Today was my last day today I travelled from darjeeling to Bagdogra airport and it was a nice journey from there later I boarded my flight and arrived to Bangalore.
This was a magical journey I could see lot of changes within me after this journey. Well my last words about this trip is " you don't need magic to disappear but you need a destination"
If you ever want to learn what is beyond yourself just TRAVEL it will enrich your knowledge.
The one thing I want to appreciate about these places are the taxi drivers, in those narrow roads they are so coordinated and understanding unlike in cities, and the people over there are super friendly only if you are good to them, well they live by the philosophy "respect me 10% and I'll respect you 100%.
POPULATION: 6.19 Lakhs
DANCE FORMS: Mask dance,Singhi chaam and Yak Chaam.
TRIBES: The Lepchas, The Bhutias ( Tibetan origin) and the Nepalese.
LANGUAGE: Nepali,and 11 other official languages
RELIGION: Buddhism and Hinduism.
ORIGIN OF THE NAME : The original theory of the name Sikkhim is that it is a combination of two Limbu words " su" which means "new" and "khym" which means "palace" or "house".
CUISINE : Maize and rice is the staple food if sikkhim.Dal Bhat, Dhinda, Gya thuk or Thukpa momo,Phagshapa, Gundruk, Sinki sel roti, momos.
FESTIVALS: Sonam Lasoong ( new year festival), Thihaar is a festival which is some what like Deepawali.
DRESS: There are different styles according to which men and women of sikkhim wear the traditional attire , for instance men wear Bhaku with a pair of loose trousers, fastened with leather belt. Where as women belt this outfit over a silk blouse which is full sleeved ethnic wear known as Honju. This dress is known as Kho in sikkhimese and Bakhu in Nepal. Married woman tie a extra layer of cloth on their waist.
Where as in Darjeeling tea pickers dress is famous
SOUVENIRS: Prayer flags, Thangka paintings, singing bowls,prayer wheels, dorgee bell and thunder bolt, sikkimese dress,jewelry, masks, momo maker, sikkhim and darjeeling tea,Damru,sikkhimese cups,semi precious stones,silver jewelry, shawls and other local handicrafts.
#MUSTDO'S : Visit the picturesque roads of zuluk, visit charming monasteries, see the wild side of sikkhim, go rafting T teetsa aat teetsa river ,ride a yak, have a delight full cable car ride,go for paragliding, visit Yumthang valley, dip in yumthang hot springs, embark on the Goencha La trek.
I will be back with more of my travel and adventure blogs so till then keep travelling and be adventurous.