Nestled in the majestic splendor of the Himalayan Mountains, Sikkim is a haven of beauty. You will find in Sikkim a calming presence of white snow and a refreshing view of emerald forests.
According to a popular legend, Sikkim was regarded as among the last utopias still on earth
by the holy Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava. The state of Sikkim was once the domain of
a royal Himalayan kingdom. It is now one of the most beautiful states in India.
In Sikkim, you can almost dive into the deep valleys that dot the landscapes. These valleys
are rife with local vegetation that seemingly carpets the valleys in a greenish hue. There
are dense forests of alpine trees to get lost in. Sikkim also offers you the chance to get
entranced in the sight of rhododendrons blooming in all their varied shades. Of course, you
can always enjoy the picturesque sight of the grand Mount Kanchenjunga looming over the
horizon almost everywhere in Sikkim. Mount Kanchenjunga, the third tallest peak in the
world at 8598m, seems close enough to touch.
Buddhism is ingrained in not only the populace but the landscape as well. Most of the
fascinating buildings and monuments in Sikkim are of a Buddhist origin. Everywhere you
go, you are bound to run into the shades of gold, blue, vermillion and green of the Buddhist
monasteries and buildings. The people here are extremely hospitable and they can make
your trip all the more memorable
The beauty of Sikkim can inspire poets, photographers, trekkers and explorers. It is difficult
to be bored here when you have so many scenic sights to enjoy.