My post earlier in the week about the helpful Sikkim government sent me back to review what I wrote at the time. Here is a list of articles about the Indian state. Enjoy them over breakfast, Sikkim style: The breakfast buffet as served at the Mayfair Hotel Gangtok, the Sikkimese capital: Coriander vada, chicken roll, […]
Here are five shots from Gangtok, the very picturesque capital of Sikkim, a former kingdom now part of India, tucked in between Nepal and Bhutan in the Himalayas, up against the Chinese border. Click to enlarge. And finally, Mt. Kangchenjunga, the World’s Third Highest Mountain, along the Road to Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, […]
Sikkim. It’s that little thumb of India that sticks up into the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan, all the way to the Chinese border. Capital, Gangtok, pictured here. Click the photo to enlarge it. See more photos from Gangtok in the India Gallery at EarthPhotos.com, and see all the Friday Photos. A good weekend to all.
This photo comes from a December, 2013 visit to Gangtok, Sikkim, India, on the Chinese border. Specifically, it’s from a day trip out to Changu (Tsomgo) Lake. Because of the terrain, the nearest airport to Gangtok is several hours drive away. Here is what I wrote at the time about getting to Sikkim. There are […]
A Man and His Yak, Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, Sikkim, India. Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Tiny Restaurant, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. The Other Side of Town, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. The road to Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, Sikkim, India. The Ropeline, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Click ‘em to make ‘em bigger. These also appear in the India Gallery at EarthPhotos.com, and […]
Click ’em to make ’em bigger. These also appear in the India Gallery at EarthPhotos.com, and on Flickr.
It’s a pleasure and a privilege to spend six days here. It’s a long way from home and it’s hard to get to, but it’s just a really unique place. It’s not every day.
We got VIP treatment inspecting the kitchen that serves the ropeway, a cable car. Ringing the bells at Hanuman Tok. The Lal market, Gangtok. Along M.G. Marg, Gangtok. The Lal market, Gangtok. This gentleman and the tea seller below stood along a little urban green space underneath the ropeway. The Lal market, Gangtok. Outside the […]
First full day in town. Just a quick ride up to a lookout point, then back down to the Gangtok city center, the M. G. Marg. Here’s some of what we saw today:
Sikkim is a Himalayan Indian state bordered by Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Here is a selection from today’s breakfast buffet as served at the Mayfair Hotel Gangtok, the Sikkimese capital: Coriander vada, chicken roll, pineapple, onion uttapom, aloo matar ki subzi, club kachori, dhosa (a south Indian pancake), idli (rice ball), various chutneys and onion […]