Teen Taley Resort
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... but the whole town shuts a 10, including our hotel which wwas quite a dissapointment. The next day, i woke up feelingreally ill, with a fever and a cold, probably from the lengthy journeys in sleeper class, so the rest of the time spent in Darjeeling was spent in bed. After a few days, we headed down to Calcutta, where we spent an afternoon walking the streets before catching our flight to Bangkok the next ...
Gangtok, Sikkim, India - From leaving Varanasi, I had to wake up a lady who was sleeping on my bed. They were making their way to Nepal via the border crossing near Sikkim. But, it was my bed and after some discussion, she finally moved. I did sit and chat with the family next morning, I think they found it amusing that I slept from 6pm till 8am next day. Well, there really isn't much else to do, well, except for buying Chai tea every 5 minutes.
... monks and today lucky for me a VIP is in town (not sure who he is) and the place had over 1000 monks and followers who had come to hear his words of wisdom and to chant/pray with.
Quite an experience hearing a thousand Ommmm's in baritone notes and also a great photo opportunity for a tourist like me.
I left and made my way to ride on the 'Rope way' or cable car from the bottom to the middle of Gangtok and enjoy ...
... for a couple of months.
This small mountainside city is also known for being the home of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who was the first to climb mount Everest with Sir Edmond Hillary in 1953. Tenzing lived and died in Darjeeling and his, as well as other mountaineer's, adventures are chronicled in the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, India's premier mountaineering training facility.
The British origins of Darjeeling are ...
... heads. I'm finding it a little difficult climbing hills as the air is quite thin, however walking on the flat, which you occasionally cone across, is fine.
Kabir my guide and Benot my driver were waiting for me at the hotel when I got back from my walk. I am going to miss having a driver and a guide when I get back to Sydney!!! We had an appointment with the Toy Train to take me to Ghoom at 10.40am. Its a 2 hr return trip through the ...
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