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Sikkim is the second smallest state of India, with an area of 7096 square kilometers, bordered to the east by China, by Bhutan from its east to south and West Bengal in the south, and Nepal in the west. Gangtok is its capital. The world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga,  lies between Nepal and Sikkim, with three out of five peaks; (Main, Central, and South) directly on the border, and the other two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal's Taplejung District.

Sikkim's economy is mainly agrarian. It produces rice, cardamom, oranges, apples, and tea. It is also a mineral-rich state and has mines of copper, dolomite, limestone, graphite, mica, iron, and coal. It also has vast tourism potential. There are many hotels and guest houses to cater to the flourishing tourism industry. Apart from the contribution from tourism, the service sector also boasts of its real estate.

The languages majorly spoken in Sikkim are Nepalese, Sikkimese, Lepcha and English.

Over the years, Sikkim has become one of the states in India that is highly frequented by tourists. Some of the places that tourists should not miss out on visiting are Pemayangtse Monastery, Kanchendzonga National Park, Nathu La Pass, Tsango Lake or Changu Lake, Himalayan Zoological Park, Rumtek Monastery, Namchi, Khecheopalri Lake, and Phodong Monastery.

Major Towns and Cities of Sikkim

  • Gangtok
  • Gyalshing
  • Jorethang
  • Mangan
  • Namchi
  • Nayabazar
  • Rangpo
  • Rhenak
  • Singtam

Hotels in Sikkim

Since tourists visit this state every year, Sikkim offers a list of hotels where you must stay. The scenic beauty you will be able to witness from the hotels is something you should see. Below is the list of some of the hotels.
  • Summit Nam Nang Courtyard & Spa
  • Summit Sobralia Resort & Spa
  • Club Mahindra Gangtok, Royal Demazong
  • The Golden Crest
  • Summit Ttakshang Residency Hotel & Spa
  • Norbu Ghang Resort
  • WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
  • The Elgin Mount Pandim, Pelling

Best Time to Visit Sikkim

The average temperature in Sikkim is 28-degree centigrade. The best time that you can visit Sikkim is from March to June or from September to December. If you want to avoid getting stuck due to rains and landslides in the state, skip the rainy months.

How to Reach Sikkim

By Air:

distance of 124 km. You can also avail of the option of the helicopter to reach Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. However, it depends on weather conditions.he nearest airport to this state is in Bagdogra, West Bengal, which is at a T

By Rail:

distance of 124 km. You can also avail of the option of the helicopter to reach Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. However, it depends on weather conditions.he nearest airport to this state is in Bagdogra, West Bengal, which is at a TThe nearest railway station to Sikkim is in Siliguri, West Bengal. To catch the trains, you will have to travel a distance of (188 Km) from Gangtok.

By Road:

Private and public vehicles are the best and easiest options to reach this beautiful state, which are available all through the day as well as night.

Sikkim State Information

Date of formation16. May. 1975
GovernorLakshman Acharya
Chief MinisterPrem Singh Tamang
Tourist attractionsTusklakhang, Namgyal, Deer Park, Orchid Sanctuary, Khabelstok
FestivalsKanchendzonga, Lossong
Major dance and music formsKhanchendzonga, Kali Topi Hat
Arts and craftsThangkas or religious scroll paintings depict scenes from Buddha's life; sand mandala; hand-knotted carpets.
LanguagesEnglish.Nepali, Sikkimese, Lepcha, and so on
Size7,096 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)607688
RiversTeesta, Rangit
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesKanchendzonga NP, Fambong La WS
State animalRed panda
State birdBlood pheasant
State treeRhododendron
State flowerNoble dendrobium
Major cropsMaize, paddy, wheat, barley
FactoidsThe highly endangered red panda is found in Sikkim.
 Sikkim has around 200 monasteries or Gompas where red-robed lamas chant to drums, horns and trumpets.
No. of District4

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Last Updated on : May 31, 2022

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