It's still dark when we walk downhill to the train station. Although the train will only leave at seven, we have been advised to arrive an hour early, as there are few seats. The Sikkim narrow gauge diesel train runs all the way up from the town
Northeast India: The Bucket List
Trips in the northeastern states of India, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim.
Bridges made of roots? Bridges made of natural materials that last hundreds of years? Yes, they exist, and only in one place on earth: India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, and more specifically around the village of Cherrapunjee – which also
The rhino calf lay sound asleep next to its mother, who was busy grazing not more than 20 feet from the road. Indian rhinos are ancient-looking creatures: They look like they should be sharing the earth with dinosaurs (or, at least, woolly mammoths
The herd of Asian elephants just ahead wants to cross the road. We stop to let them pass. They also stop. There's a moment of silence, a stand-off, if you will. Then the matriarch raises her trunk, bellows and mock charges us. The driver throws the