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... or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim at an altitude of 3,780 m. The lake is considered to be holy. You will also get a view of herd of yalk. As were were descding down the hills, Sunil Ji halted at a place where there were only clouds and clouds in front of you. It reminded me of those fairy tale and story books where the covers had an image of princess amidst cloud. On our way back to Gangtok, we had lunch at a place where Sunil Ji ...
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Later that night, we went back to Glenary's to eat upstairs for Kelly's birthday dinner. We had fried cheese balls, Chinese roasted pork with vegetables, mutton curry, & chilli potatoes. Kelly also got a couple glasses of red wine. It was pretty decent, but when she ordered a second glass the waiter came back with a small plastic cup filled up with wine & just dumped it in her wine glass. Classy.
We got out of the place ...
... the Jeep we stopped for a passport check as we entered the Singalila National Park. Getting out of the car in a gorgeous little village, on a quiet dirt road with not a car horn in ear shot was blissful, and thankfully another sign of things to come. The guide said we would go to his house first, where his wife gave us a lovely glass of mango juice and he showed off his nine month old daughter. That quiet bliss was short lived though, as soon as our ...
... as peak overseas tourist season as well as Indian holiday time too.
Maya's little word about the zoo-
There was lots of animals like black bears and tigers and the last animal was a leopard and barking deer and spotted deer. There was also a shaggy yak on a rock.We saw a lot of birds like peacocks and parrots .
It was interesting to see some rarer creatures like the cloud and snow leopards and the ...
... monks claim that the more pious and ascetic among them have friendly encounters, even exchanges with it. In the caves high in the mountains where the Lamas meditate in solitude the Yeti all so powerful is their friend, they leave offerings for them and in the morning it is written the Yeti leave firewood in return.' 
 Sikkim A traveller’s guide Photographs and Essays by Sujoy Das, text by Arundhati Ray