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STUNNING PICS: Sikkim as you've never seen it before

Last updated on: November 22, 2013 13:02 IST

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We'd invited you, our readers, to share photographs of Sikkim with us. Bringing you images from the heavenly Indian state.

Sikkim was recently selected as the best region in the world and a top spot to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet.

We'd invited you, our readers to share images from India's north-eastern paradise with us and we've been inundated with emails from you.

To start with, we have this image from Anirban Dasgupta who visited North Sikkim in October this year.




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Yet another photograph from Anirban Dasgupta of the pristine Sikkim countryside.




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The rugged stands out in contrast with lush green in Sikkim



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A snow-clad mountain rises from the heavenly landscape of Sikkim



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North Sikkim can be as rugged and barren as it can be beautiful. Anirban Dasgupta captures this typical Sikkimese scene in this photograph.




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Yet another photograph of the stunning beauty of Sikkim by Anirban Dasgupta.

 




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Anirban Saha shared two snow-clad pictures from Sikkim. Here's the first.




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Here's one more picture from Saha of a landscape so bare it looks like a monochrome picture. Except it isn't!



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Arindam Lahiri also sends in his picture. This one has been shot at Lungthung about 12,500 feet above the sea level.




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This one has been shot from the roof of the Ralong Monastery.




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Ayan Banerjee shares this picture of the clouds floating over a breathtakingly beautiful lake.




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Deependra sends in a picture of a three-year-old looking out for her father from a tiny kitchen window.




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A network of roads along the hills! Koushik Das sends in his unique photograph!




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Tourism is one of the main sources of income for Sikkim. Seen here are what seem like a line of tourist vehicles in possibly the most scenic parking lot in the world!



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A young monk looks at Pradeep Saxena as he captures his image in the camera.




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An aerial view of Gangtok shot by Pradeep Saxena




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A thundering waterfall. Yet another photograph by Pradeep Saxena




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Next up is this photograph by Rajib Mukherjee shot during his recent trip to Sikkim.




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Snapshots from heaven: A collage of images of Sikkim from Rajib Mukherjee!

 




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The shrine of Baba Harbhajan Singh is a popular tourist destination in Sikkim. It is dedicated to an Indian army soldier by the same name. Rajib Mukherjee visited the shrine and sent in this photograph.




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Next up we have this collage of images from Sikkim shot by Sagar Pal.



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Shekhar emailed us this photograph of Tibetan prayer wheels at Rutek.




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More monks from Sikkim! This time from Shyam Chavan.




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Shyam Chavan who visited Sikkim recently sends us this photograph.




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Yet another photograph of Sikkim by Shyam Chavan!

 




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Up next is Subhrasom's photograph of the Temi tea gardens that offer 360 degree views of Mt Kangchendzonga.

 




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Vikas also sends in these photographs from his last trip to Sikkim.



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Giving the typical landscapes a pass, Vivek chose to capture a Sikkimese street scene.



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We end this slideshow with yet another image from Vivek with traditional Sikkimese flags fluttering in the wind.




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