At RishyapThis was a leisure day. We took the trail to tiffindhara, however didn't get a good view owning to the cloudy weatherhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B1eAJ6THNye/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Transit to RishyapOur next destination was Rishyap, a small hill station around 10km from Lava, Kalimpong, West Bengal, India. It took around 3.5hours from Suntalekhola to reach. We touched Gorubathan and Lava while reaching our destination. Overall road condition was good except for the stretch from Lava. It took nearly 45-1hr to reach Rishyap from Lava.We made prior booking arrangements at a homestay for lodging and fooding.https://www.instagram.com/p/B1eCnCUnxR2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkDetails here:-http://www.booking.com/Share-WGIQ9q
After reaching kalimpong,I boarded a car for Rishyap,as shared cab services were not available. The chill in the air was like breath of fresh air,away from the dirt and pollution of cities. The sight of wooden houses tucked away on the edges of the road became scantier, as we left small settlements en-route one after the other, until all that was visible was Mother Nature`s Monopoly-open landscapes shrouded in greenery and the unending abode of mountains. Halting at a view point,I took a couple of minutes to absorb the silence- The enormity of the mountains humbled my existence, and I stood there in a daze of inexplicable bliss counting different shades of green.Moving a little head ,the sun started playing hide and seek through a mesh of pine trees amidst the royal blue skies.The roads started getting bumpier and the uphill ride became rugged.But who cared? Getting down at a shop i tasted RAKSHI- the local brand of alcohol and it had some kick.