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Avoid traveling during rains as the roads here get really muddy and slippery.
Stay Hydrated and drink bottled water that is sealed.
Avoid street food.
Wear footwear that is comfortable and water resistant.
Keep your phones, laptops and iPods in a secure waterproof case as it can rain anytime.
Power cuts are frequent here especially during the summer months. So, keep the mosquito coils, matchboxes and candles handy.
Double check all the bills for errors or over estimation.
Don’t use any valuable, jewelry or extra cash in hotels. Make use of the room safes wherever available.
Keep daily cash and change handy.
Don’t flash your valuables or large sum of money in public.
Never pay for anything upfront especially to the drivers.
Keep touts at bay.
Avoid exchanging the money in the black market.
Whenever and wherever you get currency exchanged, ask for a receipt.
Carry small currency notes – INR 5, INR 10, INR 20, INR 50 and INR 100 when you are traveling in public transportation or eating in a street stall.
Monkeys are troublesome here. Don’t flash food when you see a monkey around.
When walking in the secluded area, keep a walking stick handy.
Hold tightly onto your camera, purse, etc.
In West Bengal, the legal drinking age is 21. However, selling or serving of the liquor in any form at hotels or restaurants to individuals who are aged below 25 is illegal. Here are some days that are regarded as dry days in Darjeeling as well as in whole of West Bengal: Jan 26: Republic Day Holi Mahavir Jayanti Independence Day Gandhi Jayanti Dussehra The 9th and 10th day of Muharram Eid ul-Fitr Eid al-Adha Durga Puja’s Second Day (Maha Ashtami Day) Dol Jatra Kali Puja Besides this, alcohol is also not served during election days.
In West Bengal, the legal drinking age is 21. However, selling or serving of the liquor in any form at hotels or restaurants to individuals who are aged below 25 is illegal.
Here are some days that are regarded as dry days in Darjeeling as well as in whole of West Bengal:
Jan 26: Republic Day
The 9th and 10th day of Muharram
Durga Puja’s Second Day (Maha Ashtami Day)
Besides this, alcohol is also not served during election days.
Traveller Tales from Darjeeling
29 March 2016
Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim is one of the best treks in the town. It had been a great trek. I had a lovely time there. It was awesome. I loved it totally. One should definitely try this to know how it had been. It was definitely a nice and fun trek.
15 December 2014
After this trek, I realized why everyone recommended me for Darjeeling and Sikkim. Truly a paradise and this trek reveals more about these places.
23 November 2014
A big big thankyou to my friends to accompany me, our tour guide to led us the beautiful heaven and my parents to finance this holiday trip, really I loved being there!!!! Otherwise I would have missed such an awesome experience of my life. The mountains peaks should not be missed at any costs. Moreover Up and above the clouds, this trek is a mixed affair of fascinating heights, lush greeneries, exotic wildlife and scenic villages. Enjoyed the panorama of the other peaks and the evergreen valleys.
11 February 2015
For me, this was a treasure trove journey. Though Sandakpu is the main attraction, I also enjoyed the panorama of the other peaks and the evergreen valleys. Terrains might get difficult at times and to overcome them, you have to be quite careful and attentive towards the guides and instructors. Do not miss the sunrise view over the Kanchenjunga Peak at any cost.
11 September 2015
This was my first trip in any northeast India, and now I proudly suggest everyone that this is the place everyone should visit, atleast for once.I gaurantee you will experience the heaven.
12 September 2014
We were glad to be the part of the trip, tosar lake looks so beautiful in evening, moreover the trekker was fantabulous....just can not explain the joy of being there.
24 February 2015
After this trek, I am truly, madly and deeplyy in love with Darjeeling and Sikkim. Truly a paradise and this trek reveals more about these places.
06 September 2015
It was a fun trek overall. However, I just wish it could have been better planned. I had a really great time with the beautiful backdrop. I just feel that there is something that made it look a little unorganized. I wish it could have been better.
31 December 2015
It was an overrated trek. I wouldn’t call it a great trek; it was just about fine. I had a fine trek. It was well-organized but it is not worth all the hype. It is worth trying only once. There are more than this trek in Sikkim to visit.
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