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» Sikkim – The Land of the Lepcha’s!!
A potpouri of cultures and traditions, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful locales in the North East. Land of the original inhabitants known as Lepcha’s, Sikkim has been named distinctly by its ethnic tribes be it the Lepcha’s – The first tribe to make its home here or the Limbus who named it as Su-Khim or ‘New House’ or the Bhutia’s who called it the Beymul Demazong or the Hidden Valley of Rice.

An independent kingdom until 1975, Sikkim has long been considered as one of the Last Himalayan Shangri-La’s. Partly because of its famed mountain of Kanchendzonga (8598m), the world’s third highest mountain. Today, travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging. To really savour some true Sikkimese atmosphere, visit a village tongba-bar for some local millet beer: it’s a bit like warm Japanese sake. Plunging mountain valleys are lushly forested, interspersed occasionally with rice terraces and groves of flowering rhododendrons. Tibetan-style Buddhist monasteries (gompas) add splashes of vermilion to the green ridgetops and are approached through atmospheric avenues of colourful prayer flags set on long bamboo poles. Add to this the different communities, each with their own distinctive festivals and traditions, the dances and the music; it has all the elements that go into making a holiday an unforgettable experience.

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Time Zone : IST (UTC + 05:30).
Area : 7/096 km (2740 sq mi).
Capital             : Gangtok.
Largest City : Gangtok.
Population : 540, 493 (28th)
Density            : 76.17 / km.
Languages : Nepali, Bhutia, English and Hindi.
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» Gangtok – where mountains and mist go hand in hand...........
Nestled in the mystical valley and ringed out by the Himalayas, the capital of Sikkim is undoubtedly one of the most oft visited places in the North East. Perched at an altitude of 1700 m and still enjoying round the year mild temperate climate, Gangtok is famous for its scenic beauty and spectacular views of the Kanchendzonga. Once an important transit point for traders traverseing the Himalayan frontiers from Tibet to India, Gangtok today is a fairytale capital marked with balanced and precariously steep mountain slopes, lush rice terraces, swift flowing and foaming rivers and distant Himalayan peaks. Gangtok reflects unique ambience which derives from its happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside deeply felt presence of stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also look modern with its architecture of old and new reflecting in the town area. Yet Gangtok is a place where you can find peace and explore small villages and hamlets and rediscover its impeccable beauty.

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Place : Sikkim State.
Capital : Gangtok.
Population         : 98.658 (2011).
Altitude : 1437 m.
Languages : Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi and English.
Time Zone : IST (UTC +05:30).
Area : 25 km2 (10 sq miles).
Pin code : 737101.
Telephone Code : + 03592.
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» Darjeeling - The one land that all men desire to see before eternity dawns    on them.........
Renowned the world over for its excellent tea gardens and the Himalayan Railways, Darjeeling is thought to be a derivation of ‘Dorjeeling’ meaning the place of Dorje, the mystic and majestic thunderbolt of the Lamais religion. In fact, the famous Buddhist Monastery standing at the top of the Observatory hill was known by this name.

Draped over a steep mountain ridge, surrounded by tea plantations and backed by the splendid Himalayan giants, Darjeeling's excellent location overlooks a magnificent panorama of the Khangchendzonga range making it North East India’s premier drawcard. When you aren’t gazing at Khangchendzonga (8598m), you can explore colonial mansions and churches, Buddhist and Hindu temples, botanical gardens and a zoo for Himalayan fauna. The steep narrow streets are crowded with colourful souvenir and handicraft shops, and a good steaming brew and excellent Indian and Tibetan fare are never far away. For the adventurous there are superb treks which trace ancient trade routes and provide magnificent viewpoints. In all Darjeeling offers its visitors remarkable sceneries to view and its historical colonial background with setting with Gothic churches, British-style public schools and country houses that adds to a fairy tale impression to its setting.

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Altitude : 2045 meters above sea level.
Temp : Summer – Max: 25 – Min: 21 degrees celsius.
Best Time : September to June.
Nearest Airport : Bagdogra (93 Kilometers).
Railway Station : New Jalpaiguri (80 kilometers).
Postal Code : 734101
STD Code : 354.
Population : 388107
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» Kalimpong – The Himalayan Hamlet........
Nestled in the Himalayan backdrop, Kalimpong is a destination for your lazy holiday when you need to soothe those nerves. A tiny hamlet nestled between thick forests that was unknown for a long time, Kalimpong has now become a world famous destination for backpackers, culture afficionados and expedition teams from all over the planet. The hill station is dotted with Buddhist monasteries, temples and a few churches that ooze old world charm. The weekly bazaars have been held for a long time and here you can have a glimpse of all cultural ethnicities who come to trade from as far as Bengal. Kalimpong is a place where you can rejuvenate yourself and holiday in a bright, exciting and peaceful nature. The walks, the treks and the nature starts with a dream and lives on as an unforgettable experience. We beckon you to explore its hill terracing fields, Himalayan views, tranquil retreats, Buddha shops, and a fascinating nursery industry in the rings of the Himalayan peaks and the awe inspiring Kanchendzonga peak.

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» Sikkim
The Land of the Lepcha’s!!
Where mountains and mist go hand in hand...........
The one land that all men desire to see........
The Himalayan Hamlet........

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