Sikkim surprises many with the variety of experiences it has to offer to travelers and its inhabitants. Sikkim is adorned with colorful Buddhist monasteries in the west, lush green valleys in the north, religious stupas in the south, and the urban hustle-bustle in the east. From every corner, Sikkim offers spectacular views of the Khangchendzonga range. The snow-covered mountains, terrace farming, and organic vegetable gardens are not only a visual treat but they also invigorate one's soul by their beauty. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the unique cultures of the most 3 dominant tribes--Lepchas, Nepalis, and Bhutias--is to opt for a homestay experience.
Sikkim surprises many with the variety of experiences it has to offer to travelers and its inhabitants. Sikkim is adorned with colorful Buddhist monasteries in the west, lush green valleys in the north, religious stupas in the south, and the urban hustle-bustle in the east. From every corner, Sikkim offers…
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Sikkim surprises many with the variety of experiences it has to offer to travelers and its inhabitants. Sikkim adorns the colorful Buddhist monasteries in the west, lush green valleys in the north, religious stupas in the south, and the urban hustle-bustle in its east. From every corner, Sikkim offers spectacular views of the towering Khangchendzonga.…
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Experience the Culture of Sikkim
The snow-capped Himalayas, the flower-decked meadows, the festivals and the vibrant culture, with an ever-growing mix of flora and fauna makes Sikkim top the list of every traveller’s bucket list. This package will bring you in close proximity to Sikkim's natural beauty and its people.
It is a popular Buddhist festival. The celebration is marked by masked monks performing rigorous dance moves symbolizing the destruction of all the evil and negative forces, thereby bringing in peace and prosperity for one and all in the upcoming new year.
It is one of the most awaited cultural events in Sikkim. The 9-day long carnival, mostly held at the Titanic Park of M.G. Marg in Gangtok, is a fiesta of culture, celebrations, and ethnic food that brings together both locals and tourists.
It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th month of the Tibetan calendar corresponding to late August/early September. Chaam (masked dance), which is the main part of this festival, is unique and done exclusively in Sikkim at two monasteries: Tsuklakhang (Gangtok) and Rabong monastery.
Lossong, celebrated all over Sikkim, marks the end of the harvest season at the end of the tenth month of the Tibetan year. This festival is marked by traditional masked dances.
It is celebrated every year in Jorethang with great enthusiasm by the local people. A cultural program is also held at the fair, and you can taste different cuisines of Sikkim. The fair is quite fun to visit.
This festival is held exclusively at Tashiding Monastery during which the lamas of the monastery open the Bumchu (a pot containing holy water) for public display, which is otherwise locked. The water is then distributed among the pilgrims at the festival.
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Keep your original identity proof card handy and safe but also carry few copies of the proof. Carry some stamp-sized photos. These will be useful while applying for Inner Line Permits and more.
No matter which season you are visiting Sikkim, always carry a set of warm clothes. Mornings and evenings can be chilly even in summer. And do not forget anti-vomit, headache, and diarrhea tablets.
Plan an executable and practical itinerary rather than a hectic and tiring one. Hectic itinerary will cause breakdown and fatigue. Keep a day or two for leisure, shopping, and relaxation.
If possible, book your stay at a homestay or guesthouse. They are clean and affordable, and you will be able to experience the life of the locals and learn their culture and customs.