Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... were most commonly filled with meat—beef, chicken or pork—although we did also see vegetarian ones as well. Making the momos is an art form in itself and one morning we watched as members of a small family restaurant prepared their momos for the lunchtime meal. After mixing the dough, it is rolled into small discs, stuffed with a spoonful of meat or vegetable filling ...
You can't travel all the way to Darjeeling and NOT buy tea… because that would just be wrong. And so, on our first day in the city, we made our way to the nearest tea shop. It was a pleasant little place that sold all varieties of local tea and tea-related merchandise ranging from sterling silver tea pots and high-end china to earthenware mugs and stainless steel tea strainers. Who knew there were so many ways to serve the strained remains ...
... was back in the car for more driving, which there is little shortage of here in the north of India. It can take you up to five hours to travel 150 kilometers in parts of India. We again drove along the Nepal border where at one point we came right up to it. Due to our visa restrictions we were unable to leave the country as we had a single entry visa, however we did take the opportunity to be two places at once (as per Devinee Feledichuk) when we stood on ...
... Shamblar (Guru Rinpoche) statue at Samdruptse, near Namchi, which had quite a few local visitors. It has a huge sitting buddha with a huge hand. The hundreds of player flags around these holy places make a very pleasant atmosphere. As always I made many pictures, including close ups of things that strike me.
After a good lunch in Namchi we drove on the quiet, but bumpy South Sikkim roads ...
... the cane baskets they carry on their backs.
Darjeeling finally turns up amidst horns and traffic, people everywhere we are back in Bengal. Our driver has to park a distance from our hotel as his number plates are SK (Sikkim) so we start to walk in chaos a little concerned as we are a few days early for our hotel booking. Out of the woods pop our guardian angels, we had met them previously in Sikkim and had enjoyed their knowledge of places to stay and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking