Sikkim, the 22nd state of the Indian union, is a small mountain
state in eastern Himalayas. It is a land of rich and varied scenic
beauty, magnificent mountains, eternal snows, dark forests, green
fertile valleys, raging torrents and calm, placid lakes. Her magnificent
variety of flora and fauna are the naturalist's dream; the steep
variations in elevation and rainfall give rise to a glorious multitude
of species within a comparatively limited area.