The Oriental

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

Phuntsholing to Gangtok

A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm


... and passed the usual overloaded bus and van. We went through a town that was having tarmac laid and the crowds lined either side of the street watching with looks of amazement were amusing. After a while we stopped for breakfast but didn't fancy a curry so just had a couple of cups of tea, the tea came with milk and sugar already in which we didn't realise until we put salt in it by mistake. Lesley got excited when she found she had good ...

Fun in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by kellyandbrendan

... a bag, though.

We were told to take a different route back into town, & it was an easy stroll until we got to the hill. It was close to a 45 degree angle, & would up past homes & shops. & kept going. It was at least a kilometer, & we were sweaty & exhausted by the time it ended. At the top we had no clue where we were, so we had to wander uphill until we recognized something. Tired & sweaty back in the room, we relaxed & ...

Singalila Ridge Trek

A travel blog entry by vicky_jade


Our guide was a little late meeting us at the Himalayan Getaway tour office, and I hoped that was the reason for his ridiculously quick pace as we half jogged at his heels on the way to the Jeep. Of course the Jeep wasn’t ready to go so the just eaten breakfast could have stayed a little more settled with a slower paced walk, and I hoped this wasn’t a sign of what lay ahead over the next 5 days. Turned out, it kind of was!

After an ...

Xmas Eve

A travel blog entry by nshori


... the front and the featured drums and flutes made the music sound very South American at times . They were lead by a most enthusiastic conductor , so it all felt like a very charismatic catholic church . Mark and Maya and many of the other guests joined the congregation for communion and the service ended with the priest making a lovely welcome and thankyou speech to us - something like that in his country there is a saying that new things are the ...

A misty Pelling

A travel blog entry by glassbird


... a little before dusk, a crowd has gathered outside to protest and listen to a minister speak against the building of another Hydro station post earthquake. This seems a common theme in Sikkim amongst the traditional owners of this land and as we later drive along the Rangit river we see numerous stations at different stages of construction and the lack of water in what was once a powerful river.

The Temple is rather special considered most sacred and has a carved image of ...

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