Category Archives: 2009

Gangtok, April 14, 2009 – Day 4 – Gangtok!

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 3 – Day 5 Last Leg, Silliguri To Gangtok, April 14, Day 4, 10.30 am We left Kolkata by Darjeeling Express, leaving Sealdah station at 10.05 pm. Did some shopping at Shree Leathers, Lindsay Street and the footpaths of Esplanade. The train was a hour late, arriving in… Read More »

Gangtok, April 21, 2009 – Day 10 – Bhubaneswar in the Summer of ’09

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 9 We arrived in Bhubaneswar early yesterday morning by Howrah Puri Express from Kolkata. This was the shortest rail journey of our entire trip this summer and the only one on which we had a coupe to ourselves. All of us were thrilled with that and also lamented… Read More »

Gangtok, April 19, 2009 – Day 9 – Kolkata

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 8 – Day 10 I am lying in my second AC bunk on Howrah Puri Express enroute to Bhubaneswar from Kolkata. We arrived in Kolkata early this morning from New Jalpaiguri, returning from our visit to Gangtok. Mandal-da, my uncle’s driver was waiting at Sealdha station and took… Read More »

Gangtok, April 18, 2009 – Day 8 – Return To The Plains Of Bengal

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 7 – Day 9 Today we return to the heat, dust & pollution of the plains of Bengal. Gangtok was pollution free most of the time. We had asked the travel agent in Silliguri who had rented us the cab on the journey from Silliguri to Gangtok to… Read More »

Gangtok, April 17, 2009 – Day 7 – Walking in Gangtok

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 6 – Day 8 Today, the last day of our 3 full days in Gangtok, we had kept aside for the city of Gangtok itself. We haven’t seen the Flower Exhibition, the Handicrafts and Handloom Museum and a few other places. We had a leisurely breakfast in the… Read More »