Sikkim

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This enchanting little state of Sikkim, known for its mystique beauty, attracts the tourists from all over the world. Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, the pristine and unspoiled natural beauty of the alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant tropical forests rivers in torrents and peaceful lakes, Sikkim offers her visitors a lifetime experience. The rugged land of just 7,069 sq. kms, the state is sandwiched between Nepal and Tibet in the East while West Bengal occupies the southern border. The elevation varies between 300 mtrs to 8500 mtrs. The greater Himalayas form a natural boundary. This small state lies nestled under the protective shadow of its guardian deity, Mt. Kanchendzonga (8545 mtrs), the third highest peak in the world runs north to south separating Sikkim from Nepal. Besides picturesque natural beauty, this mountainous state has a rich culture, interesting traditions, rituals and festivals.