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Destination WEST SIKKIM

Sikkim is a state in Northeast India. It borders China in its north and east, Bhutan in its east, Nepal in its west and the Indian state of West Bengal in its south. Sikkim is also located close to the Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. A part of the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kanchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park.


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Rabdentse Ruins
Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim till 1814 AD. The old ruins of the Rabdentse Palace is located on the lower hillock, South-East of Pemayangtse Monastery, in Pelling, Sikkim. The old palace and the monastery are in complete ruins now and the Archeological survey of India is currently maintaining and undertaking work for its restoration. The view of the entire valley below and Kanchenjunga peak from the Rabdentse Ruins are absolutely spectacular. The picturesque view of the rocks with tiny shrubs around it makes it an ideal place for families to come and arrange picnics.