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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: We had a very peaceful visit at Enchey monastery: The road to the monastery is lined with prayer flags and prayer wheels: And on the monastery grounds is a school […]

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India: Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

The town of Gangtok is in the Indian state of Sikkim, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal, which plants it firmly in the Himalayas. Many inhabitants of Gangtok come from Nepal and Tibet, and have established their traditions in Gangtok. This perfect for someone like me who is interested in learning more about Tibet and […]

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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: Gorgeous tea plantations with shimmering light green leaves ready to be plucked as first flush tea: A Buddhist site filled with prayer flags: Shops selling […]

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