Gangtok, Apr 25: With the promotion of the Buddhist Circuit in Sikkim and the royal Bhutan Airlines that has started a service between Bhutan and West Bengal along with a link to Sikkim, has given a boost to Sikkim tourism.
"We used to wait for the spill over of the tourists from Bangkok, Thailand and South East Asia. But now, we have a Buddhist Circuit here and unlike South East Asia its full of Buddhists so if we take that market only and forget about the European sector. A lot of people would be interested in coming to Sikkim and from there they also get an opportunity to go to Bhutan which is an exotic place in this region," said Lukendra Rasaily, General Secretary, Travel Agents Association Of Sikkim (TAAS).
Jamso, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Druk Air said that the airline is looking into the possibility of some more routes to link additional places of Buddhist interest.
"One of the future routes which we are looking at is from Bagdogra Airport to Kathmandu. If we can achieve that then we will be able to have the Buddhist Circuit of Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. We are already connected with Tibet. I think the whole Buddhist Circuit will actually take place," said Jamso.
Sikkim is known for its pagodas, Gompas and monasteries and tibetan buddhism.