Tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, Sikkim is a Himalayan wonderland with its lovely views and exotic orchids, and its forest-trails. A virtual Shangri-La overlooked by the incomparable Mountain Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, Sikkim is the most popular destination in India equally for the sightseers, the adventure sports enthusiasts and those interested in Buddhist religion. Sikkim offers breathtaking views, colorful lifestyles, Buddhist shrines, adventures, water sports, exquisite flora and fauna, including a variance of butterflies. Amongst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, rippling rivers, Sikkim offers her visitors an exceptional and unique experience. For adventure lovers the unrivalled trekking trails offer verdant, forest, rhododendron-covered hillsides, remote monasteries,glaciers,high passes ans magnificient mountains views. In the state�s capital we find pagoda like roofs of many buildings and the presence of crimson robed monks in the bazaars and other sightseeing spots include the Research Institute of Tibetology at Gangtok, Tsangu lake, Dear Park and the 200-year-old Enchey Monastery.
Darjeeling is a popular hill station in northeast India at an elevation of 2,134m, hemmed in by Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling district is now known by the official name 'Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council', under which three major hill towns-Darjeeling town, Kalimpong & Kurseong are very popular. Its verdant hills and valleys are steeped in color and are interspersed with vast stretches of lush green tea gardens. Presiding over all these is the 8,586m Mt. Kanchanjunga looming over the northern horizon, giving a magical aura to the land that entices thousands to its environs and leaves all the senses intoxicated. Heavily influenced by British India, Darjeeling still retains legacies of its colonial past. The toy train is one of the most striking examples of Darjeeling�s British Raj influence.