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Kalimpong and the art of doing nothing

Kalimpong and the art of doing nothing

East, India, West Bengal
What can I say about our Kalimpong break? That it had been lovely, intrepid, lazy and much needed, after our crazy, impromptu cross country motorbiking trip. The month had been March when mahua had carpeted rural roads with fragrant blossoms and cuckoos had called out from mango groves. Holi had come and gone and the young Indian summer had already parched the lovely hinterlands of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Our trip had shown us gorgeous glimpses of Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho and Panna National Park and Tarek and I had braved the summer sun (as well as the stunning, but dreaded Chambal region) on a trusty Royal Enfield motorbike. That had been a long ride to remember and the…
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