Sikkim Tourism

Topics: Sikkim, Gangtok, Siliguri Pages: 4 (1080 words) Published: May 12, 2012
Sikkim is a state in East India in the Himalayan foot hills also bordering China (Tibet), Nepal and Bhutan. The name has been coined from the words 'Su', 'Him 'i.e. beautiful home, though it should be named by abode of nature. The snow covered mountains & lush green valleys not only invigorate one's soul, it also leaves the spectators bewildered by the extravaganza of its natural beauty. Nearly 40% of the total area is forested. Small but beautiful, Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas and spread below the Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 meters), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area of 7,300 sq. kms and measuring approx. 114 kms from the north to south and 64 kms from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 meters to over 8540 meters above sea level. Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub-tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow. Districts to visit

1. Dzongu - in North Sikkim, region reserved for the Lepcha People. 2. Gangtok – is a district in the east and the capital of Sikkim. 3. Geyzing – the district in West Sikkim
4. Mangan – the district in North Sikkim
5. Namchi – the district in South Sikkim
6. Pelling- the district in West Sikkim
7. Ravangla-the district in South Sikkim
8. Yuksom-the district in West Sikkim
Other Destinations
1.KABI LUNGTSOK-This is a historical place is 17 kms from Gangtok on the North Sikkim highway. 2.SINGIEK-The place offers one of the most spectacular views of Mt. Khangchendzonga and its ranges. 3.CHUNGTHANG-Chungthang, on the confluence of Lachen and Lachung Chu and the starting point of river teesta, has emerged as a major sub-division settlement in North Sikkim. 4.YUMTHANG-Yumthang, at an...
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