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Majestic and Mountainous Sikkim is Now a whl.travel Destination

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  • 10 March 2011

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At the northeastern edge of the great nation of India is Sikkim, a tiny state draped across a section of the mighty Himalaya. Like the three countries with which it shares borders – Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal – Sikkim is notable for pristine mountain beauty. Its majestic landscapes, peaceful atmosphere and enormous biodiversity also make it one of the most promising destinations in India for anyone in search of the road less travelled.

Pictured here is a engraving of the Buddhist prayer 'Om Mani Pame Hu' on a huge stone in West Sikkim at the Tashiding Monastery, believed to be amongst the most sacred of many monasteries

Sikkim, India, is a colourful visual delight and great reservoir of Buddhist art and culture. Pictured here is a engraving of the Buddhist prayer 'Om Mani Pame Hu' on a huge stone in West Sikkim at the Tashiding Monastery, believed to be amongst the most sacred of many monasteries. Photo courtesy of Neha Pradhan

Sikkim’s capital city, Gangtok, is the gateway to the region and the ideal starting point for exploration of all there is to see and do in Sikkim. Culture vultures have a selection of sightseeing tours of Gangtok itself or a guided visit of the holy Lake Tsangu. At every turn, the small population’s Buddhist beliefs are made abundantly clear by the monasteries and temples spread across the region.

For outdoor types, there is the wide range of nature and trekking tours taking in terrain that stretches from 280 metres (920 feet) to 8,585 metres (28,000 feet) above sea level. At the oxygen-deprived upper limits of that range is the snowy peak of the great Mount Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak on earth. It rules the skies above Sikkim and has contributed significantly to the development of local beliefs and religious practices. In fact, the spirit of the mountain is said to be a mighty guardian of the region and, consequently, many of the traditional festivals and local events in Sikkim are dedicated to its honour.

Regardless of a traveller’s inclinations, peace and ease are easy to find in the wide range of Sikkim hotels, from unique eco-friendly residences to homestays with a Sikkemese family for a truly local experience.

The mountain is visible from everywhere in Sikkim, but from Lachung the view is simply unmatched. The high altitudes also produce a lot of rhododendrons, the state flower of Sikkim, India

Sikkim is home to the third-highest mountain in the world: Mt Kanchendzonga. The mountain is visible from everywhere in Sikkim, but from Lachung the view is simply unmatched. The high altitudes also produce a lot of rhododendrons, the state flower of Sikkim. Photo courtesy of Andy Gazmer

Easy access to truly unforgettable holidays in Sikkim is now possible through Travel-Sikkim.com, which also plays a key role in promoting the development of sustainable and responsible tourism in this region.

Darjeeling natives Navin and Pravin Tamang, Yogita Ranapaheli and the rest of the dedicated team of Tathagata Journeys proudly welcome travellers to their neighbouring region of Sikkim. “This time our excitement has doubled in size with the launch of our Sikkim portal, adding to our local whl.travel site for Darjeeling,” said Ranapaheli. “With these websites we look forward to reaching many like-minded travellers and becoming their local connection to these places. Sikkim is a small, yet beautiful and exotic destination filled with exciting travel packages and hotels. We would like to promote smaller hotels and accommodation providers through our website. We are also looking into promoting soft adventure travel packages and short day trips.”

Travel-Sikkim.com joins the growing whl.travel network of destination in India, including Chennai, Pune, Goa, Hyperabad and Darjeeling.

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