Sikkim is one of the most refreshing and energetic places to visit in India, despite the fact that it is not very easily accessible. Most tourists describe their visit to SIkkim as a soul-soothing experience due its natural beauty and quiet, divine surroundings. From rough mountains and deep valleys, to dense forests and flowing rivers and waterfalls, Sikkim has all the potential to provide a visual feast. Passes like Nathu-la, Jelep-la, Cho-la and many others which were at one time important corridors of passage between Sikkim and Tibet are worth a visit. Another point of interest is Mt. Khangchendzonga floating high over the cloud-covered lower Himalaya and dominating the landscape of Sikkim. At 28, 208 ft is the third highest mountain in the world and the highest in India.
Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.