Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. It has been given many names. The Lepchas, original inhabitants of the land called it Nye-mae-el ‘paradise’. The Limbus named it Su Khim or ‘new house’ while to the Bhutias it was Beymul Demazong `the hidden valley of rice’. This district has the unique distinction of being bounded by three sovereign nations, Nepal in the west,Bhutan in the east and China’s Tibet in the north. The main Inhabitants of the state are Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalis. Sikim is a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging. The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga.
Sikkim has much to offer all her visitors. From popular home stays where one can get a firsthand experience of rural Sikkim to endless possibilities for adventure sports. From the ancient monasteries and flamboyant festivals to all the amenities of the modern world, The State is naturally gifted having all sorts of destinations and circuits required for the tourists. Tourism in Sikkim has impressive varieties of Tourism Products, some of them are: Organic, Green and Pollution Free State Very rich Culture, traditions, heritage and strong commitment Eco-tourism & Wildlife Village, Tourism Adventure Tourism Wellness, Health, Yoga, Herbal and medical tourism Religious, culture, Heritage and pilgrimage Tourism Conference Tourism and many more. The mighty and majestic mountains, green valleys, wilderness & sense of adventure, delightful cuisines, peaceful and crime free State, Hot spot of biodiversity and a mixture of things that would make any place on the earth a delight to visit, has made Sikkim the hot destination for Tourism that it should be. Virtually unexplored, offers unique opportunities in almost all the major aspects of Tourism.