Prior to joining India as the 22nd state of the Nation, the Kingdom of Sikkim's history stretched back to the 17th century. A unique kingdom ruled by Buddhist priest-kings, Sikkim's unique culture, cuisine and traditions mesh perfectly with the stunning natural beauty of the region for a rousing vacation that excites the spirit and the body. More than a third of the state consists of the Khangchendzon a National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of incredible biodiversity, with some of the most exquisite flora and fauna to be experienced in the entire nation