The Oriental

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gangtok

Sikkim: India's Switzerland

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana


Siliguri to Gangtok with Prakash

We left Siliguri apprehensively with a private driver organised for us by our hotel, after our first plan to go with one through Preeti's family had failed. We turned out to be very lucky, as our driver, Prakash, was a lovely man who lives in Gangtok, and had come to Siliguri to visit his parents. He has …

Gangtok - Switzerland of the East India

A travel blog entry by soumentour


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It's a long and tiring journey, but the mystic beauty of hills will boost you to travel more and more…

Day1 - 20.12.13: Today, we started our journey and boarded bus (Royal Cruiser) from Kolkata Saltlake to Siliguri Junction at 7 PM.

Day2 - 21.12.13: It is supposed to be a 12 Hr. journey, but thanks to the road condition, we reached there at 12 AM. We wanted to feel the snow, so chose some snow peaked mountain areas ...

Mountains are awesome, i love them.

A travel blog entry by richierich33


... an anti-climax i can't for the life of me see what people get so excited about. I'd much rather just stay in bed and have a good nights sleep! Walked back to town though via the Tenzing Norgay footpath/track which took a couple of hours and was very pleasant. Didn't bother going for a ride on the 'famous' toy train whilst there either as it cost 300 rupees and looked pretty **** to be honest.

Singalila Ridge Trek

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade


... to be an easy one, despite being 24km as it was downhill nearly all the way. In addition to our usual group, today we would be accompanied by a goat, walking on a lead held by our guide. His jokes about it being for this evenings dinner were a little disconcerting, and the goat didn’t look too impressed at the situation either. Never feared though, he was spared (at least from our plates) and handed over to someone en route. We flew through ...

The Beautiful Darjeeling Hills

A travel blog entry by chelletris


... hot water and just walked out, I would have happily accepted if it wasn't that we were paying over 3000 rupees per night which is considered expensive over here. I got so mad at him, the no sleep and shower was really starting to get to me, meanwhile Tris was half dying on me. They called an electrician at about 9pm which was pretty damn annoying. Finally I thought a hot shower and that was what we got, boiling hot that you burnt your ass off, you either had boiling hot ...

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