Last evening, we arrived at our hotel in Lachung after a day-long trip. Lachung – “small pass” – is a remote picturesque town and a perfect serene for every nature lover. It’s a bigger village, perhaps a town, as compared to Lachen. This place has a large number of hotels and resorts. When we arrived here, it was dark and so we couldn’t get a chance to explore the town. The sun sets early on mountains! We preferred to stay back at the hotel, relaxed and had dinner and went for sleep.

We were scheduled to leave for Zero Point and Yumthang valley at 7.00 a.m. The morning was very different from that of urban city’s morning. I opened the window of our hotel room and wow, what a scene in front of me! When we arrived at the hotel, it was dark already and I couldn’t imagine that we…

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Last night, we arrived at Lachen from Gangtok. It was a cold night but the blanket provided by the hotel was very good. We felt cozy soon under it and had a good short sleep.

We woke up at 4.30 a.m. to get ready for visiting Gurudongmar Lake. It rained and snowed here in the night. It was a very chilly morning. Due to lack of power supply, the geyser was not working and we had to skip the bath in the morning. The temperature outside was around zero degree centigrade. We covered ourselves with two jackets and left for Gurudongmar lake. I opened the window of our hotel room in the morning and was greeted by a lovely view of high snow-capped mountains.


As we reached the road, we could see snow on the branches of alpine trees and bushes as if someone has spread cotton over these…

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My son Judhajit (Babai) has completed his MBBS and internship in Gangtok, Sikkim. Jaya and I went there to get his things packed and transported. Sikkim is divided into four parts: North, South, East and West. We managed to chip in a quick 3D2N trip to North Sikkim during our stay and things were lined up to manage a trip. We, three of us, like to travel very well. Jaya has a problem of travel sickness on the circuitous roads of mountains. But, that doesn’t daunt her from venturing on mountainous roads. She travels with her stock of medicines always in her purse.

Gangtok lies in the East and the road north culminates with the villages of Lachen (‘big pass’) and Lachung (‘small pass’) beyond which the asphalt turns into a gravel track and eventually disappears. That’s where we’re headed.

Due to the proximity of the India-Tibet border, every tourist needs to…

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We went to Jamshedpur for Durga Puja. I am one of the patrons of Swarn Vihar Durga Puja. We have purchased a flat in Brindavan Garden, Sonari. We have recently taken its possession. Mukherjida of Swarn Vihar helped us a lot in getting the flat finally. My husband Jit could not come home this time during puja. So, I have come to spend the puja at Jamshedpur with my son Babai.

Today is Babai’s birthday. We are staying at the Hotel Sonnet, Bistupur. So, I ordered for a cake to the hotel to celebrate his birthday. The hotel arranged a nice chocolate cake for Babai and sent it to our room.

In the evening Babai cut the cake and we ate two pieces.

I distributed the remaining cakes to the hotel staff. They were very happy.

Happy birthday, Babai! May the God bless him!