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Sikkim Tourism








Sikkim Tourism


About Sikkim : Small but beautiful. Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas . Spread below the Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 mts), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area of 7,300 sq kms and measuring approx. 114 kms from the north to south and 64 kms from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 mts to over 8540 mts above sea level.

Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow . More ...





Places to See : Gangtok

History of Sikkim : in pre-historic times, Sikkim was inhabited by 3 tribes viz., Naong, Chang and the Mon. The Lepchas entered Sikkim later and absorbed them completely. They resorted to the practice of electing a leader whose advice & counsil was sought on crucial matters & followed. More ....

Wildlife in Sikkim : The diversity in the plant world is complemented by a similar variety in the animal kingdom. As if this wasn't enough 600 species of butterflies and 600 species of birds adorn the forest with colour and song. Among the more commonly found animals in the alpine zone are yaks. More ....

Sikkim Fairs & Festivals : Sikkim's famous mask dances provide a spectacle, perhaps nowhere to be experienced in the entire world. Performed by lamas in the Gompa courtyard to celebrate religious festivals, these dances demonstrate perfect foot work and grace. More ....


Monasteries in Sikkim : Sikkim's near about 200 monasteries or Gompas belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu order have not only been influencing the cultural heritage and lifestyle of the people, but also demonstrates the ancient rituals in practice. More ....

Sikkim Gardens : Truly a naturalist's delight. The hillsides and mountain slopes of Sikkim are strewn with bright patches of myriad colours. The lower mountain slopes are abundant with lush green bamboos and ferns. And the northern valleys are draped with wild cherry, oaks, chestnuts, pines and white magnolia. More ....

People & Lifestyle : Communities, Cultures, Religions and Customs of different hues intermingle freely here in Sikkim to constitute a homogeneous blend. The predominant communities are the LEPCHAS, BHUTIAS and NEPALESE. More ....

Adventure in Sikkim : The perfect destination for vacations in quest of enchantment , tranquillity or adventure. A jewel embedded in snow clad mountains, Sikkim is a primeval land that is unlike anywhere else. More ....

General Information : Location , Area Statement , Climate , Temprature , Rainfall

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