Postcards from a drive: Darjeeling to Gangtok

The drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes you from the Indian state of West Bengal to Sikkim.

On the way, there are Hindu temples on the side of the road:

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Gorgeous tea plantations with shimmering light green leaves ready to be plucked as first flush tea:

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A Buddhist site filled with prayer flags:

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Shops selling spicy hot pickle:

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And the confluence of two rivers (the Teesta and the Rangit):

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The road descends into a valley, where it lazily winds its way along the riverbank, as does the construction:

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And then the road ascends higher and higher, up to Gangtok at 1650 metres.

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And let me tell you, Gangtok is magical. I have so much to share!!!! Stay tuned!!!!

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2 Comments on “Postcards from a drive: Darjeeling to Gangtok”

  1. March 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Gorgeous travel photos – the tea plantations & two rivers look gorgeous! Wow, Gangtok is indeed magical…I can’t wait to see more! Thank you again for sharing this travel post!

    • March 23, 2014 at 6:16 am #

      So glad you enjoyed the post!! I hope to have more up soon!!

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