Sikkim Shines on National Geographic Traveller (UK) 2024 ‘Cool List’

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) has unveiled its highly anticipated 2024 “cool list,” a compilation that showcases 30 destinations and experiences around the globe. While Europe claims a significant portion of the list, the spotlight is on Sikkim, the only Indian state that has made it to this prestigious collection. Let’s delve into the diverse array of destinations that have earned a coveted spot on this cool list.

Sikkim: Jewel of the Himalayas

Nestled in the Himalayan region, Sikkim has secured its place on the cool list, representing India with its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. This recognition reaffirms Sikkim’s allure as a destination that seamlessly blends natural beauty, adventure, and cultural richness.

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The Global Cool List: 30 Destinations and Experiences

The cool list features a captivating mix of destinations, catering to every kind of traveler. From major cities to sporting destinations and secluded paradises, the list offers a glimpse into the diverse experiences awaiting globetrotters.

Highlighted Entries


  1. Albanian Alps, Albania
  2. Belfast, Northern Ireland
  3. Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  4. Europe by train
  5. Galloway & Southern Ayrshire, Scotland
  6. Nordland, Norway
  7. North Yorkshire, England
  8. Pompeii, Italy
  9. Saimaa, Finland
  10. Tartu, Estonia
  11. The Euros, Germany
  12. Valletta, Malta
  13. Wales
  14. Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

North and South America:

  1. Atacama Desert, Chile
  2. Lima, Peru
  3. New York State, USA
  4. Miami, USA
  5. Dominica
  6. Nova Scotia, Canada
  7. Texas, USA
  8. Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
  9. Iberá Wetlands, Argentina
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  1. Akagera, Rwanda
  2. Andrefana Dry Forests, Madagascar
  3. Sierra Leone


  1. Sikkim, India
  2. Tainan, Taiwan
  3. Xi’an, China


  1. Victoria, Australia


As travelers gear up for new adventures, Sikkim’s inclusion in the National Geographic Traveller (UK) 2024 cool list adds an exciting chapter to India’s allure. Whether you’re drawn to the charm of European cities, the vast landscapes of the Americas, the wild beauty of Africa, the cultural richness of Asia, or the enchanting wonders of Australia, the cool list promises a world of exploration and discovery in the coming year.

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