sikkim travel

 Facts And Figures
Area 2740 sq mi
Capital Gangtok
Population 540,493
Languages Nepali (lingua franca), Bhutia, Lepcha (since 1977), Limbu (since 1981), Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang (since 1995) and Sunwar (since 1996)
Airports Pakyong

tourist attractions

Enchey Monastery
An important seat of the Nyingma order, the Enchey Monastery meaning the Solitary temple, was originally built with the solace that no other construction would be allowed near it is built on the site blessed by Lama Druptob Karpo, a tantric master known for his flying powers. This 200-year-old Monastery has in its premises images of god, goddesses and other religious objects. Every year around January 'Chaam' or religious masked dance is performed with great fanfare for two days. it is situated adjoining the Sinolchu Tourist Lodge, 3 kms from Gangtok Town.
Permanent Flower Show
White Hall, Close by the White Memorial Hall and just below the Palace Ridge park is the more recent Flower Show Hall. In recent years this show has become quite popular and famous as there are flower exhibitions throughout the year in accordance with the seasons and the flowers in bloom.
Do-Drul Chorten ( Stupa)
The Do-Drul Chorten or Stupa was built by the Venerable Trulshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. Inside this stupa, there are complete mandala sets of Dorjee Phurba (Bajra Kilaya), a set of Kan-gyur relics ( Holy Books), complete 'Zung'( mantras) and other religious objects. Around this Chorten, which is one of the most important stupas in Sikkim, are 10 Mani-Lhakor( prayer wheels). These prayer wheels are turned by the devout Buddhist while chanting "Hail to the jewel in the Lotus", to invoke the Buddhisattva. The Chorten is surrounded by Chorten Lakhang, where there are two huge statues of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava).

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Enchey Monastery Permanent Flower Show Do-Drul Chorten ( Stupa)
Handloom and Handicrafts centre Namgyal Institute of Tibetology Saramsa Garden
Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre Udaigiri & Khandagiri Caves Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden
Water Garden Tsomgo Lake Nathula
Tashi View Point Ganesh Tok Sa-Ngor-Chotshog Centre
Pemayangtse Monastery Rabdentse Ruins Sanga-Choling Monastery
Khecheopalri Lake Yuksam Tashiding Monastery
Varsey Soreng Phodong Monastery
Phensang Monastery Singhik Chungthang
Lachung Yumthang Lachen
Guru-Dongmar Lake Namchi Temi Tea Garden
Ravangla Menam Hill Borong
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