Stop 7 – New Jalpaiguri PlatformWe arrived at the NJP Station at 1:30 in the morning. Not to our surprise, there were no dorms or retiring rooms available. So we chose the best option at the time. An AC Platform Number 1! Due to the rains the weather wasn’t bad at all and the constant announcements on the platform were soothing enough for a good nap. We slept on the platform on around 6 hours. For most of us this was our very first experience and definitely memorable.The trip ended on a very high note indeed. There are so many things that are off my checklist now. It has been one hell of an exhausting journey but certainly worth all of it.To all the wanderlust souls out there, do it. Trust me - No amount of time, leaves or money you save is ever going to be worth it if you aren’t experiencing life.This post was originally published on Pink Feet.
A complete set out in the train with loads of delay crossing UP, Bihar and on the verge to enter West Bengal.
The train lived up to its reputation, and we rolled into the station right on time. The weather was cloudy though, and a light drizzle drummed on the windows as we boarded the car that had been waiting for us. The booking for the car had been done previously by contacting our homestay (Cinchonest, contact Padam Gurung).The car sped through the road through Sukna, and then slowly started ascending the mountains. We crossed the Coronation Bridge at Sevoke, then took to the road that leads to Kalijhora. Then a left turn towards a steep, desolate road, and we were on our way to Latpanchar.The journey took about three and a half hours in all, mostly owing to the poor condition of the road past Sevoke. Latpanchar is a quiet, secluded village that boasts fantastic views of the mountains all around, lush greenery and pure air. Surprisingly, this little hamlet has four schools, of them two are English medium!