A journey To the Himalayas:Darjeeling & Gangtok

Himalayas are magnificent and majestic. Many of us just hate the crowd ( not that wehate people) but we miss the offbeat.

That being said, some fabulous places are now big tourist destinations and “you are not just a tourist”. Well, in that case go to these tourist destinations in off-season.

So, this is an earlier journey of mine I took in the winters of January and today I stumbled across the memoirs of my journey.

This was Darjeeling, Gangtok and off-course I can’t forget that one plate of Maggi Noodles I ate at Tsomgo lake at over 12000 feet, that was heaven.



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.

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  1. Truly stunning!


    1. Going for a Summit to Kanchenjunga is much more tough than summit on Everest.
      On Everest there is the dangerous Khumbu ice fall but then there are ice doctors/Sherpas , further the route is almost laid and fixed on Everest but on Kanhenjunga, no ice doctors, no fixed route.


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