Sikkim and Darjeeling are two of the amazing places to visit in northeast India. These holiday destinations with natural beauty are perfect retreat for all the nature lovers. They provide opportunity to enjoy the green expanses and to indulge in to some adventure sports. Sikkim is situated in the lower Himalayas that are an ecological hotspot. Darjeeling is also located in the same region in the Shiwalik hills. Because of the rough terrain, Sikkim is not accessible through rail or commercial air transport. Closest is the Bagdodra airpot154 km away from Sikkim. Darjeeling is well connected by the Darjeeling Himalayan railway or popularly 'the toy train'. It is also connected by road to other towns through national highway 55.
Sikkim has the largest cultivated area under Cardamom in India; whereas Darjeeling has the best of tea plantations. Both the places are famous for their terrace farming. People in these towns are very simple and hospitable. They celebrate all the festivals of the region in full spirit. Many famous destinations in Sikkim and Darjeeling are worth visiting like aritar lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh memorial temple, etc in Sikkim, and Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, famous Swiss dairy, etc located in Darjeeling. You can also enjoy trekking, river rafting, yak riding, bird watching and many other adventurous activities in Sikkim So if you are looking for fun, frolic and adventure combined with the elements of serene and tranquil environment, then just embark on a journey in these beautiful lands that bring you close to the mother nature.