Mintokling Guest House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMintokling Guest House Gangtok
We highly recomend the Mintokling guest house, 5 stars for service & comfort, gorgeous envirnoment and lovely guests too.
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... spectacular (and possibly very frightening) had it not been for the swirl of clouds and fog that blocked the view most of the way. Coming from a place with lots of alpine lakes and tundra I was somewhat underwhelmed by Tsomgo and its tacky tourist ambiance. The altitude left me quite breathless, though, and wondering how I'd handle significantly higher altitudes and strenuous hiking on the treks I had planned ...
... walk back to Darjeeling to make it 12km total but we had both found the walk so comfortable we decided there was no need for further training and that we should catch the toy train back instead. This had nothing to do with the child within, it was simply the most practical way back. Except the train wasn't due for 1/2 an hour, then it was another 1/2 hour late, then there was a 1/2 hour turn round, then the ticket turned out to be 335 rupees, and that was ...
... these little blue engines are still chugging up and down the hill. Before the landslide a diesel loco pulled the trains from Siliguri and the steam engines start half way up at Kurseong but now the diesel loco goes to Kurseong and the steam engines do the "joy ride" to Gloom and back, forty five minutes down the track for the tourists.
Our train pulled into the station pulling the two tiny first class carriages. I took about a hundred photos, watched them ...
... one! We walked all the way back to the entrance to find that we had been locked in so we had to jump the fence to get free, it was a good adventure! By now our feet were pretty tired and we knew we had to walk all the way home and to top it off the weather had changed and a huge thunderstorm and night was coming in pretty quickly too. We just got back in the nick of time and settled down for dinner just as the first rain drops fell.
... or what I like to call my drive by shooting of the road around us.
The cliffs had much work going on from the earthquake with both men and women working to repair and enlarge the roads working bear foot, with sandals, dhouti( for men a draped skirt tied at the waist) women much of the same with a blouse. This is really what I call men and women power lolol. With 1.5 billion people living in India there is not shortage of those who work or need work so ...