How often do you feel that a trip to a new place will change the way you see the world? I'm sure not often enough until you get the taste of experiencing the joy of exploring the unexplored. The same happened to me 4 years ago when I planned a trip to Gangtok and Darjeeling. It changed my way of looking things and made me a musafir. :)
How it all started....
5 years back, when I was posted in Kolkata, I planned a trip with my parents to explore the beautiful north east. Since, I was short on leaves, we had only 4 days to cover the most we could.
So, we finally prepared the itinerary for 4 days; Kolkata-Gangtok-Darjeeling-Kolkata. We started off from Kolkata on 24th April,2013 evening and reached Jalpaiguri on the next day morning, from there we took a cab to Gangtok and reached there on the same day by evening. Since, roughly we had 3 days time for exploring two places excluding the travel time, we thought of utilizing it by not wasting our time in roaming around the streets and resting @ our room. We jotted down the places in advance to cover the must visit places in Gangtok and made all the arrangements like taxi and permits required .