Hotel Sonam Delek
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... as they say. Washouts galore and waterfalls everywhere. Lots of locals wash their cars at any place where water is falling onto the road and we just happened to drive past one vehicle when that person threw a bucket of water over their car and our guide had his window opened, the rest is history.
Kenchenjunga Falls was a welcomed stop as these powerful falls are named after that mountain and the water was coming from the glacier.
We seemed ...
... drive vehicles going up and coming down constantly. It's amazing they don't have loads of crashes all the time. Darjeeling was awesome, the only downside was that it was foggy all the time so you couldn't see the Himalayas in the distance. Stayed at the Hotel Aliment for 300 rupees a night which had a great roof terrace with views over the whole of the town. Got up one morning to watch ...
... later rise in the morning…our guide shaped alarm clocks must have slept in for some reason…
It had hammered it down with rain the previous night and the ground was frozen as a result, making the walk up the steep hill to the viewpoint a little more challenging, but of course the view was enough reward once again. We could see the same as we could yesterday, but this time we were even closer – it was beautiful. There was ...
... I start? We paid double here to anywhere we had booked elsewhere in India as we wanted to be warm and most definitely have hot shower as it was absolutely freezing at night, keep in mind we hadn't showered in almost 30 hours due to the long train ride. Tristian was going down hill by the minute, i thought he was going to pass out on me, think he may have had a little altitude sickness although we hadn't eaten much at all in the past 24 hrs. Tristian attempted to have ...
... positive change. We hear a lot of things about how he sees India today.
The Hidden forest overlooks the valley of Gangtok for as far as the eye can see, its covered in haze but the sun pops through and our photo journalist friend pulls out his camera and shoots the side of the mountain where there is heaps of tall concrete multi storey housing and hotels. He calls them the slums of Gangtok. We get out ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking