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    Mar 2012

    Places of interest in sikkim

    Flora and Fauna

    Because of the altitude that vary right from sea level to summits that touch the skies ,the flora and fauna naturally covers a wide spectrum. Nowhere in the world in such a small area can one find flora and fauna of all varieties


    The lowlands in the south, 800'to 5000', experience a tropical climate; lush vegetation such as figs, laurel, Sal trees and bamboos have been cleared in some areas for farming. The temperate forest of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and silver fir dominates between 5000; and 13000.35 species of rhododendrons grow in temperate and alpine regions, their flowering from May to August colours hillsides.


    Amongst the mammals of Sikkim are the rare Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Red panda, Musk Deer and Blue Sheep.

    Birdlife is abundant with Giant Lammergeier, Vultures, Eagles, Whistling Thursh, Minivets, Bulbuls and Pheasants among the 550 species to be seen in Sikkim.

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    Dec 2012
    Sikkim is popular Indian state which has so many best places that attract more visitors toward. Sikkim has unique culture and economy. People must should visit Monasteries, Yuksom and the Dzongri Trail, Teesta River Rafting, Flora and Fauna Sanctuaries and Nathu La Pass and the Old Silk Route places in Sikkim. From these places Flora and Fauna Sanctuaries is really very beautiful where people can found 450 species of birds, 450 varieties of orchids, 40 species of rhododendron and 400 species of butterflies.

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