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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... Sun 24th Feb day 78
We left Gangtok in East Sikkum and headed down to Siliguri in West Bengal following the Teesta river for awhile. We met up with the truck 'Josh' and continued on to the border where we exited India at Kakarbhitta and entered Nepal to 'wild camp ' for the night. We found an isolated spot off the road. We were very thankful to a few locals and their families who owned the land and their dogs for company.
The next night found us back at ...
... there these days. We had noticed we were the only westerners in the town!
We had a nice dinner at the hotel , off to bed to watch a bit if TV and read.
We need a good nights sleep for the next part of our journey.
Slept really well and decided to head out for breakfast as no one around at our hotel, we went to the Hotel Rajat, the guide book mentioned good for food. Sitting in the restaurant was a couple and after ...
Top terrace is the original bungalow , next terrrace down is where we have breakfast under the pomello tree, next terrace down is the new bungalow- 4 suites in each bungalow.Najma the hostess visits you at breakfast to check your plans for the day. Tea tour for us today then a walking tour of the village just below us.
The estate employs almost 1000 workers altogether including those in the ...
... a view over the swimming pool. It’s now nearly 5pm, and it has been a long, hot trip, so Dianne is straight down to the swimming pool, while Murray and most of the team join in later. We find out the hot water isn't working, so get a man to look at it while we have dinner, but he can't fix it. We are offered a different room, but by this time we are spread out all over, and can't be bothered.
Friday 14 Oct Siliguri (West Bengal, India) ...
... about Darjeeling's offering to the zoological world and it ranks among the best in the entire country, I would have been heartbroken to come all this way and see my beloved snow leopard cowering in the corner of a small concrete box after all but I walked safe in the knowledge that this would not be my experience in what is actually the worlds highest zoo (making that the world’s highest dentist, airport*, internet café and zoo that I have taken in in the last two ...