Postcards from Gangtok

After our trip to the Rumtek Monastery, we headed back to Gangtok, in order to do some more exploring!

We passed by a Sikh temple:

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We had a very peaceful visit at Enchey monastery:

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The road to the monastery is lined with prayer flags and prayer wheels:

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And on the monastery grounds is a school for young monks. At age 16 they make their own choice as to whether they will commit to being monks for the rest of their lives, or leave the monastery.

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The walls inside the Enchey monastery are painted with pictures of the gods, but photos inside the temple aren’t allowed. The walls outside the monastery are covered in paintings of a similar style:

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This one shows where and how you will live, based on your karma:

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We ate the best veggie pakoras (deep-fried vegetable fritters made with a chickpea flour batter) I’ve ever tasted, along with rice and dal (lentil curry — I’ve got recipes for red lentil dal and kale dal if you want your own):

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Ate some spicy gobi (cauliflower):

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I truly loved our time in the Himalayan foothills, and would love to go back to spend more time in Darjeeling and Gangtok.

But onwards to Delhi, Udaipur, and South India. More deliciousness awaits!!!

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