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Sikkim is a scenic state nestled in the eastern Himalayas. Sikkim shares its boundaries with Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the southeast, and the Indian state of West Bengal to the south. The terrain is hilly and mountainous.

Sikkim is sprinkled with beautiful hill slopes, the tall trees, gushing hot springs, and the diverse range of flora and fauna which makes the state an interesting ecological hotspot.  Gangtok, the capital city, is the largest city in Sikkim and is teeming with tourists all year round. Kanchenjunga, the highest peak in the world, is located at the border of Sikkim and Nepal.

The colorful traditional festivals, the exotic attractions, the mystic mountains, the pristine lakes,  the rich bio-diversity – all make Sikkim a popular tourist destination. Sikkim is indeed a breathtaking experience.

 

Photo Credit: Gurudongmar Lake  by Saran Chamling