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Adventure Activities, Hotel Booking | KulluAdventure
Adventure Activities, Hotel Booking | KulluAdventure
Adventure Activities, Hotel Booking | KulluAdventure

Sikkim

Sikkim is a beautiful state in north-eastern India, that surrounded with the grand Himalayas. Sikkim has rich and diverse tradition, records and natural beauty. Here we will know some facts about Sikkim that you might find interesting:

  • Sikkim means “New Palace” in the Limbu language, which is spoken by one of the ethnic groups in the state.
  • Sikkim was an independent kingdom until 1975, when it became the 22nd state of India after a referendum.
    Sikkim is the second smallest state in India by area and the least populous. It covers only 0.2% of India’s landmass but has 11 official languages.
  • Sikkim is home of Kangchenjunga and the third highest mountain in the world, which is revered as a sacred peak by the locals.
    Sikkim is a place with many different kinds of plants, birds, and butterflies. It has more than 4500 kinds of plants, 550 kinds of birds, and 690 kinds of butterflies. It also a place that protects many animals and plants. It has some special areas where people can see them, like Khangchendzonga National Park. This park is very famous in the world. Sikkim is known for its festivals and holidays, which reflect its religious and cultural diversity. Some of the major festivals are Losar (Tibetan New Year), Saga Dawa (Buddhist festival), Dasain (Hindu festival), and Lhabab Duchen (Buddha’s descent from heaven).
  • Sikkim’s cuisine is influenced by Tibetan, Nepali, and Indian cuisines. Some of the popular dishes are momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), phagshapa (pork curry), and sel roti (rice flour doughnut).

Some of the attractions include Buddha Park, Gurudongmar Lake, MG Marg, Tsongmo Lake, Rabdentse, and Siddheshwar Dham (Char Dham).

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