Sikkim/India

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Sikkim, an erstwhile Himalayan kingdom, now a state in India, is richly endowed with a prominently Buddhist culture dating back to the 7th century AD. It’s unique location in the Himalayas and elevation ranging from 600 mtrs. to over 8000 mtrs spread over an area of 7000 sq. km. offers diverse flora and fauna ranging from sub-tropical to the alpine. Mt Khangchendzonga (8345 mtrs.), the third highest mountain in the world and the guardian deity of Sikkim looms majestically throughout the trip. 

 

India is the world's largest democratic republic country located in South Asia. It is a country with a very diverse population, geography and climate. India has a coastline of over seven thousand kilometers and borders Pakistan to the west; NepalChina and Bhutan to the north-east, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. With an estimated one billion people and over 400 languages and dialects placed India to the second most populous country, is also the 7th largest country by geographical area.

The Indus Valley Civilization, one of the oldest in the world, is a centre of important trade routes and vast empires.  Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism all have their origins in India, while Islam and Christianity enjoy a strong cultural heritage having arrived through trade even before foreign invasions. By the 19th century, Britain had assumed political control of virtually all Indian lands. Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism under Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU led to independence in 1947. The subcontinent was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A third war between the two countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.

India - incomparable, intoxicating and inviting. A bewildering array of sights and sounds tastes and textures, cultures & civilization, India is one of the most richly rewarding regions of the world to visit. A land whose wealth of great cities, palaces, and temples, natural wonders and tropical beaches cannot fail to enchant and captivate the visitors.
Tourist facilities varying in degree of comfort and amenity are widely available in the major population centers and main tourist areas.