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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...can say to visitors to Darjeeling is, go and see the place yourselves, and if you do not thank us for the advice, you are indeed blind. There is a marked and striking difference in colour between the water of these two rivers, and for some distance below the actual junction of the two, the waters of each retains each its distinctive character. The water of the Teesta is sea-green, somewhat tinged, and several degrees lower in temperature than that of the Runjeet, while the latter is of a dark greenish blue, and perfectly transparent. Following the right bank of the Teesta for about four miles, along a good level road, the traveller reaches the recently constructed Iron Suspension Bridge. This has taken the place of the old primitive Julunga, and is the route taken by most of the trade between Darjeeling, Thibet, and Bhootan. The Bridge is a light looking, though substantial, structure, and reflects much credit on both the D. P. W. and the Contractors, Messrs. Burn & Co. of Calcutta. From the Bridge to the Inspection Bungalow is a steady pull of about three miles up the hill. There the traveller can rest for the night and proceed next morning to Darjeeling, a distance of about fifteen miles, through the forest on the Tukolah ridge and under Sinchul. The road is really good all the way, and the forest scenery very striking. The traveller can reverse this itinerary if it seems good to him. During the rains excursionists would be on the safe side if they were to take a few grains of quinine morning and evening, and they should bear in mind on no account to start-in the morning, without having first partaken of a really substantial chota hazaree. Above all things, travellers should carefully eschew bathing in either the Runjeet or the Teesta. If they neglect...
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