Around Gangtok-A day trip filled with patriotism

Where is it?

Gangtok – the largest town and the capital of Sikkim lies along one side of a hill. Although, it enjoys a stable mild climate throughout the year, it is prone to frequent landslides during the monsoon. It is also in close proximity to the Indo-China border of Nathula Pass. Continue reading Around Gangtok-A day trip filled with patriotism

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Lachung, Over the frozen mountains & beneath the shining sun

Where Is It?

Located at an elevation of more than 9000 ft above sea level, this tiny town is a visual delight. Lachung, which means “small pass”, comes under the Protected Area of North Sikkim. Apart from being a picturesque location, it is the base camp to head to Yumthang valley and Zero Point. Continue reading Lachung, Over the frozen mountains & beneath the shining sun

River Rafting in the ice cold waters of Teesta

Where is it?

Also called as white water rafting, this extreme sport can give anyone a rush of adrenaline. About an hour’s drive from the town of Gangtok, lies Bhalkhola which is the popular starting point for rafting in the glacial waters of the Teesta. Bhakola, being en-route to Bagdogra, we decided to try it on our last day in Sikkim. Continue reading River Rafting in the ice cold waters of Teesta

A slice of Pelling in winter

Where Is It?

At an altitude of 7200ft, Pelling is a pleasant yet relatively unexplored town in the foothills of the Mt.Kanchenjunga. This town in the western part of the state of Sikkim is the closest you can get to the the 3rd highest peak in the world without leaving comfort. Continue reading A slice of Pelling in winter

Darjeeling, where the clock stood still

Where Is It?

Located in the Lesser Himalayan Belt at a height of about 6700 ft in the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is sure to amaze you. Surrounded by tea estates on the hill slopes, the towering Mt.Kanchenjunga and other snow capped peaks in the sky, Continue reading Darjeeling, where the clock stood still