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Tashiding Monastery  

Tashiding Monastery

A huge bronze bell.
Heading North to the Mountains of Sikkim

May 24th 2013
Monday morning I find myself dragging my suitcase back down Gandhi Road in Darjeeling, to the pickup point for my ride to Gangtok in the neighbouring state of Sikkim. A Permit is required for foreigners travelling to Sikkim, as it is a restricted area, and I got mine sorted yesterday. They cost nothing, but you do need a photocopy of your visa/passport and a passport sized photo. I had bought ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
23rd March 2014

Peace bell at Tashiding Monastery...
Hi there, Just to say thanks for this photo. This peace bell is one of 17 that have been placed at holy sites around the world. I have seen six of them - at Tso Pema (Rewalsar), Himachal Pradesh, India; Kushinagar, India; Bodh Gaya, India; Lumbini, Nepal; Boudhanath, Nepal; and Swayambu, Nepal. I was wondering whether the others were, and it was nice to come upon this one. Hope your travels went well... Peace and laughter, Pamela

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