Sikkim lies in the Eastern Himalayas. Owing to its location and climate conditions, human inhabitation was sparse. The original inhabitants were the Lepchas or the “raven folks” who came to the area from Assam and Burma. From the 1200’s the Bhutias or the Tibetan people moved into Sikkim. They included the Namgyal clan who arrived in the 1400’s and gradually won political control over Sikkim. In 1642, Phintsok Namgyal (1604-1670) became the first Chogyal (King). He presided over a social system based on Tibetan Lamaistic Buddhism. His descendents ruled Sikkim for more than 330 years.
WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency, is a sprawling century-old wooded heritage property in the fabled land of Sikkim, one of India’s last natural, unspoilt destinations. Gangtok, the state capital, is a bustling city offering perhaps the best views of the eastern Himalayan Range. This WelcomHeritage resort-cum-spa, a large private property, is in the center of Gangtok and is promoted by one of the oldest and most illustrious families of the region. It offers the finest views of the city and the pristine splendour of the undulating hills, valleys and a myriad streams that course through it, with the towering Kanchenjunga peak in the background.