Organic Farming is the new mantra in Sikkim and is being promoted in a big way. Much of the produce are available in local markets. On January 18, 2016 the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi declared Sikkim as the first "Organic State" in India. Sikkim was the first Indian state to frame an eco-tourism policy with the help of Japanese and American experts.
Picking up national accolades in 2012 and 2016 for being India's "Cleanest State" with the most innovative tourism project, Sikkim has set new benchmarks for responsible travel in the country. Checkbox sightseeing has rapidly made way for sustainable community-based tourism in less developed areas, while eco-friendly policies have lent new vigour to the virginal Himalayan wilderness that drapes the region's mountains. Sikkim with the natural beauty and cultural riches was recommended the top 10 regions to visit in the year 2014 by the "Lonely Planet" the largest travel guide in the world.
With a new airport scheduled to open near Gangtok, you can now save-off several hours of transit time and fly in directly from major Indian metros. The nearest airport is Bagdogra 124Km (approx. 4hrs) via NH10 and the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri 122Km (approx. 4hrs) via NH10.