An introduction is customary, I believe. My name is Sayantan Mukherjee, 24 yrs of age and I was on a trip for 3 nights and 4 days in the lap of the mountains with my friends.
We planned this trip 4 months beforehand, as we took the trip during the peak season i.e on the Christmas week. Needless to say it has been an amazing and exhilarating experience.Our journey started on 23rd of December 2016 , we boarded in the Uttarbanga train from Sealdah. As we neared New Jalpaiguri the next morning, the sky was crystal clear that freshened our spirit.We booked the tickets from the SNT (Sikkim Nationalised Transport) bus stand to our destination i.e Pelling, West Sikkim.
Transports to Pelling is bit problem as there is only one direct bus which leaves from SNT bus stand @11:00 am ,otherwise you have to do a break journey. Firstly, you have to hire a share jeep to Jorethang, then you have to hire another share jeep to Geyzing, and finally from Geyzing you will get ample transports to reach to Pelling. It would take about 6.5 hours of journey from NJP and the journey is bit hectic.
We reached Pelling around 7:00pm and it was chilling cold out there. Our hotel was pre-booked via Coal India Holiday Home (Rs.600/room). We jumped into joy after stepping into the hotel room as it was very well decorated with all basic amenities. You will get almost typical bengali dishes in the hotel.After refreshment, we soaked our tongue with hot tea and we ordered chicken and chapatti for our dinner. We slept early that night after we had our dinner as we were very tired after the hectic journey.
Day 1 :