Sikkim has been given many names. The Lepchas, original inhabitants of the land called it Nye-mae-el `paradise'. The Limbus named it Su Khim or `new house' while to the Bhutias it was Beymul Demazong `the hidden valley of rice'..

Today, travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging.

The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga.

Even today the mountain god is invoked and prayed to during Pang Lhabsol, a major Sikkimese festival, which also commemorates the blood brotherhood sworn between the Lepchas and the Bhutias at Kabi in the fifteenth century. The sacred mountain can be viewed from every corner of Sikkim and remains an intrinsic part of the consciousness of the people.

Sikkim shares its border with Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east, with the Tibetan plateau rising from its northern border. It was once a Himalayan monarchy and part of the fabled Silk Route to China. Its merger with India in 1975 has offered a window to the world to discover the treasures of this hidden land.

Good to Know

The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. Sikkim's climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to tundra in the north. Most of the inhabited regions of Sikkim experience a temperate climate, with temperatures seldom exceeding 28 °C (82 °F) in summer.
Languages spoken
Bengali, Nepali,Hindi, English
Currency used
Indian Rupee
7,096 km²
Ranging from 280 meters (920 ft) to 8,586 meters (28,169 ft).


Tourism in Sikkim has impressive varieties of Tourism Products, some of them are
Organic, Green and Pollution Free State , Very rich Culture, traditions, heritage and strong commitment Eco-tourism & Wildlife, Village Tourism , Adventure Tourism , Wellness, Health, Yoga, Herbal and medical tourism Religious, culture, Heritage and pilgrimage Tourism , Conference Tourism and many more.

Foreigners Registration Offices.

FRO at Gangtok.
The FRO is located at Kazi Road, Gangtok.
Phone No. : +91 3592 203041

Superintendent of police of North District
Phone No.: +91 3592 234242

Superintendent of police of West District.
Phone No.: 953595 250763
Phone No.: 953595 250763
Phone No.: 953595 250763

Superintendent of police of South District
Phone No.: 953595 263726

Declaration: Information source Sikkim TourismSikkim Govt. and Wikipedia