A rare show of exotic varieties of
flowers, orchids and other plants native to Sikkim,
a north east state. Held every summer during the peak
flowering season, this is a spectacular event attracting
people from all over India.
The tiny state of Sikkim, famous for its flora which
is in full bloom during March-May has around 600 species
of orchids, 240 species of trees and ferns, 150 varieties
of gladioli, 46 types of rhododendrons along with a
variety of magnolias and many other foliage plants.
The main displays in the flower show are orchids, gladioli,
roses, cacti, alpine plants, creepers, climbers, ferns,
herbs etc. Experts in the various fields hold seminars
A food festival with Sikkimese delicacies is organised
during the show. River rafting and Yak Safari are added
In May, most of Sikkim's horticultural delights are
at their best. Gangtok goes to town and shows them off
with a huge outdoor flower festival, with food and entertainment
thrown in for good measure.
Sikkim boasts 600 species of orchids, 240 species of
trees and 240 species of ferns, 150 kinds of gladioli,
46 varieties of the world-famous rhododendrons, varied
species of magnolias and many other foliage plants.
During the month of May, they are in full bloom and
experts gather to hold lectures and seminars. Most of
the action takes place near the Governor's Residence
at White Hall.