Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Gang talk in Gangtok-Day1

1st October,12



Who knew that one could reach Gangtok from Kolkata by spending just 500 rupees? The sleeper class train fare to New Jalpaiguri station is 240 & the onward journey by share-jeep is 250. A routine to and fro taxi fare in Kolkata from Salt Lake to IIM joka would cost more.
Gangtok at 5600 feet is cooler at 15 deg c. We had a downpour the moment after we checked in at the hotel and the temperature fell further by 2-3 deg C.
The important news here is that Nathula pass to China-Tibet (of the medieval silk-route fame) has been opened up from tourists from today . Talk about timing.
But with nothing much to do in the evening, we spent a quiet evening rumming & bumming along with some real tasty chinese food.
Lets see what tomorrow holds out for us. 

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