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... seen too many of. It was once again great to be the only Western tourists in the place and as this place is not really Indian we didn't get stared at... that much.
The food so far has been pretty good, and not made anyone sick, however only those who like really spicy food are straying too far away from butter masala or biriyani. It will be interesting to try some westernized Indian after this to see how it stacks up. Being not the biggest fan of ...
... is picture of the founder Fujii Guruji. There is also a model of Buddha suggesting that it's a Buddhist religious temple. Fujii Guruji was the founder and preceptor of 'Nipponzan Myohoji', a Buddhist order for world peace. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and had seen the tragedy of the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
As we arrived we located the source of the rythmic drumming that echoed through the mist, The Japanese ...
... light, our entire view taken up by thick clouds. Oh well.
We met the three Japanese dudes that were in our tour with us back at the car & went to our next destination. It was a small Buddhist temple. Next up we stopped at the Ghoom Loop, a spot where the train makes a loop around a small memorial for all the locals that had died in battle. There were lots of people selling things along the track. We got a couple terrific samosas & headed back to ...
... and you can still hear the voices of the long ago british empire ringing in the wind. It was if we had stepped back in time, this marvelous hotel was immaculate and articulated with wooden casings through out the hotel. The sun was setting when we arrived so you could just make out the village in the mountains and the setting sun over the mountains, it was magic. Deb and I are convinced that this area must have been the inspiration for the story of Shangri La.
... New Jalpaiguri train station and took a cycle rickshaw to Siliguri. The man cycling was very old and a few times had to get off the bike to push. We eventually arrived to the Sikkim permit office in Siliguri which is near the Siliguri train station. I was able to pick up my free ten day permit within a few minutes, but because of the long journey, decided to spend a day and night in Siliguri to unwind, relax and prepare for some potential hiking in Sikkim. I ...