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Welcome to Sikkim

Sikkim is the second smallest and least populous state of India, nestled in the Himalayas. The thumb-shaped state is characterized by wholly mountainous terrain, mostly shares it borders with neighbouring countries; where China to the north and north-east, Bhutan to the east and Nepal to the West, West Bengal is the only Indian state having a border share with Sikkim belongs to the South. Almost the entire state is hilly, with an elevation ranging from 280 metres (920 ft) to 8,585 metres (28,000 ft). Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain point of Sikkim; it is also the third highest peak in the World.

This north-eastern Indian state, Sikkim has a varied biodiversity with subtropical climates. It is a multi-ethnic and multilingual state, having eleven official languages - Nepali, Bhutia, Hindi, Lepcha and Limbu are commonly used. Hindu (57. 8%) and Buddhism (27.3%) are major religion in Sikkim along with Christianity (9.9%), Muslim (1.4%) and others (3.7%). Sikkim’s economy is the third smallest economy in India, which is mostly depends on the agriculture and tourism. Sikkim is Indian first state having 100% organic farming. It is also most eco-friendly state in India, having banned plastic and water bottles. Smoking in the open place is completely prohibited in Sikkim.

Tsomgo Lake

(Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim)

Sikkim is always attracts visitors with its natural beauty. Its legendry mountains, landscape and monasteries are famous for tourist’s point of view. There have several magical mountain lakes.