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... the track for the locomotive. With many willing hands they proceeded to manually push the carriages into position. The trip was pretty good but very Indian, lots of room for improvement and dirty.
Mid afternoon we felt we had done Darjeeling and grabbed a couple of hours sleep, had a power cut at 16:00 which was throughout the area apparently very common so had to walk down and up six floors of the hotel. Going to eat and get ready for leaving Darjeeling ...
... br> There are a lot of places to visit in and around Darjeeling and the best way to get around is on foot / shared taxi.
Tiger Hills :
One of the best places to visit when in Darjeeling is the Tiger Hills from where you get an awesome view of the Kanchenjunga mountain range. If you are lucky and the skies are clear, one can even witness the top of Mount Everest from here. The ideal time to visit in early in the morning when the first rays of the sun hits ...
... once they had woken up and felt that it was still cold and the were mostly clouds in the sky they changed there minds. We swapped details for Facebook, shook hands and wished each other luck. Day 3 Sandakphu To Phalut 21k walk We were told that Day 3 was going to be the 'beautiful day' so we were looking forward to some good views. The weather started off fairly good, there were a few clouds in the sky but the sun was shinning intermittently and the temperature was nice and ...
... This train covers a huge distance by steam engine and allowed the British to navigate the foothills. The next morning we made the arrguious journey up to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. We are here during the monsoon so seeing the mountains was explained to be a practical miracle but luck was on our side. At about 345 the sun broke through the fog and by the time it had fully rose you could see the eastern range of the Himilayans. It ...
... with the only road leading to Darjeeling. The tracks are off to the side most of the time but zigzag back and forth across traffic with sufficient frequency to add a whole new level of crazy to the driving dynamic.
There's one place where the road is so steep, the train wouldn't be able to handle the grade, so the track does a big loop-de-loop around a botanical garden and crosses over itself via trestle before meeting ...