Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... it was a tunic top and tight pants and in Kolkata it was harem pants and sari. Men are all wearing western clothes. The school uniforms are very western. Today we drove up mountainside and down mountains, 26km in 1 1/2 hrs saw another 2 monasteries and a government training centre for the local crafts. We are nearly over monasteries and stupors now. Don't come to Sikkim if you don't like spending hours in a car or get car sick. We were dropped off down town ...
... they serve High Tea. In the afternoon Sarah and I did some more wandering up and down the various switchbacks that make up the town of Darjeeling. My calves got a serious workout today.
Hopeful for better weather the next morning a bunch of us signed up for the early morning sunrise trip to Tiger Hill (2585m) on the eastern extremity of the Singalila Range that provides a 360 degree panorama view of the Himalayas. However waking up @ 4:30am and ...
... range including Everest. In the foreground, perched on the foothills lies Darjeeling. On the way checked out a monument in memory of the Gurkhas, and got introduced to one view of Buddhism at the Yiga Choeling monastery, in Ghoom. These followers believe that there will be a Buddha in the future- the Maitreya Buddha, and he will be not Nepalese, or Indian but of European decent, ...
... a beautiful and very agile animal it was. The red panda resembles a raccoon in size and appearance and lives in mountain forests at altitudes generally between 1500m and 4800m. Red pandas almost exclusively eat bamboo. T
hey are good tree climbers and spend most of their time in trees. They have a huge bushy tail, which they use as a support when descending from the trees, almost as if they were sliding down a rope. They ...
... that is famous in this area, he buys 3 kilos @ $1 per kilo. I taste a little and think the sheep’s milk might be good on toast, but I don’t need a kilo. The shopkeeper won’t sell it as he has no plastic bag to put it in and it’s too small to wrap in banana leaf. That’s the problem when plastic bags are banned, tho luckily Pat has smuggled a few in and we get the cheese which I eat a little and leave a ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed