Sikkim

About Sikkim

A land of panoramic perfection: of snow-capped Himalayas, the stimulating scent of flower decked meadows, vibrant culture and joyous festivals. Home to the 3rd highest mountain in the world and an infinite variety of flora and fauna; this is Sikkim.

Embellished on the east extended shoulder of India – Sikkim, a hideout from the hubbub of the loud, noisy and chaotic urban life. An assortment of adventure, splendid history, nature’s beauty and heart-warming culture; Sikkim vouches for an amazing holiday experience.

History

Before joining India as its 22nd state, Sikkim was previously known as the ‘Kingdom of Sikkim’. The kingdom was founded in the 17th century and ruled by a Buddhist priest –king as the ‘Chogyal’. It was a princely state under the British rule, and after 1947, Sikkim continued its protectorate status with the Republic of India. In 1973, anti-royalist riots took place in front of the Chogyal’s palace. In 1975, the monarchy was deposed by the people.

When in Sikkim, be prepared to get into a gastronomic affair; with a mesh of cuisines that are available: Sikkimese, Tibetan & Nepali.

Sikkim Attractions

Cuisine

Although the staple diet of the people mostly includes rice and lentils, the cuisine of Sikkim consists mainly of non-vegetarian dishes such as Phagshapa, a pork dish cooked sans radish & chillies. Thukpa and thentuk are two other dishes quite famous here, and of course, the infamous momos – an all-time favorite. Gundruk and sinki are two of the well-known dishes favored by the vegetarians. ‘Churpi’ is an impressionable pass time snack.

Culture

As diverse as its cuisine, the people are a mix as well. A mix of cultures coming together to become the people we meet while visiting Sikkim. Hindu temples co-exist wutg churches, mosques & gurudwaras.  Friendly, hospitable and charming are the folks of this state, with a constant keen energry ti meet new people and make friends.

There’s a hoard of things that attract the tourists and keep them occupied and entertained.

Attractions

After a bout of rigorous research, here are some of the attractions that draw the travellers from the world over:

  • Goecha La trek
  • Gurudogmar lake
  • Yak safari to Tsongmo lake
  • Khangchendzonga base camp trek
  • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • Kitam bird sanctuary
  • Rhododendron sanctuary

Khangchendzonga National Park

Here’s an interesting fact about Khangchendzonga National Park – the park has been termed as India’s first mixed world heritage site by UNESCO. It is home to 18 glaciers, lakes, mountain peaks, waterfalls, 18 sub-forest types, 124 species of mammals and 300 species of birds.

Trips You will love

Ease India Travel © offers a variety of holiday packs that cater to travelers of all genres: trekkers, mountaineers, backpackers, luxe jet-setters et al.

At present there are 4 travel packages to choose from, however should you wish to have a customized itinerary all you need to is drop us an email. Here are the 4 holiday packages:

Services include

  • Tours – Sightseeing,Cultural, Bike, Photography
  • Accommodations as per budget
  • An authentic experience.
  • Sporting Activities
  • Guide
  • Safe Transport

So if you’re on the hunt for a destination with mystique and wonder, hit us up via email on [email protected] or call us on +919371234074

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