Concluding my trip to Sikkim, here is a glimpse of “Unity in Diversity” – the tiny state of India shows the way in its rich heritage, diversity and cultural integration.
Driving through the old silk route is an enchanting experience. The beauty of the hills, the cold breeze that sweeps your face, the ever smiling locals ready to help and the protocols at the Indo China border – lots of sweet memories and joy.
A visit to North East India is incomplete without understanding the roots of the society there. A classic example is the life of Banjhakris in Sikkim & Nepal region – the super natural “shamans’ of the forest. Here is what I learnt near a water falls which is an hour’s drive from Gangtok
Winding around the river Teesta, we drove to Gangtok from Kalimpong. Watch the video with this YouTube link
Happy New Year.
Life is indeed colorful. All you have to do is just travel and explore. Here is what I found in Sikkim, the land of Lepchas, the tiny Indian State bordering Bhutan, Tibet & Nepal – “A mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty with the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna”.
Lush and thick forests, flush with blooms of exotic flora, hilly expanses embellished by Sikkim’s two main rivers, the Teesta and the Rangeet, the picturesque villages, hot springs and waterfalls – just an amazing hill state.
This is the first part of the Series of blogs from me on Sikkim