to Kangchendzonga

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... IRP or 20 GBP per person (some groups paid up to $50), see annoyances below Agent: Amigos Treks & Tours, Darjeeling Manager: Lamdik Treks & Tours, Yuksom   Highlights (in no particular order): Deependra’s food (esp the apple pie, ...

India - the first time, Darjeeling, India travel blog

India - the first time

A travel blog entry by paul

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Excellent trip. Working with a fantastic group in a great location and helping wonderful people - the Tibetans. Trekking was one of the best I have done (after with PNG ...

Tea anyone?, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Tea anyone?

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... Our hotel is right on the side of the mountain like most of the buildings and is called the Travelers Inn.  We had some tea, Darjeeling of course, and watched the rain, fog and sun come in and then out while we waited for our food at the hotel.  ...

Doing Nothing In Darjeeling.., Darjeeling, India travel blog

Doing Nothing In Darjeeling..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Hello from tea country.   Well our first major stop back in India is Darjeeling. Draped over a steep ridge and backed by 4 of the worlds 5 highest peaks is what some would call India's quintessential hill station. The hills surrounding are covered ...

In the Shadow of the Himalaya, Darjeeling, India travel blog

In the Shadow of the Himalaya

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... march to a phenomenal victory, with a Kashmiri Pakistan supporter, and a jolly fat man from Delhi. Only in India... Lastly, a sojourn in Darjeeling is of course not complete without a trip to Tiger Hill, to savour sunrise over the far Himalayas. And ...

Darjeeling - Monks , Monasteries and brass monkeys, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Darjeeling - Monks , Monasteries and brass monkeys

A travel blog entry by anelegantchaos

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... its summiters. The HMI also holds the cremated body on Sherpa Tenzing, who conquered Everest with Edmund Hilary in 1953. Darjeeling is a fascinating town that sprawls across a west ridge, with excellent walks which inevitably lead out to magnificent ...

Me, and half a million of my friends, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Me, and half a million of my friends

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... work to do, that he had to finish up some praaa-ject. Crusing into an internet café to join the masses in Darjeeling, I overheard a conversation whereby a young man engrossed in a game of warcraft explained how he had been in this hotel for a month ...

Back Into India.. And Boy Can't You Tell.., Panitanki, India travel blog

Back Into India.. And Boy Can't You Tell..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... checkpoint stops on the way. It's certainly the most interesting border crossing thus far (yes, strange things are amusing us these days) so we thought we'd share some snaps with you. Next Pod - Darjeeling, India. Love, Nath and ...

Yuksom to Tshoka, Kanchenjunga Nat. Park, India travel blog

Yuksom to Tshoka

A travel blog entry by will

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Gangtok to Yuksom along a very scenic road, and day one of the ...

Ups and downs in the Himalaya, Darjeeling and Sikkim, India travel blog

Ups and downs in the Himalaya

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... breath was taken away, however, this was more by the freezing cold temperatures than by the decidedly gray vistas! Arriving to find Darjeeling hovering at about 2 degrees was quite a shock and not one that we were prepared for. Off to the clothes store ...

Sweating, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Sweating

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... comfortable. I stopped sweating somewhere around the 2000ft elevation marker as my overloaded Jeep climbed into the hills around Darjeeling. Kolkata itself was more enjoyable that I thought it might be. After the past three months in the quiet, ...

Time for tea?, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Time for tea?

A travel blog entry by martin

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So, I am back into India, to Darjeeling the 'Queen of the Resorts' as it likes to call itself. After my last post I had an 8 hour coach ride from Pokhara to return to Kathmandu and then decided to stay 3 nights there. It was the 50th Anniversary of the ...

Can I please get some beef?, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Can I please get some beef?

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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(Peter) Can I please get some beef?... Since Hindis don't eat beef and a majority of the population in India are Hindu, beef is rare to come by. We've been in India for a little under 4 weeks, and I've yet to eat beef. At first, it wasn't too ...

Grounded at 2134m, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Grounded at 2134m

A travel blog entry by will

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... another sip from the fantastic cup of tea I have in my hand I remember. It's Darjeeling's finest, straight from the source! I had a nasty introduction to India, taking more than three hours at the border with Bangladesh, then finding myself confined to ...

The quintessential hill station, Darjeeling, India travel blog

The quintessential hill station

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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... LOST. The air is fresh in Darjeeling and we are glad we left the hustle and bustle life we've experienced so far in India. Darjeeling is known for its tea, so we made a huge purchase for our friends and family. Then we imediately bought gloves and ...

mountain vistas and endless cups of chai, Darjeeling, India travel blog

mountain vistas and endless cups of chai

A travel blog entry by pshemek

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... me down with warmth and comfort. I want to see sunrise melt over Khangchendzonga and its sister peaks perched high above Darjeeling. I take a brisk shower akin to a few splashes of glacial temperature water and put on my long hiking pants, a warm ...

Wintery Temperatures & Amazing Views, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Wintery Temperatures & Amazing Views

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... (see next entry), we headed to Darjeeling for a relief with much cooler temperatures. Just 2.5 hours away Darjeeling is like a different world...a wonderful mountain town with amazing views on India's highest peak, Kanchenjunga . Not many ...

The Sun also rises over Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, India travel blog

The Sun also rises over Tiger Hill

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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... so it was great to recognize the shots of Angkor in the movie.) Then, it was Halong Bay in Vietnam. Then, the Taj Mahal in India. Now, the tallest mountain in the world! We were a bit disappointed with not being able to see Mt. Everest. However, we're ...

Trekking 101, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Trekking 101

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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(Nicole) We did it! We trekked for 2 days, 1 night near Darjeeling and it was fantastic! We were timid about the physical stamina needed to complete this trek, but in the end, we finished the trek without any major problems except for some very, very ...

The Home of Expensive Tea, Darjeeling, India travel blog

The Home of Expensive Tea

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... town and squeeze into miniature seats (made for tiny little Indians) for the 4 hours trip.       Darjeeling is located in the beginning of the Himalayan mountain range and is surrounded by tea plantations.  On a sunny day ...

Day 129: The Quiet Fog of Yuksom, Yuksom, India travel blog

Day 129: The Quiet Fog of Yuksom

A travel blog entry by gascon

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... been quiet is an understatement, as we've been lulled to sleep by the heavy rains of the monsoon each night.  Darjeeling seems like a bustling metropolis compared to Yuksom, a one dirt road town, flanked by a few guesthouses, restaurants, and tiny ...

Retour a la case depart, aglagla !!!, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Retour a la case depart, aglagla !!!

A travel blog entry by duriandurian

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... capitale de l'etat (ce qui n'etait pas vraiment mon plan de depart mais bon..). Je suis donc parti apres 1 jour et demi de Darjeeling sans aucun regret ;-) La nourriture Ca fait bientot un mois que je suis en Inde et je n'ai pas encore parle de ce ...

Darjeeling, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India travel blog

Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by yushim

Only 8 km from Ghoom to move back to Darjeeling ...

My Indian adventure begins..., Darjeeling, India travel blog

My Indian adventure begins...

A travel blog entry by kate_langley

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... in and shouting for the manager!  In England one would complain or tell environmental health or something lol.  Yet in India not much works properly and everyone just goes with the flow!  Life is more about making the most of what you have ...

Red hot chilli peppers :-), Darjeeling, India travel blog

Red hot chilli peppers :-)

A travel blog entry by kate_langley

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... 16-18 in Kurseong, a 30min bus ride away. The pinnacle in education in this area is St Joseph's - an excellent university in Darjeeling. If anyone saw the BBC  programme about the mountain railway here you will remember the story of a boy whose ...

Darjeeling--Tea Time!, Darjeeling, India travel blog

Darjeeling--Tea Time!

A travel blog entry by chezcody

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... comfortable and on time. Amtrack and Viarail could learn a thing or two from the Indians! My berth even came with fresh sheets. Darjeeling. I drank A LOT of tea! It was cool, cold and night, and misty. Too bad: the Himalayan Range was socked in all ...

'Mam...rain is coming from your eyes!', Darjeeling, India travel blog

'Mam...rain is coming from your eyes!'

A travel blog entry by kate_langley

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... Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying the summer! I am enjoying a lovely Sunday off in Darjeeling. Have been working very hard lately - in the last 20 days I have had just two afternoons off.  It has been great fun getting so involved but I think I ...

More tea Vicar....?, Darjeeling, India travel blog

More tea Vicar....?

A travel blog entry by benneesham

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... . It is a very developed and urban area now but very laid back compared to other developed areas of India. The North East states, to which the Darjeeling area serves as an access conduit, are very different from the rest of India; and have very tenuous ...

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