Sikkim, is a state of India, having joined India as her 22nd state in a referendum conducted in 1975. The state borders Tibet in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. As a part of the Himalayas, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world.
Sikkim is a popular domestic tourism destination with hundreds of thousands of Indian nationals visiting yearly. For overseas visitors, it is still a relatively obscure visitors with only tens of thousands of foreigners getting to the state yearly. With increasing awareness and better transport connections, Sikkim is getting easier to visit.