I hope you have enjoyed our journey experience at “Mystic Mirik” & “Serene Lepchajagat”. If yes then it’s time again by holding your nerves to sit back & enjoy another fabulous travel blog with video from our North Bengal Diaries. I would specifically request to watch the entire 2nd-day journey covering Takdah, Tinchule, Triveni & Lamahatta Sacred Park on 1080p HD mode by subscribing my YouTube Channel “THE BONG WAYFARER” for the best experience:-
On our 2nd day, we straightly headed towards Takdah Orchid Garden from Lapchajagat after finishing a heavy breakfast at “Salakha Homestay”.This homestay I will especially recommend because of its amazing warm hospitality from the staffs, simply 5 out of 5 for the spectacular location along with transport availability.
Though we consider ourselves slightly unlucky as it was not the orchid season & we saw a few of the beautiful colourful orchid flowers blooming in the garden. Anyway, we were pretty impressed with the way the gardeners maintained the entire area.
From Takdah, we reached Tinchule viewpoint after 30 mins of uphill driving. From here onwards you can have a decent view of Sikkim villages, River Teesta & Kanchanjunga view based on luck & weather condition.
On our way to Triveni viewpoint or the confluence point of River Teesta & Rangith, we stopped for a few mins to have some tiffin. From there one can have a full top view of the confluence point along with the change of colour of two rivers. Local people also named this point as “Suicide Point/Lovers Point” though we have little idea why it was as we found that place slightly congested with tourists, local drivers & vendors.
But we were not pleased enough to see that top view, we want to experience the confluence point more closely as a part of mini-adventure. As decided upon giving only 500 extra rupees, the driver agreed to showcase it closely. And I can bet nobody will be disappointed after visiting it & more importantly the way local people have maintained the place to make it neat & clean. There anyone can click some superb clicks with those turbulent rivers & green hills on the backdrop.
Getting tired, we slowly started for Lamahatta, the main attraction for the day. Luckily we got tickets after reaching Lamahatta Park at the 11th hour. We started our uphill walk till we reach the sacred lake on top of the park which was literally covered under dense fog & clouds. You will really get a horror movie kind of ambience as it was getting dark also along with those dense moving clouds in the midst of tall Pine forest which acted as a cherry on top from an adventurous point of view. And hands down, Lamahatta Park stole our heart for these so many reasons & will remain forever in our mind.
Slowly & steadily around 6.30pm, we started for our ultimate destination Darjeeling with a heart-wrenching mood. After a hell lot of bargaining we found a decent hotel with geyser & wifi facility room for a mere price of 800 INR per room, I mean really it was a crazy steal deal!
It’s getting slightly long right? So keeping it crisp, we ended the day on a high note by having a proper grand dinner at a legendary place named Glenary’s, Darjeeling which is more than 100 years old.
I hope you have equally enjoyed our part 2 safari of North Bengal Diaries. If yes, then stay tuned for our Darjeeling city vlog along with food safari on my YouTube channel “THE BONG WAYFARER” to enjoy the final episode our journey by subscribing it. Till then take care, Sayonara!
The device used:- Go Pro Hero 7 Black!