Hidden Forest Retreat
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHidden Forest Retreat Gangtok
A beautiful environment, comfortable and great fresh organic food and sublime orchids everywhere.
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It's hard to beat breakfast with such stunning mountain views, but we were fortunate to retain these views throughout the entire day. It was one of those days, clichéd as it is, where the journey was far more important than the destination. It took us approximately 8 hours to travel about 100 kilometres through alpine scenery, narrow, cliff hanging …
... walking reading smartphone and in danger of crashing into a tree or end up under a car.I finally reached the monastery, nothing exceptional, it was closed and a young monk made me enter his room where he was building a hill with plasticine. The Chinese did well to close the monasteries sending them to work, these lazy freeloader!Returned down by taxi, \the driver asked me a disproportionate amount but at the end I paid to him only 3 time more than another guy who joined the car. ...
... GARDEN - Gangtok
Just ahead of the Rumtek Monastery is the Nehru Botanical Garden which has a mix of tropical and temperate plants and trees as well as a big greenhouse of exotic orchids. It’s a good place to stop for a while. For children there is a small playground with swings and a see-saw and a winding footpath is ideal for a stroll.
GANESH TOK - Gangtok
A small Ganesh temple just next to ...
... hundred people gawking at you during the course of the day!
The Tigers were the highlight of the zoo as there was a BIG male and female who both showed some enthusiasm as we arrived! There was some roaring and pacing around and what seemed like tiger flirting and tiger love in the air, between the two enclosures anyway. I almost had a personal encounter with one of the Tigers as it marked it territory on the enclosure boundary. This boundary is made up of ...
... many small villages along the way, some of which seem to spill down into the River Teesta. Even when there are no villages anywhere nearby, there seem to be roadside vegetable stalls every now so often. In the mountains the horn is used when going around every bend, to let anyone coming the other way know that you're there.
While Siliguri is in the state of West Bengal, Gangtok is in a state called Sikkim. Sikkim used to be a ...