The International Flower Festival, Sikkim, showcases hundreds of varieties of flowers, including the beautiful rhododendrons and orchids that are indigenous to this part of the country. These spectacular blooms fill the environment with an alluring fragrance that will sweep you off your feet. Turn your head in any direction, you will be greeted by the flawless beauty of delicate petals. This one of a kind festival offers an excellent opportunity to explore the different facets of Sikkim.
The Festival provides an exceptional show of interesting varieties of flowers including rare orchids and rhododendrons. In this festival, you can also figure-out remarkable plants that are actually indigenous to Sikkim. This Flower Festival is celebrated in summers (April/May) during the peak blossoming season in Sikkim. During these months, the horticultural delights of Sikkim look their best.
Sikkim is renowned for its rich flora and the festival approves the idea, with the display of more than 600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees and ferns, 150 varieties of gladioli and 46 types of the world-famous rhododendrons. Continuing the list, you can also see variety of magnolias and many other foliage plants. However, the main attraction is gathered by exquisite orchids, gladioli, roses, cacti, alpine plants, creepers, climbers, ferns, herbs etc.
The festival is accompanied by food and entertainment in grand terms. The experts and masters of botanical sciences also come up to hold lectures and seminars. The International Flower Festival is definitely a colorful treat for the eyes and the event is important not only on state level but on the national level too.
This is one of the largest exhibitions of exquisite flora in the world. So, enter this expansive flower garden and forget your worries with the heady aroma of exotic blooms.
Venue: Near White Hall, Gangtok, Sikkim
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