What is the main occupation of Sikkim?
Likewise, what is special about Sikkim?
Sikkim is synonymous with sheer magic and wonder. It is serene and at the same time cleanest and safest place to be. Diverse flora and fauna, bounties of nature, the snow-capped mountains and at the same time fast-paced development of the state leave people in awe.
Likewise, was Sikkim a part of Nepal? Sikkim was always an independent kingdom ruled by the Namgyals, a dynasty founded by Phuntsog Namgyal in 1642, the first consecrated Chogyal of Sikkim. Hence the once independent kingdom of Sikkim became India's 23rd state. However it has never been part of Nepal and did not really belong to India as such.
Hereof, what is the main crop of Sikkim?
The state's economy is largely agrarian based on the terraced farming of rice and the cultivation of crops such as maize, millet, wheat, barley, oranges, tea, and cardamom. Sikkim produces more cardamom than any other Indian state and is home to the largest cultivated area of cardamom.
What is the meaning of Sikkim?
The most widely accepted theory is that it is a combination of two Limbu words: su, which means "new", and khyim, which means "palace" or "house". The name is believed to be a reference to the palace built by the state's first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. Compare Sikkimese ??????? (su khyim).