Friday, December 18, 2009

Magnificent Sikkim

The North-Eastern side of the country is blessed with virgin beauty. These parts of the mesmerizing India are yet to be exploited fully. North-eastern states are also known as Seven Sisters. One of the most peaceful, tranquil and beautiful state in this region is Sikkim. It is also one of the smallest states of the country. The place has amazing natural beauty, soaring mountains, bewitching locales and wonderful lakes that will surely appease your senses. Visitors from many parts of the country visit Sikkim to experience the heart-warming feelings. For a travel enthusiast, the place offers everything that he can imagine like, steep gorges, snow-capped peaks, exotic flora, gushing river and green valleys. What else one could ask from the Mother Nature? The place is enriched with elements of spirituality as well because of presence of number of monasteries.

The most fascinating aspect about Sikkim is the fact that despite lack of size it packs a punch with numerous tourist attractions in the state. Sikkim has several beautiful lakes that will offer you mental peace and serenity. Most famous lakes are, Tsomgo lake, Lakshmi Pokhari, Khecheopraj Lake, Samiti Lake and Cholamu lake. The capital of the state is Gangtok that is a hill station as well. One can visit monastaries like Pemayangtse, Rumtek, Labrang and Tasuk - la-khang (Palace Monastery) etc to sooth his soul. One must remember to explore the flora and fauna of the state. It is just amazing. Other popular attractions are Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary etc.