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Old 17th August 2016, 15:36   #16
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Seems like Samba and Arav are chipping in to make this travelogue a bit less "crisp". So here's my contribution to their efforts. These are from my trip to South Sikkim in March 2016 :

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Wow this place looks untouched and neat.
Very nice place for a quick and peaceful getaway.
Thank you for sharing @blackpearl

Just one question, do these trails require a 4wd for a visit this monsoon?
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Beautiful pics, BlackPearl, as well as an informative TL.

Borong looks like a lovely place for a short mountain trip. The roads look very inviting indeed!

Is this doable in a sedan ?
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Old 19th August 2016, 21:33   #19
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One thing that we Gujaratis miss is the mystic mountains. We have some small hills and hillocks but nothing to compare with the Himalayas and allied ranges. Though we had visited Ladakh about 45 days back, seeing your lovely photographs and crisp narration made me want to jump in the car and take off to Sikkim.

Great story telling and pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks earthian. I have seen your Ladakh travelogue, scanned through the beautiful pictures, but will need time to go through it in detail. Hopefully by this weekend. Sikkim is very close to my heart and I dream of settling there someday. Don't know whether it will ever become a reality or not. But if you plan to visit Sikkim do let me know.

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One more crisp sizzler from Blackpearl! Borong looks very serene. Plan to spend a few days in tranquility here among pristine nature this winter. The accommodation seems to be very homely too. As for the queries about the road to Borong from Ravangla, we drove up till the Ralong Monastery this March in my Figo. Although the road was bad, ground clearance was not an issue. Refrained from venturing further as the locals reported that the remaining distance was over even worse roads and we did not have the luxury of time for patient negotiation.
Thanks mi2n. The roads are now negotiable in a sedan. But the hills are very unpredictable during the monsoon. Now that you have got the TUV, I don't think anything is going to stop you

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Seems like Samba and Arav are chipping in to make this travelogue a bit less "crisp". So here's my contribution to their efforts. These are from my trip to South Sikkim in March 2016 :
Lol... Lovely pics mi2n!


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Simply brilliant I must agree that's a kind of holiday one would often dream to enjoy! Sumitro, it's a brisk and refreshing travelogue with contrasting pictures of an auto-junkyard in the middle of a lush green tea garden.

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Thanks gmhossain!

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Wow this place looks untouched and neat.
Very nice place for a quick and peaceful getaway.
Thank you for sharing @blackpearl

Just one question, do these trails require a 4wd for a visit this monsoon?
Thanks Rohit. Since this route is on the regular tourist route of South Sikkim, usually 4WD is not needed.

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Beautiful pics, BlackPearl, as well as an informative TL.

Borong looks like a lovely place for a short mountain trip. The roads look very inviting indeed!

Is this doable in a sedan ?
Thanks TheStranger! Yes it is doable in a sedan.
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Very nice Sumitro Da, The White Tusker looks superb in green surroundings beside the monk. I have a long desire to travel in group with you people but there is always a next time.
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Beautiful and a refreshing place ! I really hope it remain as a clean and as clear as ever.
Thanks ampere. Yes we sincerely hope that it remains the same for years to come.

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Very nice Sumitro Da, The White Tusker looks superb in green surroundings beside the monk. I have a long desire to travel in group with you people but there is always a next time.
Thanks PointZero. We must plan for a meet in the hills soon. The two Boleros have not been photographed together
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Hi Blackpearl

I am planning to visit Sikkim in the last week of November. Your post has intrigued me more.
Is November a good time to drive down from Mumbai ?
Also, the trip will be in my new Creta. Please advise .
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Hi Blackpearl

I am planning to visit Sikkim in the last week of November. Your post has intrigued me more.
Is November a good time to drive down from Mumbai ?
Also, the trip will be in my new Creta. Please advise .
November is an excellent time to visit Sikkim. Please do plan and let us know if you need any help. There are many people on this forum who can help you out with Sikkim.
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Thanks@blackpearl
I am currently looking at route options and will get back as soon as I have some concrete options
If there are people who would like to join us we will be glad
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I am currently looking at route options and will get back as soon as I have some concrete options
If there are people who would like to join us we will be glad
@srividyaramnath, there is a thread going on for a team bhp drive from Kolkata to Sikkim in December. You can go through it and join as well if the timeline suits you. Here is the link -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ve-happen.html
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@blackpearl
thanks and this sounds awesome.
Am in for the 9-12 Dec trip. Mostly a friend of mine will join.
am trying to respond to the pool but couldnt find a way to do that.
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It has snowed in Borong this year after a long time. Wish I could be there. Bhpian JKDS missed it by a whisker.
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