Darjeeling: Sipping Tea In The Himalayan Foothills

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The CuLT Post

The trip into the mountains is always interesting. The old Hill Cart road, the hustle bustle, students coming home from school, small towns packed with both vehicles and peoples and yes, there is a railway track on the right hand. The train just passed through here. I am going up to around 7000ft. to see the town of Darjeeling made famous as a British hill station. Thus, I am ascending through the clouds, imagining those bygone days which seems not so difficult. It’s June, a good time of the year for the clear skies. But, it’s raining up here. So, my hopes will go higher than the clouds for better views.

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As I move higher into the hills and another train passes by, it does seem to be clearing a little. Now that I have reached the town through the scenic route which constitutes small towns of Kurseong and Ghum…

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