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Sikkim - Land of Mystique

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About The Book This, the first comprehensive travel guide to Sikkim, captures the mystique of the mountain land with over 120 photographs, hand painted illustration of birds and butterflies and maps and an evocative text. The first three chapters attempt to introduce the reader to Sikkim and its people. Culture, religion and history: festivals. Customs and literature. Flora and fauna –all falvours of life in this almost – undiscovered destination are explored through exten...
About The Book

This, the first comprehensive travel guide to Sikkim, captures the mystique of the mountain land with over 120 photographs, hand painted illustration of birds and butterflies and maps and an evocative text.

The first three chapters attempt to introduce the reader to Sikkim and its people. Culture, religion and history: festivals. Customs and literature. Flora and fauna –all falvours of life in this almost – undiscovered destination are explored through extensive research and exhaustive field –trips.

After the introductory chapters, the book tries to cover those aspects that make Sikkim one of the most sought –after tourist destinations in India today. A monastery –by –monastery guide cover the leading gompas.

Sikkim's four districts – East Sikkim, South Sikkim. West Sikkim and North Sikkim have each been covered seperatly, detaling what to see and where to go in each.

There is also a detailed chapter on Adventure Tourism, giving information on outdoor activities ranging from river –rafting, trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and mountaineering that Sikkim offers to the thrill –seeking traveller. This section also contains hand –drawn maps of the more popular trekking trails in Sikkim.

Comprehensive and up –to –date information from the time you decide to visit Sikkim – visas. Special entry permit regulations for Sikkim, air and train connections. Travel and tour operators, where to stay and where to eat –has been dealt with in the Practical Information section. Another handy tool included in this guidebook is the English Nepali and English-Hindi phrasebooks.

 

Contents

 

Locating Sikkim 4
People of Sikkim 36
Land of Padmasambhava 50
Gompas of Sikkim 72
East Sikkim 98
South Sikkim 106
West Sikkim 110
North Sikkim 116
Adventure Trails 126
Practical Information 144
Index 168

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Item Code: NAO868 Author: Swati Mitra Cover: Paperback Edition: 2004 Publisher: Eicher Goodearth Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 97881877801374 Language: English Size: 9.0 inch X 5.0 inch Pages: 168 (Throughout Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 250 gms
Price: $20.00
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