Marigold Hotel

Vainguinin Beach, Gangtok, Sikkim, 403004, India | Hotel
Prices starting from $16.00

Travel Blogs from Gangtok

Worth the visit to see the Himalayans

A travel blog entry by bartsinfriendst

... travelling up and down mountains in a criss- cross fashion all day but we have to realise we are so close to the Himalayans and roads are at a premium. At Tashiding, we travelled to the top of this mountain and the had to keep walking up steep steps to the Monastery that was also damaged slightly in the 2011 earthquake. Whilst the monastery was closed we walked around all the stupas and our guide rang the huge bronze bell which reverberated for an ...

Mountains are awesome, i love them.

A travel blog entry by richierich33


... from Tiger Hill as its the 'done thing' which involved getting up at 4am, catching a shared jeep to the hill for 150 rupees even though it only took 30 minutes (its a cartel/price fixing racket operated by all the drivers). There were hundreds of Indians there and i bet they didn't pay 150 rupees to get there! Anyway, just like all sunsets that i've bothered to get up to see it was ****. They ...

Singalila Ridge Trek

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade


... mist hanging below the mountain peaks that cleared as we stood watching, and at a mere 40km away from us, Khangchendzonga looked huge!! Amazingly, Everest looked even clearer than it had the day before. We met a guy in Darjeeling who told us about his trek and he had only managed to see the mountains one morning on his six day trek, so we were amazed and very thankful that we had got so lucky with the weather.

The penultimate day ...

The Beautiful Darjeeling Hills

A travel blog entry by chelletris


... but guess what no hot water, he was freezing to death by this stage. I called reception, they said I had to turn the hot water on at the switch and it would take 20 mins, fair enough i thought, this is India. Three hours later and still waiting I called reception and went off my head, they changed us to a better room promising that the hot water was definitely working and guess what IT WAS NOT WORKING, I had a massive argument with the guy, he friggin brought me a ...

The Hidden Forest

A travel blog entry by glassbird


... while the light is right – the afternoon 'honeymoon light.'

He talks more about the Hydro and the people he had just met, with animist beliefs, the shaman from the Lepcha peoples apparently believe the earthquake was a response by the spirits to disturbance and blasting of the mountain. Shai tells us that there are 75 Hydro schemes planned on this river, many are mega and threaten the land and the culture, so there ...


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