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Explore the North-East

Introduction : Northeast India is the eastern-most region of India connected to East India via a narrow corridor squeezed between Nepal and Bangladesh. It comprises the contiguous Seven Sister States—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura—and the Himalayan state of Sikkim. These states are grouped under the MDONER ministry of the Government of India. Except for the Goalpara region of Assam, the rest were late entrants to political India—the Brahmaputra valley of Assam became a part of British India 1824, and the hilly regions even later. Sikkim was recognised as a part of North-East states in the 1990s. (wiki)



The Siliguri Corridor in West Bengal, with an average width of 21 to 40 kilometres (13 to 25 mi), connects the North Eastern region with the mainland Indian sub-continent. The region shares more than 4,500 kilometres (2,800 mi) of international border (about 90 per cent of its entire border area) with China (South Tibet) in the north, Myanmar in the east, Bangladesh in the southwest, and Bhutan to the northwest.

The states are officially recognised under the North Eastern Council (NEC), constituted in 1971 as the acting agency for the development of the eight states. The North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) was incorporated on 9 August 1995 and the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) was set up in September 2001.

Some must know facts :
  • Population : 38,857,769
  • Area : 262,230 km2 (101,250 sq mi)
  • Population density : 148 /km2 (varies from 13 per sq. kilometre in Arunachal Pradesh to 340 per sq. kilometre in Assam.)
  • Largest cities (2012) : Guwahati, Agartala, Dimapur , Shillong, Aizawl, Imphal
  • Official languages : Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Garo, Khasi, Kokborok, Manipuri, Mizo, Nepali, Sikkimese
  • Religion : Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam
  • North-east India has over 220 ethnic groups and equal number of dialects.

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Explore Sikkim

The beautiful hill state of Sikkim lies on the eatern tip of the Himalayas bordered by Bhutan, Nepal an Tibet.

Sikkim is famous for Kanch-Endzonga (Kangchenjunga), at 8,586 mtrs, which is third highest mountain in the world. Being second smallest state in India, Sikkim covers 7,096 sq kms and measures 110 kms from north to south and 64 kms from east to west. It encompasses the upper valley of Teesta river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. The watershed form the borders with Tibet and Nepal. Rangit and Rangpo rivers form the border with West Bengal. Sikkim is separated from Nepal in the west by the Singalila range while Donngkya range is the border to the north & north-east.

The Rumtek monastery is among Sikkim's most famous monuments.

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Kangchenjunga, which stands 8,586 metres (28,169 ft) tall, is the highest peak in India and the third-highest on Earth.

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Wildlife in Sikkim

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Sikkim spread over an extensive area of 5,200 hectares. Sikkim’s animal territory has a large variety of animals and birds. The dense forests in Sikkim provide a comfortable habitat to the fauna in the state. Wildlife in Sikkim consist of snow leopard, wild ass, leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer and flying squirrel to roam in its area. There so many Sikkim tourist places where you can take a look at the amazing Sanctuaries and parks

The red panda is the state animal of Sikkim.



Wildlife at Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary.



At Khangchendzonga National Park.

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Fairs and Festivals in Sikkim

Maghe Sankranti Mela : A three day holy festival of the Hindus celebrated along the river banks with huge fairs.

Bumchu : It is held in the month of January/February in the monastery of Tashiding. The abbot of the monastery unveils a pot of holy water and foretells the future of the state.

Losar : This festival is held around the festive month of February to celebrate and welcome the Tibetan New year with feasting and merry-making.

Saga Dawa : Held during the month of May, this festival celebrates the triple blessed day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Maha parinirvan in most of important monasteries in Sikkim.



Pang Lhabsol : Unique to Sikkim, this festival worships the snow peaks of Mount Kanchendzonga. An important feature of the celebration is the warrior dance with its intricate steps and leaps accompanied by martial war-cries.

Tendong Lho Rum Faat : This festival celebrates the event, when according to legend, the Thedong Hill had risen to save the Lepchas, during a great flood.

Dasain : It is the main festivals of Hindu Nepalese in Sikkim. It signifies the victory of good over evil. The elders of the family apply 'Tika' on the young and bless them.

Tihaar : This festival is celebrated as the festival of lights with the lighting of lamps accompanied with traditional carols called Deusi and Bhakti.



Losoong Festival : This Bhutia festival marks the end of harvest season and also the end of the Tibetan year. It is celebrated with religious dances (Chaams) in the monasteries of Tsug Lakhang, Phodongand Rumtek along with family gatherings , feasting and archery contests.

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The beautiful Gangtok

Gangtok is the municipality, capital and the largest town of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town's one lakh (hundred thousand) population belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepalese, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim's tourism industry.

A view of Gangtok from nearby Ganesh Tok point.


MG Marg (Road) is one of the central attractions in Gangtok


A view of MG Marg, Gangtok


Sikkim Legislative Assembly in Gangtok. Fog is common in Gangtok.
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More photos of Gangtok

An Overhead view of Gangtok from the ropeway facility


Gangtok cable car


MG Marg, City Shopping Area
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