Darjeeling

India #8

Post #8 of 11 in a series: At the end of 2017, my girlfriend and I spent a month in India. Part work, part family visit, part holidays, all an adventure. Here is a bit of what we experienced.

Darjeeling. Hill station. Gateway to the Himalayas. Still now, 5 months later, hard to describe the essence of this place. Pretty magical - with Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world, standing tall just 100km away (see multiple pictures below). Cold mostly, but highlights included delicious steaming bowls of thukpa (Nepalese noodle soup), high altitude running, sunrise on Tiger Hill, monastery visits, a trip to the well hidden botanical gardens, and proper afternoon tea at the Windamere Hotel on top of the hill. And everywhere, clean crisp air and breathtaking vistas.




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John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral researcher active in the user-driven design of digital musical interfaces and human-computer interaction.