Various tourism festival hosted and celebrated in Sikkim falls in flowing season. The main focus of the festival is to showcase the specialty of Sikkim. The main focus is to attract tourist and provide them a single platform to enjoy the attraction. The tourism festivals of various kind are designed and celebrated in various places in Sikkim. The festivals includes flowers, foods, heritage, culture, dance etc.
The Flower Festival happens at Gangtok. The flower festival includes the Orchid Show, during which contests are held in several areas. The Floral Exhibition Centre at the White Hall Complex has an inventive flower show in a big glass building. It is popular with both tourists and residents. It gets a significant number of people everyday. Every year, a similar celebration is celebrated in Namchi, South Sikkim.
Gangtok Food and Culture Festival
The annual Gangtok Food and Culture Festival, hosted by the Sikkim Tourism Department, takes place in December. Tourists may sample Sikkim’s multi-cultural food as well as traditional music and dance performances. Ethnically decorated food stalls is pops in Titanic Park at MG Marg. A cultural entertainment program will take place on the large stage opposite the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation. On the first day, a carnival traditionally traverses across town.
Hee-Bermiok Heritage & Tourism Festival
Hee Bermiok, a little hamlet in West Sikkim, conducts the annual Heritage & Tourism Festival from May 10th to May 13th, displaying the state’s indigenous and traditional culture. The event organized by the Hee-Bermiok Tourism Development Cultural and Heritage Conservation Society. It transported guests at least three decades ago, when the entire community toiled together in the fields. Communal dance and singing were the sole form of entertainment. Traditional houses from various local villages is erected, and within these houses, tourists may sample local food and beer. The Festival has a slew of activities planned up, including traditional food and drink vendors to tempt the taste buds. The organizers have also provided home stay and camping facilities for tourists and visitors at Gufa Dara.
Khangchendzonga Tourist Festival
Every year from the 24th to the 26th of December, the Khangchendzonga Festival is celebrated in Pelling, West Sikkim, named after Sikkim’s guardian god. You can check our guide on how to reach Pelling. It provides a variety of enjoyable activities. Activities includes white-water rafting on the Rangit, kayaking, hiking, trekking, mountain biking, sightseeing, traditional sports, and bird-watching. Flower shows, traditional crafts, and ethnic food and costume vendors are all part of the celebration.
The festival’s goal is to promote the area’s many characteristics. It creates a comprehensive package exhibiting its tourism potential.
Lampokhari Tourism Festival
The Lampokhari Tourism Festival takes place between the end of March and the beginning of April, around the time of the Hindu festival Ramnawami. Adventure sports are the Festival’s main draw. Boating on Lampokhari Lake, horseback riding around the lake, traditional archery competitions, and short walks to neighboring hilltops and vistas are all options. For the most daring, there is rock climbing and paragliding, which will keep your adrenaline pumping.
The event provides traditional cultural acts, a floral exhibition, and local ethnic food to tempt your taste buds. Don’t miss the delectable fire-roasted dry meat, local beers and wine, and an array of local delights.
Mangan Music Festival
Every year, from the 12th to the 14th of December, Mangan in North Sikkim hosts a three-day music festival. Bands from the region and the Northeast states entertain the large crowd and compete for the grand prize. Mountains, music, and cold weather combine to provide a fascinating experience. Other attractions include a local handicraft display and sale, a performance of traditional cultural music and dances, and a culinary festival.
Namchi Mahotsav – Tourism Festival
Namchi, the district of South Sikkim, attracts thousands of tourists each year in October for the Namchi Mahotsav. It is a one-of-a-kind event displaying Sikkim’s traditional culture. During the festival, there are stalls selling ethnic handloom and handicrafts, traditional residences, and meals from the three indigenous tribes.
Every year, from the 8th to the 12th of April, Ravangla hosts a five-day event called “Rabong Discovered” at the Cho-Zo Lake region. The event includes a handicraft display and sale from Sikkim, other North Eastern states, and Bhutan as well. It includes a culinary festival conducted in the forests around the lake. The festival also includes cultural, music, and fashion shows. Mountain biking, horseback riding, and boating are all available, as are package trips to some of the area’s tourism attractions.