It is one
of the most enthralling regions in Himalayas.
This hidden valley of rice or "Bayul Demojong"
as called by the local people and is a tiny State of the Union
territory of India. It is inhabited by Nepalese, Lepchas,
Bhutias, Tibetans and surrounded by the Tibetan Plateau in the
North, Nepal in the West, Bhutan in the East and West Bengal along
its Southern border.
The awe inspiring Kanchanjunga peaks guards its valley,
turquoise lakes, steams and gorges. Wrapped
in mists and clouds. A garden state with an incredible variety of
orchids, rhododendrons, gladioli and a host of other flowers.
Rustling, tumbling streams and torrents. Mountain monasteries and
quaint shopping plazas. This is Sikkim.
The land of mighty Kanchenjunga. A holiday land with few equals
anywhere. This jewel -like mountain state of ethereal beauty with
an area of 7299 Sq. kilometres, nestles in the heart of the
Its Capital is Gangtok with its mysterious mist, fluttering
prayer flags painted pagoda roofed houses, rich culture heritage
and its friendly smiling people. SIKKIM offers to
her visitors a rare and singular experience of a life time.
Since the major portion of SIKKIM has opened to
both the domestic and foreign visitors in recent time, one can
experience the most fascinating scenic beauty, breathtaking
experience and chilling white river water for River
Nestling in the grandeur and beauty of snow-capped
mountain ranges of Kanchanjunga and lush
green of Tea Gardens, highest Railway station in the
world lied the elegant the Town of Darjeeling which is known as
"Queen of the Hills". A holiday resort of the Victoria
Era and is still exudes its passed grandeur, charm and majesty. It
is colourful mixture of people such as Nepalese, Sherpas,
Lepchas, Bhutia and Tibetans. From the Foot hills of
Darjeeling runs Darjeeling Himalaya Train affectionately known to
railway enthusiasts and generation of School Children "TOY
Sikkim has population of about three laksh, made up of Lepchas,
Nepalese and Bhutias. The Lepchas are the oldest inhabitants of
Sikkim. There is an old Lepcha legend that long ago, the laughter
of the Lepchas wafted into the sky and it scattered and froze into
shimmering stars. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Tibetans
arrived bringing with them the Red Hat Lamist tradition - Nying
-ma-pa, which became the dominant culture and official state