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Pic of the day

Posted by @bhitalks on July 9, 2009

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View of the landscape and skyline of Teesta Valley

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Handle the catch!

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009

 

Handle the Catch!

Handle the Catch!

Jaishree tried her hands at fishing with the help of some local fishing guys. Shown here in this photograph is her catch which she couldn’t hold for more than a few seconds! The ticklish feeling had her throw it down no sooner than it landed in her palms! Just long enough for this photograph to be taken.

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The Triveni or ‘Sangam’

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009

This picture was taken right at the banks of the two rivers. From the left is the Rangeet coming in to join the Teesta which is flowing in from far behind on the right. The Teesta with Rangeet merged in, then continues towards the near end on the right. This is a view that just captivates you.

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Triveni view point

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009

Triveni view point offers a panoramic view of the ‘sangam’. This is the point where the rivers Rangeet and Teesta meet. This junction divides the land in to Sikkim, West Bengal and the earstwhile portions of Bhutan.

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Summer of 2009 – Day 4, contd.

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009

Looking at the gravity of landslides, we had to cut short our visit to Darjeeling and return back.

We then decided to return back to Teesta valley and enjoy the forests on the way to Triveni. We drove through the jungles to the Teesta Tea Estate. Lush green stretches made our day. We even tried sliding down the tea plants in the slopes and had fun doing so. Jaishree was just freaking out laughing at me slipping down and getting stuck at a shrub.

Continuing from the forests we reached the Triveni view point. This view point has been developed just to provide a panoramic view of the ‘sangam’. Triveni is the point where the river Rangeet joins the river Teesta and provides for a magnificient view. The Rangeet is comparitively rapid than the Teesta. This junctions divides the land into the parts of Sikkim, West Bengal and erstwhile portions of Bhutan.

We then drove down further right to the shores of the rivers and spent some time on the white beach. Jaishree even tried her hands at fishing but could not handle the catch! The moment a fish landed in her hands she couldn’t suppress the ticklish feeling and immediately threw it down! At least she held it for a couple of seconds just enough for a photograph to be taken.

After having spent nearly an hour or so at this mini-beach we drove back to our guest house at Tinchuley. Let’s see if the weather improves tomorrow and the landslides get cleared up for our trip to Gangtok.

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Teesta Tea Estate

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009


Tinchuley and Takdah valley hosts quite a number of tea plantations. This picture is of the Teesta Tea Estate. Tea plants give a green slush to the entire landscape.

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Teesta in the roughs

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009


Teesta was running rough because of all the rainwater that was flowing into it from the hills. The continuous rains made it swell and look dangerous. This picture was taken from the national highway running along with the river at a little height in the Teesta valley.

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Summer of 2009 – Day 3, contd.

Posted by @bhitalks on May 27, 2009

Kalimpong is a bustling town nestled away in the hills across the Teesta.

The drive to Kalimpong from Tinchuley was another thrilling experience. As most of the roads were blocked because of the landslides, we had to maneouvre our way through snake like roads on the Teesta valley.

The entire way was covered in dense clouds and thick mist. It’s been two continuous days of rain now. Because of these heavy rains the water had started flowing down the hills from the top and made its way right into the Teesta. When we reached down at the national highway and met Teesta, we found it in the rapids taking away with it everything that came its way! The water was high and rough. The waterfalls from the mountains provided us with amazing views.

At Kalimpong we headed straight to the old monastary which was closed and covered in mist. We walked around soaking ourselves in the beauty. Jaishree did some shopping at the local market and then we drove back to Tinchuley.

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School time, kid!

Posted by @bhitalks on May 26, 2009


Tinchuley and adjoining villages are as remote to the world as the nose and the toes! But, seeing children going to and coming from school even in such heavy rains is a delight to watch! There are a few schools in the vicinity and children often walk 5-10 km to and fro. Captured here is a girl walking to school… Happily!

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Tiger Bridge (circa 1911)

Posted by @bhitalks on May 26, 2009


This is a typical arched bridge made by the British in 191¹(circa). The big arch is conspicuous. Made on the river Teesta right at the foothills, this bridge is still functional and stands majestically tall. We started our 5000 ft uphill drive to Tinchuley from here.

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