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Sikkim The Last ShangriLa

Of monasteries and breathtaking locale. Of smiling people, innocent and unspoiled by the ways of modern life. Of the Nepalese, the Tibetans, the Lepchas, the Bhutias and the Bengalis who call it their home- Sikkim brings to you a kaleidoscopic of ethnic cultures, imagery and experiences!.Get acquainted with a culture of the people who love to celebrate according to centuries-old traditional patterns; be it the chasing away of the evil spirit or the celebrations on the occasion of the New Year. And if you're fortunate you could persuade the Sikkimese to offer you "Chaang"- a preparation from fermented millet, served in bamboo containers with a hollow bamboo pipe.

Add to it sumptuous Tibetan food or mouth-watering Sikkimese momos.As you travel off the beaten track, in this undiscovered haven, you can immerse yourself in solitude, amidst a tranquil silence and astounding natural beauty. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow. Its dramatic topography is a feast for the senses.Sikkim with its numerous nature trails, vast unspoiled mountain ranges and the fast flowing rivers is a delight for trekkers and rafters. Adventure tourism is becoming one of its biggest draws, as more and more new places are opened up for discovery.

Once regarded as one of the last Himalayan "Shangri-la" because of its ancient Buddhist monasteries, pristine lakes, superb mountain terrain, and remoteness, Sikkim is a must see for those in search of un-spoilt nature, innocence and warm hospitality of people or spiritual tranquillity.

.Copyright (C) Manoj Gursahani.

Manoj Gursahani is the Director of India's first ecommerce travel portal- TravelMartIndia. Visit the blog for more travel tips and destinations.Find more information on travelling to Sikkim.

By: Manoj Gursahani

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