DAY 1: STEPPING INTO Gangtok
All the way from Ambala Cantt, finally I reached my destination New Jalpaiguri (NJP). As I climbed the stairs to reach the other side of platform the scene that struck my eyes was beautiful mountains at far distance, my ultimate destination to where I am heading to. From NJP, I took a rickshaw to reach Tenzing Norgay bus stand. Like I predicted, soon I alighted from rickshaw I was engulfed with variety offers from agents for cabs, bus and hotels. But I decided to stick on to my own principles - explore yourself. Turning down all offers I boarded a bus to Gangtok. My journey to Gangtok started at approx 0945 hrs and expected to reach Gangtok by 1500 hrs. The route was amazing, of course back breaking. On the way the bus Tyre got punctured and in that way I was lucky enough to enjoy the beautiful scenery of River Teesta. By 1515 hrs, I reached Gangtok. It was a private taxi stand. I realized that I was no where near to my place in Gangtok which I marked on my map. From there I hired a taxi and got myself dropped in a hotel. After a quick nap I started my exploration with M.G Road Gangtok. It was similar to all Mall Road in every hill station. But the uniqueness of this place is about its cleanliness,100% litter free zone and cool architecture. Locals say "our Chief Minister has made M.G Road as beautiful as a street in Singapore". Having my dinner at 'Rasoi', I concluded my day's walk and headed back to my hotel.
DAY 2: SIGHTSEEING GANGTOK AND AROUND