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Sikkim (Gangtok)                                                                                   

Sikkim is a state in northeast India , bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal . Sikkim is a smallest state part of the Himalayas the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain 8,586m Kangchenjunga . Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflower steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse which dates to the early 17005.Sikkim is the 22nd state of India came into existence with effect from 26th april, 1975. Sikkim has been divided into four districts and each district has futher been bifurcated into two sub – divisions for administrative purpose . The highest portion  of Sikkim lies into north west direction . A largest number of mountains having altitudes of about seven thousand meters

Stands here with Kanchenjunga (8598m) The third highest peak in the world. The high serrated snow capped spurs and peaks of Kangchenjung a look attractive consisting of Mt. Kumbha karna (7711m), Mt. Pandim (6706m), Mt. Narsingh (5825m), Mt.Kabro dome (6545m) , Mt. Kabur (7386m) etc. The local language is Nepali , English is the official language.

Places of Interest in Sikkim

Gangtok

The capital city of Sikkim, Gangotk is nestled in the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the kaleidoscopic tourist destinations in the state. For the nature lovers, a holiday  lovers and this scenic city is enough to fulfill all their wishes.

Yuksom

Yuksom is the Western parts of Sikkim, is a origin of several enthralling treks into the Himalayas or the magical Mt. Kanchenjunga.  Also known as the ‘Me Lamas’, this Sikkim’s village has recently started gaining tourism attention.

Tsomgo Lake

On a visit to Gangtok, do not miss the chance to visit the Tsomgo Lake or the Changu Lake.It is the  highest lakes in India. While the lake remains frozen during the winters, summer brings in a magical charm and appeal to Tsomgo. water of the lake reflects the amazing views of the nearby peaks and the azure sky above!

Nathu La

The once a part of the historic ‘Silk Road’, a visit to Nathu La. One of the highest motor able pass in the world, this amazing pass is located at a towering height of 4,310m above the sea level and connects Sikkim with Tibet.

Pelling

It is from of Sikkim’s town, one can have the best views of the Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga Peak, and can experience the best of their Sikkim holidays. This scenic town is bestowed with several waterfalls, breath-taking views, natural beauty and adventure options like rafting, kayaking, trekking, mountain biking and several others.

Lachung

Lachung has multiple reasons to make you fall in love with it! Its location at the  height of 8,610ft makes it a popular snow-destination in Sikkim, its untouched and surreal beauty makes it one of the best tourist places in Sikkim.

Ravangla

Ravangla is the best places to visit in Sikkim; especially in the southern part of the state. A scenic town between Gangtok and Pelling, this hill-town also hosts some of the most popular treks in Sikkim.

Rumtek Monastery

The largest monasteries in Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery is also one of the oldest monasteries in the state. An ode to the Buddhist cultures and traditions, this monastery is located near Gangtok and is also known as the ‘Dharma Chakra Centre’.

Namchi

Namchi means the ‘top of the sky’. And on a visit to this magnificent Sikkim’s city, this will be proved! Located around 92km from Gangtok and at a height of 1,675m above the sea level, it is also one of the most gorgeous cities in the state.

Yumthang Valley

A visit to Yumthang Valleys it truly a colorful affair! Located at an elevation of 3,500m, this scenic valley is the home to several exotic, rare and wild flowers. It is often said, one who visits this quintessential valley, often gets pleasantly affected by its treacherous colours and alluring beauty!

Communication /Connectivity

Air Transportation : Sikkim currently does not have any operational airports or railheads because of its rough terrain. However, Pakyong  Airport  the state's first airport, located at a distance of 30 km (19 mi) from Gangtok, is expected to become operational in March 2016, after its completion was delayed from the original target of 2014.

Roads Transportation : National Highway 31A and National Highway 31 link Siliguri to Gangtok. Sikkim National Transport runs bus and truck services. Privately run bus, tourist taxi and jeep services operate throughout Sikkim, and also connect it to Siliguri. A branch of the highway from Melli connects western Sikkim. Towns in southern and western Sikkim are connected to the hill stations of Kalimpong and Darjeeling in northern West Bengal. The state is furthermore connected to Tibet by the mountain pass of Nathu La.

Rail : Sikkim Railway Project has been launched to connect the town of Rangpo in Sikkim with sevoke on the West Bengal border. The five-station line is intended to support both economic development and operations, and was initially planned to be completed by 2015 though as of 2013 its construction has met with delays In addition, the Ministry of Railways proposed plans in 2010 for railway lines link.

Climate of Sikkim

The state has five seasons winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season between june and September . Temperate climate in summer is 28 c (82 f) in winter is 0 degrees celsius to 4 degrees.

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