Hotel Gangtok Inn
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... saint of Sikkim. We also went to a place called Solophok Pilgrim Centre, which we nicknamed "TempleLand" because it had so many different and brightly coloured temples on the one location - it seems as though you can go there for a worship marathon! Unfortunately we had to rush a bit through TempleLand because Prakash only gave us an hour to see it all and its quite large and fascinating.
Just after we crossed the border out of Sikkim, Prakash passed ...
... and excused himself to the far end of the room. I suspect he called his uncle, as a very lively conversation ensued in what I think was Nepali, but could very well have been Bengali… or any of a number of other languages that are spoken in India.
After Pema hung up the phone, he returned his attention back to us. "Slight problem is no problem, madam. Two day trip, madam. Hotel in Bodhgaya”.
We smiled. Not only was the crisis averted, but we ...
... be clearer!!!
One thing I have noticed since leaving Nepal is that the roads have far more bitumen on them here and far fewer pot holes. In Nepal it was nearly all potholes and very little bitumen.
Wednesday 5 September
Yes I enjoyed my birthday in the hotel. People appear out of dark recesses to open gates and bring things. I could live here forever. I met the managers of a sister hotel in Sikkim. We met ...
... an appointment with a toy train. We had to literally run down to the Darjeeling station only stopping when a local shouted Merry Christmas or commented on our Santa hats.
We arrived with 5 minutes to spare, the train just pulling up as we arrived. The toy train crept up the mountainside on its first journey in September 1881. It is one of India’s few hill railways still operating and we had ...
... find them in the waiting room of the intermediate station of the aerial ropeway. Last night we were told we’d be getting the ropeway back in the afternoon, but the plan had subsequently changed, but we hadn’t been told. We are now catching the ropeway to get to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. There seemed to be a lot of people waiting, but after climbing the stairs because there is no electricity for the lift, we wait until the cable car does ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet