The Sood's Garden Retreat

8.5 Milestone, Kalimpong, West Bengal, 734301, India | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kalimpong

Singalila trek - Day 1 and 2

A travel blog entry by annietheowl on Apr 09, 2013

6 photos

... fauna, buildings and religion of the area; an he follows my lead and picks up litter as we head up the trail so I like him! Chogil, the porter, is 18 and a full blooded Sherpa, but wise enough to chuck our big rucksack on any passing vehicle and hitch a ride whenever he can! We also met a few other trekkers on the way up and had some lively chat at lunch.
It was an enjoyable and comfortable first day. We'd seen a few birds and some nice views but the clouds ...

Patience is Necessary

A travel blog entry by kellyandbrendan on Mar 23, 2013

... get way too little. It was pretty far out of town, so we headed back in. We found a place back up the road that was in our price range with TV & hot shower.

We decided to head to a restaurant/hotel called Sana Hill Hotel for dinner. We headed up the hill. Turns out it's on the very top of a mountain. Three kilometers later in the pitch black we came upon it. Their front was locked, but there was a buzzer. They opened the door & we asked if ...

Tea and Trains.

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic on Nov 15, 2012

1 comment, 16 photos

... the very earliest attempts on Everest through to recent HMI assaults on the mountain. There was also a lot on Tenzing Norgay who, with Sir Edmund Hillary successfully climbed Mt Everest for the first time. He lived in Darjeeling and was director of training when the HMI opened. The kit in the exhibitions from the beginning of the last century didn't look up to much, I've seen better sleeping bags from Argos. In the afternoon we went for our daily pot of tea in ...

Toy Trains, Tea & Tigers

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88 on Mar 01, 2012

214 photos

... its the right one and ask someone there. Of course in this time you ran the risk of your train pulling in and leaving. Leaving Ben with our stuff I went across there and tried t find out what was going on as quick as I could. After finally getting to the front of the line (Somewhat more challenging and less well defined than back home) I was told that it should be arriving in about another hours time at one of the platforms we were guarding. Annoyed but relieved ...

9th Nov 2011

A travel blog entry by amnesiauk on Nov 09, 2011

... impressive side of Teesa Valley, Sikkim and the Himalaya.
I know i keep on about the views and most are incredible, fantastic, awe inspiring and too big to be real - This vista takes all of the above and magnifies it ten fold.
A crystal clear atmosphere, blues skies and the absence of cloud gave an uninterrupted view over West Sikkim and the worlds third highest mountain Kanchenjunga. Sitting peacefully in the gazebos allows you to appreciate natural raw beauty in all its ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 8.5 Milestone, Kalimpong, is near Kalimpong Cactus Nursery.
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