‘The tiny and beautiful state of Sikkim lies south of Tibet, sandwiched between Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east. Measuring just 65km by 115km, its landscape ranges from sweltering deep valleys just 300m above sea level to lofty snow peaks such as Kanchenjunga, at 8586m the third-highest mountain in the world. A small but growing network of tortuous roads penetrate this rugged Himalayan wilderness, but they take a massive battering every monsoon, with large and frequent landslides disrupting communications.’
Rough guide India
The view from our hotel on our last morning in Gangtok was spectacular when the weather finally cleared up! We stayed at the Hotel Pomra in Gangtok and would definitely recommend it!
Our seven sensation nights in Sikkim ended happily as we made our way back to Siliguri to spend the night before our A/C chair class ride back to Kolkata.