Hotel Saikripa Gangtok
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... able to photograph. What luck! See photos
After our visit to Darjeeling we drove off to our next destination, Sikkim. This is technically a state of India but has a history as a kingdom of its own. En route to Sikkim we made a small stop along the way and put our toe into Nepal. There were two destinations within Sikkim for us, one is the tea garden Temi and the other is Gangtok the capital. Temi is a particular ...
... we had been told they sold some of the best and cheapest artisan products. The problem was, no matter which way we walked we just could not find it at all and ended up walking back on ourselves in a big circle.
What we did find was the Mayfair hotel, which looked very swish and also seemed to have Christmas Day dinners available. Although the security guard looked us up and down a bit he soon allowed us through and we ...
... it came with my Club Mahindra membership privileges. Needless to say, I felt clumsy and embarrassed. When asked, the waitress sweetly responded - "Yes" and proceeded to show me the meal plan. It was expensive but I could pay for it. And the food was yum.
I spent the next few minutes walking around the hotel property with a dim realization that I didn't feel any of my morning excitement anymore. The fact that I was roaming about Gangtok, Sikkim, ...
... lived next to our room insisted on locking the iron gate to our guesthouse with a padlock at 9:30pm (earlier if she could get away with it) and it was already 9pm and before we could get settled in our room, she snuck out and locked the gate behind us. I didn’t have the energy to explain this was a horribly dangerous practice should there be a fire and we missed our opportunity to jam with the locals down at Joey’s (one of my few regrets of this ...
... br> were numb. At last we reached the Dzongri pass at 4.40 am. We had 20 min to set
up our tri pod and wait for sunrise. My god at the top the minute we stopped
trekking we felt the chill winds biting us. It was so cold that we couldn’t
even press the camera buttons. Niks hands were all swollen but it was an
awesome sight to see. From d Dzongri peak 360 degrees around us, we could see
few of the tallest peaks like Kanchendzonga, Mt. ...