Phew! As grand as my trip to Sikkim was, sorting out through some thousands of photos to compile this one was a task. However much I tried, every photo had a lure to it, and choosing these few took me months. Add to it another trip to Kinnaur and Spiti last week, which put a stop to all worldly matters for some time!
Still, finally, I managed. Here’s sharing some of my most loved shots from Sikkim. Enjoy. And yes, do leave a (or more) comment for a feedback.
Tiny, quaint monasteries are a regular feature of this hill state. The more you explore this place, the more you’ll find.
Though these are some of the best photographs of Sikkim that I could fathom from my collection, no photographer can do justice to the other worldly charm of this north eastern state. A very distinct wildlife, flora, food, culture, rituals, religion and people from the rest of India, it’s a place of plenty and lack at the same time. A name that was on Lonely Planet’s Top Places to Visit in 2014, Sikkim deserves a much better and organised tourism effort.
What’s worrisome though is the proposed plan of damming River Teesta, with hundreds of hydro mega projects in the offing. A 965 days hunger strike, protesting the same, by the citizens of Dzongu went largely unheard. From what I could see, the river looked largely dead around the dams that are already built in the region. If you, too, are against such invalid claims to modernisation, spread the word, raise your voice, loop more people in. Or, we might lose this wonderland for forever.