Sikkim with its pristine and un-spoilt natural beauty and peace loving people is one of the most beautiful Himalayan Mountain states of India. Sikkim has many names. The Lepchas, original inhabitants of the land called it Nye-mae-el 'paradise'. The Limbus named it Su Khim or 'new house' while to the Bhutias it was Beymul Demazong 'the hidden valley of rice'. Sikkim is a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a popular holiday destination which is fascinating as well as challenging.