About Sikkim

Things to know about Sikkim


Sikkim is a magnificent place, calm quiet and charismatic, these three words best describes the place, till one sees one would believe exists only in picture-story books. In the state you can see everywhere in the hill tops and slopes mystery-laden mistsprayer flags whiping in the breeze; wheels revolving in the hands of Lamas, mountains covered beautifully with white layers of snows, painted pagoda roofed housesalong side of streets, and the beautiful and magic mountain Kanchenjunga ,The world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim in the Nepalborder.You can make a visit tomonasteries and stupas .You can feel that an air of enchantment hangs over the city every time.Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is an unsurpassed hill resort of northeast regions of India. Gangtok has many spectacular and breath taking tourist spots.

The entire state of Sikkim is comprised of mountainous slopes flattered by variousSikkim snow-fed streams making their route through river valleys and heavily densed forest.These streamscombine into the major Teesta, River and its tributary. The high-altitude lakes, theTsongGurudongmar Lake and Khecheopalri Lake are situated in Sikkim. Situated 26 kilometres from Pelling, theSing shore bridge of Uttarey (site forbungee jumping)is the most distinguished attraction of Sikkim,it attracts a large number of tourists every year.Tashiding monastery the most famoussacred place for Buddhist pilgrimage ,the Cave of Guru Rempoche, Pemayangtse the principal monastery, Dubdi the Sikkim's oldest monastery, Sangachoeling the monastery cum best sunrise viewpoint, Maha dev Mandir, Daramdeen Shree SatyaSaimandir, LegshipRangit water world, Reshi hot spring, the Lepcha's clay pot tower, the hill of rhododendron and Magnolia, chayataal lake in hee-gaon, Darap Subba village, Rimbi rock garden, the famous Khangchendzonga falls, TingTing stone, stone, rathong bridge, lethanglepcha village, Rani Dhunga the famous jungle trek area, the bird sanctuary are some of the famous touristspots of Sikkim. Besides its twofamous high altitude treks Singalila treks and Kanchenjunga treks also offers incredible treaking experience.

Namchisituated at 90 Kilometres away from Gangtok offers you an excellent view of orchids, Primulas andrhododendron trees. The statue Of Guru Padmasambhava constructed atop Samdruptse (the Wish fulfilling Hill) near Namchi in South Sikkim is 135 fts and is the world’s highest Statue of Lord Buddha. The statue is noticeable miles away from and around the city.

Sikkim gives a spectacular views of the Mount Kanchenjunga, theworld’s third highest mountain along withother sister mountains bowing before the Godly figure in admiration.Sikkim is an ideal getaway for tourists as its vicinity has numerous waterfalls, soft trek routes, beautiful floras,monasteries and soothing atmosphere, so if you are planning for a vacation do give a visit toSikkim for sure.

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