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Fairs and Festivals in Sikkim

Sikkim, a verdant landlocked state shares its borders with Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. The beautiful thumb-shaped state of Sikkim is topographically diverse and is home to the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga. The colorful fairs and festivals in Sikkim add special charm to the splendor of Sikkim.

The Tibetan name for Sikkim is Denjong which primarily means the valley of rice. The origin of the name Sikkim is an amalgamation of two words Su which means new and Khyim which means palace.

A land of extraordinary flora and fauna, Sikkim is popular for the beautiful ferns. It is believed that the vegetation in Sikkim includes 362 types of ferns. The avifauna as well as wildlife is exceptionally diverse.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Sikkim

Losoong Festival
Rumtek Monasteries, Sikkim

The Indian calendar is replete with numerous fairs and festivals. The festivals in India are categorized into two. Some are celebrated by whole... read more»

Losar festival

The Tibetan New Year, popularly known as Lossar is a festival in Sikkim which is celebrated with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm. A harvest... read more»

Pang Lhabsol
Pemayangtse Monastery, Sikkim

Pang Lhabsol is among the popular festivals in Sikkim which is celebrated with a great deal of pomp and grandeur. It is amongst the popular... read more»

Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim

A sacred pot, Bhumchu contains holy water which is blessed by Ngadak Sempa Chenpo after he said the Mane Mantra five billion times. The amount of... read more»

International Flower Festival
Gangtok East, Sikkim

India is known for its many hued fairs and festivals that form an integral part of the attraction of the country. Each state, race and culture... read more»

Saga Dawa

Sikkim is famous for masked dances and the festivals that exhibit rare and elegant colors that taint the carnival with a richness and diversity.... read more»

Drupka Teshi
Muguthang, Sikkim

"Easy to do are things that are bad and not beneficial to self; But very, very hard to do indeed is that which is beneficial and good",... read more»

Tendong Lho Rum Faat

Tendong Lho Rum Faat is one of the oldest and most important festivals celebrated in Sikkim especially by the Lepcha tribe. This 3 day festival... read more»

Lhabab Duchen

Buddha was the enlightened one, because it is said in the Dhammapada that "A unique Being, an extraordinary Man arises in this world for the... read more»