International Flower Festival, Sikkim
A rare show of exotic varieties of flowers, orchids and other plants, native to Sikkim, is held every summer from March to May. The tiny state of Sikkim 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 hold seminars and lectures. A food festival with Sikkimese delicacies is organised. River rafting and Yak Safaris are added attractions.