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Towering snow-capped mountains, lushly forested valleys, impressive ancient monasteries and charming colonial hill stations, the essence of the last Himalayan Shangri-La can still be found in Sikkim.

  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Population: 607,688 (2011 census)
  • Size of region: 7,298 sq km
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Power supply: 220v/240v
  • Sockets: two pin sockets or Indian three-round pin variety
  • Language: Nepali is the most commonly spoken language
  • Time difference: GMT +5.5 hours
  • Visas: British Nationals require an Indian visa and this must be obtained in advance
  • Popular dishes: Momos - steamed or fried dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat
  • Popular drinks: Tongba, a Himalayan millet beer
  • Did you know: Sikkim is home to around 5,000 species of flowering plants, 515 of which are rare orchids
  • FCDO advice: FCDO advice for India
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