Where the sun kisses the mountain top
And butterfly smooches orchids ;
Where the natives greet strangers with immaculate smile
And the gentle breeze caresses the trees:
That’s Sikkim! Sikkim for you !
Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is a state that appears to be on a perpetual holiday. Everyone is doing his/her job but nobody exhibits the fatigue and restlessness typical of the life in the plains.
No wonder, the moment you step into this mountainous state crisscrossed by numerous brooks, Global Connection guarantees that you will get infected by the idle holidaymood. Throughout the stay,you will remainlost in the eternal peace and will tend to take everything easy. Such is the bliss that you may even turn less attentive to the timing of the return flight or train !
Sikkim is home to Indian’s highest and the world’s third highest peak, the Khangchendzonga. In fact, nearly 35 per cent of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park making it a biodiversity hotspot.
Sikkim is one of the handful states in India from where one can catch the glimpse or even accessmaximum number of foreign countries. To be specific, Sikkim has borders with Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, making it strategically important to India.
Inhabited by barely 700,000 people, Sikkim has numerous ancient Buddhist monasteries, semi-frozen lakes, sanctuaries,and most importantly an unpolluted wide open sky. Sikkim is India’s only state which has implemented a 100 per cent organic agriculture and has even banned the entry of inorganic vegetables to its territory.
Last but not the least of the interesting facts about Sikkim ~ it is the world's second-largest producer of the spices.
When in Sikkim, the only thing you need to worry about is whether the floating clouds will hide Mt Khangchendzonga from your window and whether milky white snow will leave your vehicle stranded on the way to Tsomgo Lake and Nathu La.