Home to Mt. Kanchenjunga (8598 m.) –the third highest peak in the world, Sikkim attracts mountain lovers from all over the world besides florists, bird watchers, and nature lovers. It is famous for its rare Orchids and Rhododendron forests.
Close by, established by the British as a summer getaway to save themselves from the heat of the plains during the summer months is Darjeeling, often called the Switzerland of India. Darjeeling tea is popular the world over which happens to be the most expensive tea. The Everest Museum at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling houses remnants of the various expeditions to the peak. Don’t forget to ride the prestigious Darjeeling train – one of the World Heritage site.