The travel plan was approved and a week long tour starting from 09 May 2010 till 16 May 2010 was scheduled and finalized. The official travel plan marked visits to two major hydropower plants in Bhutan and two in Sikkim, and some major substations along the way. Unofficially we tweaked the travel plan to include visits to Gangtok and Kalimpong without compromising on the major visits. The journey was set with full of joyful and cheerful guys (only) packed in a hiace bus cracking jokes, causing commotion in the name of singing, pulling legs and doing all the crazy things . Upon reaching Phuntsholing, the first thing we did was, packed our bags with enough booze to last for a week and also to gift our unknown hosts.
The places we visited(in order):
.Teesta V HPP(510 MW)
.Rangit Hydropower Station (60 MW)
.Tala Hydropower Plant (1020 MW)
.Chukha Hydropower Plant (336 MW)
All in all, the industrial trip was really refreshing and fulfilling. The trip to Kalimpong was awesome as my old college friend arranged the sightseeing and set the night on the booze. What a night it was.