Why bother?

#1 Aug 2nd, 2016, 14:35
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I spent only 24 hours in Dumpjeeling. So, I suppose I didn't give it a chance.

But, why would anyone spend any significant time in that hill station when Gangtok is less than what, five hours away by car? I saw zero advantage to Darjeeling. So, unless for family or business reasons why bother?

What is better in Darjiling, by comparison to Gangtok? I'd really like to know.

I have spent 11 nights in Gangtok and am now heading off to even smaller towns in Sikkim. I find this place to be very agreeable and fair value (albeit not a bargain)

There must be numerous things that are draws in Darjeeling.

I'd like to hear from people who have geen to both places. I suppose by passing through really didn't count. And by the way, I am not a trekker, so it's not like I am rhodadrendron and bird watching. I plain like rainy and cool small towns for what the bases themselves have to offer rather than excursions therefrom.

There is nothing wrong with the bookstores, hotels, restaurants, people, climate and exercise-friendly stairs here. Did I commit an error of judgment skipping Darjeeling?
Last edited by Peterjones; Aug 2nd, 2016 at 14:47.. Reason: Add
#2 Aug 2nd, 2016, 14:39
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Originally Posted by Peterjones View Post
There must be numerous things that are draws in Darjeeling.
Yes, the toy train, the chance to witness schools cancelled and 5 year olds protesting against rule from Kolkatta and.........that's about it I think.

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