Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. It is the part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain. Sikkim is a home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers, steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries. Sikkim is India’s first organic state with around 75,000 hectares of agricultural and dedicated to organic farming. Sikkim is the second largest producer of cardamom in the world after Guatemala.
It’s capital is Gangtok. Sikkim is a home of Buddhist monasteries. Kangchenjunga the world’s third largest and India’s highest peak. River Tista and it’s tributaries flow through the state from north to south. River Tista is the main waterway of Sikkim. Sikkim is known for it’s rich biodiversity and is the land known for more than 500 different species of orchids, 11 oak species, 23 different varieties of Bamboo trees and over 400 different plants.
PLACES TO VISIT IN SIKKIM
1: TSOMGO LAKE
It is located just 38 Km away from the capital city of Sikkim. Gangtok is maong the most popular tourist places in Sikkim. A snaky road through rocky mountain topography and strident mountains which takes to the Tsomgo Lake is a lot of adventure in itself. You also see the beautiful flowers such as primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies and Irish. You also enjoy the Yak and Pony Ride.
2: WEST SIKKIM
It is located at the foothills of Mount Kangchenjunga, offers you the best views of the South-East face of Mt. Kangchenjunga. This place is also famous for few of the oldest and holiest Buddhist Monasteries of the world. This place have a beautiful amalgamation of nature and religious history, the calm and peaceful environment of Pelling makes it a famous tourist destination.