I came to know about Silk Route first time from various trip reports in IndiaMike long back. And since then the idea to explore this part of Sikkim was in mind, but couldn’t materialize it somehow due to other assignments. I have been to North Sikkim, South Sikkim and West Sikkim previously, so I had fair enough idea about Sikkim but not Silk Route which constitutes the East part of Sikkim. Though we were aware that there would be huge rush in Puja vacations, but this year I had already extinguished so much leaves, as practically I was on...Read More
Goa was neither on my wish list nor I had any plans to visit Goa. My nephew Avijit and a common friend of ours had planned for Goa preliminary. But at last moment, (un)fortunately, our friend blessed with the news of soon to be dad!! And thus he had to back out in-spite of his no-refund bookings. Left with no other options my nephew, Avijit, as always, approached me to be his partner in crime. Because without some other known person, his parents are never going to allow him alone with his girlfriend for a 5 day trip that...Read More
Prologue : Coorg was always in my wish list, thanks to the infographics and other articles that are shared in Facebook. I happened to be in Bangalore (or should I say Bengaluru?) due to yearly medical checkup of my wife. I have always dreamed of shifting to Bangalore and still waiting for the right offer!!. With the help of our so called very own Uttam Da, a medical adviser there, we were done with our business within a day and we still had left 2 days before our scheduled departure. Most of the people we met, suggested us two...Read More
Prologue : (Un)Fortunately, North Sikkim is no more an untouched heaven on earth. It receives huge rush throughout the year except when mother nature collapse herself. And touts around it have raised like hell. If you go through Trip Advisor Sikkim Forums or Trip Advisor Gangtok Forums, you’ll find hell lots of thread created everyday asking various questions about North Sikkim. Various helpful members are always volunteering there online to make most out of your trip with their suggestions. I’m writing this post, just to add my 2 cents to all the volunteers out there who are consistently and constantly...Read More
Prologue : The trip was coming to end with the last leg of our trip, Exploring Borong via Ravangla and Namchi after Exploring West Sikkim – Kaluk – Pelling. We had 1 more day left and after that, this tour would come to end and we have to return to scorching heat of Kolkata. Though we still had a bit of excitement left in us, as Borong was new for all of us and being an offbeat destination to Ravangla and Namchi. I had heard a lot about Borong and thus I selected the place over Ravangla and Namchi....Read More
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