Gangtok town is the capital of Sikkim. This hill station is the largest town in its state. Gangtok gained a distinguished status as a Buddhist Pilgrim...
Sikkm, a landlocked state of north-eastern India, fall in the vast expanse of the Himalayan Mountains. Sikkim is bordered by Nepal, China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Bhutan and West Bengal. Sikkim is unique in India as it has majority of ethnic Nepali population. The dominant religions in Sikkim are Vajrayana Buddhism and Hinduism. Languages spoken in Sikkim are Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu, Bhutia, Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Newari, Rai, Sunwar and Tamang.
The economy of Sikkim majorly depends on agriculture and tourism. Though small, Sikkim has the grandeur of mountain peaks, fast flowing rivers and lush valleys. The flora and fauna of Sikkim are untouched marvels of nature. With 400 butterfly species, 450 bird species, 450 varieties of orchids and 40 types of rhododendron, Sikkim is known to be one of the richest states of India in terms of flora and fauna. Sikkim Tour is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.
The Adventure Activities in Sikkim mainly include river rafting in Teesta River. The turbulent water of Rangeet River is great for enjoying thrilling watersports. Apart from River Rafting, Sikkim also offers trekking, kayaking, yak safari, mountain biking, mountaineering, etc. To have a better travelling experience in Sikkim, it would be better to plan your tour as per the Sikkim Travel Guide given here.
Earlier Sikkim was occupied by 3 tribes i.e. Chang, Naong and Mon. Later on Lepchas had entered in Sikkim and acquired the state completely.in the early 17th century the Tibetan migrated in the state which obligate Lepchas to shift from Sikkim in order to avoid the conflict. During the ruling period of Tashi Namgyal who was the ruler in the year 1914 Sikkim undergo through various reforms. Forced labour was banned and gambling was completely illegal in the state. Developmental plans were introduced etc. After the death of Tashi Namgyal, his son became the ruler of the state. In the year 1975 Sikkim got its position of being a 22nd state of India. The chief communities of Sikkim are the BHUTIAS, NEPALESE and LEPCHAS. Most of the people residing in urban areas are engaged in Government service and business. Various development activities like construction of roads, buildings, and bridges etc., have changed a structure of Sikkim. The small part of population comprises of migrant labourers from plains and Nepal. A Trip to Sikkim is going to be enjoyable for you.
7,096 km (2,740 sq mi)
Nepali (lingua franca), Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Tamang, Newari, Sherpa, Sunwar, Gurung and Magar.
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September to November (autumn) and in May (spring).
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