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A glimpse of Kanchenjunga

india Updated: Dec 29, 2010 02:10 IST

Is it the right season to visit Sikkim? Which are the cheap hotels in Bhubaneshwar? Read on to solve all your travel queries...

Please tell me about the weather conditions of Yumthang and 0 point, Sikkim these days, as I’m planning to go there. Are the roads being closed due to snowfall?
Yumthang will have temperatures ranging from a maximum of 6 degrees to a minimum of -10 degrees. Recent news has it that it’s already dipping down to -2 degrees overnight with snow flurries — intermittent snow drizzles that do not cover the ground like snowfall — but one can really enjoy the flakes and the chill. The roads will not be closed. Expect some breathtaking glimpses of the mighty Kanchenjunga!

I am planning to visit Bhubaneshwar-Konark-Puri from 12th to 15th of Jan, 2011. Please give me a clear idea of how I should cover these places. Do suggest the best hotels near the train station at Bhubaneshwar with tariffs below R1,000. Also, please recommend a hotel in Puri with a similar budget.
Here’s a plan assuming you are reaching Puri first. There are two places to stay, either Swargdwar road and New Marine Drive or CT (Charak Tritha Road). Both the places are not too far from the railway station. Swargdwar Road is on main Puri beach, which is crowded, but you can enjoy till late in the night. Hotels on CT road are very quiet. Tour plan: 12th — visit Lord Jagannath temple. After that, visit the Puri beach. 13th — book a day tour from OTDC (Orissa tourism) including Konark, Nandan Kanan Zoo, Bhubaneshwar. 14th — go on a half-day tour to Chilka. Enjoy boat-riding and observe lots of migratory birds. Book a cab beforehand and do remember to bargain well. 15th — rest!