That was that, I had decided I was doing the trip to Sikkim. Next came the dilemma of travel, whether I wanted to fly direct to Bagdogra [a town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal] or maybe to Kolkatta and then take an overnight bus/train.. Ultimately settled on direct flight to Bagdogra [ with stop over of 2.5hrs in Kolkata]. 
Upon landing in Bagdogra, we had to walk across the short distance to the airport.. I then managed to grab my rucksack, got out, found the driver/vehicle and headed out to pick up others. This is when I discovered this airport is located right next to Tea plantations.. 🙂 It was a pleasant surprise seeing the plantation!!


Sikkim Itinerary  
    The flight I took… 

For those who know me, window seat on a flight is my thing. And so here too I managed to snag window seat on both legs of the onward journey… here are some shots taken during the time I managed to stay awake…