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Sikkim

A history of Sikkim

Sikkim is a beautiful state in the periphery of India. Nothing substantial has been known regarding the history of Sikkim, still this article will try to capture a gist of the origin of Sikkim. It is believed that 'Lepchas' or rong (ravine folk) were the first inhabitants of Sikkim. Later, the 'lepchas' got engrossed with other clans. In the 9th century, Guru Rimpoche, a Buddhist saint, happened to pass through the lands of Sikkim. The monk sanctified the land and introduced the religion of Buddhism to Sikkim. He also prognosticated that the state would be ruled by the monarch’s inthelatercenturies.

During the 13th century, Guru Tashi, who was a prince of Mi-nyak House in Kham of Eastern Tibet, came in the Chumbi Valley of Sikkim and settled down. The Sikkim Coronation Bank depicts Guru Tashi to be the ''first ruler of Sikkim who made way for a regular monarchy'. The descendents of Guru Tashi learned the local culture and made good relations with the 'Lepchas' clan. Owing to these relations, the grandson of Guru Tashi became the chieftain of Sikkim.

In early 17th century, the Tibetans migrated to Sikkim and the 'lepchas' were enforced to leave their abodes. In the interim, the struggle between the followers of the "Yellow Hats" and the "Red Hats" cropped up in Tibet. The followers of the "Red Hats" were forced to hunt for shelter in Sikkim. In 1642, Phuntsog Namgyal (the fifth generation descendant of Guru Tashi) was made as the first Denjong Gyalpo or the Chogyal (king) of Sikkim by the three great Lama immigrants. Phuntsog Namgyal shifted his capital to Yuksam and formed a centralized government

General Information of Sikkim

Area : 11.44sq. Kms
Latitude :  27 – 28 North
Longitude : 88 – 89 East
Population : 5,70,077
Climate : The climate of the state has been roughly divided into the tropical, temperature and alphine zones. For most of the period in a year, the climate is cold and humid as rainfall occurs in each month. The area experiences a heavy rainfall due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal.
Best Season : March to  May October to December
Clothing :  Summer :  Light woolens
  winter : Heavy woolens
Languages Spoken : English, Gorkha, Bengali & Hindi

General Information of Gangtok

Area: 11.44sq. Kms
Altitude : 5,500 ft
Annual Rainfall : 3,894 mm
Temperature : Summer : Max. 21°C / Min 13°C
  Winter : Max. 13°C / Min 05.3°C
Best Season : Can be visited throughout the year
Clothing : Summer : Light woolens
  winter : Heavy woolens
Languages Spoken : English, Gorkha, Bengali & Hindi
How to reach Sikkim : Airport (Bagdogra) Rail Way Stan. N J P. Bus SILIGURI.

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