Dezong Regency

Cherry Banks, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gangtok

Sikkim: India's Switzerland

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana

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... the other side of the road!).

On our second day we set out for some sightseeing with Prakash. Unfortunately we were unable to go to 2 of the main things we wanted to do because of access restrictions for foreigners: Tsomgo Lake, which is supposed to be a beautiful glacial lake nestled amongst snow-capped Himalayan mountains (although the time of year would have meant little snow anyway); and Nathula, from where you can see the Great Wall of China. ...

Day 33

A travel blog entry by craigandkelly

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... the bars in the gate and asked him to try the padlock as it was on the inside of the door. It didn't work! Off he went to find the guard that we had seen once before but tonight was nowhere to be seen. He came and let us in moaning along with us about the stupid (and dangerous) situation at the hotel. It was at this point we realised that we had been locked in every night with a very difficult to find guard). Now we're in, time for ...

The Majesty of the Mountains

A travel blog entry by shaynayoung

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... the spirit of enduring monks, and tireless Tibetans.

Holy shrines and great monasteries fill the slopes of Darjeeling with a sense of peace. The tourist industry keeps the village in a flurry and the shops filled with trinkets, souvenirs, and a plethora of Tibetan symbols of monastic life. Malas and Buddhas line the shelves; prayer wheels and flags adorn the walls. The streets a leap down from the tourist trap ...

Impossible longing

A travel blog entry by glassbird

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... and green. A fox, a deer race past only just seen. A deep peace descends within.

I am inspired we have found this beautiful place, a true kingdom. Sikkim has been opened to foreign tourist since the Union with India in 1975. Access even now is limited to visas of only 14 days with option to extend for another 2 weeks. It is checked at odd times. The proximity to China really Tibet unnerves India. It’s a buffer zone on the borders ...

Sikkim-more monasteries and snow-capped mountains

A travel blog entry by diannemurray

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... of the pedestrian precinct.

Wednesday 12 Oct Gangtok

The original itinerary had included a night at Tsomgo Lake about three hours away. A permit is needed for this trip. The road had been closed since the earthquake, but they were due to start re-isssuing permits on Monday. However on Sunday there was another big landslide, so the road is still closed, and we have an extra day in Gangtok. There is a photo in the local newspaper showing ...

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