Sikkim

Sikkim is a beautiful state in India. It is a landlocked state, meaning it's surrounded almost entirely by land, by Nepal, China, Bhutan and West Bengal.


Sikkim is nestled in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and nature has blessed this state with unique beauty. It is also the least crowded state in the country, with most of its inhabitants being Nepali. Though it is the second smallest state, it boasts of being one of the most geographically diverse regions in the country.
The state is one of the notable destinations for travel enthusiast simply for the gurgling streams, snowcapped mountains, monasteries, flora, and fauna. This tiny state boasts of over 552 different species of birds and about 690 species of butterflies.
Gangtok, is the capital city, tops the list of tourist destinations in the state. For nature lovers resisting the alluring charm of this city is impossible. The adventure lovers can go for cable car rides, mountain biking, and river rafting.
Sikkim can be divided into four regions or districts, namely: East Sikkim, North Sikkim, South Sikkim and West Sikkim. The headquarters of East Sikkim is Gangtok. The headquarters of North Sikkim is Mangan. The headquarters of South Sikkim is Namchi. The headquarters of West Sikkim is Geyzing.
East Sikkim - This district occupies the Southeastern part of Sikkim. The capital is Gangtok, which is also the capital of the state. This is a very sensitive area and all places here cannot be easily accessed especially by foreigners. This district is subdivided into Gangtok, Pakyong and Rongli.

East Sikkim - This district occupies the Southeastern part of Sikkim. The capital is Gangtok, which is also the capital of the state. This is a very sensitive area and all places here cannot be easily accessed especially by foreigners. This district is subdivided into Gangtok, Pakyong and Rongli.
Some popular attractions are;

  • ● Do Drul Chorten Stupa
  • ● Ranka Monastery
  • ● Rumtek Monastery
  • ● Enchey Monastery
  • ● Phensang Monastery
  • ● Dodrupchen Monastery
  • ● Kanchenjunga Mountain
  • ● Himalayan Zoological Park
  • ● Phurchachu Hot Springs
  • ● Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • ● Ganesh Tok View Point

North Sikkim - This is the largest of all the four districts of Sikkim. Most of the residents here reside in Mangan or near Mangan. It is further subdivided into two divisions: Mangan and Chungthang.
Some of the popular attractions here are;

  • ● The Holy Rock
  • ● Singhik View Point
  • ● Seven Sisters Waterfalls
  • ● Lachen Monastery
  • ● Gurudongmar Lake
  • ● Yumthang Valley
  • ● Zero Point

South Sikkim - This is the most industrialized part of Sikkim. Most of the roads here are in good conditions as compared to the other parts of the state. It is subdivided into two divisions: Namchi and Ravong. The district is also well-known for its Namchi tea.

Some popular attractions are;

  • ● Ngadak Monastery
  • ● Char Dham
  • ● Ralong Monastery
  • ● Temi Tea Garden
  • ● Maenam Wildlife
  • ● Baichung Stadium

West Sikkim - Trekkers love this region because of the high-altitude treks here are challenging and adrenaline pumping. Geyzing is the district capital of it and other cities here are Pelling and Yuksom. You would need another permit for the high-altitude treks though.

Some popular attractions are;

  • ● Sangachoeling Monastery
  • ● Pemayangtse Monastery
  • ● Khecheopalri Lake
  • ● Khangchendzonga Waterfalls