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Sikkim 1999 photos index page

India, Asia

Sikkim is a small state in India in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet, Bhutan, India and Nepal.
An important route between India and Tibet.
Most of Sikkim's northern parts are dominated by the lofty Kanchenjunga mountain group.
Sikkim suffered continual invasions from it's neighbours, Tibet, India, Bhutan and Nepal.
The Anglo-Sikkimese Treaty of 1861 placed it under the protectorate of British India.
Until 1975 it was a protectorate state, ruled by chogyals (kings), who hoped to retain internal autonomy when Britain left India.
After a 1975 referendum Sikkim was transferred to the Republic of India.

Population is about 200.000.

Gangtok is the capital.

After finishing our Bhutan tour, our Guides driven us to Silliguri in India.

They made sure that we get a reliable taxi jeep to take us to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, built on top and the sides of a mountain.
They also negotiated on our behalf, ensuring that we didn't get ripped off.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and experiences in Gangtok and Sikkim.

After our stay we used the same driver to take us back to India and to Biratnagar Airport in Nepal to fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

List of my photo pages in this series.

Countryside         Gangtok         Rumtek Monastery

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