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Trekking and Holy Festival Sikkim

Jun 16, 2008
Sikkim is a beautiful kingdom situated on the edge of Eastern Himalayas. The supreme provocation of this state is mountains and the whole realm is conquered by the almighty Mt. Kanchenjunga. The scenic Buddhist towns cuddle up in the hills which are liven up in spring season with rhododendrons and many other wild flowers.

This small state of India has now become a prominent tourist spot for offering interesting trekking tours and spectacular festivity.

Trekking in Sikkim:

Sikkim offers a number of mesmerizing trekking routes to venture trek enthusiasm. Whether you are gliding on the never-ending roads through the valleys or trekking up the picturesque passes and pastures.

The breathtaking sights never stop gripping you. The charismatic landscape, with an unrivaled assortment of flora and fauna, Sikkim is a refreshing treat to the trekkers.

The treks pass by beautiful gompas, simple but colorful hamlets and through so captivating alpine forests. For those who have zest in trekking, Sikkim is the right place for them.

Holy Buddhist Festival "Saga Dawa"

Saga Dawa the holy festival of Sikkim is an extremely honored event of the Buddhists. This festival occurs during the months of May-June in Gangtok and is a fortunate festival for the Mahayana disciples of Buddhism.

On this day in diverse years of his life, Lord Buddha took birth, achieved enlightenment and attained nirvana and therefore the festival is believed to be the triple blessed festival as three auspicious occasions fall on the same day.

Saga Dawa reminds the life of Lord Buddha, a prince born in Nepal in Lumbini reside royal lifestyle and recoil from the imperial means for the search of Enlightenment. Saga Dawa is the festival where a pageant is arranged which carries the Holy Books encompasses the teachings of Lord Buddha from the Tsuklakhang Monastery in the palace and takes it around the town. The people of Sikkim on this day go to the monasteries offer butter lamps and worship their Lord.

Impressive celebrations of this holy festival merging with exciting trekking tours in Sikkim attract a massive amount of tourists from all over the world.
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