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... border of Sikkim, we had to get our permits stamped at the checkpoint. We went in while the other passengers waited. Waiting is a normal part of life in India and even though we were the only ones holding up the drive, no one complained or seemed impatient.
The bureaucrat copied our particulars into a giant ledger and we were free to enter.
It was dark by the time we reached Gangtok and the taxi stand was still ...
... br> Day 6- Next day we decided to stay in Gangtok only as we were still having the hangover of lachen and lachung. Mr Sharma told us about Sharmsa Garden situated just a maile away from our homestay. After having wonddeful breakfast prepared by Mrs Sharma we decided to head to Sharamsa Garden. next day.
Saramsa Garden is a public garden approximately 14 km east of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, India. Established in ...
Today we woke up early and had breakfast delivered to our room, which consisted of toast, eggs, cornflakes and tea. After eating we made our way to the top of the hill where there is a viewing platform for the Himalayan mountains. Unfortunately it was still very cloudy so we couldn't see the mountains. We then decided to walk down the valley to the zoo. On our way we went to a nice little cafe on the side of ...
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The hotel itself dates back to the age of the Raj and it's service is excellent. Hot water bottles at night and a fire lit around 20:00. There is no need for blankets and duvets. In my bathroom is a note which said my bath had been donated by a long established school at which Vivienne Leigh had been educated, so maybe my bum and her bum have touched the same enamel!!.
So ends a very tiring but fascinating day.
... with a wild madman at the wheel driving at break-neck speed on a extremely steep, narrow and bumpy Mountain road with deep drops to the valley below on one side and massive slips on the other. (No seatbelts in car)
The Military was very visible with their equipment, helicopters etc. with their camps spread out at various strategic points. The whole area was restricted and we were all required to have permits before leaving Gangtok. Tibet- China being only 35km ...