SIKKIM: PLACES TO VISIT

Sandwiched between Nepal on the West, China on the North and East, Bhutan on the South East and West Bengal on the South, this small state is picturesque. The high mountain ranges of the Himalayas afford a dramatic back-drop to the peaceful setting of the state.

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SIKKIM STATS:

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NORTH:

Phodong Monastery
Phodong Monastery

Mt. Kanchendzonga (8586m)
Mt. Kanchendzonga (8586m)

WEST:

 Pemayangtse Monastery
Pemayangtse Monastery
Mt. Thrigchrikhang (5603 m)
Mt. Thrigchrikhang (5603 m)

 

 Tsoka village
Tsoka village

 
map Kanchenjunga Peak

 

SOUTH

Enchey Monastery
Enchey Monastery
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SOUTH EAST:

 Rumtek Monastery
 Rumtek Monastery
Rumtek Monastery

 

SOUTH EAST: Cont. GANGTOK

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  Research Institute of Tibetology
Research Institute of Tibetology

 

NORTH EAST:

yumthang

 

An Array of Orchids from Sikkim

 

Rhododendron, State Flower of  Sikkim
Rhododendron, State Flower of Sikkim

 

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) Red panda
State bird Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) Blood pheasant
State flower Noble Dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile) noble
State tree Rhododendron (Rhododendron niveum) rhododendron
State Seal Kham-sum-ongdu seal

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

www.sikkiminfo.com/gtimes/
www.sikkim.nic.in/sws/