Northeastern India is home to Sikkim, a state located in the eastern Himalayas. There are fewer people in this state than anywhere else in India. South India’s West Bengal state shares its northern and northeastern border with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region; Bhutan’s southeasterly border with India’s Sikkim; Nepal’s western border with India. Gangtok, the state’s capital, is located in the state’s southeastern corner.

Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and the third-highest in the world, can be found in Sikkim, which is part of the Eastern Himalayas and is known for its biodiversity. City of Gangtok is the capital and largest city of Sikkim The Khangchendzonga National Park covers over a third of the state.

In 1950, Sikkim became a protectorate of India, and in 1975, it became a state of India. Although Sikkim is only a few square miles in area, it has a significant political and strategic significance to India due of its proximity to multiple international borders. 2,740 square miles of land (7,096 square km). The population in 2011 was 607,688.