Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pictures from the North East Express

Some of the other pictures I took while on my way from New Delhi to Gangtok are -     

At Anand Vihar Railway Station. Notice the aligning of the shadowy part and the sunny part

A solitary station in the middle of nowhere

The landscape struck me. Could see no trees apart from the one close by.

A picture taken from my mobile. The train stood here, at Begusarai (Bihar) for about an hour and a half.

When I got down at the New Jalpaiguri station it was breaking dawn. We had booked a cab to take us to Gangtok. The pictures below were shot while we were on the move as the fatigue of a 42 hour long journey was too much to handle. The road to Gangtok has been made right next to River Teesta which gave us a birds eye view of the River which was quite breathtaking to say the least. But to get near the River Teesta we had to cross the Mahananda Wildlife Reserve which is popular for elephants. Here are the snapshots - 

Driving through the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary on my way to Gangtok

On the move with the forest passing by

A sneaking glance of the River Teesta (The lifeline of Sikkim)

River Teesta runs parallel to  the road to Gangtok which ensures you get to see a lot of breathtaking sights

Throughout the road one can hear the dull roar of the River water gushing down the mountains heading to Bangladesh. Over here you can see a bend of the river (beyond the leaves)

The River Teesta (notice the sand bar in the middle)

The River passing through an ‘S’ shaped meander. (The shade of the car window also appears in this picture)

(to be continued)...



Beautiful pictures!Gaipura station is so serene..River Teesta looks calm..Though the hour and half stoppage in Bihar sounds a bit irritating..
P.S. I want to go to the Mahanandra Wildlife Sanctuary..Wonder with whom..;)

The blog is really great and helpful for all those who cannot travel ...Cheers.

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