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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.

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    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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  • Most Popular Cuisines in Sikkim

    The delicious cuisines in Sikkim is unlimited for non-veg as well as veg since both are easily available. There are many famous local dishes in Pelling which should not be missed once you visit Sikkim, some of them are as follows:

    Momos:
    Momos are one of the traditional food items of Nepal and China.It is also famous and loved by all local people of Pelling as well as the tourists. Momos are available from the roadside stalls to the famous Hotels at Pelling . It is a hot, steamed which is made by flour and stuffed with vegetables, cheese and crumble meat. It will be more delicious when it is taken with a home made chilli sauce and even with soup.

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    Thukpa:
    It is Tibetan style noodle which is mixed with soup and flavoured with crumble vegetables. Thukpa is much liked by both tourist and local ones and it is available in all the restaurants or eateries area of the town.

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    Gundruk and Sinki
    Gundruk is made by drying and crumbling the leaves of the mustard oil, cauliflower and radish plant which is cooked and spiced with onions and tomatoes. Sinki is made by tap roots, due to fermentation it is sour in taste. This type of dish is prepared at homes as restaurant do not serve this dish.

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    Chhurpi

    It is a fermented dairy product which is prepared from cow milk having a mild sour taste. Chhurpi is used to make Achar and soups. It can also be mixed with Ningro to make the most exotic combination.

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    Kinema
    Kinema is a fermentated soybean food which is rich in protein, having a unique taste which is taken with rice. This is later used for curries, Pickles and Soups.

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    Phagshapa
    Phagshapa is strip of fat pork which is glazed with radishes and dried chillies.

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    Sael Roti

    This is one of the famous dish of Nepal, it is prepared by crumbling the mixture of water and rice. The paste of water and rice is then deep fried, which is eaten with tomato curry, this dish is not available in restaurants but it is prepared at home, mostly in parties.

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    Chang
    Chang is a local beer which is prepared by fermenting millet using yeast. It is savour from the bamboo receptacle using bamboo pipe. This is one of the favourite drink of many people of Sikkim.

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    All the above cuisines you can also enjoy at the Pelling Resorts .