Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rope way ride - Gangtok, Sikkim

Rope way ride is one of the main tourist attraction of Gangtok city.....it takes the riders to the highest point of the city..covering a distance of about 1 km. in only 7 minutes.It has three terminal station...lower starts from Deorali market,middle at Namnang and the upper one below the seceterate Tashiling.This ride provides a bird eye view of the city and the surrounding valley
The cable car accommodates 24 people at a time....only negative point is there are no seats and when the gate man tells you not to move much during the ride it gets unnerving.....with every movement the riders make ..the car starts shaking and our car was fully occupied
For taking pics it has only two tiny open windows.....if you don't hold your camera securely ,you might easily drop it......to offer the riders a chance for pics..the ride halts for two to three minutes midway and those are the longest three minutes(it was windy that day)
Since you can't move much ..view is restricted to one side only
My son pointed out those kids playing down

18 comments:

  1. I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to get on that car and ride by it hanging from a cable. Way too scary for me.

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  2. hey beautiful. I have to go there. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Yikes! I'd be holding my breath with fright. The views are breathtaking, too.
    :-)

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  4. I would have been scared riding those cable cars! I even get scared on a ferris wheel at the carnival. Too much excitement, haha!

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  5. sounds scary. i don't like those kinds of rides but it does offer quite a view.

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  6. आखिरी फोटो को देख कर डर लग रहा है

    रोप वे का सुन्दर चित्रण है और सभी तस्वीरें लाजवाब !

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  7. great post! i remember riding cable cars when i visited disney world. we saw the entire park.

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  8. Lovely post with wonderful pictures.I enjoy cable car ride very much.

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  9. Great pictures...thanks for sharing.

    I'm following your blog now. Invite you to visit my page and looking forward your comments.

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  10. Fun post! I can make out that you had a gala time. The rope way sounds awesomely interesting.

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  11. Great post.. I am not sure if I would dare to be in that cable car.. particulaly when the attendant tells you not to move ... unnerving is simply an under statement!
    Infact all your earlier posts are very interesting for me too. I grew up in the northeast and many memories just came rushing back. Have seen a ripe jack fruit (kathal as we say) after ages... reminded me of Ma - Pishis squeezing the juice out of that and mixing that with milk and muri (bhel or puffed rice) .. what a treat that used to be during the summer vacations.
    thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. I've never been in something like this. Looks like fun. I would probably try the 3 different spots just for fun. LOL

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  13. the first pix is so good i am looking at it again and againn.how i wish i could visit..and thanks Dr for all the supportive comments..

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  14. There is no need for us to go abroad for holidays, when we have treasure troves like this, here, in our own country, Kavita. Beautiful views. You photograph very well.

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  15. Your photos are breathtaking. Being somewhat acrophobic, I don't know if I could climb in that box...

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  16. beautiful is the only word coming to my mind...thanks for sharing.. :-)

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  17. Wow. I have seen this place so many times. Gantok is just around 100kms from my home town near Siliguri, W.Bengal. I'm following you now.

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  18. Looks like you people enjoyed the "thrill" in the ropeway ride.

    You have captured superb views; your skill in photography is praiseworthy.

    With 24 people, the cable car might have been congested and a big peep through the window towards the ground can be rightly scary.

    Altogether, you have presented a "fantastic post" on ropeway ride.

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