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
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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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 ....
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