Started my journey from Calcutta. Took a train to NJP from Shealdah station. It was an overnight journey. As soon as I boarded the train there was a heavy downpour, hoping no rain in Sikkim. When I reached NJP next morning there was no rain. Took taxi from NJP to Gangtok. It's picturesque green mountains on one side and Teesta flowing on other side we enter into Sikkim.
On the way to Sikkim there is option to do rafting in North Bengal side. Since it was March river was calm and cold. They say flow is better in May but still it is very safe rafting. From 6 year old to 60 year old can enjoy it. Do carry extra clothes and towels, as they do not provide wet suits. Enjoy the road side food once done with rafting.
There was rain in Gangtok and high above. Fear from previous night was true. Cause of the rain Tsomogo Lake, Changla and going further North was closed. Since there was no prior bookings made decided to stay in Gangtok and explore it.