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... of whether the cable car shut at 2 pm or 4 pm in the afternoon and in the first case I would have risked of losing it.Some villagers claimed it closed at 2 pm, with the other at 4 pm, as always Indians are poorly informed and unreliable.Fortunately passed a jeep and I stopped it. They gave me a ride to Darjeeling going up the steep hairpin bends and passing the cable car.Returned to the hotel, I fell asleep ...
... Station Master (an angry lady in jeans) yelled at everyone and wrote the tickets out herself... we made it onto the train with 5 mins to spare.
The trip was fun, but it would have been more fun if the cloud allowed us to see any views (a theme throughout our time in Darjeeling), it was great seeing life going by, and even a few dogs stopped to howl at the train whistle which blew almost constantly to make sure no one was on the tracks.
... in Nepal, was awe-inspiring -- a great adventure, one might say -- but like hobbits we do enjoy our creature comforts, and food, neither of which are in short supply at Glenburn.
This boutique hotel is comprised of two colonial-style planter’s bungalows, set in the heart of a 1,600-acre working tea estate, and boasts five members of staff to attend every guest!
Our host Jenni attended to every whim: from a steaming ...
... crossed the road with the rest of the locals and flagged a different jeep which had a spot for me. It's a three hour trip on a bunch of switchbacks to Darjeeling. It's a nice place. Kind of weird to say, but almost like an Indian version of Nepal (perhaps that's just because it's my immediate point of reference). Being in the mountains in India is really interesting. It's super different than any other place I've been in the country - cool (low 70s during the day and low 50s at ...
... Tenzing Norgay, one of the first persons to scale Mount Everest.
Other places to visit are the Observatory Hill, Rock Gardens, Mahakal Temple and Ropeway/Cable car. People can also undertake treks.
One should visit the mall road to make some purchases and have local food. Momos is the staple food and is offered at almost every eatery.
Anyone who likes to go on a travel adventure, who likes to walk / trek must visit this place.