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... on the walls, benches for prayer and some hanging things. Our local guide explained the identity of several of the Buddha statues and paintings. One large Buddha was behind a wall. Certain Buddha representations match the sect of Buddhism, e.g., the Yellow Hats have one and the Black Hats another (I think). From there we went to another smaller hall that held photos of the main Tibetan Buddhist leaders - the Dalai Lama, the former and present Black ...
... clearance from the National Board of Wildlife. However, often many such projects have never sought clearance in clear violation of established Indian Laws.
Our visit took place during the busy tourist season – many Indian tourists come to north Sikkim to experience snow for the first time and to view the beautiful alpine wild flowers. There are well over 35 species of wild rhododendron species in Sikkim and most were not yet flowering – it ...
... Next we wandered down the mountain through a tea plantation. No one was currently picking in the fields, so we stopped in at the Happy Valley Cafe. The woman running the place showed us the different kinds of tea grown in the surrounding estate. She had worked in the fields for 38 years, & now ran the cafe. The workers receive a weekly allowance of the tea. Her & a few other women put together their allotments & sell it under the table to travelers. ...
... Gangtok is by far the cleanest and most sane place we've seen in India. There are even designated "no honking" zones, which if you've been to India, you know is a big deal because the Indians honk, all the time, at everything. There are actual sidewalks here too, and we even see that there are signs encouraging car smogging and keeping Sikkim Green, which is fantastic. We cruised through the mall, and found the restaurant we were looking for, Taste of Tibet. We came for ...
... up after Tensing Norgay and Edmund Hilary climbed Everest. Some great displays and when you look at the equipment used and compare it with what is used today there were strong men. One of the displays showed the equipment used by a team from the Institute in 2003. There was a freeze dried vacuum pack meal of Babootie from South Africa.
Will probably spend a couple more days here than head off to Lucknow before it gets too cold on this beautiful little hilltop