Sterling Resorts Darjeeling
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I'm pretty tired and I have a very tight face, but that did not stop me from making another long walk, first to the left in search of a panoramic point to photograph the city, which I did not find and then I took a jeep and went back in the center and walked in the opposite direction, up to the Happy Valley, that is just a series of hills below the road, with tea fields that have made famous Darjeeling.I tried to ...
... freezing as I type this. Still, the coldest it has been overnight so far is 9 degrees C, so it's going to get a lot worse. Washing is interesting. A couple of places offered hot showers, for a fee. You quickly learn the art of rapid drying as your teeth start to chatter as soon as the water stops. Others, you just have a concrete room with a squat toilet and a cold tap. That's it. No sink or anything else. Seeing as we have to drink 3 liters of water a ...
... is a bug going round the group as none of us are safe. Luckily we had some day/night nurse and the chemists in India have some good strong cold and flu stuff!
Whilst Luke was in bed, I went and tried The Elgin Hotel for afternoon tea for Mark's 50th Birthday celebration... well we had to check it out! it was so very civilised and I do love a good afternoon tea you could almost imagine you were back 120 years ago. This one had a slight Indian twist ...
... more dirty, more beautiful, more loud, more frustrating, more delightful. Perhaps it reminds me of NYC. But even NYC is tame by comparison. I just love it here. Once I got my passport stamped that I left Nepal, the pedal rickshaw rode me across the river to the Indian side. The guy quoted me 50 rupees (which is what I've heard is the correct amount), but I think he might have messed up by not clarifying if he wanted Indian or Nepali rupees (I paid him in Nepali, which has ...
... on bargaining skill.
There is a regular bus service from Silguri to Darjeeling. However, they are quite slow due to the steep, twisty climb up to Darjeeling.
The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which connects the city with all the major parts of the country. There are a number of trains from cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi.