Sikkim: World’s best region to visit in 2014, says Lonely Planet

The tiny Himalayan state Sikkim has been named as the best region to visit in 2014.  The suggestion comes from the travel guide Lonely Planet on ‘Best in Travel 2014 – Top 10 regions’.

The guide described Sikkim’s record as India’s cleanest state and its sustainable community-based tourism in less developed areas. The eco-friendly policies of the state have “lent new vigour to the virginal Himalayan wilderness that drapes the region’s mountains”.

It  also cites rise of organic farming in Sikkim and says much of the produce available in markets was gunk-free, and the government proposes to convert Sikkim into a fully organic state very soon and opening of a new airport near the state capital Gangtok added advantage.

Here is full list of Best in Travel 2014

1. Sikkim, India

2. The Kimberley, Australia

3. Yorkshire, Britain

4. Hokuriku, Japan

5. Texas, USA

6. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia

7. Mallorca, Spain

8. West Coast, New Zealand

9. Hunan, China

10. Ha’apai, Tonga

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