|Toy Train, Darjeeling, India|
|Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center, Darjeeling, India|
|Prayer Wheels at Bhutia Busty Gompa Monastery, Darjeeling|
|Me and Thudken|
|The Golden Temple and Pool of Nectar, Amritsar, India|
|Us at Observation Hill, Darjeeling, India|
*If you go to Darjeeling, be sure to visit the following:
Joey’s Pub – opens at 6p.m. and closes at 10p.m. Cozy pub run by a great family. Good music, cards, and the awesome conversation.
Glennary’s – try the banana walnut cake!
The Sunset Lounge at Nathmull’s – nice family run business, great tea, wonderful views, & wifi!
The Happy Valley Tea Estate – go in the morning, but know that the estate shuts down
|Mike at Joey's Pub|
at the end of November for winter.
The Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center is difficult to find, but worth the adventure.
Go to the zoo around noon. Feeding time is around 1:00 and if your lucky you will see the tigers active and also hear some of their guttural groans as they wait to be fed.
And instead of doing a joy ride on the toy train, just take the passenger steam train to Ghum – it’s the same train and a fraction of the price - and explore the monasteries at Ghum on your trek back to Darjeeling. It’s a healthy walk back, but totally worth it.We can’t recommend Hotel Seven Seventeen highly enough. Very friendly people and we even were invited to tea with the owners who brought us up to their residence at the top of the hotel. They also have a fantastic kitchen – try the veggie momos and wanton soup!