The Oriental

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located on Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Gangtok.
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    Travel Blogs from Gangtok

    Arranging a Tour in North Sikkim

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Oct 28, 2014

    25 photos

    ... pole for me and said I would need it. He had arranged for the share taxi to Darjeeling to meet us on the road far below at 7:30 am. Nima and his buddy carried our packs ahead of us down a steep and narrow mountain trail.
    It took us 15 minutes. We handed the boys a ...

    Sikkim Decoded

    A travel blog entry by journeydecoded on Aug 19, 2014

    14 photos

    ... for some time. But when the 16th Karmapa arrived in Sikkim in 1959, after fleeing Tibet, the monastery was in ruins. Despite being offered other sites, the Karmapa decided to rebuild Rumtek. To him, the site possessed many auspicious qualities and was surrounded by the most favourable attributes. For example, flowing streams, mountains behind, a snow range in front, and a river below. With the generosity and help of the ...

    Even more tea vicar (hee-hee-haw)

    A travel blog entry by annietheowl on Apr 15, 2013

    1 comment, 8 photos

    ... d rung Susan ****** the day before, making her a little uncomfortable, and then turned up late for the trek today. Then it was pretty obvious he didn't really know where he was going right from the off. Everything felt a bit random and unplanned and he needed to pull a rabbit from the hat or Susan was going to sack him!
    Early in the afternoon we reached the road to Tiger Hill and wandered up to a small temple ringing the bell for good fortune as we ...

    A Visit to Enchey Monastery

    A travel blog entry by txherrins on Mar 24, 2013

    5 photos

    Enchey Monastery was first built in the 1840s and resulted in Gangtok becoming a pilgrimage place. The monastery as now seen was built in 1909. It is built on a ridge of a hill, and even though it is a small monastery provides spectacular views of the Kanchendzonga peak. It is a pilgrimage place that houses 90 monks and provides sanctuary for orphaned and refugee ...

    Day 33

    A travel blog entry by craigandkelly on Nov 07, 2012

    1 photo

    ... shop to get our passports photocopied so we could try to get a train ticket out of Darjeeling. The girl running the shop asked why we wanted the photocopies. When we explained it was for a train ticket she told us that she could book one for us. Problem solved...

    On our return to our hotel the front door was locked. We knew we had been given two keys and only one was for our room, however the other didn't fit the padlock on the ...