Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sikkim, the Paradise

Sikkim is one state that my family has been planning to visit for last 3 years. This has been getting postponed for one or another reason, but finally it happened in the last month.



Located in the Himalayan mountains, this beautiful place is characterised by mountainous terrain is a very lovely destination. The original inhabitants of Sikkim, called it Nye-mae-el, meaning "Paradise".



The entire state is hilly, with an elevation ranging from 280 metres 8500 metres with summit of Kangchenjunga peak forming the state's highest point. The state has 28 mountain peaks, more than 80 glaciers. Numerous rivers originate from the snow covered Himalayan mountains. The major river of the state is the Teesta River.



It is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall. The green cover for the state is provided by the thick forests. We covered length and breadth of the State by visiting important places in East, West, South and North. 




The entire state has roads built on the mountains with never ending high, low, twists and turns. It was a exciting trip with skilled local driver taking us around. We shall cover each of these places in more detail.

30 comments:

Alexa T said...

Beautiful place, so beautiful travel! It must be so lovely to see all these views, the mountains and hills... Gorgeous pictures! Many thanks for sharing them with us!
A good day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Really beautiful. But I kept wondering about the driving as I read the post and looked at the pictures -- I'm glad you had a skilled local driver (it still looks a little scary ... I'm from mountain country in the US (on the West Coast) but your mountains are way more "mountainy" -- scary roads I'd think.

Al said...

This area looks extraordinary. The Himalayas are very high on my list of places I'd love to visit, as I very much enjoy mountains. These make our mountains look like little hills!

Wandering Wren said...

Rajesh - these beautiful photos take me back to the twisting roads we took to get down the mountains from Darjeeling. We were there when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated and we fled to Nepal as troops were out on the streets and India was rather uncertain. I know how important it is to have a skilled driver!!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Wren x

rupam sarma said...

Amazing views. Awesome click.
Thanks for your post.

magiceye said...

Looking forward to visit Sikkim through your beautiful captures!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Amazing, a side of India that I don't hear much about.

Lady Fi said...

What fabulous scenery!

Thomas Lee said...

Paradise indeed with those scene

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, as belas fotos mostram na perfeição os detalhes da sua bela visita.
Bom fim de semana,
AG

Photo Cache said...

This is a part of India that I long to see and experience.

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Nicol Carm said...

Wonderful places, beautiful pictures!

James said...

Wow! Great photos!

NatureFootstep said...

maybe not paradise,but close enough :)

Dolores Fegan said...

Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing!

Jim said...

Good shots.
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Christine Wenger said...

Phantastic pictures from wonderful places!

s.c said...

What a great landscapes. Love them.

Sara McNulty said...

Such an amazingly beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

D.Nambiar said...

Gorgeousness!
I look forward to seeing more of Sikkim here.

Priyanka Kamath said...

Beautiful scenes and scapes. I still rue over my cancelled trip two years ago; hope to go sometime soon.

purba chakraborty said...

Sikkim is a beautiful place. Nice captures :)

Swati & Sam said...

Have been to Sikkim and it is one stunning place ..

MS Mahawar said...

Beautiful clicks!

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

super beautiful :-)

Bushra Muzaffar said...

These pristine images are awesome. Sikkim is beautiful.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Nature at its best

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Wow !!!! the pics are so nice...

Kristjaan Panneman said...

Awesome images ... thanks for sharing.