The Gochala Inn
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... just involved the normal entry form and we were off. The mess around you is unreal but we knew what we were in for and in a strange way it was good to be back. We set off on our drive through West Bengal heading for Gangtok which is the Capitol of Sikkim a sub district of India, it is bordered by Bhutan, China/Tibet and Nepal as well as India and a restricted area visa is required we we had obtained in London. We passed through acres of ...
... this little shop all the tea grown on this plantation is sold exclusively at Harrod's, in London.
She first showed us & a French couple how to make the tea. This type is called Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. The leaves aren't steeped in water, you just pour the water through the strainer & are ready to go. The tea has a golden color & is mild in flavor. It's nice, but I think we both prefer the stronger black tea. We did end ...
... too late to do anything.
We decided as it was so cold to share one single bed to keep warm, pulling out our cosy sleep liners- thank god we brought them with us, I took off the mattress liner and used our own pillows much better !
One saving grace we had a really hot shower and the TV worked !
Not a place we would recommend and couldn’t wait to move on the next day.
I am going to see what tomorrow brings before I comment on ...
... was once again infiltrating the ladies side. The church was very simple with small wooden benches and plastic chairs, cement floors and walls decorated with christmas decorations and a manger at the front near the alter . It was lit by candles and the electricity was out for most of the service which added to the atmosphere. The priest gave the sermon in both the local language and english for our benefit .There was a group of male singers and ...
... lake is a place to make a wish and also where the wish of a son can be granted. We make our private wishes.
There are quite a few Indian tourists who chat to us in English, but obviously can’t read the signs that clearly state not to feed the fish that appear in frenzy as the biscuits are thrown in. Sometimes I feel the ancient spiritualism has only a lip service other times it seems quite real. Its late as we head to a Pemayangste Temple high on a hill close to Pelling, ...
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