• Arts And Crafts in Sikkim

    Sikkim is well known for its bright and tempting beauty, the charm of this state is so beautiful that no one can get rid of this enticement. The people born in Sikkim have knowledge of making crafts, the cultural of Sikkim is famous for its quality of handicrafts, the most beautiful woolen products like woolen blankets and woven woolen carpets.

    To make arts and crafts viable, Government of Sikkim makes continuous effort and they also established Handicraft and Handloom Institute. Government well established so that to preserve and promote traditional art and crafts. Although Sikkim developed properly then too people of Sikkim prefer the olden ways as it is more cheaper and provide better quality.

    There is an institution that is cistern of eye-catching handlooms and handicrafts like wood carved furniture, carpets, canvas and thanks wall hangings. The artistic designs are famous for its hand-knotted at Pelling carpets. All the handicrafts are amazing whether it is fantastic carpet or Chotkse table.

    Woolen Carpets
     

    There is a symbolic meaning of Wood Carving in Sikkim which means true art of India.The symbols and icons which are chiseled will help for everyone to trace the meaning of each monasteries.There is a mask dance In Sikkim which is characterized in wood carvings. The monasteries are made up of by lavish carved wood.

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  • Famous Shops in Sikkim

    Sikkim has occupied a meager portion of land in India, yet this small state comprises many shopping attractions that are purchasing  and worth-seeing. So, get ready to explore the shopping places in Sikkim. The real charm of shopping places in Sikkim comes from the fact that the markets of Sikkim are not as elaborate as one can easily trace in metropolitan cities.

    Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim as well as the main shopping places, where you can shop the exclusive items of Sikkim. Here, you can trace array of shops that present countless handicrafts and other items. Lall Market is a local market area that vends dried fish, yak’s cheese and yeast to make the local beer.

    Gangtok

    In the other markets, get the specialties of Sikkim in its delicately carved relief ‘Choktse’ furniture and Lepcha weave bags.  These markets sell carpets in addition to wooden and bamboo artifacts. Sikkim is renowned for its elegantly woven materials that incorporate dresses, shawls, blankets and knitted garments. If you are crazy about decorative pieces, you are at the perfect place to shop.

    Here, one can see carved ‘Dragon sets’ in metal, teeming with precious stones. The world famous Sikkim Tea, is also available here by the trademark of ‘Solja’ and ‘Khangchendzonga’. The hand woven blankets of Sikkim are made out of sheep’s wool making them warm and feather-weight. Try the local handicrafts and artifacts of Sikkim that look stunning.

    Thangka Painting were and still an item of reverence among the people of Sikkim. There are generally three types of thangkas all of which are spiritual in nature. The first type shows scenes from the life of Lord Buddha, the other depicting general belief of Buddhist people about life and the third kind of paintings are used for meditation and as an offering to goods.

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  • Namchi The Beauty Spot of South Sikkim

    Sikkim, the beautiful state in North East of India, where green mountains of the horizon, serpentine rivers make bifurcate regions and cascading waterfalls, jump intogorges from fierce heights, is recognized across the world for its tourism. Sikkim is specially known for places like Gangtok Sightseeing , Pelling, Yungthang, Tsamgo Lake and Nathu La Pass. But the spectrum of tourism in Sikkim is far broader and there are plenty of other tourist spots that are comparatively less recognized, but are equally beautiful and charming, if not more. Namchi, a small city in the Southern part of Sikkim is a destination that witnesses lesser crowd than many other tourist hotspots in Sikkim, but is a fabulous place for holidaying. Travelers who have visited Sikkim several times, but have only explored the hot spots, should visit Namchi once to realize how beautiful this North-Eastern Indian state is.

    Gangtok Sightseeing

    Nestled above a dense forested zone on the slanting surface of Himalayas, Namchi is actually the capital of Sikkim’s Southern province. The name Namchi stands for Sky High, since Nam means sky and Chi means higher in Bhutia language. The town, which is surprisingly well developed compared to many other tourist hotspots in Sikkim, stands at an elevation of 5,500 feet and offers a stunning bird’s eye view of the green carpet of forests that cover the valley on the opposite side. But that’s not the only thing, why one should ignore destinations like Pelling and Yungthang and travel to Namchi. One’s journey to this South Sikkim capital becomes successful the moment Mt Kanchenjhungha reveals itself above the high mountain wall.

    Hotels At Darjeeling

    Geographical positioning of Namchi ensures an added pleasure for tourists in the form of this majestic view of the snow-covered mountain ranges which appear to be just a few miles from here. Very few cities and populated towns in Sikkim offer a view of the snowy summits that travelers enjoy from Namchi. In spite of being a modern city with a fair number of houses, hotels, shops, restaurants and a school, Namchi doesn’t create any interruption, as far as view of the surroundings is concerned. One can enjoy the scenic beauty of the hotel room or get out of the hotel and take a road that has gone downhill or uphill to get out of the main city area. Once you are out of the concrete dominated zone, it’s just serene Nature in front of you. Though there are plenty of sightseeing attractions around Namchi, one can simply enjoy a peaceful holiday here in the form of nature walk through the undulating hilly roads.

    Gangtok Sightseeing

    Many tourists opt for a conducted tour that covers Namchi, Ravangla and Pelling. By opting for such a tour, you would not even need to ignore Pelling Sikkim completely. Though Pelling is in the West of Sikkim, it takes only a couple of hours to reach there from the South Sikkim capital. Ravangla is even closer to Namchi. Though scenic beauty is the real charm of Namchi, when you are in that South Sikkim city, there is no point in missing a trip to the nearby spots. Temi Tea Garden is the most beautiful destination within a close proximity to Namchi. It is a lush green valley of tea gardens which appear as if someone has placed a green carpet on the rugged terrain of a mountain. Temi Tea Garden will also delight you with a stunning view of Kanchenjhungha and a fabulous landscape lying beneath the tea plantation zone.