Sikkim – Untold stories | Emergence of the last utopia

What is the first thought that the word ‘Sikkim’ evokes in your mind?
Ethereal hills, meandering rivers, picturesque valleys, the pristine snow capped mountains of the north or the bountiful greenery of the east.. or does your mind wander away to the cobbled streets of Gangtok,the array of nicely decorated shops on the M.G. Marg or a plateful of steaming hot Momos. But Sikkim has a bigger treasure, neatly tucked away, one that not many of us are aware of… it’s beautiful people.
Truly, a trip to Sikkim would be incomplete, without getting to know its amazing people. The moment you step here, you will be surrounded by gleeful faces.
There is no other state in India, where the people live up to the ancient Indian saying of ‘Atithi Devo bhava’ as much as they do it here.
So simple are their ways and so warm are their hearts, that it spills over in their appearance, thoughts and behavior. Ever trusting, ever helpful, they are always willing to extend their hand and embrace you. Irrespective of their financial status, they are always well turned out. They can teach you a thing or to two about making the most of what you have.
But when it comes to work, they are damn serious. Unlike other states, You would not find people loitering around, begging or creating nuisance because every one is mindfully tending to his or her work.
This is the third year that I have been visiting Sikkim for, & I have already made many best friends for life. Back home they say, “people from Hills are naturally good”, but I wonder, could it just be the virtue of the soil?

As my friend Suraj explained to me many times that here in Sikkim, as the weather is cold, the people are also cool. Well obviously I was not thoroughly convinced with his reply.

As I searched for answers I found out that the answers were right in front of me all the time. Let me take you through them….

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