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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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…
A street dotted with lush bamboos lead you to this charming home located just 10 minutes away from the main city. Keepa Residency is set against the backdrop of Mt. Khangchendzonga, and is an ideallic place for those who want to rest their tired head in a cozy atmosphere oozing with warmth. The 43 rooms come in three categories: Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Suite. The rooms are large and bright in tones of rich traditional furnishings and adding to that beauty is the view of the valleyfrom all the rooms.…
Imagine waking up to the sight of a towering Kanchenjunga right in front of your eyes. At pristine Pelling, considered home of the snow-clad mountains and Alpine vegetation, such brush with nature is only natural. And Hidden House, Fairview, is one property that’s literally tucked away in the midst of greenery. It’s a brand new property lovingly run by owners, Deepak Pradhan and his family who leave nothing to chance. And the well-kept property is a proof of their commitment to guests comfort. Spic and span with efficient staff on…
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