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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 ...
... but we made our way around & a man tending the grounds said we could enter. The doors were locked, but it was really cool & weathered looking from the outside. There were a bunch of dogs enjoying the peaceful grounds as well.
Next we started walking aimlessly, & saw a monkey. We walked up the hill toward it, & every time I got close enough for a picture, it moved out of view. At the top we realized it wasn't just one monkey, but actually a ...
Once we got past the Indian boarder and into the town of Panitanki it took us a while to find the bus to Siliguri. They didn't go from the bus station which was deserted but from a street at the other end of town. Once we were on a bus the man told us we'd have to pay 20 Rupees (25p) each for our seats, and the same again for our rucksacks we were fine with that but he then explained this information over and over again for reasons we're still unsure ...
Darjeeling. Even if you know nothing else about the place im willing to bet that you'll know at least that it grows tea. Very good tea as well as it turns out, unquestionaly the best in the world if you ask the locals. Known as the Queen of the hills, it was a tiny hilltop town until 1816 when the East India Company gained control of the lands. Being pretty inaccessible, once being "discovered" in 1828, little time was wasted in building what is now Darjeelings ...
... 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