Sikkim is a small hilly state, bounded by vast stretches of Tibetan Autonomous Region in the North, Kingdom of Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west and state of West Bengal in the south .The world ‘s third highest mountain,Khangchendzonga, is regarded as the guardian deity of Sikkim.
Sikkim is famous for its lush green vegetation, forest ,scenic valleys and majestic mountains and a range of rich and magnificent cultural heritage and peace loving People who provide a safe haven for tourists.
The premier monastery of Sikkim is Pemayanstshe in West Sikkim .Apart from this there is Tashiding Monastery in West Sikkim, which is considered the holiest of all the monasteries in Sikkim. The most ancient monastery of Sikkim is in Yuksom, called the Drubdi monastery.
Sikkim’s population comprises the three principal ethnic communities of the Bhutias,Lepchas and the Nepalese .Maghey Sankranti, Durga puja, Laxmi Puja and Chaite Dassai/Ram Navami Dassai,Tyohar, Sonam Losoong, Namsoog,Tendong Lho Rum Faat(Worship of Mt.Tendong),Losar(Tibetan New Year) are the major festivals. The other festivals include Sakewa(Rai -community),Tamu Lochar(Gurung) Sonam Lochar(Tamang) and Barahimizong(Mangar)
For more information please visit the following websites
Dances of Sikkim(CLICK HERE)
Dance of Sikkim , Festivals and Folk Dance(CLICK HERE)