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.
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,...View More
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 Visa, details of your passport and two passport size photographs.,...View More