Sikkim, initially the Kingdom of Sikkim is 22nd state of India annexed with India in the year 1975 is a landlocked North Eastern state. Sprawled on the ridge of Himalayan Mountain range this serene state’s elevation varies between 900 ft to 28,169 ft making it among few of the states in India with regular snowfall. Enclosed with the lofty mountain ranges of Singalila, Chola and astonishing destinations to attain nirvana, Sikkim has emerged as a hub for the travellers to witness the true Himalayan Beauty.
In 1642 The Kingdom of Sikkim was emerged as a solidified country. Phuntsok Namgyal the first Chogyal (religious king) who was the fifth generation descendant of Guru Tashi was consecrated as the first Denjong Gyalpo of Sikkim. This grand coronation was witnessed and initiated by three Lamas (Tibetan monks) Lahtsun Chempo, Nga-dag Lama and Kathhog Lama, who came from the north, west and south to this place in West Sikkim. Later this place became famous as Yoksum which means three Lamas. As per the legend this event was predicted by Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambava) around eight hundred years earlier. The Kingdom of Sikkim was existed until 1975 under its last ruler Palden Thondup Namgyal before joining India. Sikkim has now divided into four districts East, West, North and South.
Entitled as the Shangri La of Himalayas, Sikkim with its blissful ambiance and pictorial sights has captivated the mind of many travellers. While voyaging upon the rugged terrain of Sikkim region, traveller can taste the tongue tickling Sikkimese delicacies like famous Momos and soupy noodle Thukpa. There are many places in Sikkim like Yumthang Valley, Gangtok and Zuluk with its magnetic charisma that has lured travellers time to time from around the world. Mainly Sikkim has five seasons. Except for rainy season when the chance of landslides increases, each season has its own charm to be relished. During spring season the luxuriant valley of Sikkim displays an amazing vista of exquisite Himalayan flora. During autumn visitors can catch an unhindered view of the daunting mountain ranges. From highest altitude natural Lake Tsho Lamho to the vast collection of Buddhist scripture in Namgyal Institute of Tibetology surely will catch the attention of travellers while travelling Sikkim. It is needless to say that above all the alluring invitation of the world’s 3rd highest mountain peak Mt. Kanchenjungha (28,169 ft) will be always there for the travellers.
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