The Sidlon Residency
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... Junction. Its a place where you get buses, cars, jeeps for almost all places connected to siliguri. You might end up with a better deal to Gangtok(Might be an AC bus at just 210 INR).
Well, we took a Non-AC bus, due to mismatched timing, that cost just 130 INR each. But the journey was fine. We reached Gangtok at 1pm.
After having a quick refreshment in the hotel, we headed for planning the next days.
We met ...
Today we went for a ride on the famous Toy Train from Darjeeling to Ghum. The ride included a stop at a war memorial and provided a scenic view of Darjeeling. The train spewed soot and ash and we closed our window...unfortunately after a coating of the black stuff settled on our clothing! We decided to ...
... certainly don't take an unknown man's word as gospel.
It was dark now but the hour and a half ride to Siliguri was a packed but uneventful one. Siliguri is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata (Calcutta) but doesn't have much going for it except an airport. It's simply a place to stay before moving onto Darjeeling. We had our intended hotel loaded onto Google Maps on the Nexus so knew exactly where to get off the bus. It ...
... It is certainly a very tourist friendly place and offers lots of attractions and activities to keep you occupied during your time here. Other than stroll through tea fields and ride on the steam train you can also go to the Zoo, visit the HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute) and explore the botanical gardens and huge Chowk Bazaar. Something I missed out on that I would have like to do had I had the time is go on one of the multi day treks that take you ...
... 8230;.We spend a bit of money buying other things as well, the feeling is good. I go into another store and look, these ones are all expensive and the shop keeper explains there are a lot of frauds around like plastic ones. I go hmm and feel the ones I have. Back to the original guy I go… "are these plastic" I ask… "No” he answers and gets a match out and proceeds to show me they don’t melt. I thank him and apologize for doubting him. Back to the ...