Sikkim, a verdant landlocked state shares its borders with Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. The beautiful thumb-shaped state of Sikkim is topographically diverse and is home to the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga. The colorful fairs and festivals in Sikkim add special charm to the splendor of Sikkim.
The Tibetan name for Sikkim is Denjong which primarily means the valley of rice. The origin of the name Sikkim is an amalgamation of two words Su which means new and Khyim which means palace.
A land of extraordinary flora and fauna, Sikkim is popular for the beautiful ferns. It is believed that the vegetation in Sikkim includes 362 types of ferns. The avifauna as well as wildlife is exceptionally diverse.