Sikkim, lying on the foot hills of Himalayas is a picturesque spot enriched with wonderful sight scenes. It is the second smallest state in India and the former kingdom of Chogyals. Sikkim, surrounded by Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and West Bengal is one among the favourite destinations for nature and adventure lovers. Beautiful landscape with amazing collection of orchid plants makes the land a real paradise on earth.
Sikkim holds a good number of Tibetan and Buddhist monasteries. Buddhism is considered as the predominant religion of Sikkim. Interesting leisure activities like river rafting and mountaineering promote Sikkim tourism to the top level. River Rangeet and Teesta flowing through Sikkim provide excellent facilities for river rafting. This alluring tourist spot in India standing distinct with 150 lakes, 600 species of orchids and 40 species of rhododendrons is a perfect choice for your holiday tour trips.
Temi Tea Garden, located in Temi is one of the favourite tourist destinations explored in Sikkim holiday packages. It is the only existing tea estate in India stretching an area of 435 acres. Today, Temi Garden produces about 100 MT teas annually and is one of the best tea producing estates in India. This tea estate in Temi, gazing at mountains and fabulous valleys presents a panoramic view of surrounding villages.
Khecheopalri Lake, else known as wishing lake is another tourist destination covered in Sikkim holiday packages. It is considered as a sacred lake of both Hindus and Buddhists. Khecheopalri village, located near lake dedicates an exotic view of Mount Pandim. Khecheopalri Lake is also referred as Kha-Chot-Palri meaning ‘the heaven of Padmasambhava’ and Sho Dzo Sho meaning ‘Oh Lady, Sit Here’. Khecheopalri Lake, enclosed by mixed temperate forest makes you feel refreshed and relaxed.
Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, situated in the north eastern part of Sikkim is one of the most widely tourist places in Sikkim holiday packages. Striking beauty of this glacier lake with cool misty atmosphere attract lots of tourists to this destination. It is a holy lake worshipped by Sikkimese and on the lakeshore you can see a small temple dedicated to lord Shiva.
Tsongmo Lake literally means the source of the Lake, is on Gangtok Nathu La highway. Group of brahminy ducks and versatile flora and fauna seen around this spellbinding spot add glitters to the natural beauty of lake. Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden beholding vivid botanical species is an important tourist spot included in Sikkim holiday packages. This garden situated at Gangtok is a favourite destination of botanists and nature lovers.
Zemu Glacier is a best known tourist place coming under the top list of Sikkim holiday packages. Zemu Glacier, ranging 26 km in length is considered as the largest glacier of eastern Himalayas. Zemu gap seen at the top of Zemu Glacier leading way to Tongshyong Glacier captures all eyes. Lonak and Rathong are other glaciers grabbing the attractions of tourists. Phodong monastery, Nathu La pass, Ganesh Tok temple and Fambong La Wildlife sanctuary are other scenic spots included in Sikkim holiday packages.
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