Hotel Sonam Delek
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
- I had to leave early to make my way to Gangtok in approx. 5 hours. On our way we had to drive up and down 4 mountains with an average altitude of 2000 mtr. and rough roads. On the way we stopped on beautiful waterfalls and the famous and biggest monastery Karma Kagyu Shool, founded 1100 in Rumtek. I had the chance to talk to several Buddhist but …
I woke up around 5am and saw the white peaks again. Too cloudy to see the Kanchendzonga but it's nice to see those summits. This time though I did not wake anyone up.
We had breakfast and checked out as we are heading towards Rumtek Monastery
The route to Gangtok takes 4 hours for 105 km. Typical 25 km/h. We stopped at Rangpo in order to get a Sikkim permit. This is the way to go. It takes no time and no need to provide 5 pictures of everyone. You need a photocopy of your passport and a photocopy of your Indian visa. You should also carry a passport size picture as well, just in case. …
Actually, we are staying two nights, but I couldn't resist the title :) we woke up fairly early this morning in Darjeeling, as the drive was about a four hour drive over windy, rough terrain. I was super sad to leave the Dekiling hotel because it was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff there were so nice and really kind to us. It is family owned and the matriarch of the family loves each one do her guests like they are her own kids. She took the time to ...
Where the Tea comes from, and the the little train that couldn't
(won't let me have a title that long)
I am actually quite sad to say that me and Sal's affair with indian rail has finished as we have run out of railway. We have got to Darjeeling where anyone in their right mind wouldn't build a railway in the first place, but the English built it in 1881. Due to the fact ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking