Old silk route was in my mind for sometime- I am a lover of the misty mountains, it helps to calm down my restless soul and brings peace and calmness to my existence. And therefore Sikkim is one of my most favourite destinations. I have already been to Gangtok, Ravangla, changu lake, Baba Mandir, Gurudangmar, Lachen, Lachung..so Old silk route was the next.
We started off on International Women's day. We were a group of 6, bunch of travel addicts, friends since school which made the voyage even more interesting. We boarded Darjeeling mail and thus the journey started.
After an overnight train ride, we reached NJP in the morning. Our car was waiting already, we took breakfast and started off for the 1st destination which is Sillery Gaon. Sillery Gaon is a small village in Kalimpong with amazing views of Kanchenjunga. Unfortunately Kanchenjanga decided to allude us with cloudy skies. The view was beautiful nonetheless and the rains in the evening made it more mystical. We reached our homestay around 4 in the afternoon when hot rice, dal and egg curry welcomed us. The hot food in the cold weather was just perfect. Over the next 6 days, we were explorers in the day and the evenings were for music, chat and games (those will remain forever etched in memories) combined with drinks and snacks!