Sunday 15 December 2013

Sikkim Travel Part 1: Introducing Sikkim

Sikkim is virtually unheard of among my Malaysian friends. Since most readers of this blog are my fellow Malaysians, I'll just take some time off to explain what and where Sikkim is.

Sikkim is India's second smallest state after Goa. In a map, it is tucked away in an inconspicuous corner in northeast India. [see the state shaded blue with a red arrow pointer above]
Sikkim is basically surrounded by mountains. There is very little lowland and there is no international airport here. The nearest international airport to Sikkim is Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal and the road distance from Bagdogra to Sikkim's capital city is about 125km.
Sikkim is bordered by Tibet to the north and northeast, Bhutan to the southeast, Nepal to the west and the Indian state of West Bengal to the south. I entered Sikkim from West Bengal (Darjeeling) by car.

The capital of Sikkim is Gangtok and this was the destination I was heading to. 

Related Posts:
Sikkim Travel Part 2: The Journey From Darjeeling Into Sikkim
Sikkim Travel part 3: The Colours Of Rumtek Monastery.
Sikkim Travel Part 4: Lodging At Elgin Nor-Khill
Sikkim Travel Part 5: Flower Exhibition Centre In Gangtok
Sikkim Travel Part 6: A Bird's Eye View Of Gangtok
Sikkim Travel Part 7: Sikkim, A Land Of Monasteries
Sikkim Travel Part 8: MG Marg, The Most Happening Place In Gangtok
Sikkim Travel Part 9: A Visit To Gangtok Market
Sikkim Travel Part 10: We Found The Best Momos
Sikkim Travel Part 11: Gangtok Photo Gallery

1 comment :

Swathi said...

It was very awesome to read your blog about your tour to Sikkhim and in each post your explaining about the new places in Sikkim and it is really great to read your post about your trip experience.Thank you for sharing the information.If you want to explore the beauty of hidden paradise then travel to sikkhim.Book you tickets Online Bus Ticket Booking portal and enjoy your trip.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...