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Summer Break – Kolkata!

April 19, Day 9, 11.00 pm 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 us to my uncle’s flat… 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 – Gangtok!

April 14, Day 4, 2.30 pm: We arrived in Gangtok at 2.30 pm. Had a little trouble finding the Mintokling Guest House but our driver was up to the challenge. He stopped other cab drivers and got his directions. Mintokling Guest House turned out to be a very pretty house built on multiple levels with… Read More »