This is my first ever photo essay. Let’s do this!

Garden in Paradise- that is exactly how I would like to picture Sikkim. Be it dusty roads on the way to Lachung in North Sikkim, local houses and huts along all the paths, enchanting monasteries or roof tops of hidden cafes in Gangtok, if there was on thing that followed us everywhere, it was beautiful blooms backed by breath taking landscapes.

I couldn’t resist taking thousands of pictures with my camera. I had a hard time picking few of them for this blog. Although I have forgotten most of the names, here are a few. I hope they are right. If you know more names, feel free to comment in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

Rhodendron Campylocarpum

(Rhodendron Campylocarpum)








(Bud of Fern plant)


(Barren plant stems supporting balls of freshly fallen snow)


(Pine Trees laden with fresh powdery snow)


Looks a lot like a Snow Plant




(Rhodendron Setosum)



(Rhodendron Lepidotum)





(Rhodendron Walichii)





(Rhodendron Cinnabarium)


Fifty shades of Purple flowers in Rabdantse Ruins site, Pelling



(Moss laden rocks with Buddhist carvings)



Pictures are worth a thousand words. Hope you enjoyed my photo essay. I had an amazing time appreciating the clean and colorful views of Sikkim. There are so many places that I couldn’t fit in my 7 days trip to Sikkim like Khangchendzonga National Park, hiking up the Khangchendzonga peak, Nathula Pass & Baba Mandir both of which were shut down during my trip due to humongous snowfall and of course Darjeeling. So, Sikkim I might come to you for a second round.

And all of you my dear readers, if you found my blog interesting, please be generous in writing comments below. Thank you.

Stay Sassy!




Also read:

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