Small but beautiful. Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Spread below word, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area of 7300 sq kms and measuring approx.The magical lure of sikkim has always been attracting people all over the word. PLACES OF INTEREST IN SIKKIM 1 Glimpses of Sikkim- (a)Flora and Fauna-Because of the altitude that vary right from sea level to summits that touch the skies, the flora and fauna maturally covers a wide spectrum. (b)Hot Springs-Sikkim has many hot springs kmown for their medicinal value. The most important are the ones located at Reshi, Yumthang, Ralang. (c)Lakes-On the face of it, on would not expect to find lakes on such a rugged terrain. But surprisingly, Sikkim does have lakes though not very large in size. These lakes are both spring fed as well as river fed. (d)Monasteries-Sikkim's near about 200 monasteries or Gompas belonging to the Nyingma and Kagyu order have not only been influencing the cultural heritage and lifestyle of the people, but also demonstrates the ancient rituals in practice. (e)River- One of the river that almost flow right across the length of Sikkim is the Teesta. Human settlements usually must exits above the level of rivers and hence even if follding takes place life and property remain safe.