One of the seven sister states of North East India, Sikkim which shares its border with Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east, is regarded as a prominent destination by travel enthusiasts. This state is popular due to the Himalayan environment, snowcapped mountains, its richness of culture, monasteries, flora and fauna. This state is one of the major centres of Buddhist tourism. Considered as the patron saint of Sikkim, Buddhist teacher Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche’s statue in Namchi is the tallest statue (138 ft) of the saint in the world. This statue is visible from the Indo-Nepal border and also Darjeeling.