Sikkim, also known as "Denzong", the valley of rice, has always enchanted visitors with its vibrant culture, beautiful hills, mountains, people, flora & fauna. A land of tranquility, blessed by the Gods, Sikkim has proven to be paradise on earth.
It is bounded by Bhutan, Nepal and China to its east, west and north respectively. The southern boundary is shared with the state of West Bengal. Sikkim is very rich in biodiversity with more than 600 species of orchids, 36 rhododendrons species, 23 bamboo varieties, 60 primula species, over 424 medicinal plants and a total of 550 species of birds.
Tourists visiting Sikkim have a wide array of activities to choose from. Monastic tours to rock climbing, river rafting to cultural tours, climbing peaks to bird watching, you can have it all. All these activities can be organised by local registered tour operators.
"Aashishkhim" is a Nepali-Sikkimese term that literally means "House of Blessings". Aashishkhim Guest House is located in the suburbs of Gangtok about 2 Kms. away from the city. The area is completely surrounded by lush green trees and bamboo grooves with a perpetual stream nearby.
The exterior of the structure is of dressed stone and the guests are housed in comfortably furnished rooms with running hot and cold water and cable TV. There is an adjoining spacious common living area with balcony and veranda. The modest lawn and garden is visited by a variety of birds and butterflies in the early hours and are a treat to watch. Indira Bypass along the guest house is a marvelous route for long walks in the countryside through sparsely populated areas.