Home to India’s highest mountain Kanchenjunga, Sikkim is a land of glaciers, meadows, snow-capped Himalayas and Buddhist monasteries. From cardamom fields to orchid plantations, Sikkim is extremely rich in flora and fauna and the first Indian state adopt organic farming. Adventure sports like White-water Rafting, Kayaking, Skiing and Zip Lining along with trekking and hiking in Sikkim has been drawing thousands of tourist each year to experience all the splendors of nature.
Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Hanuman Tok, Yumthang Valley, Kanchenjunga Falls, Himalayan zoological park amongst others has been a favorite amongst tourists. The colorful fairs and festivals like Losoong festival, Losar festival (Tibetan New Year), International Flower Festival, Saga Dawa (Festival of masks) and Tihar festival celebrate life and nature and are a must visit for tourists. Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Yak, Himalayan Jungle Cat, Tibetan Wolf and Asian Black Bear are easily spotted in the numerous wildlife sanctuaries of the state.BOOK DESTINATION
Major Tourist Attractions in Sikkim are
GANGTOK: The capital city is probably the cleanest city in India. Te Tibetan prayer flags dotting the city skyline, it is the main center of trade and commerce. The M.G. Marg in Gangtok is the center of all activities including various restaurants, pubs and discotheques. Gangtok is also a Tobacco-free zone. Sightseeing in and around Gangtok include these place.
- Hanuman Tok
- Banjhakri Water Fall
- Himalayan Zoological park
- Ganesh Tok View Point
- Tashi View point
- Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
- Kanchenjunga National Park
TSOMGO LAKE: Located around 40 kms from Gangtok, this glacial lake is a marvel in itself. It remains frozen during the winter season. It is a sacred lake among the Buddhist people.
RUMTEK MONASTERY: One of the largest Buddhist Monastery in Sikkim, the architecture of Rumtek monastery is one of the finest in the world and holds immense spiritual significance amongst the Buddhists. It is a world renowned center of spiritual learning and is flocked by thousands of tourists each year.