Sikkim is a beautiful state that belongs to the Northeast part of India. It is the home of Mt. Kanchenjunga and almost 35% of the land is covered by Kanchenjunga National Park. Gangtok is the capital of the sate and every year a large portion of people visit Sikkim to enjoy their holidays. Sikkim is just a perfect vacation spot for any season, places like Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom, Lachung and Yumthang are the main places to explore at Sikkim. Sikkim was the kingdom at the past and the Kingdom of Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal Dynasty in the 17th century which was ruled by the Buddhist-priest known as the Chogyal. Sikkim became the part of India and the 22nd state in 1975.
Almost all the culture and tradition practised in Sikkim is based upon two main religions Hinduism and Buddhism which is followed by the Sikkimese people. Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese are three main tribes of Sikkim, Nepali is the common language spoken by the people of Sikkim. Lepchas are the oldest resident of the state and they either follow Buddhism or Christianity. Many cultural festivals are celebrated in Sikkim according to the Nepali calendar and Tibetan calendar. The main festivals of Sikkim are Dashain, Tihar, Manghey Sankranti, Chaite Dasian, Drukpa Tsechi, Phang Lhabsol, Saga Dawa, Lhosar etc.