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.