Entering Sikkim

From New Jalpaiguriguri it is an enchanting drive past some good scenary. We reach the entry point to Sikkim at Rangpo. A good idea to keep cameras and bincoulars handy for frequent clicking. Rangpo is a busy small town with lots of small restaurants for tourists to refuel themselves. While we stop for a tea break, I catch up with the entry Gate below. It has a jazzy local touch to it.

One of our jeeps with luggage well covered for protection against the rains

view of the winding river Teesta - beautiful pistachio green that winds its way through this Himalayan Kingdom

An interesting confluence of the Teesta River

an orchid

Chungthang at dusk en-route

Sikkim is powered by Hydel power. this is a view at Chungthang

View of the Teesta at our checkpost where we are required to show our perrmits for going further to North Sikkim

Board showing the road condition - our destination for the night is lachung 32 kms


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