Sikkim


Sikkim is evidently an abode of beauty, adorned with glistening high-altitude lakes, rolling green mountains, rhododendron groves, lush greenery, rivers, waterfalls and vivid monasteries. It is a landlocked state located in the Himalayan mountains famous for its incredible view of the third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga. Gangtok is the capital and the largest city of Sikkim.

Sikkim is among India’s most environmentally conscious states with fully organic agriculture and farming. It also accounts for the largest share of cardamom production in India.

Sikkim shares its border with the Indian state of West Bengal to the south and shares international border with Nepal to the west, Tibet to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east.

Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall. The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season. Sikkim’s climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim experience a temperate climate, with temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C in summer. The average annual temperature for most of Sikkim is around 18 °C.