Sikkim is located in the north-east of India. It is a hill station in the Himalayas. The third highest mountain in the world- Mt Kanchenjunga adds to the panoramic beauty of the place. It is the second smallest state in India. It is encircled by West Bengal, Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. Sikkim is also known as Indrakil or the garden of Lord Indra. In a glance, you will view Victorian London in the Sikkim holiday packages, but the main religion that is practiced in Sikkim is Buddhism. In the 8th century, Guru Rinpoche introduced Buddism to Sikkim and from then onwards it has been the main religion of the state.
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is located on a ridge. The Lepchas were the original inhabitants of Sikkim, but later people from Nepal and Tibet too inhabited Sikkim. Those who want to get engrossed in nature for them the Sikkim holiday packages offer a visit the Temi Tea garden. Along with the scenic beauty of the place, the tea garden produces the best international quality tea. The village Yuksam in Sikkim is renowned for its picturesque beauty. It was the first capital of Sikkim, which was later changed to Gangtok.
The main attraction of Sikkim holiday packages are the Buddhist monasteries and gompas. There are over 200 Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim. Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang, Phodon and Phensang are the most famous Buddhist monasteries. Some of the ancient gompas contain and display some of the rare Buddhist paintings, sculptures, texts and articles. All that is there is well preserved by these monasteries. They are also the sacred learning centers of the Buddhists. The festivals of Sikkim attract tourists from all over the world. In the honor of Mt Kanchenjunga, the people of Sikkim celebrate Losoong Phang Lhabso and Phang Lhabso in the months if August and September every year. The end of the harvest season is marked by Losoong.
The state of Sikkim is covered mainly by forests - 70% of the state has forests. Out of the 1200 species of birds found in India, Sikkim is the home of 600 species of birds. Yak is found in abundance in Sikkim. People mainly drink Yak milk in Sikkim. Your Sikkim holiday packages are incomplete without a forest safari in Sikkim. A visit to the hot springs in Sikkim is really rejuvenating. There are 150 lakes that are elevated at a height that ranges from 200m-8000m.
Adventure sports are one of the main attractions of Sikkim. Tourists come from far and wide to participate in these sports. The terrain of Sikkim is hilly and is favorable for trekking. Sikkim holiday packages organize tours by taking special permit in order to promote these sports. The culture of Sikkim is mainly dominated by the Tibetan culture. The Dance festival attracts tourists from all over the world. Situated amidst the snow clad Himalayan Mountains, Sikkim captivates you with the chanting of the Buddhist monks and the singing of birds. The serenity of this place attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
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