In today's episode we bring you a brief road trip experience between Kalimpong and Darjeeling. Before heading to Darjeeling we had a simple yet hearty breakfast at our homestay, the Duke's Home along with the genial and warm owner Duke Kala Chettri. Over this soulful meal, she enlightened us about Dasai which is a major Nepalese festival. The changing weather in due course of the breakfast felt so fascinating. With a joyful heart we bid her goodbye and left for Darjeeling.
The first pit stop en route to Darjeeling was the Lovers viewpoint. This picturesque stretch was lined with quite a few snacks stalls selling instant noodles, coffee, tea, fruits etc. We relished some juicy pineapples from one of them while enjoying the stunning view of the confluence of Rangit and Teesta rivers.
The next pit stop was the town of Lopchu whose peda is quite renowned. At one of the popular shops we tried three variants of this local sweet. Unlike it's North Indian counterpart, these peda tasted more like milk chocolate.
Finally we reached the quaint and beautiful town of Darjeeling. The sight of the toy train running parallel to the main road created ripples of joy in our heart. The final destination for the day was Reyso Urban Homestay run by the multifaceted individual named Ujjawal Chettri.