Sikkim, once the independent Kingdom, was ruled by Namgyal
dynasty, Chogyal, for more than three hundreds years.
The last ruler of the Sikkim was Palden Thundop Namgyal and
the monarchy was ended in 1975. The Kingdom became 22nd
state of republic of India on 26th April 1975.
Natural: The state is
heavily forested and abounds with the wildlife,
rhododendrons and greater verities of orchids and wild
flowers. About one third of the total area is covered with
forest and is traversed by the main range of the Himalaya.
The bio-diversity of the area ranges 250m above sea level to
8586m, summit of Mt Kanchenjunga, third highest mountain in
Geography: Sikkim is
located in the north-eastern part of the India. The area of
this land is 7096 sq. Km and is bounded by Tibet Autonomous
region of China in the north and north-east, Bhutan in the
north-south, West Bangal in South and Nepal in the west.
People: The total
population of state is approx 420000 and main inhabitants
are Nepalese, Bhutia and Lepcha. Sikkimis and Nepali are
principal local language where English is thenational language. Buddhisum and Hinduism are the principal religion.
Agriculture is the main source of income for Sikkimis people
where Tourism is also a growing industry.
Entry procedure: Indian
Visa is required to enter Sikkim, and it can be obtained
from the any Indian Embassy and consulate office around the
world. A two copies passport sized photograph is required to
proceed the application form and visa is normally valid for
Access: Indian airline
has a greater linkage to reach Sikkim, Baghdora airport is
the only nearest airport and is 124 KM far from Gangtok.
Domestic airport in Bhadrapur, Nepal is second nearest
airport to reach Sikkim and is 146 KM far from Gangtok. Well
road connection made easier to reach Sikkim.