Sikkim Loves Their Canine Friends!
In all of Sikkim we found the dogs are very friendly to their non owners also. As many of my friends know, my daughter Munu loves dogs so are we, we found the stray dogs are every where adored, loved and fed by locals, not like our Calcutta city where they are caught and killed or may be sterilized. We found in almost all Sikkim villages every house has a dog besides stray dogs, they are very very human friendly, even to the tourists.
In the city of Gangtok, we found an Australian lady from Melbourne adopting a stray dog. She cleaned it, innoculated it and named him Ladoo. We talked for about half an hour with her, she was there to complete her research on Tibetology.
The capital of Sikkim is Gangtok.
Place : Sikkim
Capital : Gangtok
Area : 7300 Sq. Kms.
Population : 4,06457
Climate : Summer - Max. 20.7 C/Min. 13.1 C
Winter : Max. 14.9 C/Min. 7.7 C
Best Season : Mid February - late May / October - December
Minerals : Copper, Zinc, Lead, Pyrites, Limestone, and coal.
Agriculture : Maize and Rice. Millet, Buckwheat, Barley, Pulses, are subsidiary crops.
Cash Crop: Cardamom, ginger, Apples, Oranges, Pine-apples
People : three ethnic group, Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese.
Religion : Mahayana Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and other religion are also practised
About 45 minutes drive from Gangtok, 24 kms away, is the Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre, the seat of the Kagyu order, one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist sects, since the late 1960s, after the arrival of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the Centre houses some of the world's most unique religious scriptures and religious are objects, Traditional in design, it is almost a replica of the original Kagyu headquarters Tibet .
Gangtok- the capital of Sikkim. Built on the flank of the ridge, Gangtok is 1600 meters above sea level. The town's unique ambience derives from the happy blend of tradition and modernity. Alongside the deeply felt presence of Stupas and monasteries, Gangtok also bustles like any other town. But with many of these oasis of quite, those unexpected pockets of peace exist.