It was January,2009 when my friends and I made a plan to visit Darjeeling & Gangtok. We were there in Guwahati, so for us it meant taking a Train from Guwahati to Siliguri and then a Taxi to Darjeeling. The Road to Darjeeling is full of picturesque views and on the way we have Mirk, The Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling Toy Train and much more.
Mirik,on the way to Darjeeling
Darjeeling is known as the queen of the hills. Just reading and imagining the queen of the hills, hold that thought, be there to experience for yourself , why Darjeeling is called the queen of the Hills.
To the Britishers Darjeeling served as a retreat from scorching heat of Indian planes. And yes, to the whole world Darjeeling means, Darjeeling Tea and it indeed is great.
Remember the Indian movie Main Hoon Naa.
I Have always been fascinated by mountains and untouched beauty. I Always wanted to see the mighty Himalayas and then I got a chance to see “The Great Himalayas” when I went to Darjeeling and I saw Mt. Kanchenjunga. It was like WOW!!! , I just kept on looking at the mighty Himalayas , I had a smile on my face after a long time.
When I smiled I realized that life is full of ups and downs and emotions, and when you are down and sad things that make you happy are the things that you have always wanted to do in the past. Like in my case my smile was lost and I found it hidden in the Great Himalayas.So remember if you have lost your happiness somewhere , try finding it in the things you have always wanted to do but somehow could not.
Now, See this. This ain’t the famous Toy Train but this is the track of the toy train. Because of lack of time I didn’t get a chance to enjoy a ride on the toy train.
I think I clicked this right with the descriptions I had in my mind. This is called the “Katta Pahad”. My grandfather was posted here whilst he was in the Army. I don’t remember the year but it was decades back.
If you are in Darjeeling then you should visit Sikkim. This is one of Indian states where you should visit if you wish to see what pristine natural beauty is in its true form.
Gangtok is the capital of Indian state of Sikkim. Sikkim is a northen/north-east state of India.