The petite and beautiful state of Sikkim located at the laps of Himalayas replete with nature, culture and adventure. The creator took time off to create this magnum opus and left it for you to discover.
Sikkim is an experience, a feeling of natural beauty unsurpassed, that revolves round its people, its monasteries lending it a blessed atmosphere of tranquillity and mystery. Having Gangtok as its capital, its allure will simply cast a mesmerizing spell... its pine dotted green mountain, nature's finest gardens where Rhododendron's bloom, ever greeting spring, lakes and waterfalls...will never cease to surprise you, as you ponder, how much is hidden in this small and beautiful Sikkim.
Blessed with the most scenic beauty yet unleashed this state also has an unbelieving wildlife fauna extant. Tosar Lake situated at a height of 13,000 ft in North Sikkim is very refreshing tourist destination. A close early morning view of majestic peak of Mt. Khangchendzonga from Dzongri (13,200 ft) is simply breathtaking. Himalayan Yak safaris will be another most cherished activity one can indulge into. In the wildlife sanctuaries one can have a look of the elusive snow leopards while other animals like the endangered red Panda, antelopes, blue sheep and various other snow animals are too found here. Reaching these places is possible by enjoying some adventure at the famous passes, which also is a prime attraction. For fishing and lazying there is the Changu Lake, where one needs a permit for entrance. Mountaineering around the lake will lead you to Nathula Pass where you can have a bird's eye view of Indo-China frontier. While trekking is best done on the Yumthang Valley - known as valley of flowers, the rivers allows white water rafting. The place where one does not need permission is visiting monasteries, dominantly a Buddhist state, the monasteries also form an important attractive force. The Rumtek Monastery is the largest of its kind in Sikkim, visit the monasteries around June when the place come into limelight due to the various festivals celebrations. Trekking around the monastery will lead you to the Nehru Botanical Garden and the hermitage where the Buddhist monks spend three years of their lives in seclusion.
Don't Miss Your Date with Sikkim Culture
This state is extremely unconventional from the rest of the country, so it is obligatory that the culture will be different too. The art and craft of the region is also reflective of the Sikkim culture. Enthusiastic shoppers must buy the Tibetan designed Choksee (table) and the blankets embellished in the traditional motifs. This state has its own culinary delight, the most important and authentic dish to be savored here is the Momo that has gained an eminent place in the menu of the famous restaurants all over the world. To enjoy the cuisine, the best time is during the various festivals of Sikkim. The masked dance is worth a spectacle, while the procession during the Saga Dawa should not be missed.
Helen Keller said, " The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. Come unfold His work, as it lies in waiting, presided over by its guardian deity, Mt. Khangchendzonga.