2: Darjeeling and Gantok

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This leg entails a flight from Delhi to Siliguri (IXB) airport. Then a jeep ride to Darjeeling, the home of the tea country. Darjeeling, (wiki reference here) is in West Bengal on the Sikkim border. Two nights in Gantok and two nights in Darjeeling will allow us to se the main sights. But the main reason we are going to this part of the world is to ride a train. The Himalayan Railway is the object here (wiki) . This railway starts in Siliguri and ends in Darjeeling, an eight hour ride. We will only be enjoying the “Toy Train” an hourlong ride.

Onto Gantok (wiki), the Capital City of the State of Sikkim,in another car ride through the hills of Sikkim. With two days planned we should be able to see the sights of a place that still restricts visitors.