The home of Taj Mahal, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, India is the second most populous country in the world and the 7th largest in area-wise. It is the spiritual land that has begotten many sages, philosophers and genius. India is home to lots of religions and is secular by nature It might be easy to understand if I say ” Hindu country- Bhagawat Gita”
When anyone thinks of India, it is hard to escape thinking about the Father of the Nation, or in other word one of the ideal politician of the world who has inspired many people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. India attained independence on August 15, 1947 from the British (a day after Pakistan’s split from the Indian Union). The Indian flag is a tri-colored one (saffron, white and green) with an Ashoka chakra (24 spokes representing the 24 hours of the day). This flag is a curled one with writing of “Mera Bharat Mahan means my great India” below the flag.
Sikkim ( Land of Wild Orchids ) At a Glance
Area : 7229 sq. Kms.
Population : Sikkim- 30 million Gangtok – around 40 thousands.
Location : In between Nepal and Bhutan
Literacy rate : 56.94%
Main Language : Napalese
Climate : Cold, humid on Oct- Feb and heavy rainfall on April – May
Near by cities : Bagdogra – 124 Kms Siligurhi- 114 kms Kalempong – 75 Kms Jalpaigurhi – 125 kms Calcutta – 724 Kms
It is one of the most enthralling regions in Himalayas. This hidden valley of rice or “Bayul Demojong” as called by the local people and is a tiny State of the Union territory of India. It is inhabited by Nepalese, Lepchas, Bhutias, Tibetans and surrounded by the Tibetan Plateau in the North, Nepal in the West, Bhutan in the East and West Bengal along its Southern border.
The awe inspiring Kanchanjunga peaks guards its valley, turquoise lakes, steams and gorges. Its Capital is Gangtok with its mysterious mist, fluttering prayer flags painted pagoda roofed houses, rich culture heritage and its friendly smiling people. SIKKIM offers to her visitors a rare and singular experience of a life time.
Since the major portion of SIKKIM has opened to both the domestic and foreign visitors in recent time, one can experience the most fascinating scenic beauty, breathtaking experience and chilling white river water for River Rafting bonanza.
Nestling in the grandeur and beauty of snow-capped mountain ranges of Kanchanjunga and lush green of Tea Gardens, highest Railway station in the world lied the elegant the Town of Darjeeling which is known as “Queen of the Hills”. A holiday resort of the Victoria Era and is still exudes its passed grandeur, charm and majesty. It is colourful mixture of people such as Nepalese, Sherpas, Lepchas, Bhutia and Tibetans. From the Foot hills of Darjeeling runs Darjeeling Himalaya Train affectionately known to railway enthusiasts and generation of School Children “TOY TRAIN”