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07 February 2006 @ 10:27 pm
Mt. Pandim Hotel  
The place I stayed in Pelling was managed by the Sikkim tourism department, and just like all government establishments they had the best place in town to put up a hotel. And just unlike most government establishments, they had some really friendly people running the place! I'm really glad that I stayed in this hotel since the view of the greater Himalayan range from here was truly magnificient. Of course, being high up there meant the coldest temperatures I've ever been in my life, but it was worth it and I'll surely go there again. Some day.

Another early morning. Mt. Kabru in the middle and Kanchendzonga on the right.

View from my window

View from my window

That's how it really looks up in those mountains

The mountains I could see from the hotel

The parking lot

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Yathinyathin on February 8th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Will put it up some time soon. :)
Jayseakaredpirk on February 7th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
geez, i really wouldnt mind that view from my window!
Chandrahasa Reddy Nchandrahasa on February 7th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Simply breathtaking... It just looks magical... Have to definately make a trip there
WigNesvighy on February 7th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Bhavanabhavanar on February 8th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
I wish I had any word to describe the mountains!

I remember walking through clouds. I'm sure you did too.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on February 8th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
How long was your trip, by looking at your photos it looks like you were away for about a month.

I love the mountains man.
Yathinyathin on February 8th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
The trip was for just 15 days, but I have some 20 GB of images from there! ;)
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on February 8th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Heh! No wonder it looked like a month to me;-)
maxaudmaxaud on February 8th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
very beautiful.
thejutheju on February 8th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Amazing view, is it easy to get rooms in that hotel or did you have to use influence. This place is worth all the effort i guess.
Yathinyathin on February 8th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
I think it's easy to get rooms there during off-season. But like any place, it's best to book it well in advance. I had finished off my bookings a month before I went there.
Bhasker Hariharangromhellscream on February 8th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Awesome snaps :)
Amoghavarshaamoghavarsha on February 8th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Spell bound, this and the last post too...
Hrish Thotadhempe on February 8th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
awesome pics man !!! please put entire trip details so that we can also plan something like that.
Preethifiveonehalf on February 8th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
simply amazing! absolutely breath-taking beauty..
depontideponti on February 8th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
Took me back to our trip to Gangtok...we didn't go to Pelling though, now we wish we had! My spouse's pics (he is the photographer, I realize that my efforts are just mediocre) of Kanchenjunga (however you spell that) are also amazing, with the snow being whipped off the peak...Sikkim is so lovely, wish we could live there!

Thanks for posting these lovely snaps.
Yathinyathin on February 8th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
Re: Beautiful...
The good part about Sikkim is that the people there are so friendly and peaceful. Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya was as beautiful, but every minute there, I was scared of being mugged or even worse. India's North-east is truly fantastic in terms of landscapes and natural resources.
occhidelfinoocchidelfino on February 16th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC)
had been to sillim a yr back..love that place but unfortunately dint get to stay in a hotel with a view as beautiful as u got;D.the lake there..i think its called tsangu lake or something like that..its a beaaaaauty wen completely frozen!!
Yathinyathin on February 16th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
I think you're talking about the Tsomgo lake near Gangtok on the Nathu-la route. I was in West Sikkim closer to Nepal and the Kanchengdzonga is on the Nepal-India border and hence those spectacular views.
occhidelfinoocchidelfino on February 16th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
ya..the same lake;D..jad forgotton the name..had been to nepal after sikkim..so saw those ranges from pokhra(i think:))..been a while now since i've gone there..;D
Yathinyathin on February 16th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
I really wanted to go to Pokhra, but unfortunately the political situation in Nepal was kinda scary and since I was travelling alone, I didn't want to risk it... :(
occhidelfinoocchidelfino on February 16th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
hmm..thts sad..but its almost like sikkim if u've seen it entirely..