Day:2:Around 10 am we reached NJP station. As per our itinerary, we had to hire a taxi to Yuksom. But we almost wasted 2 hours at Siliguri, in search of a taxi to Yuksom but with little success. Only few travel agencies were agreed to offer the transport but only with package schemes. Our little traveler was not enjoying the chaotic traffic and heat very much and was frequently raising his voice. Finally we drop the plan for Yuksom and hired a taxi to Pelling and left Siliguri. We crossed the vibrant green Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and started climbing to hills. We passed by famous Sevok kali temple and coronation bridge, and continued. May be it is due to geographical reason, or may be it was a coincidence or may be it was due to unknown administrative reason, the condition of the same national highway was hugely different between WB and Sikkim (NH are maintained by NHAI only). The road became smooth once we entered Sikkim. Throughout the journey, my friend kept complaining about the road condition and the baby giggled every time when the ride became bumpy. What a journey it was.By evening, we reached Pelling and with the help of the taxi driver, we checked into a very good and new hotel in upper Pelling. The hotel was situated on the helipad ground and the view from the hotel was magnificent.