Sikkim is a land that appeals to tourists from all over the world with its graceful snow clad mountain peaks, lush green valleys and the pristine landscape. Every year tourists flock to Sikkim to get a view of the majestic Kanchendzonga mountain peak and enjoy the pleasant climate. Sikkim is known to be a favored destination for tourists who want the best out of a holiday vacation. Various tourists from all over the country visit Sikkim to take a break from the polluted city air and experience the rejuvenating climate in this virgin land. Apart from the scenic beauty, Sikkim is famed for its various lakes, the wildlife, and the enchanting monasteries that collectively make up tourism in Sikkim. The tourist attractions in Sikkim include mountains, glaciers, and a varied wildlife among its natural treasures, and monasteries, temples and palaces among the historic and religious places. The Fairs and festivals of Sikkim are also popular tourist attractions in Sikkim.
Apart from the Kanchendzonga mountain peak (the third largest mountain peak in the world), various other mountain ranges offer major tourist attractions in Sikkim. The Chola and the Sangalila form other major mountain ranges. Tourists can indulge themselves in trekking which promises to be the adventure of a lifetime.
Glaciers form a major part in the list of tourist attractions in Sikkim. The most notable glaciers to visit are the Zemu Glacier which incidentally happens to be the largest glacier of the eastern Himalayas. Several frozen waterfalls are seen at the junction of the Zemu glacier. This fantastic sight has a mesmerizing effect on tourists. Other noteworthy glaciers are the Lonak Glacier and the Rathong Glacier.
Sikkim has several monasteries which are of great spiritual importance to the local people. It has more than 194 monasteries which are great places to visit for travelers. These monasteries play a significant role in the lives of the people of Sikkim. Some noteworthy monasteries to visit are Tashiding, Phodong, Rumtek, Pemyangtse and Sangacholing.
The state is known to be home to a variety of rare species of flora and fauna. In the Himalayan environment, it offers virgin forests, and brightly colored wild flowers of various kinds. One would be thrilled to visit the forest and see in the wild, various wild animals like the brown bear, the Himalayan black bear, yaks, wild goats, Tibetan antelope, Bharal (blue sheep), leopards and even tigers. The very rare and endangered Red Panda is found in Sikkim.
The other important places in Sikkim include the Hanuman tok Temple, Kabi Lungchok, Temi Tea garden, Menam Hill, Saramsa Garden, Fambong La Wildlife sanctuary, Borong and Ravangla.
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