Sikkim is located on the North Easter part of India. It is the second smallest state and least populated state of India. The world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga is located in Sikkim. Sikkim shares its boundary with Nepal to the west, Bhutan to the east, China to the north and east, and West Bengal in the south. It is the only Indian state which is connected with India through a single border. The state is merged with India on 16th May, 1975.
Gangtok is the largest and capital city of Sikkim. The state
has only 4 districts with total area of 7,096 square km. Total
population in the state is more than 6 lakhs according to 2011
census. The density in the state is 86 square km. Teesta is the
main river in the state. Literacy rate in the state is 76.6
%.Sikkim has 11 official languages: Nepali (which is its lingua
franca), Sikkimese, Lepcha, Tamang, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung,
Magar, Sunwar and English. Hinduism has been the state's major
religion. The state economy mainly depends on agriculture.
Tusklakhang, Namgyal, Solophok Chardham, Orchid Sanctuary,
Changu Lake, Yumthang Velley are the major tourist attraction in
the state. Kanchendzonga, Lossong are the major festival
celebrated in Sikkim.