A Telugu Ammayi’s Travelogue Describing The Beauty Of Sikkim & Darjeeling!

 

Friends tho trip, asalu idhi dream chaala mandhiki, first emo plan cheyi podhaam peekudhaam ani peluthaaru, last lo emo sorry ra antu hand icchesthaaru.

So, mana friends eppudaina trip ki okay anagaane, first vaalla card tho ne oka destination ki vaalla tickets book cheyyadam important. Cancellation charges ki bhayapadi aina back out avvaru. Ila eppudo okasari velle trip koncham off-beat place aithe inka baaguntundhi .

Friends tho group trip ante pros and cons rendu untayi mari

Pros :

Safety
Group travel kabatti karchu thakkuva
Fun
Chitra Vichithramaina pics + Fake Candids to max!

Cons :

Andharitho velthunnam kabbatti, anni muskoni majority cheppinattu vini adjust avvaali.

Solo trip taste thelisthe, Idho pedda nethi noppi la anipisthundhi. #solotripsupporter

EKKADIKI ?:

Ila mem 12 mandhi plan cheskoni vellina place North Sikkim. Inka Darjeeling elago package lo undhi kabatti adhi kuda cover chesaam anukondi. Ma Itinerary details aithe kindha unnayi oo look eskondi.


Itinerary :

Darjeeling

Gangtok

Lachung

Yumthang Valley

EPPUDU ? :

Mem snow kaavali snow chudaali ani oopukuntu December lo vellaam kaani if you are someone who enjoys pleasant climate with greenery and flowers then April and May might be the right time. Clear skies undaali anukunte Oct – Dec.


ELA ? :

Ricchoo Richuu : Direct ga Bagdogra Airport lo land aiyyi, akkadi nundi cab lo Darjeeling Vellipovachu.

Gareeb Bacchas : Train lo Siliguri(west bengal lo oka place) ki vellipoyi, akkadi nundi New Jalpaiguri station 8km . Aa station nundi direct Darjeeling ki toy train lo vellipovachu.

MCA or U-MCA : Bagdogra airport ki flight ekkesi, akkadi nundi we can go to Darjeeling by cab if its group travel, if not New Jalpaiguri station ki velli, akkadi nundi Darjeeling train pattukovachu.

Ee Trip ki Essentials :

Thermals
Good quality Woollens
Sun Glasses
Hot water Flask
All identity proofs and address proofs
Good quality shoes
Moisturiser , sunscreen
Cash

So my trip with friends went like this.

DARJEELING :

Mem vellinappudu ee place lo manchu ledhu kaani chali maathram oo range lo danchindhi. Cafes and views aithe maathram adhiripoyayi.

Friends tho vellaanu kabatti place average ga anipinchina enjoyment maathram first class lo unnindhi.


Where I stayed :

Maaku ma travel company vaallu Hotel Palbheu lo stay iccharu. Antha Khaas thopu em ledhu , attattundhi . Dheenikante Joshi’s Homestay better.

Rich Kids : Windamere Hotel, Ging Tea House,

Gareeb Bacchas : Joshi’s homestay, but if you wanna experience stay at tea estate then Makaibari homestay .

Where I Ate :

Pakka road side food and mem unna hotel lo breakfast and dinner. Since I went with a group I missed going to keventers & Glenary’s.


But, if you are a food lover, then a visit to Keventers Cafe and Glenary’s Bakery are must & should !

Ah, sarle Inkem unnayi :

1.Tiger Hill ( ee place lo morning Kanchenjunga meedha sun rays padinappudu view adhiripothunte ante parigethukuntu poyam. Maa daridram eyy level lo disco aadindhante mabbulu tho motham cover aipoindhi, so mem adhe mabbu mohaleskoni return vacchesaam.)
2.Ghoom Monastery
3.Peace Pagoda
4.Tea Gardens


5.Batasia Loop


6.Zoo (I wont encourage to go to this place. Cages type lo unnayi enclosures which is pakka hell for animals) and Mountaineering Institute.
7.Shopping (Cheapp piccha cheap anni) – Hats and beanies anni ikkada koneskondi.

Sikkim interest lekapothe, Darjeeling nundi seedha Kalimpong vellipondi. I heard that place is beautiful too.

Ivanni chusaaka , oo 3 tea packets konukkoni we started to Gangtok.

GANGTOK :

Darjeeling to Gangtok route maathram adhiripoindhi. Beautiful place with peaceful vibe and great views. Motion Sickness lekapothe full enjoy chesthaaru.


And Gangtok lo food manaku peddaga padakapovachu (taste) but place chaala peaceful untundhi.

Where I Stayed :

Cardamom Residency – Ee hotel maathram adhiripoindhi, rooms keka, views Keko keka, main market nundi koncham dhooram but worth it!


Where I Ate :

Cardamom Residency eyy , manchi food pettaaru so set unnindhi. Inka ala market ki vellinappudu
friends tho unnanu kadha, ala ala pakodis, maggi, momos and pichu mitai laaginchaanu.

Ok Ok Ok Inka…

1.Tsomgo lake :

Gangtok nundi morning velthe evening ki vaccheyochu. Velleappudu Kanchenjunga view maathram adhiripoindhi. Inka Tsomgo lake reach aiyyaka first ever snow experience kadha kasepu excite aiyya kuda, manchu lo nadichaaka thelisindhi noppi ante ento. Ala skid aiyyi okati rendu sarlu padina kuda place beauty aithe baga enjoy cheyochu.



2. Mall Road – shopping shopping shopping

3. Paragliding

4. Ban jakhri Waterfalls

5. Tashi View Point

Next…

Luggage ikkade hotel lo petti, 1 day ki battalu sardhukoni we proceeded to Lachung in North Sikkim.

LACHUNG :

Ee village ki velle route lo bochedu waterfalls unnayi, vaatilo seven sister falls ekkuva famous. Twilight time ki lachung reach aiyye mundhu mountains madhya drive aithe just magical. But oka full day back breaking drive tharwatha night ki we reached Lachung.


Where I Stayed :

Katau Road House ani oka bujji beautiful hotel lo unnam. It’s quite beautiful.


Where I Ate :

Ikkadiki bayata thinadaaniki em dhorakadhu, ma hotel vaallu manchiga food chesi pettaaru, adhi thinnam anthe.

Sare inka ??? :

Place beautiful baagundhi but military restricted area so anni identity proofs and address proofs jaagratha ga pettukondi lekapothe sontham lo Sunil position aipothundhi.

Plastics kuda allow cheyyaru so better carry your things in strong paperbags.

Night happy ga uno cards aadi tp chesi, next day we started our day trip to Yumthang valley.

YUMTHANG VALLEY :

Morning, morning gadda kattukupoye chali lo lechi we got ready to start our journey to Yumthang valley.
Aa views and velle route aithe maaddd unnindhi. (Literally Mani Ratnam gari movie feels anukondi).


Okay, when we reached the place, its literally lovvuuu.. Full on Fida feels anukondi.


Ikkada maggi, omelette and chai thappa inkem kanipinchale naaku. Adhe plates plates swaha chesaam.

Ikkada nundi chali thattukune opika unte you can proceed to Zero Point and chill and can come back.


Lachung nundi we came back to Gangtok, spent a day and then we packed our bags and bid adieu to Sikkim and came back to Hyderabad.

BUDGET :

17k – 50k (depending upon the choice of stay, mode of travel, shopping and activities)

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