Faint memories of my first trip(2004) with family flashed back as I took the taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station to Gangtok. This time it was with my school buddies, and I expected to have some wonderful time with them on this journey. So, we started from NJP station at around 6am and reached Gangtok by around 11am. In between we halted at a local dhaba to munch on some delicious momos . Our hotel was already booked online, so there was no worry for that. The taxi dropped us at the main stand and from there we hired two small cars to drops us at our hotel. They charged us Rs.200 for each vehicle. It was a bit on the higher side, as the distance was not that much. We reached our Hotel Potala and checked in to freshen up for the rest of the day. The hotel is located at Tibet road, very much accessible from the main M.G.Road market, just 5 mins walk. We took some rest, had our lunch and ventured onto the streets to explore the markets for the day, as there was not much time left on that day for sightseeing.