After spending two hectic weeks in Bhutan, reached Kalimpong on Tuesday. Bhutan turned out to be quite an amazing place, with some really scenic (and curvy) routes with distances of 60 kms taking about 3 hours to cover! Covered nearly 1000 kms and managed to travel upto Trongsa, the geographical centre of the country. But more about Bhutan once I get back to Bangalore.

Spending a few days chilling out in Kalimpong before heading back to the madness and mayhem of city life. The weather’s been pleasant and cool mostly, though when we headed out to a viewpoint today to catch the sunset, it was so cloudy, we couldn’t even see the next mountain clearly.

Went to a local mela in the evening – watched kids having fun on the rides and trying their hand at the different games. Turned out to be great fun and I had to have some of that pink fluffy candy floss just to complete the experience. It’s been a while since I visited one of these local melas!

One thing I am not looking forward to is going back to the crazy traffic in Bangalore after all the relative peace and quiet in these parts!

12 thoughts on “Chilling in Kalimpong

  1. The more I read about Bhutan, the quicker I wanna go there. I hope to go on a long trip there!

    Meanwhile, I can do by enjoying pictures of The Last Shangrila…please post them soon 🙂

  2. Sry 4 the out of context comment.Actually i mailed with reference to metblogger,and within 2mins i had a mail in my inbox
    Sender:Anitabora …
    I told myself whoa…is it or is it not?I was excited…Then i figured it was a yahoo auto-response.’It was a nice surprise and it was very considerate of you to drop in ur sis’s mail id for d urgent.Keep up the surprises…cHεεR$….

  3. Wow,

    It is so nice to see you back on blog (for different reasons). Last month I referred your blog to few of my friends and since then I have got enough messages telling “that blog has not updated since …”

    We will look forward for the Bhutan travelogue with pics

  4. @ Sudhir: it’s an awesome place. very beautiful and remote too. will post pictures soon. have taken a lot as usual!

    @ Arjun: 🙂 soon!

    @ fibinse: will mail you on yahoo!

    @ Venky: indians don’t need special permission, just the normal permits apply. there is a cap on visitors but that applies to foreigners who need to pay around 200 dollar per day. this is basically to restrict and maintain the quality of tourism. those rules don’t apply to indian nationals thankfully!

    @ anita: thanks for dropping by!

    @ Seeji: now that you’ve built up my reputation, i will try and blog more often!

    @ Pranjal: yes, it was fun! more posts and pics will follow 🙂

    @ aqua: soon, madam!

  5. Do you expect to blog about Bhutan. That’s a place I expect to visit next year and would love to get some first-person account of what to expect and plan for.

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