The International Flower Festival is one of the most popular flower shows of India. The festival is organized in the month of May. This festival features exotic varieties of local flowers, orchids and other plants of Sikkim. During this time, the state of Sikkim blooms with about 600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees and ferns, 150 varieties of gladioli, and 46 types of rhododendrons, along with a variety of magnolias and many other foliage plants.
The flora displayed in the Sikkim International Flower Festival mainly comprises of climbers, alpine plants, cacti, herbs orchids, creepers, gladioli, ferns, roses, etc. Apart from the display of flowers, the festival also witnesses a food festival, where you can enjoy the mouth-watering cuisine of Sikkim. Other attractions of this festival include River rafting and Yak Safari.