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About Sikkim

Sikkim is situated in the lap of the world’s third highest mountain,Mount Kanchenjunga (8603 meter.), and it worshiped as the Guardian Deity of Sikkim. Sikkim shares her borders with Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the East, Nepal in the West and State of West Bengal in the South. With an area of 7,096 sq. km, holding 9 sub division, 4 districts (North, South, East & West) and population of 5,70,077 people.

Sikkim is adorned with snowy mountain, fast flowing rivers, lush valleys, terraced hills, sacred lakes, medicinal hot springs, pristine waterfalls, luxuriant forests with exotic flora and fauna i.e.Rhododendron(state tree), Manolia and orchids(state flower).

Sikkim is a hotspot of Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna ranging from Tropical to Alpine. Sikkim has 407 varieties of Orchids, 680 types of butterflies and 550 species and sub-species of birds. The rivers have Trout, Salmon and Carp. Animals found in the dense forest of Sikkim: The Dreaded Himalayan Bear, Musk and barking Deer, Snow Leopard, Marbled Cats, Red Panda (state animal), The Blue Sheep etc.

  • Population : 5,70,077
  • Area : 7,096 sq. km
  • Districts : 4 (North, South, East, West)
  • Climate : Summer 10-28°C. , Winter below 10°C.
  • Capital : Gangtok
  • Language Spoken : Nepali, English, Hindi.

Top Destinations

North Sikkim

South Sikkim

East Sikkim

West Sikkim

North Sikkim Mangan is the Gateway of Alpine Valleys. It is the North District headquarter, 65 km from Gangtok. It has historic beginning, Rinzing Namgyal, the local landlord of the area had established the town in 1903 during Young Husband’s tour... Read More+

South Sikkim Namchi: Location: 78 km from Gangtok, 90 km from NJP & 96 km from Bagdogra Airport. There is a replica of the Char Dham and the biggest statue of Guru Padmasambhav at Namchi. You can catch glimpses of these looming structures from... Read More+

East Sikkim Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is located on a ridge at a height of 5,500 feet. With a spectacular view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga, the town provides the perfect base for travel through the state. Once an important transit point for traders... Read More+

West Sikkim Pelling: Location: 119 km from Gangtok, 133km from Siliguri. Pelling is perched at 7,200ft and gives a magnificent view of the Kanchenjunga Range. There are also excellent trials through natural forest leading to the surrounding historical... Read More+

 

People, Culture & Lifestyle
People, Culture & Lifestyle All communities in Sikkim live in harmony sharing each other’s culture, ethos, and traditions. Buddhist Monasteries coexist with Hindus temples, Churches, Mosque and Gurudwaras. The predominant communities are Lepcha,...Read More[+]
Sikkim Permit
Permits No permit is required for Indian Nationalist to enter Sikkim. Foreigners should obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP), which is issued from all Indian Consulates abroad. Tourism offices listed below also issues ILP if you provide photocopies of the Indian...Read More[+]
How to Reach Sikkim
How to Reach Sikkim? Nearest Connectivity: Bagdogra Airport To Gangtok 128 kms. NJP Railway Station To Gangtok 124 kms. Siliguri To Gangtok 118 kms. Helicopter Service is also available from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok ...Read More[+]
Best Seasons in Sikkim
Best Seasons in Sikkim There is beauty everywhere you look in Sikkim, whether it is spring, autumn, winter or the monsoons. You can stride on snow even in the mid of summer and within a matter of three to four hours descend to tropical forest with snow-feed...Read More[+]