Sikkim

Sikkim is this other world, which exists in our world but is unlike ours. And in a good way. It has been declared as the 100% organic state in the world. Shopkeepers wrapped our purchases in newspaper, if we didn't carry your own cloth-bag. Small acts like these go a long way in keeping a place green and natural. Sikkim is home to Kanchenjunga, India's tallest mountain, and to glaciers, meadows, a large variety of wildflowers and all things beautiful. Like the memories we brought back.

 

These awesome pictures were clicked by Aratrika Bhattacharya.

Ritu and Vamshi exploring the Temi Tea Garden

Ritu and Vamshi exploring the Temi Tea Garden

Vatsal and Sheila exploring the Rhododendron Sanctuary.

Vatsal and Sheila in the Rhododendron Flower Sanctuary.

A bunch of us getting a photo clicked in Temi Tea Garden with Kanchenjunga in the background

Because who wouldn't pose when Kanchenjunga is in the background

Aerial shot of this small village called Okhrey in West Sikkim.

The beautiful village of Okhrey which was our home for 2 nights

Travel pal helping a visually impaired friend feel the local flowers

Travel pal helping a visually impaired friend feel the local flowers

Friends in front of the magnificent Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery

130 feet tall Buddha at Ravangla against the setting sun causing colours to pop in the sky

130 feet tall Buddha at Ravangla is all calm as chaos bursts in the sky

A close up of Buddhist prayer wheels in Ravangla.

Prayer wheels in Ravangla

A travel pal hanging mid air and posing against a waterfall in Gangtok

Posing in the middle of rope traversing in Gangtok

Vamshi trying his hand at drums in a monastery in Okhrey

Drums in a monastery have to be given a try.

Vatsal and Vamshi posing at the Nathula Pass

Emerging victorious after the Nathula Pass climb

All of us looking at the Nathula Pass and saluting.

Feeling patriotic at Nathula Pass

Different brews lined up, waiting to be tasted.

Tea Tasting session at Temi Tea Factory