Sikkim, a state in India, constitutes of four administrative districts, out of which East Sikkim is one. The south-eastern part of the state of Sikkim is occupied by this district of East Sikkim. Gangtok is East Sikkim Districts capital as well as Sikkims capital city. The states heart of all governmental operations and functions is located in this place. The Union Government selects the district collector, who in turn governs the civilian areas. A Major General governs the military region. In the year of 2011, this district held the first position in the list of the districts of Sikkim having the maximum number of inhabitants.
The Indian Army is in charge of the regions, which lie to Gangtoks east and the regions surrounding the frontier with China and Bhutan. Vulnerability lingers over this place from military point of view. Constrains are set for the people who come to visit this region. Only some of the regions lying to the east of Gangtok are only accessible to the visitors. Tsongmo Lake, Baba Mandir and the Nathula Pass are some of the well known tourist attractions of this district. Lhasa and India is linked by the derivative of the archaic Silk Road, which is the Nathula Pass. The citizens of India only have the access to this pass and the renowned Baba Mandir. One day before the departure, one has to procure an authorization known as the Inner Line Permit to visit this particular area. The regional tourist offices authorize this pass. Gangtok, renowned Phodong Monastery located to Gangtoks north and the Rumtek Monastery are some of the popular places to visit.
East Sikkim History
For the major portion of the past, the realm of Sikkim included East Sikkim in it. The Bhutanese reigned over this district during the time period of 19th century. The British Forces held the authority over this region for the post Anglo Bhutan period. This area was acceded into India, inside Sikkim following the independence of India in 1947. Some battles and fights occurred in and around the Nathula Pass between India and China, for the duration of 1962s the Sino-Indian War. The Indian Union officially included Sikkim in the year of 1975. It was included as the 22nd state of India.