A big Hello to everyone this is Amrapali here from Pune currently on a solo backpacking trip to Sikkim. I know that going by the name of this page, this looks like a biking oriented page but hey, this page also encourages adventures, solo travels and making your own unplanned travels. So here I am, on a solo backpacking trip to Sikkim and during this trip I am going to share on how I progress with this trip and share it with you to make it helpful. During this trip I will be mostly resorting to public transport, hitchhiking and asking lifts to my next destination during the journey..
I boarded the flight at 7.30 am from mumbai on 21st and reached Guwahati (Bagdogra tickets were too high) around 11.00 am. After landing I took the bus from the airport to railway station to board my train to siliguri.. I lost my anticipation that I am in the east from the west part of this country and that it would get dark way early than what happens home and so around 4.30 I changed my mind and got down at Alipur duar to get on the bus to Jaigaon which falls on the Indo-Bhutan border.
Accommodation in Jaigaon was full and I couldn't find a room anywhere. I spotted a Jain Dharmshala hoping to find a room there but there too there was no availability. After a few talks, the caretaker of the Dharmshala offered to put the bed in the passage outside the kitchen to take the night.
I left from Jaigaon in the morning having a hearty breakfast of Puri sabzi and got the bus to Hashimara from where I headed further towards Siliguri in a Bus. Reaching Siliguri in the afternoon, I took a jeep to Darjeeling that costed me 130 bucks. I happened to find a homestay in Darjeeling for 200 bucks. This homestay is not a professional homestay place but offered to me by a girl with whom I got friendly after I reached Darjeeling..
Tonight I am going to stay in Darjeeling so that tomorrow I can go around this beautiful hill station and push off towards Sikkim via Pelling and try to reach Yuksom.
Tota expenses after reaching Guwahati yesterday till now is Rs. 1260 which includes my transportation, food and stay.
Stay connected for more updates and photos on this travel.. . :-)