Hotel Crystal Palace
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I am happily and wearily arrived in SIKKIM after a grueling 4 hour trip by jeep, started at 7 am, went down about 1,200 meters to the river and then climbed back to 500 mt.Here the temperature is acceptable and GANGTOK, capital of Sikkim, is 'beautiful and clean, the first in India. It is located on several hills as Darjeeling, but it seems the rich sister. I quickly found a decent room but they asked me 1,400 rupees, negotiating fell to 900,i.e.13 euro per night.I went straight ...
... amount of INR 2500. The taxi guy told us that we will be covering 10 points. There is another package of 7 points trip for half a day.
We visited the following places:
Namgyal Institute of TIBETOLOGY – Gangtok
A visit to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a great way to get acquainted with Tibetan culture. Regarded as the highest seat of learning amongst the Mahayana scholars, this Institute ...
... question is what do they hang on to when the vehicle is lurching from side to side on these so called roads, let alone handling the dust as well. These taxis have to leave their windows opened too with that many people inside and passengers are holding cloths over their mouths. Lucky our bus had air conditioning however it was labouring by the time we reached the airport. One part of the road, a truck and small commuter bus like ours could not ...
... was how friendly the people are. Both Gem and I feel so relaxed as the locals dont seem to acknowledge us as foreigners. No staring or hagling. Its a safe place where everyone seems to be doing well for themselves. No harsh poverty and people are respectful. Our accomodation is great, we have a nice room with some views of the distant valley and with restricted views of Kanchenchunga. The dining area is on the top floor as it should, with those amazing views. ...
... drinks, sweets and a newspaper. This along with the stunning mountain views we got as the plane flew so low managed to distract us and 50 minutes later we landed in Karkabitta, the Nepali town which borders India.
We went to Nepali immigration to get our passports stamped to show we had left the country and jumped into a shared taxi to Siliguri, stoping 1km along the road at Panitanki, the Indian town ...