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This is the first day of our journey. Since we are going to North Sikkim, tourist pass is mandatory to enter the region. And as per information, we can get that from Gangtok. So we are here.
So here are the main things to carry along, if you are travelling to North Sikkim.
1. Valid Identity Proof (Voter ID card or Passport. Need to provide a photocopy).
2. Passport size Photo (2 Pcs).
Note: - Carrying identity proof ...
... more central parts of India that we have seen. The people have more Asian features and I kept reminding myself I was still in India and had not crossed into Tibet or China! The language here is Nepali although school classes are taught in ...
... threw powdered paint at us to kindly involve us in the festivities. Once we reached Ghoom Station, the highest train station in India, we were thrilled to find we could go back to Darjeeling via the famous UNESCO protected steam train. All internal and external fittings were as it would have been originally, bar the electric lights and Germans with fancy DSLRs. It would have been even more thrilling had we not been riding through clouds the entire way, but it was ...
... its quiet, full of rituals that disappear as the work begins. I become a regular and given I’m the only tourist there is not hard for the chai wallah to cognize me. I sit next to the same guy with a red hat who always gives me a smile. Pat tells me another day after I have shared the experience with her that the guy is the beggar I give money to every morning after breakfast. I’ve always found it difficult to recognize people out of context.
... villages, fruits, bamboo groves, cascading rivers and small falls for a walk up to one of the monasteries. It took us 3hours to walk there. We had picnic at the Monastery and then made the trek back to climbing up and down taking us another three hours with a stop a Kalden’s home for Pakora ( Hindi)and lovely chai masala. His father studied in Darjeeling used to be in a band called the Stray Dogs and he pulled out his guitar and started singing Elvis, ...
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