Based in the foothills of Himalayas, Sikkim is among the smallest states in Eastern India. The wildlife in Sikkim is probably something that attracts the wildlife lovers from all over the world. With a range of flora and fauna to offer, there are varied landscapes of varied sizes. Having wide varieties of altitudes, Sikkim boasts alpine forests backed by tropical species.
Being among the three eco regions of India, you will find close to 4000 plant species right here, including 30 rhododendrons species. Also known as “Home of the Orchids”, there are over 400 species of flowers available here. Additionally, it is believed to be a heaven for ornithologists, since you will find species of birds exceeding 500. With more than 600 species of butterflies, there is an excellent butterfly population which you can find here.
Not just from a flora and fauna perspective, but Sikkim also have a range of National Parks with the likes of Kanchendzonga National Park, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary. They are such beautiful reserves that you will not be able to take your eyes off from them. Of all these, Kanchendzonga National Park is the largest.
A wise range of unique wildlife animal species can be found in these parks with the likes of Snow Leopard, Wild Ass, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Deer, Musk Deer, Flying Squirrel, and Barking Deer. Among these, Snow Leopard is a species that has almost become extinct, and not been able to preserved, which will make it a mythical figure in near future.
On the other hand, talking about the unique wildlife bird species you have Whistling Thrush, Vultures, Eagles, Giant Lammergeyer, and Pheasants, which combinely add up to the charm of Sikkim. This is probably the biggest reason why ornithologists visit the state, and explore their favorite subject area with so many birds to offer.
Other than this, you also find too many species of fish all around the place like Carp, Salmon, and Trout. If you check out the lakes and streams of Sikkim, you will find a hell lot of these, attracting the ones who are too much interested in studying the marine life.
Last but not the least, talking about the plantations, there are a range of options you can find here like tea, orange, and cardamom plantations, which add another angle to the stunning wildlife of Sikkim, making Sikkim one of the most sought after places to explore the real nature, and an ultimate North Eastern tourist destination not to be missed. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself booked by Sikkim tour packages from Mumbai, and start your wildlife quest right away.