Hill Stations in Sikkim
With a very small geographical area, Sikkim is not very replete with hill stations though yet the most popular one in the state remains Gangtok. The enthralling beauty and cultural extravagance of Gangtok has contributed a great deal in making the town a most sought after hill station of North East. Gangtok literally means a hill top which in itself is a treat for the nature lovers. This garden state spread in the foothills of mighty Mount Kanchendezonga is also the capital city of Sikkim. Long boulevards through the town wrapped in a sheet of colors and freshness in the form of flowers blooming here truly leaves the tourists content.
A wide array of plants, flowers, birds, butterflies and wild herbs comes as a real delight to the tourists visiting this lofty hill. To add more to the exasperating charm of Gangtok, the colorful Lamas robed in Red, exotic monasteries bordered by fluttering flags and the ever smiling amiable people of the region act as colorful plumes in the beauteous cultural feather of the town. Famous for housing over 500 species of orchids, Gangtok is at its floral best from April to June and October to early December.