Sikkim, the Last Shangri La

Gurudongmar Lake

View across lake Gurudongmar. Image: flickr/soumyajit pramanick

Sikkim is the 22nd state of India. It is the least populous state and second smallest state of country. It borders Nepal in the west, Tibet to the north and the east and Bhutan in the southeast while West Bengal borders it to the south. The thumb-shaped state is wholly mountainous terrain with an elevation ranging from 280 m to 8585 meters. Continue reading