Splendours of Sikkim

The snow-capped mountains, valleys and sacred lakes of the Indian state make it feel like the Shangri-la of the Himalayas

If there is such a thing as a Himalayan Shangri-la, Sikkim is it.

Snow-dusted mountains loom over the sacred lakes, abysses and rice-terraced valleys of India's Sikkim, a former Buddhist kingdom lost in time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Splendours of Sikkim'. Print Edition | Subscribe