Tag Archives: Gangtok

Exploring Sikkim: Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

 Planning to visit Sikkim, keep couple of days aside for trek or hiking. It is the best way to enjoy the pristine air and natural beauty of the land. Sikkim, offers many trekking and hiking trails that run through rich … Continue reading

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Absolute Demazong ….. a great place to hangout

I am a foodie, I love to try out new cuisine and places to eat. Few years back eating out was not a very popular concept in Gangtok, but now times are  changing, and so has the attitude of Gangtokians, … Continue reading

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Exploring Sikkim : Day trek to Chowri Kharka

Destination:  Khedi Pokhari; Trekkers: Four- all ladies, (yeah… go girl power) Information available about the destination: haphazard, unreliable and unhelpful. Supposed time taken to reach the said destination: varied from 6 to 8 hr to 3 whole days!!!! Route: vague … Continue reading

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For the love of alu-chura….

I love street food, be it vada pav,  ragra patties, bhel puri  or my favourite  pani puri or puchka as we call it.  These are fares you get everywhere  in India, but there is another street food that I love … Continue reading

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Aloo or Potato; which sounds better?

  Say POTATO and now say ALOO. There is a difference right. Potato sounds flat, rounded and dull whereas aloo sounds soft, silky, it rolls off your mouth.  No! You don’t agree, well okay, aloo and potato is one and … Continue reading

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Exploring Sikkim : Yuksom

Yuksom the first capital of Sikkim. The place where the three monks got together for the coronation of the first king, thus establishing the Namgyal Dynasty of Sikkim. I last visited Yuksom some 20 years back when my dad bundled … Continue reading

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Shya Phaley and the Ramayana ishtyle thunderstorm

I love to run. Running has been in my mind for ages. Every night I think that the next day would be the D day, but alas it remains just a thought. This running bug is not a new one. … Continue reading

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