The warm welcome, delightful reception, true care and hospitality of our hotel will make you feel as you have just arrived at your home after long days.
Sikkim, the kingdom of flowers is situated in the eastern Himalayas. It is spread below Mount Khangchendzonga (8534 meters), the third highest mountain in the world. Sikkim is a land rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion. Sikkim offers the magical feel of a Himalayan fairytale land. It is an amazing place of hidden valleys, snow – fed lakes and a mountain setting covered with flowers, forests and mystical monasteries. It is pristine, tranquil and peaceful. This small and beautiful State of India in the Eastern Himalayas is home to the three major ethnic communities-Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalese-providing a colorful composite of cultures.
Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world at 8598 meters, dominates the thoughts cape and landscape of Sikkim. It is revered as Sikkim’s guardian deity. Some of other peaks, all situated 22,000 ft. above the sea level are, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Talung, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Simvo, Mt. Pandim, Mt Rathong & Mt. Paunhari. Sikkim shares borders with Nepal, Bhutan and China. Sikkim is one of the 26 bio-diversity “hot spots” in the world, a veritable treasure house of some of the world’s most beautiful streams, lakes and waterfalls. The State has rich flora and fauna despite having only 0.22% land of the country.
Altitude in the State ranges from almost sea level of 253 metres in South Sikkim to 8598 metres, the peak of Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak in the world and highest in India. As a result, climate of Sikkim also ranges from Tropical to Alpine.
Amidst such lush green hilly terrains, a breathtaking topography and misty mountains, is situated The Sonali International at Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim. This hotel is ideally located above a valley with a view of paddy fields, forested slopes and snow capped mountain peaks. It is one of its kind in all of Sikkim and the North East India. The Sonali International aptly complements this exotic locale.
Gangtok and Sikkim offer a host of sightseeing opportunities. It is the perfect destination, which provides enchantment, tranquility and adventure
|Altitude of Gangtok - 5,500 ft. (approx.)|
|Area of Sikkim - 7,300 sq.kms.|
|Population of Gangtok - 90,000 (approx.)|
|Population of Sikkim - 600,000 (approx.)|
|Highest Mountain in Sikkim - Mt. Khangchendzongna (28,156 ft.)|
|Commonly Spoken Languages - English, Sikkimese, Nepali, Hindi and Bengali|
|Shopping - Enjoy bargaining for Carpets, Carved Wooden Furniture, Handicrafts, Curios, Tapestry & Woolens, Local Attire & Costumes, Cardamom, Tea, Incense, Plants & Orchids, Sikkim Liquor, Perfumes and Wrist Watches. Try your luck at lottery ~ you could go home a millionaire!|
|Market Hours - 8 AM to 8 PM|
|Market Closure Day - Tuesday|
|Climate & Clothes - Whichever season you do come, carry some woolens and an umbrella for sun or rain.|
|April to September - Light Woolen Clothes|
|October to March - Warm Woolen Clothes|
|Temperatures at Gangtok: ~Summer - Max: 30 ºC Min: 10 ºC ~Winter - Max: 15 ºC Min: 1 ºC|