Sikim, India


Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. 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.
Land area: 7,096 km²
Capital: Gangtok
Governor: Ganga Prasad
Population: 619,000 (2012)
Chief minister: Pawan Kumar Chamling
Some of the famousplace to visit in Sikkim, India
Lake Tsomgo
Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres from the capital Gangtok. Located at an elevation of 3,753 m, the lake remains frozen during the winter season.
Surface elevation: 3,753 m
Area: 24 ha
Max depth: 15 m
Length: 836 m
Location: East Sikkim
Frozen: winter
Yumthang Valley of Flowers
The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim state in India.
 
Gurudongmar Lake
Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and in India, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft, in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus.
Area: 118 ha
Shore length: 5.34 km
Location: North Sikkim, India
Shore length1: 5.34 kilometres (3.32 mi)
Settlements: Mangan, India, Lachen, Sikkim
Rumtek Monastery
Rumtek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a gompa located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok. It is a focal point for the sectarian tensions within the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism that characterize the Karmapa controversy.
Address: Tsurphu Labrang Pal Karmae Sangha Dhuche, Dharma Chakra Centre,, Sikkim 737135, India
Opened: 1966
Founder: Wangchuk Dorje, 9th Karmapa Lama
Khangchendzonga National Park
Khangchendzonga National Park also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in July 2016, becoming the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India.
Area: 689 mi²

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