|A typical Sikkimese home looks like this - flower pots festoon each and every balcony|
Both Sikkim and Darjeeling are quite similar. I must admit that I still can’t believe that the latter is part of West Bengal. Since Darjeeling is part of West Bengal for so many ages, it has its influences. But, it is more similar to Sikkim – prayer flags, simplicity of life, modest people, Nepalese culture and the pretty little houses.
The one peculiar thing that I noticed about these eastern Himalayan people is that they have very good taste. They understand beauty. Be it their homes, gardens, porticoes, backyards, or even their curtains, everything is so tasteful.
Although I regret not clicking as many photographs as I should have, I am happy to present a few that I did –
|A wooden house in Darap village, West Sikkim|
|That's a common sight - flower pots beautify every home in Sikkim and Darjeeling|
|That's a passage behind an old house in Darap village|
|I'm not sure if it's a house or not, but it looked interesting|
|It's a very old (British era) house in Kurseong, Darjeeling|
|A bamboo hut in Darap village|
|A beautiful double-storey wooden house in Assam Linzey village|
|A cute fairy-talish house in Darjeeling|
|An old house in Kurseong, Darjeeling|
|A beautiful tree log is placed at the entrance|
|This was quite a big house in Assam Linzey village, Sikkim|
|No matter how big or small a home is in Sikkim and Darjeeling, it has to be beautiful|
Do you wish you had a cute little home like one of these in the mountains?