Hotel Himalayan Heights
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It's a long and tiring journey, but the mystic beauty of hills will boost you to travel more and more…
Day1 - 20.12.13: Today, we started our journey and boarded bus (Royal Cruiser) from Kolkata Saltlake to Siliguri Junction at 7 PM.
Day2 - 21.12.13: It is supposed to be a 12 Hr. journey, but thanks to the road condition, we reached there at 12 AM. We wanted to feel the snow, so chose some snow peaked mountain areas ...
... amp; started up into the mountains. We had wanted to take theToy Train up, but a landslide a few years back knocked part of the track out. You can still take it from about 1/2 way up, from the town of Kurseong, where we were headed.
Along the way we talked with the German girls, Kristen & Johanna. They have done extensive travel as well, were very nice, & we had some good conversations. The ride up was very steep & windy, ...
... the guide never once looked out of breath, I was very grateful for the couple of minute breaks he gave us every so often. Just as your heart stopped trying to force its way out of your chest with every breath, it was time to go again…but God, was it good to be out in the clean fresh air! The clouds had really come in so there was no view to enjoy but it was lovely and cool, something we’d have killed for in Kolkata!
The last kilometre ...
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 ...
"For epochs to come the peaks will still pierce the lonely vistas, but when the last snow leopard has stalked among the crags and the last markhor has stood on a promontory…a spark of life will have gone, turning the mountains into stones of silence"
George B Schaller
There are 150 species of mammals in Sikkim including the blue sheep, red panda, and musk deer with snow ...
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