Just to keep this thing updated, been to Calcutta for almost 2 weeks, staying with Raja, our climbing guide in Himalaya. Was supposed to go to Darjeeling and Sikkim, but they were all closed due to the political strike on there at the minute, mostly hung around Calcutta, which got a bit tiresome after few days, Had great 3 days in the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve though! Got a really good sighting of a Royal Bengal (check out my facebook for great photos, taken by wildlife photographer who was with us)...
Back in smelly Delhi now after 18hr train from Calcutta... getting on a 16hr bus today to go to Manali, back up to the mountains, then onto Dharamsala. The Dalai Lama lives there and it's his birthday on 6th July, so gonna try to get there for that, should be some celebrations going on!
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