Hotel Golden Pagoda
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... We risked the frontal crash in a curve with a car that we dodged for a few millimeters.The monastery is interesting and colourful, there are two main huge buildings, one with the prayer hall and the other that guests a golden stupa. I labored to find a way to return to Gangtok as to go there are plenty of jeeps, for only 0.70 euro, but to return, perhaps after 2 pm there was any, so I had to take two taxis, spending just two Euros in all over.Again in my hotel room, I ...
... the seat of the glorious Karmapa." The monastery is currently the largest in Sikkim. It is home to the community of monks and where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. A Golden Stupa contains the relics of the 16th Karmapa. Opposite that building is a college, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies.
From mg road we booked our lachen Lachung Yumthang and Gurudangmar ...
... disappointment, there was still plenty for us to see around Gangtok.
We started with the Flower Exhibition (a seemingly permanent establishment), which had some nice orchids but was generally pretty uninteresting, and across the road was White Hall, which seems to be famous only because it was built by the British, but is otherwise just a big white building.
Enchey Monastery was our next visit, which is a very big monastery, with buddhist flags ...
Next day was an official day off! We got up late, just in time to catch breakfast in the hotel (it was included...you can't waste it can you!), wandered round the town (not so pretty in daylight!), planned our next moves, blogged, and watched TV (footy, movies and Burn Notice...this programme always seems to be on telly here and we fall asleep to it regularly!).
Like our 'homestay', Darjeeling is something of an anomaly. It's fairly small ...
Once we got past the Indian boarder and into the town of Panitanki it took us a while to find the bus to Siliguri. They didn't go from the bus station which was deserted but from a street at the other end of town. Once we were on a bus the man told us we'd have to pay 20 Rupees (25p) each for our seats, and the same again for our rucksacks we were fine with that but he then explained this information over and over again for reasons we're still unsure ...