Sikkim is a state in northeast India. The state is bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal The Capital of Sikkim is Gangtok .The landscape of Sikkim is dramatic. The highest mountain of India ,Kanchenjunga, is situated here.
Famous Personalities of Sikkim
Baichung Bhutia- Indian footballer
Danny Dangzongpa –Omi Gurung
Gadul Singh Lama
Keepu Tsering Lepcha
Historical places in Sikkim
Rabdentse - It is located in the West Sikkim district. It is one place where one can enjoy the panoramic beauty of Sikkim and .
Tumlong :Tumlong is a historical village situated near Phodong in Sikkim. It is one of the historical places in Sikkim and among the top Gangtok Tourist Places.
Nathula Pass (Near Gangtok) : Nathula is a snow-shrouded mountain pass located in the northeastern state of Sikkim along the Indo-China border. Situated at an altitude of 14450 feet in the Himalayas, it is one of the most exotic places to visit in Gangtok and among the top places to experience Sikkim Tourism.
Popular cities in Sikkim:
Culture of Sikkim showing strong Tibetan influences,retains a character derived from the various tribes of Sikkim and their pre -Buddhist customs. The most important festival of the year is the two-day Phanglhapsol festival in August or September,in which masked dancers perform in honour of Kacchenjunga, the presiding Diety
Ramnawami (Chaite Dasain)
The language of Sikkim is called Sikkimese.The official languages of the state are English,Nepali,Sikkimise and Lepcha.Other languages are Gurung, Limbu,Majhwar, Yakha, Tamang, Tibetan, and Sherpa.
Airport- Pakyong Airport is a greenfield RCS airport at Pakyong town near Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim, India. Spread over 201 acres, the airport is located at Pakyong town about 31 km south of Gangtok. Pakyong Airport is one of the five highest airports in India.
Roads-National Highway 10 links Siliguri to Gangtok. Private tourist vehicles like Innova, Savari, Commander, Sumo etc are used as tourist taxis and carries tourist to there destinations in Sikkim. They remain functional throughout Sikkim. A branch of highways connects Western Sikkim. Towns in southern and western Sikkim are connected to hill stations ofKalimpong and Darjeeling in northern West Bengal. It is furthermore connected to Tibet by the mountain pass of Nathu La.
Railway- Sikkim has no significant railway infrastructure. The closest major railway stations are Siliguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri in neighboring West Bengal.
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