Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gangtok to Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a very famous hill station perched in the foothills of Himalayas...located in the northern extreme of the Indian state of West Bengal.It was a British hill station pre-independence.We covered a distance of 94 km. in three hrs.This road is very narrow,serpentine and follows a constant ascend ....sometimes you feel that your car is about to take -off like an aeroplane.All the vehicles stop at this view point......
Very tall and straight pine trees almost tower the road....this pic is from our moving car.

Kids dressed up in local Nepali costume......i don't know what happened to me,i offered these young ladies my lipstick ...there was a sudden change in them ..their way of talking,walking,smiling,looking changed....later these young ladies even refused some snacks and soft drinks in fear of smudging their lipstick...they are Namu holding my son Kaustubh and Tani holding my daughter Gauri.You can see railway-track for world famous TOY TRAIN.
This is Gurkha War Memorial...Batasia-Loop...5 km. away from Darjeeling.

20 comments:

  1. The teesta river looks very beautiful from those winding roads. Loved this post of yours..totally nostalgic now about my trip

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  2. wow! I love to see all the green and misty air. Young girls with lipstick... :) Made me remember my first experience.

    Loved the photos. (((Hugs)))

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  3. which place appealed more darjeeling or gangtok? The views are breathtaking and the kids are looking terrific........waiting to see you post the toy train shots.

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  4. I would say, that steep narrow road must have been a little scary.

    Did the girls get to keep the lipstick?

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  5. beautiful!!! the lipstick part is funny.

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  6. lol, you gave them lipstick, bad girl!! very funny. And the part that you were saying the cars seem to take off like an aeroplane, hahaha. This was fun to read :)

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  7. K, how wonderful your posts are..but that makes me feel sad i have not yet visited NE...when will the time come? god knows..but me and a close friend Nayak have decided to make northeast our next destination..v will knock at your door some day..haha..dont get scared...

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  8. Thanks all of you
    @Anonymous...Sikkim was calmer..old world charm..loved it more.

    @Patty...no,even if they tried for it a lot..

    @Ramesh,you are always welcome ...plz let me know if you need any help.

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  9. Darjeeling -- do you have photos of the tea?

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  10. Darjeeling is a very beautiful hill station and I have been there 4 years before.Nice description with lovely photos.

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  11. Wonderful picture and nice post, Kavitha.

    I love to visit Darjeeling and this info is really helpful. Thanks for sharing.

    Did you had a chance to visit hillstations in South India?

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  12. You said that you had visited this place 2-3 times, right? You are lucky, Kavita. Beautiful place.

    Lipstick story is nice. Your children are cute and I liked their names, Gauri and Kaustub (rare name!).

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  13. @Gigi...i have few pics of tea gardens.

    @Jarlin..yes,i have been to Ooty,Kodaikanal more than 15 yrs. back.

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  14. very beautiful. So nice to see this greenery and scene.

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  15. Lovely. The lipstick story made me smile.
    Sunny :)

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  16. The trees are magnificent. I can imagine how it looks like in real life. And the local costume looks very striking in bright red.

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  17. K, sincere thanks to u and yr famly yar..feels so nice 2 c there r so many good people out there around like u..of course, NE visit is in our mind..but god knows when..wil take yr help if v come..but i always remember franklin's: fish and guests smell after 3 days....haha...thanks for your good words really...

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  18. hey Kavita.....thanks for ur lovely words in my blog, so nice of you. Advance birthday wishes from my side to ur son...u should definetely try this cake to bring a smile on his face, its v easy!!!

    Coming to ur post, those pics r just awesome...i miss India!!

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  19. Kaustubh and Gauri, both looking too cute. post is informativ and having good pictures, liked it.

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