Sikkim is an Indian state lying in the north-eastern part of the country, with Gangtok being the state capital. It is known for its biodiversity and the alpine and the subtropical climates.
Sikkim is a land of surprises, from the Goecha La trek, one of the exciting trekking experiences in Sikkim to the beautiful Yumthang valley and the rhododendron flowers, also considered as the state flowers. A visit to the small quaint town of Ravangla in Sikkim at a height of 7000 feet above sea level is another cherishable experience. The stunning Gurudongmar and Tsomgo Lake are an unmissable sight. A trip to the Nathu La Pass is a must. The pass also serves as an important trading route between India and China. Cable car ride and paragliding in Gangtok, to river rafting in river Teesta, to the famous Yak Safari, Sikkim offers you a wide range of activities and experiences. Sikkim is also famous for its monasteries including the Rumtek Monastery, Phodong Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery and a few more. Some of the famous foods of Sikkim includes the Momo, a popular Tibetan delicacy in Sikkim, Thukpa, noodle soup with vegetables, phagshapa, sael roti and niguru with churpi.
The best time to visit Sikkim is from November to April.