Who thinks about all these while planning for a trip? We all of us, in my family loves DIY Backpacker Tour instead of going with any Tour Operators.DIY is fun, starting form gathering all information, probable risks, scams etc. DIY allows me to do the tour in my own way instead of relying on someone else to plan my tour.Each cab has the licence stucked on the front window which determines it’s route.Also, they have different Cab Stand (multistoried buildings) for these.So this was my chance to explore the beautiful state of NE.Well, I better stay off from the details of Sikkim, it’s altitude and all etc.
Shared Jeep’s are always available in Siliguri and NJP for different areas such as Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok etc.Don’t forget to enjoy Momo which is served with cutney, as you are in the land of Momo’s. If you can catch the cars going back, that came down from Sikkim to NJP / Siliguri, then you don’t need to change the car at Deorali. Remember that though these are Taxi, there’s no meter system in Gangtok. You can also go for EP / CP if you want to try out local dishes.Also note that, in Sikkim they do not have any concept of Chicken Momo, Mutton Momo etc. From Deorali it’ll be around 200/- to your hotel (depending on the location) or M. They have fixed rate for fixed distance for locals. Also, maximum 4 person is allowed in a cab, so if you are more than 4 person, then you have to hire more than 1 cab. But beware that, in Hilly Regions everything gets closed at sharp 9 PM and food in M. Marg can be a bit costly with the ratio of quantity served.It’s always better to catch a train at night, so that you can reach NJP (New Jalpaiguri) at morning and can go upwards on that day only.But due to my schedule we couldn’t do that so we started off our journey by catching the train at morning and reached NJP at around PM.They have fixed rate, so no chances of being scammed.