|JOINED THE UNION:||16th May 1975|
|AREA :||: 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)|
|POPULATION :||: 6, 10,567 (2011 CENSUS)|
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN :||NEPALI and 9 other regional languages|
|Mild & temperate Temperatures :||13°C to 22°C|
|Extremely heavy rainfalls, mist and fog Annual rainfall :||380 cms|
|Freezing cold mists and fog Temperatures :||4°C to 7°C|
On 16 May, 1975 Sikkim officially became the part of Indian Union. Despite several disputes from the Chinese over Sikkim, India with the help of their R&AW agency, Sikkim became a part of India without any bloodshed.
Due to the efforts of the present Chief Minister of Sikkim, Sikkim has proudly announced its transformation as an Organic State where the use of harmful chemicals for growing vegetables have been banned completely.
The famous Hero of Nathu La, “Baba” Harbhajan Singh is believed to guard the Indian soldiers even after his death. His presence is still existent in the army camps and a temple is a medium people used to honour and pay gratitude to the martyr.
The Singshore Bridge is a suspension bridge present 5 km away from Pelling. The Bridge, with a height of around 100 m and length of around 240 m, is the highest altitude bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge in Asia. Standing on that bridge is really a daring act and it really is a man-made wonder.
Nepalese is the lingua franca of the state which is spoken by a majority of the population yet the formation of Sikkim and the presence of immigrants have given way to the existence of various tribes like Bhutias, Lepchas, Tibetan, Lachungpa and few others which have made way to around 9 other languages used inside the state.
It is one of the most unique ceremonies that are held in Sikkim and something which you might not hear much often. Every year, Tashiding Monastery holds a celebration where a small urn is opened after prayers, sacred hymns and chants, which predicts the future of Sikkim for the year through increasing and decreasing levels of water.
It is one of the most fascinating destinations in Sikkim. The 360view of the glacial lake is majestic and breathtaking. To visit Tsomgo Lake requires permits from tour operator registered under Tourist Department of Sikkim.
Yoksom is quite famous for offering the best trekking point. Its serene and tranquil atmosphere allures a huge amount of people and spends some time in town.
Nathula is the most beautiful mountain road in the world. The silk road of Nathula Pass is an adventurous itself. This beautiful place offers the breathtaking views of Mt. Chomolhari.
Lachung is a picturesque mountain village which is embraced by snow-capped mountains, glistening streams, and breathtaking waterfalls. Lachen has magnificent peaks, glacier, rock cliffs and beautiful valley which are surrounded by Rhododendron forest. Yumthang is famous as ‘Valley of Flowers’ and is a paradise for the nature lover with a flawless blend of flora and fauna.
It is one of the small picturesque towns in Sikkim which offers a peaceful view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other great Himalayas.
The two gigantic statue of Namchi is the main tourist attraction. It offers a stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga range and Rangit Valley. The Sherdup Choeling Monastery and the Dichen Choeling Monastery are there
It is a hilltop point within the silk route. It makes 32 hairpin turns to reach Langthung by the road through Zuluk. The great attraction of Zuluk is watching the stunning sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga.
The capital city, Gangtok offers the spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. It’s a cosmopolitan town which provides all kind amenities, shopping malls, cyber cafes and hotels with a variety of eateries. The great place for chill out in Gangtok is MG Marg.