Sikkim, one of the major destinations of tourist importance in India is the smallest state in the country. The land of high mountain ranges, natural gardens with exotic species of flora, wide range of monasteries, national parks with rich wildlife, towering peak of Kanchenjunga and unexplored huge areas of dense green forests makes it a spot of tourist delight. Sikkim Maps would show the location of the highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga. Also one might also be to locate some unusual part of the dense forests that remain undisturbed by human life and retain its natural form.

Most parts of this state receive heavy rainfall and the tropical climate makes it a perfect choice. The low lands are hot while the hilly region experiences temperate climate. The mountain slopes remain covered in snow the entire year making it an excellent back drop for picturesque locations. This state has Gangtok as its capital which is found to be flocked by tourists all year around. Cities in Sikkim are well knitted with various modes of transport such as the road transport, rail transport, air transport which are planned according to the topographical location of the state. This makes it easy for one to travel to and fro to any cities within the country at any hour of the day.

The most interesting feature about Sikkim is that it has its location near the Himalayas. The tourists who ponder over Himalayas also pour in to this land of amazing beauty which is why Sikkim is able to make some good revenue. This has also made it to improve its life style and basic amenities to facilitate the travelers who enjoy their stay in this region. History of Sikkim would tell one about the over throw of the Bhutanese rulers and Nepalese Gorkhas who ruled the state in a ruthless way that the state sought the help of British rule who favored their wish. Later Sikkim turned into an independent state.

Facts about Sikkim states that the entire population of this tiny state is of three divisions such as the Bhutias, Nepalese and the Lepchas. These three groups are descendants in this area and have their fair share of evidence of having ancestral roots in this region. Districts in Sikkim are just four in number owing to its small population and they are named North Sikkim, South Sikkim, west Sikkim and east Sikkim respectively.

Sikkim Map

Facts About Sikkim
Area 7,096 km2
Capital Gangtok
Languages Nepali (lingua franca), Bhutia, Lepcha (since 1977), Limbu (since 1981), Newari, Kulung (Rai), Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang (since 1995) and Sunwar (since 1996)
Literacy 76.60%
Population 607,688
Largest City Gangtok

List of all Districts in Sikkim

Code District Headquarters Population (2001) Area (km2)
ES East Sikkim Gangtok 244,790 954
NS North Sikkim Mangan 41,023 4,226
SS South Sikkim Namchi 131,506 750
WS West Sikkim Geyzing 123,174 1,166

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