It was a pleasant journey along the silk route on the treacherous terrain of Sikkim. It was a journey to be cherished 🙂 Sikkim is a gorgeous heavenly place for any nature lover. We went to Sikkim from Darjeeling in a car & by far it was the most cherished drives of my life so far.
It’s a uphill climb all the way as you are gaining altitude, the nature all around is picturesque with gentle calm refreshing breeze blowing and it rejuvenates you from within. The best part is not just the tricky terrain with sharp and unexpected turns, but its the smart-ass signs all along the route 🙂
This road was built by the BRO – Border Road Organisation & they are notoriously famous for the liberty they take in writing some quick-witted one liners all along the way. The treat to the eyes begin with the natural landscape and the view of the 2 river Teesta & Rangeeth meeting, you can view this from high up the mountains. BRO never fails to keep travellers amused along the way, considering the dangerous terrain and they help the civilians by cautioning on road safety.
Even after all these years i still remember few quotes painted all along the highway, few of them are:
- This is a roadway, not a Runway.
- Ply, do not Fly.
- Be soft on my curves 🙂
- Drinking Whiskey, Driving is risky.
- Reach home in Peace, not in Pieces.
- Its not a rally, enjoy the valley.
- Life is short Don’t make it shorter!
These quick-witted notes all along the way do perk up your life & you cant wait to set foot in Sikkim.