# Travel is my Therapy#

Dear friends,

As we are facing the corona for the last three years, the Depression rates are on the rise. Our physical and mental health have been badly affected. I am also running on the same boat. But I got an opportunity to visit Gangtok, Sikkim in the previous week.

I think for those who suffer from depression or other mental problems, there is definitely the best way out. Yes, travelling and visiting your favourite destination is the best way to get out of this type of problems.

day – 1

I was unlucky as the flight was not available for Bagdogra due to repairing and maintenance of the airport there. In spite of that, I with my family decided to go there by train. That was the best suited option for us.

To reach the Gangtok, we had to pass through NJP and Siliguri, that is the gateway to North-East states.

This was my first experience when I planned for this trip to Gangtok. I had little idea about the weather and the place to stay. So, I had tried to take all reverent information from all likely sources for making my tour enjoyable to the fullest extent.

I started my journey from Kolkata on 22nd April and reached NJY in next early morning. We had booked a car through the travelling agent and that car was ready to drive me to Gangtok. The distance from Siliguri to Gangtok is about 114 kms, but our driver told  that it will take about 6.00 hrs to reach there.

That was an enjoyable trip and I feel refresh after a long time.

What I feel that I should share my experience of this travelling for the benefits of those who are looking for a pleasant stay at Gangtok. I would like to describe my journeys in a few parts.

I request you all to read all the related posting to get complete friendly information and enjoy the moments with us..

We started our journey from NJP at around 7.00 AM. Slowly we passed through the Siliguri town and followed the National Highway 31A.  After 30 minutes journey along Sevok Road, we reached Baag Pool area and seen River Teesta at Sevok.

That was the point from where he hills were started. The weather very pleasant, and we got rid of the scorching heat wave of Kolkata . We were lucky that no raining was there and Sunny morning were helpful in  beautifying  the scenery view of forest and hilly area. We were enjoying the beautiful view on the way.

Our driver was  also happened to be a Guide for us. He said, Sevok Road is the junction point to reach various hill stations like Gangtok , Darjeeling , Kalempong etc  . We followed the hilly road to Gangtok , watching the deep gorge alongside the road . That was the feeling of adventurous journey .

Every turn, we could see the Teesta welcoming us with her renewed freshness. After 20 km journey, we reached Teesta Bazaar. We stopped there for lunch. We have enjoyed a delicious lunch there.

After lunch again, we continued our journey for Gangtok. We were enjoying the beautiful views of hilly terrain. On my left side there were long trees of Pine are standing and on the right side river Teesta was flowing that was making our journey enjoyable.

After an hour-long journey, we reached Rangpo .That was the point from where Sikkim State was welcoming us.. We have got our security checked thereAnd then the journey continued.

After Rangpo , the next hilly town was Singtam. Here Teesta river was very close to our journey path .We have seen the splendid view of Teesta River here. There was some construction work of Dam going on.

After Singtam, we were crossing many hilly small towns like Ranipool , Tadong, etc.

After enjoying the Zig Zag hilly terrain, we finally reached Gangtok around 1.00 PM. We had a hotel booked, and we got checked in there. We were lucky that the road condition and weather were favorable that made our journey memorable.

The hotel was on Tibet Road and found that the location was very good. We were enjoying the beautiful view of nature from my room window. That erased my tiredness and my mind got refreshed.

After taking the required rest, we reached M G Road market. Again, that was the beautiful location to spend our memorable evening.

I fell in love with the eternal beauty of this place. We found People especially the local cabbies and hotel staff, are very helpful & friendly.

What I feel is that probably at no other tourist place, one can find such nice localities. I was thinking to visit again this place whenever we get time. That was the first day of our tour and travel. (Continued the journey ahead ).

Please click the link below for Adventure Trip to Nathula..

BE HAPPY….BE ACTIVE….BE FOCUSED….BE ALIVE…

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28 replies

  1. Wow fascinating experience. I was talking about you with my relatives how much positive, motivational and inspirational person you’re. Hats off to you sir. 👍🎉

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  2. I think there was Bagdogra airport. Has this name changed to NJP?

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  3. Parabéns pelo belo passeio ☺️🧚‍♀️✨

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  4. Eu também sou bom e escrevi um poema hoje.🌻✨

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  5. Well documented sir! Glad to find you here.

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