Mountains in Sikkim

Sikkim is a beautiful travel destination in India. It is among the most beautiful and amazing tourist destinations in India, popular among the nature lovers. The state is bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Sikkim has many beautiful mountains and lakes. You should not miss an opportunity to see the beautiful lakes.

In this article, we have compiled a list of interesting, mind blowing, lesser known, and amazing facts about Sikkim. So, let’s see!

Crow's Lake, Sikkim
Crow’s Lake, Sikkim

9 Interesting and Amazing Facts About Sikkim

1. Sikkim Joined Union of India In 1974

A referendum was held in the state of Sikkim whether to join India as state or remain independent. The result of referendum was announced and a whopping 97.55% voters approved to join the Union of India. It was a historical moment for India and Sikkim.

2. Reaction Of Other Countries After Sikkim Joined Union of India

Both Pakistan and China called this step as a disguise and a farce. However, two global powers, the United States and the Soviet Union responded positively. Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India when Sikkim joined the Union of India as an Indian state.

3. Majority of People Are Nepali

It is one of the interesting and lesser known facts about Sikkim. It is the only state in India where majority of people are from a different country of origin i.e. Nepal.

4. International Flower Festival in Sikkim

Sikkim is a popular place for it’s unique festival, called as ‘International Flower Festival’. This festival is being organized each year from March to May. It is one of the most popular flower festivals in India.

5. A Large Number of Natural Spa in Sikkim

Sikkim is blessed with many beautiful natural springs which works as natural spa. Some of the famous natural hot springs are, Yume Samdong Hot Spring, Yamthang Hot Spring, Borong Hot Spring, Taram Hot Spring, Ralong Hot Spring and Reshi Hot Spring. You should not miss an opportunity to visit these hot springs in Sikkim between February and March.

6. Many Beautiful and Amazing Tourist Attractions in Sikkim

It is one of the most popular facts about Sikkim that the state is blessed with so many beautiful tourist attractions. Some of them are, Namchi, Lachung, Ravangla, Pelling, Yuksom and the Dzongri Trail, Lachung Lachen and Yumthang Valley, Teesta River Rafting, Zuluk, and much more. It’s an amazing travel destination, you should not miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful state of India.

7. One of the Smallest States in India By Population

Sikkim is one of the smallest states in India by population. The population of Sikkim was about 619,000 (2012 figure), which makes it 29th largest state in India.

8. State Symbols of Sikkim

Sikkim state symbols are given below.

  • State Bird: Blood Pheasant
  • State Tree: Rhododendron
  • State Animal: Red Panda
  • State Flower: Noble Dendrobium

9. Famous Persons of Sikkim

It is one of the lesser known facts about Sikkim. The state of Sikkim has given many popular personalities, which includes Baichung Bhutia (famous football player), Pawan Kumar Chamling (political leader), Danny Denzongpa (popular Bollywood actor), and many more.

Read Also: Interesting and Amazing Facts About Meghalaya

Article Title: 9 Interesting and Amazing Facts About Sikkim
Article first published on September 20, 2016.

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