Mintokling Guest House
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Na gisteren om 22 uur nog bevestigd te hebben gekregen dat de taxi ons vandaag wel op komt halen zitten we om 8 uur in de lobby van het hotel te wachten. Stipt om 8.30 komt de gids ons ophalen om ons naar de airport te brengen. Delhi ziet er wel iets beter uit overdag maar het is nog steeds niet om over naar huis te schrijven. In driekwartier …
... can help if you move to higher altitude.
- No mobile network works except BSNL Cellone.
- No medical facility available except Indian Army Base camp Hospital. So better carry some first aid kit and basic medicines you might require. Paracetamols, antacids etc are good to keep on any travel.
After everything's finalized, we have a little time to explore Gangtok. So we took a walk from zero mile to M.G Road.
... We saved these for later & continued on our way. We walked past the church & temple, out of town, & down a sloped road to the zoo. It focuses on animals specific to the region, & also has a breeding program for certain endangered animals.
We bought our foreigner entrance tickets, which also include admission to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), & headed inside. We cut to the right, up the hill, to the red pandas. They ...
... took us to someone else who had a shared jeep we could get to Darjeeling in, we waited about 30 mins for it to fill up then off we went. There were 11 of us including the driver and luggage on top including someone's new mattress!!
After and hour and a half we pulled over at a roadside café and we got out with everyone thinking this was it , we asked the driver where on the map we were and he said no you have another hour or so yet.
We had ...
... to work with the local police to encourage them to stop beating the streetkids.The principle's adult son had been over helping tour the railway stations to talk to the children and doing some teaching himself. They have had some successes however need to plan for the next stage as after spending some years with the charity and completing their schooling the kids then need help with employment and even life skills and are a bit lost without the charity.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsMintokling Guest House Gangtok
We highly recomend the Mintokling guest house, 5 stars for service & comfort, gorgeous envirnoment and lovely guests too.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.