Gangtok, an escape from ‘virtuality’!

Capital of Sikkim, unique architecture, mesmerizing scenic beauty, refreshing flora and fauna, incredible cuisine and an amazing culture .. Gangtok should be in top of the bucket list of every traveller.

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Feast the view from Hanuman tok!

Siliguri and the capital of Sikkim are just 114 km away, but the differences in cleanliness, culture and nature, two are worlds apart. This journey had been an escape from the ‘virtualities’ of now-a-days life to the ‘eyegasmic’¬†reality of the Himalayas.
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A view from Dongkheyala (not a POI, just the name of our hotel!)

First day, after the costly lunch (yes, alu-gobi costs 150 bucks), we started with the sidescenes tour. Well, if you are already interested and planning Gangtok as your next trip , let me tell you there are 3 golden rules.

  1. A good driver.
  2. A good back condition.
  3. A 16GB memory card or preferably more.

Recording videos is an absolute necessity. The super-tight turns and the sharp banking of the roads take your adrenaline to the next level.

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Tukla in Silk Route (almost 13900+ ft) 

#Gangtokdiaries was not about destinations, it was more about the journey. And the next day proved it. The spine-chilling (literally) roads, turns and Continue reading

A rendezvous with a hill-town..

Kurseong.. around 40 km from Siliguri , a small hill-town situated on the way to the “Queen of the hills”.. It takes around 1 hour by bike or Tata Sumo.. A cool weather, fantastic people around, an awesome scenic view, clouds touching your feet, world famous toy-train… thats Kurseong for me..


The Kurseong station, Check the height..

It was Ashtami , I got up a little late ;), then went for “Anjali”( a bengali custom).. After getting wet by ‘shanti-jal’ (I guess they were provided with a lot amount of it..lol) I retuned home .. While having break-fast , my friend (Suva) came, and asked, “Wanna go for a ‘hill-patrol’ ?”..


Me with Karismaa..

We went out on bikes… It was fun.. The temparature was decreasing gradually with the increase of altitude.. The zic-zac ways were adding thrills to our adventure .. We reached around 2.30 pm..
Personally speaking, I love the behavior of the Nepalis’.. They are very friendly,they showed us the way to the Kurseong Polytechnic College.. Next, we went to the market.. bought some cool accessories.. Gave some nice poses in-front-of the camera…lol… Then came the time , when we had to head back…



Top left – Toy-train… Top right – Me & Suva..
Next– Kurseong Polytechnic College
Next– A scenic view

The experience was awesome.. & i’m really looking for the next one… which is gonna be “Mirik, another beauty of nature”….