Sikkim





Bounties of the mountains: Sikkim Travelogue

Sikkim, the cleanest and the second-smallest state in the country, is a pint-sized paradise North-east India has always been one of the lesser accessible regions of our country. Partly due to geographical barriers that have…



The other side of the Himalayas

A guide to lesser-known scenic hill stations and treks in the Himalayas Ninety per cent of visitors to the Indian Himalayas keep visiting the same 10 per cent of places, over and over again. Pilgrimages…


My Kind of Place: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Why Gangtok? Wedged between Tibet to the north, Nepal to the west and Bhutan to the east, Sikkim is an isolated little Indian state high in the Himalayas. Until as recently as 1975, it was…


An Indian road trip: From Calcutta to Sikkim

The streets of Darjeeling reverberated to the sound of honking as the traffic surged, spluttered and stopped. The pedestrians flowed more freely than the vehicles, a peacock tide of saris, old-fashioned school uniforms, agricultural workers…