"The Little Haven": Sikkim

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Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states of India. It is bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal. Sikkim is the high landscape area where the Sikkim is the part of the great Himalayas. India's highest mountain Kangchenjunga lies here. When you will visit Sikkim you will get to know that this state contains many verities of wild Flowers also known as Yumthang, situated at a height of 11800 feet is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers', Located at a distance of 148 km from Gangtok. Sikkim is also home to glaciers.

The People of Sikkim consist of three ethnic groups, that is, Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali. Communities of different hues intermingle freely in Sikkim to constitute a homogenous blend. Hindu Temples coexist with Buddhist Monasteries, Churches, Mosque and Gurudwara. Sikkim was blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, the great Buddhist saint who visited Sikkim in the 8th century and consecrated the land, meditating at its four corners to rid it of all negativity. Earlier Sikkim in 17th century was ruled by the Buddhist's priest-kings known as the Chogyal. In the kingdom of Buddhist, many holy places and school of Lord Buddha was constructed in Sikkim to find the knowledge and enlightenment. The Char Dham Temple also situated here.

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Tourism plays the most important part in the GDP of Sikkim, so the government of Sikkim celebrates many festivals on the behalf of tourists who visit there. Many religious festivals also celebrate with very Entheoustostic manner.

Religious Festivals

  • Bumchu Festival

  • Dasain

  • Losar

  • Losoong

  • Maghe Sankranti

  • Pang-Lhabsol

  • Saga Dawa

  • Sakewa

  • Sonam Lochar (Tamang)

  • Tamu Lochar (Gurung)

  • Tendong Lho Rum Faat

  • Tihar (Diwali)

  • Trungkar Tsechu

Tourism Festival

  • Flower Festival

  • Gangtok Food and Culture Festival

  • Hee Bermiock Heritage & Tourism Festival

  • Khangchendzonga Tourist festival

  • Lampokhari Tourism Festival

  • Mangan Music Festival

  • Namchi Mahotsav

  • Ravangla Festival

Must-Visit Places when you visit Sikkim

  • Gangtok

  • Pelling

  • Ravangla

  • Rinchenpong

  • Lachung

  • Youksom

  • Yomthang

  • Lachen

  • Namchi

  • Singalila National Park

  • Khangchendzonga National Park

  • Zuluk

  • Geyzing

  • Nathang Valley

  • Thangu Valley

  • Tshoka

  • Jorethang

  • Zemu Glacier

  • Kupup

  • Phodong

  • Ranipool

  • Legship

  • Gorkhey

  • Melli

Must-try Food when you visit Sikkim

  • Momos, the most commonly available food in Sikkim.

  • Thukpa or Gya-thuk

  • The Nepalese prepare a special kind of bread, mostly during festivals called the Saelroti

  • Chhurpi, a fermented dairy product prepared from cow milk

  • Kinema, a fermented soybean food

  • Bamboo shoot is another commonly used ingredient in local food.

  • The most exotic local dish is surely Sishnu Soup

  • Chaang, a fermented cereal-based alcoholic beverage

No visit to Sikkim is complete till you try this at least once.

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