Northeast India has always been one of my dream locations to visit. And ever since I made a few friends from the Northeast during college, the dream was getting bigger and better. When my friend invited me to visit her hometown Darjeeling, I finally got the courage to follow this dream. Sikkim is only 130 kms from Darjeeling; perfect for a road trip. My friend’s cousin is the owner of a travel agency called Vajraj Travels and he made the most doable itinerary for me. He recommended me to visit the most peaceful part of the state West Sikkim, stay in a small town called Pelling and travel to nearby areas via cab. The plan was set and the stay was booked. However, the trip had a rocky start. I was supposed to leave for Sikkim on 16th April and there were Lok Sabha elections on the 18th. Due to election duty the taxis from WB were not allowed to go to any other state which led to a shortage of taxis. There were no direct cabs to Pelling, and the taxi drivers in WB told me to travel to Jorethang and try for a cab from there. At this point, there were 2 possibilities, either I will get to visit Pelling and explore West Sikkim or I will end up going to Gangtok, which I did not want it is extremely crowded during the tourist season. With hope in my heart and curiosity in my eyes I left for this unknown adventure.