Tag Archives: Padmaja

Gangtok Trip – Day 8 – Return To The Plains Of Bengal

April 18 – Day 8 – The Return to the Plains Today we return to the heat, dust & polution of the plains. Gangtok was pollution free most of the time. We had asked the travel agent in Siliguri who had rented us the cab on the journey from Siliguri to Gangtok to send us… Read More »

Gangtok Trip – Day 7 – Walking In Gangtok

April 17 – Day 7 – Walking in Gangtok 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 Mintokling Guest… Read More »

Gangtok Trip – Day 6 – Tsomgo Lake

April 16 – Day 6 – Tsomgo Lake: We left for Tsomgo Lake a little later than planned, at 9.30 am. We had booked a Mahindra Max on Monday and the Driver arrived at 8.30. He was a grouchy chap whose first words were ‘you are late’ in tones that reminded me of my old… Read More »

Gangtok Trip – Day 5 – Local Sightseeing

Vacations – Gangtok, April 2009 – Day 4 – Day 6 April 15, Day 5, 9.00 am: Local Sightseeing. The entire day today was spent in local sightseeing. Pema, the manager of Mintokling had booked a taxi for us yesterday and Kiran Chettri, our driver for the day, arrived with his Maruti WagonR well before the allotted time of 9.00 am.… Read More »

Gangtok Trip – Day 4 – 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 New Jalpaiguri at 9.00 am. Mr. Chaudhari of the local LIC office picked us up and… Read More »