Sikkim, a picturesque state in the north-eastern part of India, is a popular travel destination owing to its proximity to the Himalayas, besides its clean streams, rich culture, diverse flora and fauna. Spread over an area of about 7096 sq km, the capital of this state is Gangtok, which is located in its east district. The state has many famous cities, such as Pemayangtse, Kalimpong, Namchi, Phodong, Ravangla, Yuksom and Yumthang that are visited by travellers from across the country. If you too wish to visit these places, then choose for those India holiday packages that offer a trip to the various famous sites of these cities.
Various events and carnivals are celebrated here all through the year, such as Bumchu, Flower Festival, Maghe Sankranti, Gangtok Food and Cultural Festival, Mangan Music Festival and Lampokhari Tourism Festival. These popular events offer tourists a chance to interact with the local population and know the local traditions as well.
Namchi City, perched at an elevation of around 5,500 ft above sea level, lies at a distance of 92 km from Gangtok and off the road between Jorethang and Melli. The city offers a panoramic view of the snow-covered hills and vast stretches of green valley. The headquarters of the South Sikkim district, this region is fast growing as a tourist spot owing to its immense potential for all round tourist activities. The most popular attractions here are the Meanam Peak, Ngadak Monastery, Rock Garden, Solophok Shrine, Rayong Sunrise View Point, Salleybong Bul Cave, Timi Tea Garden and Rangit Water World. Another famous delight for tourists here is the Flower Festival, which is usually celebrated in the month of February. To enjoy this festival and to explore the various tourist sites of this place, travellers can look for various Sikkim tourism packages online.