The tiny 22nd state of India SIKKIM , lies between Nepal and Bhutan, in the lap of the Himalaya Kanchanjunga (5500ft), with its rich culture, beautiful orchid sanctuary , and snow clad mountains which attracts and fascinates a lot of tourists. The pristine and unspoilt natural beauty includes alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant tropical forests , rivers , waterfalls and peaceful lakes though not large in size. The famous and oldest monasteries are dominated by Stupas perched on forest clad mountain spurs covered by snow . Beside the natural beauty which Sikkim beholds there are many more places that makes one's visit to Sikkim a memorable one. The best period to visit Sikkim is from March - May, End of September - Firsty week in December.