Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok
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... around. Gangtok seems to be spread across the hills with a main street lasting forever. We got out where it seemed pretty central and walked around the mall. We were pounced on again by some Indians that wanted their pictures taken with us which turned into a bit of a photo call as others latched on, I said they could take one with our camera, didn't see why we should miss out. We stopped and had a coffee and ended up ...
... the morning, before the dew has had a chance to dry.
Teas are graded according to when they’re harvested -- just like hay. The earliest harvest produces a tea with the most delicate of flavor, followed by the second harvest, which is stronger and slightly bitterer. The third harvest is stronger still, and tends to be mixed with other ingredients to make flavored teas (such as Earl Grey, which is a mix of third harvest black ...
... and you can still hear the voices of the long ago british empire ringing in the wind. It was if we had stepped back in time, this marvelous hotel was immaculate and articulated with wooden casings through out the hotel. The sun was setting when we arrived so you could just make out the village in the mountains and the setting sun over the mountains, it was magic. Deb and I are convinced that this area must have been the inspiration for the story of Shangri La.
... with chang. Ah chang, the sweet taste that warms the soul and enlivens the mind served in antique bamboo vessels held together with silver bands, the slim bamboo straw draws ones lips towards it repeatedly….later we enter the home and enjoy a simple meal of nettle soup, wild spinach and beef curry served with the renown homemade pickle and the rice they grew, definitely a good crop. We wander through the village and admire the simplicity of life and beauty…We leave ...
... ways to get around town. We walked through one of the markets and up steep steps to a Hindu temple. It was hidden in forest and mist, with strings of Tibetan prayer flags hanging everywhere in the trees, where a few monkeys swung around. There were few people up there – beautifully peaceful. From there we checked out the small botanical gardens and walked back into town to sit in a restaurant with a big pot of tea at a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility