When the door closes,a window opens MOMENT !
And what a window!
Sulking after my Bhutan misadventure,I instinctively decided to visit Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Sikkim would have been a better choice but I wanted to have more time there.
NO REGRETS AT ALL !
For the past three months,it seems,the mountain range was elusive to tourists and locals.
And miraculously,yesterday,at 6.30AM, the clouds and fog gave way to reveal the magnificent Kanchenjunga range.
All the pics here are as seen from my room !
All the pictures on this planet cannot substitute the moment of experiencing the glory in person.
I found this blog extremely helpful in choosing a room with a view
I went by their reco and checked into Hotel Dolphin
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
This hotel stands right next to the Kanchenjunga Viewpoint and most rooms offer unhindered view of the mountain range.
And poet Kalidasa opens his epic Kumarasambhavam with a tribute to the mighty Himalayas !