Enclosing its top with vanilla, enchanting its beauty by keeping High the glories of kanchanjunga. Mesmerizing by its different varaints and giving the complexion to all other small rivers and showing its flow the river Teesta ,and this is how Sikkim came to my bucket list and this was totally unplanned. We were confused and were thinking all the way where we should go in this long weekend.and there were three different opinions. finally we flew chits and in that way Sikkim chit came into out hand. Yes! I won.. Because in my travel bucket list Sikkim was on top.
As soon we asked for our long leaves and started looking forward for planning and booking tickets. Same question before doing anything that it should be in budget and affordable as it was first time we are planning by ourself. Now how to reach
? where to stay? What would be the environment condition as it was December, So many question were running in mind. In our first phase we were stucked because we saw flight's tickets for the month of December we super high and were costing whole in budget though we planned 4 month prior. Then as we want to plan within our budget we booked train tickets before it get full.
Finally we got our tickets in super cheap price and then we started preparing slowly by getting everything ready , checking weather condition.budgeted hotel and undergoing in all sites and contacting and getting things ready, Finally we got a package of 5000 INR for 3 days from travelgantok.com as it was non season time we got everything in affordable rates. Our packaged include hotel stay in Gangtok and north sikkim package whole stay and food. Whereas for Gangtok only stay no food and other sight seeing was excluded but pick up and drop facility was there from NJP to Gangtok and vice-versa. So it was quite sufficient for us. We started our journey on 18the December 2019 and we knew this journey would be so long and we shouldn't get bored we downloaded movies, card games ludo and yes that worked we couldn't notice even how time flew so fast on 20the December 2019 around 11 am we reached NJP as trains were delayed by 2 hrs but that's fine its OK.
Day 1:-Our journey was quite long from NJP to Gangtok which took almost 4 hrs to reach but it was full of excitement such as small water flow, momo's shop , assence of incense stick and all around prayer flags, and such small things which I noticed and I almost felt my long journey towards Sikkim was Worthy enough. We reached Gangtok at 6pm in evening as temperature was low and we were in our winter garments.
Gangtok was just amazing with its landscape and infrastructure such as house's were painted colorfully and the balcony was decorated with flower pot and not a single house was without decoration and due to which at first glance only I fall in love with that place.
Our residency Mayel lyang was just 1 km away from Mg road and it was beyond our expectations because room facility was very good and from our window whole Gangtok city was visible staff over there were very caring and helpful.
Christmas was about to come and Mg market decorations were also going on we were just roaming all around and making ourself relax.
Our first day went softly and we getting ready for our next day tour which was north Sikkim.