Sikkim Trip

8200*3 + 2000*3+1500*8+ 4000 = 45000

21st: Sun

Reach Bagdogra Airport at 2pm

Cab to gangtok : 5 hrs 122 km  (Take cab with sikkim no.: 1500/head..)

Book 3 Day north Sikkim trip (3 day scorpio/xylo 8200/head: North Sikkhim) and apply for it’s permit (pan and Aadhar is not valid. give passport and 2 photo to Agent to take permit)

Apply for Nathula Permit: Give same AgentNathula documents for permit

Explore MG Road

22nd: Mon

Full Day Cab book: 1800/day cab

Leave Gangtok at 6am to visit Nathula Pass (55km/2hr) (Note: Check Nathula open timings)

Then go to Baba harbajan singh mandir

Finally visit Tsogmo lake

Then come back to Gangtok by 2pm and do Local sightseeing:

23rd: Tue

Gangtok to Lachen: 120km (5 hrs)

Local sightseeing in Lachen for rest of the day


24th: Wed

Leave at 3 am. For guru dong mar lake (55km 5 hrs)

Come back to Lachen by afternoon. Lunch at lachen

Then proceed to Lachung 3hr … Reach by 6 pm..

25th: Thu

Lachung to Zero Point go directly in morning (Pay driver +3K for Zero Point visit)

Then come back to Yumthang: 1hr ..

In evening go Back to Gangtok via Lacung..

26th: Fri

Book full day cab to west Sikkim..pelling..kanchanjunga

27th: Sat

Local shopping and take cab to Bagdogra Airport for flight at 3pm


Mon: Gangtok

Tues: Nathula Trip

Wed: west Sikkim..pelling..kanchanjunga

Thu-Sat: Dargelling


Alibag, Maharashtra Trip Plan

How to Go:

Train to Churchgate and then ferry (

Catch a Ferry / Boat from Gateway of India for Mandwa.From Mandwa jetty following ferry operators take you in the same fare by bus up to Zirad, Alibaug. For your ready reference timings and other details are listed below

Ferry Timings, Rates and Contact No.s of Service Operators.

AJANTA (approx. 1hr. 20 min.) APOLLO (max 1 hour) PNP (approx 45 – 50 min) MALDAR (max. 1 hour)
From Gateway of India
6.15, 7.00, 9.15, 10.00, 11.15, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00
From Mandwa
7.30, 8.15, 10.30, 11.15, 12.30, 13.15, 15.15, 16.15, 17.15, 17.45, 18.15

Fare: Rs.85/-

Tel. : Gateway: 022-22026364 / 22023585,
Alibaug: 02141-224437,
Mandawa: 02141-237550

From Gateway of India
7.45, 12.45, 17.30
From Mandwa
8.45, 1.45, 6.30

Fare: Rs. 100/- for main deck,
Rs. 125/- for upper deck,
Rs. 135/- for A/C 

Tel. : Gateway: 022-22026364
Alibaug: 02141-224437,
Mandawa: 02141-237550

From Gateway of India
08.15, 10.15, 12.15, 14.15,
16.15, 18.30

From Mandwa
09.05, 11.05, 13.05, 15.05, 17.05, 19.30

Fare: Rs.135/- for A/C

Tel. : Gateway: 022-22885250 / 22885221
Alibaug: 02141-225403
Mandawa: 02141-237087

From Gateway of India
8.30, 10.45, 13.15, 15.30, 18.00

From Mandwa
09.30, 11.45, 14.15, 16.30, 19.00

Fare: Rs. 90/- for main deck,
Rs.125/- for upper deck,
Rs.135/- for A/C

Tel. : Gateway: 22829695 / 22823841,
Alibaug: 02141-222797,
Mandawa: 02141-237464


via MH SH 1042 h 56 min

109 km2 h 44 min without traffic · Show traffic

Main Site:

Places to Visit in Alibaug:


Places to Visit in Murud:

lessons in Trip Planning

just came back from a 7 day trip to singapore.

I wanted to use free apps to plan the trip, and so i did….

here’s what i was looking for:

1. Offline Map app which could guide me around the city using GPS, in case i don’t have 3G

2. Daily itenary planner using which i could plan the places i would visit each day, and also the most efficient route to take

3. Admission cost and opening hours of the places

These are the basic requirements….

now i googled the best apps and tested out the following:

1. TRIPOMATIC: Works well over web and app…syncs immediately across both…shows ratings of places and good for planning..the only downside is navigation which is apsent

2. TRIP ADVISOR: good for navigation but not for planning…

3. Street Directory: Offline Maps…had downloaded but didn’t try

4. Singapore Offline Map for ANdroid: Sucks

5. Singapore MRT: didn’t take MRT at all…used taxi..

6. Singapore Map and Guide: didn’t like it’s UI or functionality

7. Meru Cabs: for cab booking in India…sucks big time..when i booked through the helpline, the booking never showed up in the app..


NONE of the apps are sufficient on their own…

I used Tripomatic to plan the itenerary and printed out the pdf of the entire trip as a backup…this was all good..

But it never shows the actual distance in km, so i had to fall back on Google Maps for that…

Then when i ran out of good places, i used the Trip Advisor app to explore new places…

But the best thing that i did above all was to buy SingTel SIM card as soon as i landed at singapore…it was for $8 and got $10 credit, out of which i used $7 for 1 week 3G Data of 1 GB

Having internet connection is MORE IMPORTANT than all apps combined

More Destinations for singapore trip


More details –

Itenerary for Singapore Trip


1- Mustafa shopping complex – walking , near farrer park – 2-3 hrs

2- Grand Hotel

3- Songs of the Sea – sentosa – 7:30pm

4- Singapore Cable Car – optioal

5- map of sentosa

6- Imbiah – merlion

7- Siloso Beach

8- zoo – shows must – reach by 7 AM

splash safari show

9 – night safari –

10- Jurong Bird Park – lory loft

11- Universal studio –

Revenge of the Mummy


Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™

Shrek 4-D Adventure

12- Casino