Your Three-Day Guide To Sikkim, Home To India's Highest Mountain

Immerse yourself in Sikkim's rich biodiversity, visit its historical sites like Rabdentse Palace and the Pemayangtse Monastery, and indulge in its excellent local cuisine

Gautama Buddha statue in the Buddha Park of Ravangla in South Sikkim Photo: Shutterstock

Part of the Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, alpine and subtropical climates, and Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. The Kingdom of Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty in the 17th century but in today’s day and age it has transformed into a multiethnic and multilingual paradise. You will find its people speaking English, Nepali, Sikkimese and Lepcha.