The Sidlon Residency
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... painless. Sadly, no seats were available until the 1:30PM taxi and we had over two hours to kill. We decided to reserve the two front seats next to driver after we knew they would not be putting 4 people up there.
We waited at a great little restaurant that serves decent local and Chinese food. It rained for about 30 minutes and we were happy to be under cover. After 1:00, we made our way to the taxi stand and matched the ...
... lake in India, the panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold. Named after Guru Dongmar, the lake has a religious appeal. The view of Mount Siniolchu and Khanchendzonga is breathtaking from that point. The beauty of the lake is awesome and out of the world spectacle. Surrounded by snow clad mountains and crystal clear icy water, it is considered to be a very sacred lake.
Legend has it that, ...
... too. We told the driver no one was getting out (except the puky kid & her family), & he thought he lost his mind. But we continued on.
We got dropped off just past the rail station in Darjeeling. We had no idea where we were, & since we had planned on going to Kurseong first, no idea where to go. The German girls had booked a hotel ahead of time that supposedly had a great view of the area. We decided to follow them ...
... of Andrew and his mum Dikki where we interacted with the guests, eating, dancing and drinking. We were given "Cchang" (millet beer) to drink in a large bamboo container and out of a bamboo straw, needless to say there were a few headaches in the morning.
After a 5 hr drive through luxuriant forest, we arrived in Gangtok. The city overlooks the Ranikhola River which meanders in the valley below with the snow-covered Mt. Kanchenjunga and its ...
... were up. True to his word, the toughest bit was over. In my mind I’d decided that that meant the rest of the day would be fairly steady going…which unless you had a fitness level on par with the guide was a totally wrong assumption.
It was up and down for the rest of the days walk, and the ‘shortcuts’ we kept taking looked down on the pathway which was the alternative and looked much steadier and more ...