STORY: India’s northeastern Sikkim state is emerging as thriving destination among tourists with its pictursque landscapes and peaceful serenity.
A state which was intricate to access until a decade ago, now gets 4,000-5,000 tourists every year in the remotest villages along the Chinese border, said a local travel agent. Nathu La Pass near state’s capital Gangtok, which marks a de facto border of India and China is also a major tourist attraction these days.
Part of the majestic Himalayan dwellings, this landlocked state is resplendent with a wholesome experience from snowy mountain peaks to the river valleys and meadows to striking flora and fauna to high altitude lakes & hot springs.
With the landscape varying from the lowest elevation of 280 meters (920ft) to the highest point of Kanchenjunga peak, the third highest peak of the world, at 8,586 metres (28,169ft), this Himalayan state is a haven for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.