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Sikkim

Sikkim is a small state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape including India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kanchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.

Sikkim

Sikkim

Namchi or Namtse is the district headquarters of the South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. The appellation Namchi means Sky High in Sikkimese.

namchi

namchi

Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim.

ravangla

ravangla

Rabdentse was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now.

rabdentse

rabdentse

Phodong is a town 38 kilometers north of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim in North Sikkim district

phoodong

phoodong

Kabi Lungchok is a historic site of significance, which is located 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of Gangtok on the Northern Highway in northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. The historicity of the site is attributed to the fact that the Lepchas, the ethnic tribals of Sikkim and Bhutias (ethnic Bhot), the immigrants from southern Bhot who settled down in Sikkim from the 14th century onwards, ceremonially signed a “Treaty of Blood Brotherhood” with religious fervour. Stone pillars mark the location where the treaty was signed. The Treaty was signed at Kabi Lungchok by the Bhot King, Khye Bumsa representing the Bhutias and the Lepcha Chief Thekong Tek. The literal meaning of ‘Kabi Lungchok’, pronounced ‘Kayu sha bhi Lungchok’, is “stone erected by our blood. Life-size statues of the Lepcha and Bhutia ‘blood-brothers’ who signed the treaty has been erected here.

kabi-lungchok

kabi-lungchok

Hee Bermiok Bazaar, Hee Bermiok, West Sikkim.

bermiok

bermiok

Chungthang is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is situated at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung rivers, which combine to form the Teesta River.

chungthang

chungthang

Damthang is a small town in the South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim.

damthang

damthang

Daramdin is a village-town located in the western part of Sikkim, India. Daramdin is located near Soreng and Kaluk

daramdin

daramdin

With a span of 198 m and 220 m in depth, located in the mid-way to Uttarey from Dentam, “Shingshore Bridge” is the Second Highest Suspension Bridge in Asia, and the first of its kind in Sikkim as well as in the country India, which has been a unique and a new tourist destination. Connecting Dentam to Uttarey in the distance,

dentam

dentam

Deorali Bazar, Gangtok, East Sikkim

deorali

deorali

Gangtok is the capital of the northern Indian state of Sikkim. Established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s, the city became capital of an independent monarchy after British rule ended, but joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist center and a base for hikers organizing permits and transport for treks through Sikkim’s Himalayan mountain ranges.

gangtok

gangtok

Gyalshing or Geyzing is the capital of the district of West Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road

Geyzing

Geyzing

Jorethang is a major town in South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Jorethang lies on the Rangeet River, a tributary of the Teesta River, on the way to Pelling from Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kalimpong.

jorethang

jorethang

Kaluk is the small village located in the Himalayan foothills of West Sikkim, near the West Sikkim capital of Gyalshing in North India

kaluk

kaluk

Kewzing, South Sikkim

Kewzing

Kewzing

Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means “big pass”. The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government.

lachen

lachen

Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet.

lachung

lachung

Legship is a small town in west district of the Indian State of Sikkim. Legship is the gateway to West Sikkim. It is located on the main road connecting West Sikkim with the rest of the state, on the banks of river Rangit.

legship

legship

Majitar is a small village in East Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The nearest towns are Rangpo (4 kilometres (2.5 mi) away) and Singtam (7 kilometres (4.3 mi)). It is about 200 metres (660 ft) above sea level giving it a sub-tropical climate.

Majitar has a large population of Nepalese, Bhutia, Marwari and Bengali people. Although there are students from all over the country, mainly Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Guwahati live there at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology. Nepali is the predominant language but because of the presence of student from all over the country, people speak Hindi too.

majitar

majitar

Makha Bazar established in 1913. Makha is on the highway to north Sikkim and today is a hotspot due to the huge NHPC Hydel projects coming nearby.

makha

makha

mangalbaria, west sikkim

mangalbarya

mangalbarya

Mangan is a town and the headquarters of North Sikkim district in the Indian State of Sikkim. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road. North Sikkim is the largest district of Sikkim in terms of area.

mangan

mangan

Melli is a town on the West Bengal-Sikkim border near the River Teesta. Melli in the Nepali language means “the place where the dead are cremated”. Melli is one of the few towns in India that lies in two different states.

melli

melli

Nayabazar is a town in West Sikkim District of the Indian state of Sikkim. Covering an urban area of 0.12 kilometres, it lies close to the Rangeet River some 109 kilometres by road from the state capital Gangtok.

nayabazar

nayabazar

Pakyong is a town in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The small town is also Sub Division of East District and holds many government offices.

pakyong

pakyong

Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m. The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing.

pelling

pelling

Rangpo is a town in East Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town borders West Bengal and is situated along the Teesta river. It is the first town in Sikkim on NH 10 that links Siliguri to Gangtok.

rangpo

rangpo

Ranipool is a small suburban town located near Gangtok in East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is 12 km from Gangtok main town. It has three roads which lead to Singtam, Pakyong and Gangtok.

ranipool

ranipool

reshi, west sikkim

reshi

reshi

Rhenock is a small town in the east district in the Indian state of Sikkim, located at 27°10′36″N 88°38′36″E / 27.176622°N 88.6432°E. It lies 63 kilometres east of Gangtok on the way to Jelepla Pass at an altitude of 1,040 metres.

rhenock

rhenock

Rinchenpong is a town in West Sikkim, India. It is situated in West Sikkim, about 40 km west of Gangtok, 10 km due south of Gyalshing, close to the village of Kaluk. It sits at an altitude of 5576 feet above sea level amidst a heavily forested area

rinchenpong

rinchenpong

Rongli is a village in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It lies on the Rangpo River some 117 kilometres by road south of the state capital Gangtok.

rongli

rongli

Sherathang is a town in Sikkim near the Nathula Pass in India. The location has been identified as the site for excise, customs and checking for trade between India and China. Rinqingang is the corresponding location in China.

sherathang

sherathang

Singhik is a town in Mangan subdivision, North Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is situated at a distance of four kilometres from Mangan, the district headquarters. The town has clear views of Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu.

Singhik

Singhik

Singtam is a town in East Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim about 30 kilometres from the state capital Gangtok.

singtam

singtam

Soreng is a small town in the West Sikkim district of the north Indian state of Sikkim. Soreng is known for its largest production of vegetables, oranges and flowers

soreng

soreng

Upper Tadong is a census town in East Sikkim District in the Indian state of Sikkim. It falls under Gangtok Municipal Corporation

tadong

tadong

Tashiding means “The Devoted Central Glory” and the monastery by this name was founded in 1641 by Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing who belonged to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Ngadak was one of the three wise men who held the consecration ceremony crowning the first King of Sikkim at Yuksom. It was extended and renovated in 1717 during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. ‘Bhumchu Ceremony’ or festival is a popular religious festival that is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar.

tashiding

tashiding

The Temi Tea Garden (27.2367°N 88.4222°E) in Ravangla, established in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim, is located in South Sikkim in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It is the only tea garden in Sikkim and considered one of the best in India and in the world. Top quality tea is produced, which is in demand in the international market. The garden is laid over a gradually sloping hill. The tea produced in this garden is also partly marketed under the trade name “Temi Tea

temi-tarku

temi-tarku

Tinkitam is a small town in South Sikkim, India. The town is located 45 minutes from the district headquarters Namchi. The town is being promoted as a tourist destination. Mount Kanchenjanga is near the town.

tinkitam

tinkitam

Tenzing Hillary park at Uttarey, West Sikkim

uttrey

uttrey

 

 



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