State of Sikkim Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by mamtap
  • Local Customs
    by mamtap
  • The woman talking to us.
    The woman talking to us.
    by goutammitra

State of Sikkim Local Customs

  • Please Ask for Permission for...

    Many of us get tempted to photographs of local babies and woman but sometimes these innocent people feel the photographs taken by the plain landers may not be auspicious for their babies. So please ask for permission before taking photographs of babies. They understand little bit of English but that sign language is universally understandable. In...

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  • Drinking of Chaang or Tumba with the...

    In Sikkim and not tasted Channg??? Oh yeah, how can I allow that to happen? I did taste the famous drink twice at Lachung at Keysang hotel. It was really very refreshing and energetic drink. I was little bit down at Gurudongmar and on way so on my return at the suggestion of our driver Baichung Bhutia ( who also owns the hotel , his wife and mom in...

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  • Tongba-millet beer

    I dont know much about how it is supposed to be enjoyed but i did try sipping few gulps. Tongba is prepared by cooking and fermenting whole grain millet. The millet is then dried; traditionally it is stored under a roof for about six months. It is consumed in a unique way: the fermented millet is put in a container, also traditionally called a...

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  • tibetan tea

    Around these parts its very cold so people drink lots of tea,most people who have not heard of any other tea accept that tea can be with milk and sugar might not like the taste of the buttered tea.But i find it very refreshing the salted tea coz it does not leave the sticky sugary taster afterwards.You can see the gur gur where they churn the...

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  • Tailors at the Lallmarket in Gangtok.

    At the open air Lallmarket in Gangtok the tailors can make costumes and other clothes on demand.The market is in the centre of Gangtok south of the big Mahatma Ghandi Marg.

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  • Local Traditional Kitchen Tools [2]

    This was another form of a grinder. Again, for grinding maize, corn, millet etc.They needed 4 men to carry that huge stone base you see in the picture. The men brought it out of the shed on the left. As it is so heavy, it is not usually moved around.We all had a go at this stone machinery. Pretty hard & heavy stuff!

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  • Local traditional Kitchen tools [1]

    This area, KEHDI was about 1.5 hrs east of Gangtok. Here we saw this village being coordinated by the organisation (KEHDI) with the locals also holding office. They are interested in building a successful ecotourism plan for the village to get the villagers to become more active in their day to day activities. Used from a long time ago, this corn...

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