Inauguration of Pakyong airport in India’s state of Sikkim reflects the tiny state as a veritable tourist paradise.
India’s 100th airport ensconced in a verdant environs is touted as country’s most beautiful airport. (Supplied)
The airport is 60km away from India-China border. (Supplied)
The greenfield airport is an engineering wonder for its soil reinforcement and slope stabilization techniques. (Supplied)
Visitors to Sikkim are now set to use the nearest airport in West Bengal’s Bagdogra, which is 125 km away. (Supplied)
Built at a cost of cost of Rs 6.05 billion, over a period of time the airport will connect Sikkim with other countries in the region. (Supplied)