Sikkim

Sikkim

Sikkim is home to almost 200 monasteries or Gompas belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu sect. Some monasteries like the Dubdi monastery in west Sikkim is considered the oldest monastery having been built in 1705. It is also home to some exotic orchids. It is said Sikkim has more than 6000 species of orchids.

A former royal kingdom, Sikkim has had a turbulent past owing to incessant raids and annexation threats from nearby kingdoms. Sikkim’s Coronation Book describes Guru Tashi (descendants of the Mi-nyak House of Kham in Eastern Tibetas) as the first ruler of Sikkim. Yet, it was not before 1642 AD, when Sikkim got its first Chogyal (king) Phuntsog Namgyal (the fifth generation descendant of the Mi-nyak house), who consolidated the fragmented territories. This event was preordained by the Buddhist sage Rinpoche, who had come to the region to spread Buddhism.

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The winding road with a picturesque backdrop leads one to Summit Norling Resort & Spa, a four-star luxury resort, which is situated at the head of a secluded valley on the North of Gangtok city. The three-acre resort allows one to enjoy the best of Sikkimese hospitality – there are lush green lawns, a meditative pathway with a peaceful sound of the waterfall inside the resort, haiku-like bamboo grove and nibbling fish in the pond. The subtle design of the resort brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and…
The town of Pelling is bestowed with abundant blessings of Mother Nature. Besides the pristine air that one breathes, everything else, from the lush green mountains to the breathtakingly gorgeous waterfalls, and the numerous Buddhist monasteries, are inviting. The virgin territory, which is waiting to be discovered by more travelers, forms the base from where trekkers undertake numerous expeditions in West Sikkim. The area, bathed with alpine vegetation, which is covered sometimes in snow in the winters, and the numerous waterfalls, which line the hillside, add to the appeal of…
From the prestigious brand of Summit Resorts & Spas comes a property that is rated among the best-rated experiences in Gangtok. Summit Golden Crescent is a four-star luxury resort located close to the heart of the city. The hotel offers all the services which are ideal for guests, whether couples, adults, groups and / or business travellers. The hotel’s point of difference is its emphasis on appealing designs, a warm and welcoming environment with careful attention to details and personal service. The architecture of this hotel is awe-inspiring, especially with…
Summit Denzong Renaissance Hotel & Spa is very close to M.G. Marg, one of the most important areas of Sikkim. The location is what makes Summit Denzong Renaissance absolutely marvelous – its proximity to some of the most important landmark sightseeing destinations of the capital city. For business or leisure travellers looking for accommodation in close proximity to the centre of the city, Summit Denzong Renaissance is ideal for guests to experience the local living with luxury in this beautiful city. Take a stroll to M.G. Marg or just sit…
Terrace Valley Clarks Inn is an elegantly designed, super deluxe luxury resort in Gangtok, which is headed by a professional hotel management team of industry experts. Home to green hilly terrains, a breathtaking landscape with misty foothills, with perfect views of the Himalayas, and clean, crisp air, this is a property that combines comfort, luxury and a sense of coziness, all at once. Visitors won’t be disappointed given the natural setting of the place that makes it even more endearing – elegantly decorated rooms get an edge with the natural…
This resort sits on a mesmerising green hillside offering a view of the world-famous Rumtek Monastery. In the early evening, you could sit out on a terrace overlooking the verdant green mountains all around. Or, you could spend your day doing a spot of monastery hopping around Sikkim. Set on a sprawling 48 acres of forest pine and woods, Mayfair Spa resort is a destination. About 10 kms away from Gangtok, Mayfair Resort combines a subtle monastic theme with hints of traditional Sikkimese and colonial architecture. The design sensibility extends…
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