International Flower Festival
India is known for its many hued fairs and festivals that form an integral part of the attraction of the country. Each state, race and culture comes up with different fairs and festivals that are different from each other, each with different origin and each has a different way of celebration. The Indian calendar gives you a long list of fairs and festivals- in all corners of the country. Some festivals are famous celebrated by all over India while others are nondescript affairs.
Sikkim in North East India is surrounded by lofty mountains, paddy fields and orange orchards. The considerable range of climate and altitude is responsible for the immense variation in vegetation and wild life. The natural topography and climate supports the varied flowers that row naturally in every nook and corner of Sikkim. Mention must be made of the rhododendron. There are about thirty species of the flower in Sikkim.
International Flower Festival, Gangtok showcases different varieties of flower that are native to Sikkim. This festival is held during the peak flowering season in Sikkim and attracts tourist from all over India.
Different species of flowers are showcased in the fair. Thirty species of exotic Rhododendron ranging from gigantic to 2 inches in length are exhibited in the show. The other pride of Sikkim is its orchid of which 400 different kind grow within its boundaries. Both the epiphyte and the terrestrial varieties are showcased. Different varieties of bamboo are also exhibited. Bamboo grow in abundance in Sikkim and forms an integral part of the daily needs of the people here.