Hidden Forest Retreat
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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. ...
... visible and visitors can also see the Labrang Monastery and Phodong Monastery on the opposite hill. A small shed and café serves the visitors and over a period of time, has become a popular picnic spot.
MG Road- This is the main marketing area of Gangtok for tourists. The road is lined with all types of shops on both sides. A pert of the shopping area here is known as New Market. The shops usually open by 8am in the ...
... 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 ...
... And we were still four hours or so from Darjeeling, our final destination.
Things seemed to get better when we landed. It was over 2000 rupees for a Jeep from the airport in Bagdogra to Darjeeling (only 70k's but it's a steep and rough, winding road). Too much...we only had 50 rupees to our name and the cash machine at the airport as empty! Instead we haggled a taxi driver down to 300 (from 400) to get to nearby Siliguri and from there got a shared ...