Sikkim

Sikkim

Sikkim is home to almost 200 monasteries or Gompas belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu sect. Some monasteries like the Dubdi monastery in west Sikkim is considered the oldest monastery having been built in 1705. It is also home to some exotic orchids. It is said Sikkim has more than 6000 species of orchids.

A former royal kingdom, Sikkim has had a turbulent past owing to incessant raids and annexation threats from nearby kingdoms. Sikkim’s Coronation Book describes Guru Tashi (descendants of the Mi-nyak House of Kham in Eastern Tibetas) as the first ruler of Sikkim. Yet, it was not before 1642 AD, when Sikkim got its first Chogyal (king) Phuntsog Namgyal (the fifth generation descendant of the Mi-nyak house), who consolidated the fragmented territories. This event was preordained by the Buddhist sage Rinpoche, who had come to the region to spread Buddhism.

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Terrace Valley Clarks Inn is an elegantly designed, super deluxe luxury resort in Gangtok, which is headed by a professional hotel management team of industry experts. Home to green hilly terrains, a breathtaking landscape with misty foothills, with perfect views of the Himalayas, and clean, crisp air, this is a property that combines comfort, luxury and a sense of coziness, all at once. Visitors won’t be disappointed given the natural setting of the place that makes it even more endearing – elegantly decorated rooms get an edge with the natural…
This resort sits on a mesmerising green hillside offering a view of the world-famous Rumtek Monastery. In the early evening, you could sit out on a terrace overlooking the verdant green mountains all around. Or, you could spend your day doing a spot of monastery hopping around Sikkim. Set on a sprawling 48 acres of forest pine and woods, Mayfair Spa resort is a destination. About 10 kms away from Gangtok, Mayfair Resort combines a subtle monastic theme with hints of traditional Sikkimese and colonial architecture. The design sensibility extends…
This is a resort like no other. It is a home that’s serene, quiet, charming and responsible. Bon Farmhouse is a lovely place nestled amidst lush green cardamom forests, with acres of cultivated fields, tea gardens, and livestock for fresh milk and eggs. It’s a throwback to the village life, except it comes with more than just a hint of luxury, comfort and first class amenities. It’s the best way to experience the surroundings of Kewzing, a delightful southern district of Sikkim which is76 km from Gangtok, which in every…
Promising the “true spirit of Himalayan hospitality”, Etho Metho (in the local dialect of Dzongkha the terms means rhododendron), nestled in the quiet, calming and green environs of Lachung, is one of the most friendly and comfortable resorts that you will encounter. Overlooking some of the most amazing views of the Himalayan range, the glorious snowcapped mountains and the clear blue skies for company, EthoMetho is the place where business travelers can unwind and those on family vacations can truly escape the mundaneness of their otherwise dull lives. Situated 9,600…
Yarlam resort welcomes guests with Sikkim’s renowned warmth and hospitality paired with its unparallel charm. Overlooking the pristine mountains of Lachung, which is perched at an altitude ranging from 9000ft. to 12,500ft. and surrounded by snowcapped peaks, amidst the silver fir and the rhododendron forests,is the beautiful resort. It’s strategic location allows guests to explore Sikkim’s most fascinating nature. Lachung is located at a distance of 120 km from Gangtok and all visitors who wish to visit lachung must spend a night in Gangtok. Yarlam resort, a 30-room wellness retreat…
WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency is a sanctuary of peace. The property spans across 10-acres, and is possibly one of the largest in the vicinity.It’s a century-old, wooded, family-owned property that maintains and preserves it vintage value with great élan. Over the years, it has become a resort that’s local in culture and global in standard. Located right atop a hillock, it, offers great views of the city and the pristine splendor of the undulating hills, valleys and a myriad stream that course through it, with the towering Mt. Kanchenjunga peak in…
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