10 reasons to travel to Sikkim
If you’re feeling jaded by the heat and hassle around you, Sikkim is your perfect antidote. It’s clean (plastic bags are banned) and the mountain air is fresh. Best of all, the people are among India’s most friendly, with a charming manner that’s unobtrusive and slightly shy. To really savour some true Sikkimese atmosphere, visit a village tongba-bar for some local millet beer: it’s a bit like warm Japanese sake. Plunging mountain valleys are lushly forested, interspersed occasionally with rice terraces and groves of flowering rhododendrons.
Given all that, here’s 10 reasons why Sikkim should be your next travel destination.
1. It’s the land of mountains that touch the heavens.
Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world, is situated in the state.
2. It’s the least populous state in India.
4. The state has an enormous variety of flora and fauna.
5. For the love of food!
6. It has been named India’s cleanest state.
The state was given this title in 2012, and it aims to become a completely organic one by 2015. No plastic bags, people!
7. Thou shalt never be bored.
Water bodies like the Gurudongmar Lake and the Chhangu Lake here, are breathtaking.
9) The Tendong Lho Rum Faat Festival.
Celebrated with grandeur it is specific to Lepchas. this festival marks the celebration of Tendong Hill, which, by lengend, had risen like a horn during a great flood to save the Lepchas.
10) And finally, the people!
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