the Eastern Himalayas, this beautiful state of
Sikkim is sandwiched between the kingdom of Nepal
in the West and Bhutan in the East, Tibet in the
North and the state of West Bengal in the South.
With an area of 7,300 sq. kms, measuring 115 kms
from north to south and 65 kms. From East to West,
the elevation ranging from 244 mts to over 8550
mts., above sea level, approximately latitude
of 27 degree North and longitude of 88 degree
East. This small state belies its richness of
culture, customs, heritage, flora and fauna. Sikkim,
once a protectorate of India with a monarchy government
but metamorphosed as the 22nd state of the Indian
Union in the year 1975. The population of the
state is only 4,20,000 as per the last census.
Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush
green valleys cascading waterfalls and fast flowing
rivers, beautiful monasteries and terraced hills,
Sikkim offers her visitor a rare and exotic experience.