Tuesday, 22 July 2014

India and Sikkim

Asia-India-West Bengal-Kalimpong Crossing on the road border from Bhutan to India was from one world to another. Bhutan so quite and peaceful and the moment you walked across the gates to India it was like mayhem. Cows in the streets and little taxi blowing their horns.. You could also say full of life. Kalimpong was my first time in India and my first overnight stay. Everywhere we went was tea plantations. This is the Durpin Monastry. 

This was a very small but clean post office . So no choice in stamps. 

Asia-Sikkim-Gangtok  Sikkim is part of India but from my travel list it is separate. There is even a special border crossing between India and Sikkim and you get your passport stamped . You also fill in a entry form. All the signs say Welcome to Sikkim. Here you can see a map and views of Sikkim. Gangtok the capital is a busy town with lots to see and some beautiful mountain scenery in the surround areas. 

The Post office here was quite large. When I asked for some different stamps then on offer the staff went out of their way to assist. The ventured into the safe room and out came a few different stamps . 

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