Sikkim

Sikkim - The Pristine Hill Station

Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. The kingdom of Sikkim was established by Phuntsog Namgyal, who was that fifth descendant of a Tibetan prince. In the year 1642, three monks were present in Yuksom as they crowned the prince as the Priest-King of Sikkim, known as the Chogyal. Today it is a part of India and is one of the most visited hill stations in the northeastern part of India. The third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, lies partly in Sikkim; hence, once you’re here, you will enjoy unparalleled views of this giant snow-covered beauty up close.

Sikkim

LOCATIONS TO VISIT IN SIKKIM

Tsomgo Lake

This scenic lake is roughly forty kilometers ahead of Gangtok. Famous for its breathtaking frozen views, yearly rituals and yak rides around the premises of the lake.

Gangtok

The capital town of Sikkim is a great place to experience the true ambiance of the hills with a touch of luxury. Exciting events like Food Carnival and Flower Festival are held here.

Nathu La Pass

This location sits near the Indo-China border, and commands breathtaking views of the snow-laden Kanchenjunga, along with a scenic waterfall that can be spotted en-route.

Baba Mandir

This unique temple is dedicated to an Indian soldier Harbhajan Singh, who is said to have warned Indian soldiers about impending attacks even after his death. He is popularly worshipped locally.

Yumthang Valley

The Yumthang Valley of Flowers offers astounding views of the valleys that envelop Sikkim. They are covered with pristine snow in winters and colorful rhododendrons in spring.

Pelling

Pelling is a tiny offbeat destination that is cut off from the nerve-wracking & stressful urban lifestyle. It offers you a glimpse of that ideal countryside lifestyle that promises to rewind your senses.


THINGS TO KNOW

The Rumtek Monastery is Sikkim's oldest, and perhaps the grandest. Founded in the year 1734 AD, the monastery is an exemplary example of intricate oriental architecture. Girdled with innumerable prayer flags & tirelessly rotating prayer wheels, the monastery is adorned with precious hand-painted silk thangkas. But its most priceless possession is the Vajra Mukut - a hat, believed to have been woven out of a thousand fairy hair stands, and embedded with emeralds, rubies & diamonds. It is cautiously kept inside a box since it is believed that the if unrestrained, the hat will fly away.


HOW TO REACH SIKKIM

Nearest Railway Station – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station

Nearest Airport – Bagdogra Airport

Nearest Vehicle Stand – Siliguri Junction

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