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Snuggled in eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is a small but beautiful state. Abundant natural beauty of Sikkim has always allured tourists from far-flung areas. Sprawled in the foothills of Mount Kangchenjunga, the state is noted for its high peaks, serpent rivers and verdant valleys. Bordered by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, Sikkim is an amazing place that is not less than any hidden treasure of incredible India. Enriched with flora and fauna, glaciers, mountains, hot springs, lakes, monasteries and rivers, the region is a perfect destination for every kind of tourist.
The state is loaded with peaks. Mountaineers from all over the globe visit Sikkim to quench their thirst of mountaineering. Most of the peaks are explored but still the state has some virgin peaks that are waiting for adventure enthusiasts. The state also has some sacred peaks that are revered by the locals for being the home to their guardian deities. Unmatched beauty of these peaks as well as of the state adds a distinct flavour to the adventure tours. Kangchenjunga range is perfectly satisfying the mountaineers.
Nothing can be more alluring than the Himalayan foothills for trekking. Sikkim is not less than any paradise for trekkers. Its geographical location and the blessings of mother nature make it a dream destination. There are several treks in Gangtok that have been the preferred routes for adventure enthusiasts. An amazing fact is that these treks provide you a fresh experience every time. No matter how many times you have already explored.
Those who have interest in river rafting, the state provides them Teesta and Rangeet. Exploring the region with these two is a different experience. Counted amongst the finest rafting stretches, these two water areas can be explored with the help of Department of Tourism as well as travel agents who are engaged in arranging river rafting trips in Gangtok, Teesta and Rangeet rivers. These are the preferred places for tourists to enjoy this adventure activity.
Sikkim is also popular for its amazing Yak Safari. Organized in different areas of the state, Yak safari is an unforgettable experience. Exploring the beautiful state of Sikkim on the back of Yak allures tourists from different locations. Dzongri and Gangtok are the best places to enjoy Yak safari in Sikkim.
Mountain Biking is one of the best adventure activities in Sikkim. Rugged and dramatic terrain of the state ensures exciting biking trails. Loaded with fun, natural beauty and the excitement, this adventure activity is now-a-days alluring a large number of tourists from different locations to Gangtok and Phodong.
Now you can get an eagle eye-view of the region with hang gliding in Sikkim. Just imagine the adventure of flying free in the sky with open wings and experiencing the life of an Eagle. Hang gliding allows you to float in the air and to experience the freedom to fly. This one of its kind experience will leave you speechless. Sikkim is one of the best places where you can enjoy this wild adventure in the best possible way. Exploring the long stretched Himalayan range with an adventurous activity is nothing less than making a dream come true. North Guwahati, Kamakhya hills and hills nearby Kaziranga are the best places to enjoy hang gliding.