Sikkim

Sikkim

"A land of unspoilt Beauty"

Sikkim is a land of monumental mountains that seem to touch the sky. The mountains form a part of long and mighty Himalaya. Kanchanjunga, the third highest peak of the world, crowns the top with its rugged outline. Sikkim, states of India, shares her borders with Tibet to the north, Bhutan to the east, Nepal to the west and the state of West Bengal to the south.

The area of Sikkim is 73000 sq.km, measuring approx.100 km from north to the south and 60 km from east to west. The elevation ranges from 244 m to over 8540m above the sea level.

The flora and fauna naturally covers a wide spectrum as no where else in the world. In such a small area one can find 4000 varieties of flowering plants, orchids (some 600 varieties) and rhododendrons. Naturalists have catalogued over 550 species of birds and over 600 species of butterflies. Animals to be found are Himalayan bear, musk and barking deer , red panda and the blue sheep.

The people of Sikkim are of three distinct heritage, the Lepchas, Bhutias and the Nepalese. Sikkimese by nature are simple, polite and non-aggressive people with a natural gaiety.

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