The Himalayan state of Sikkim offers a unique shopping experience. Sikkim is the best spot for shopping freaks. The land is proud of its traditional arts and crafts that may pull you to posses them at random. Exploring the Sikkim tourist places for the local assets will be a pleasing thing to do.
The most gorgeous place for Shopping in Sikkim is Gangtok. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and also a major collection of shopping places too. The places like Gangtok Market, Gramin Vikas Agency, Old Market, Lall Market, M.G. Road and New Market are known for some of the great collection of traditional handicrafts and Sikkim Tea. Here you can outline a collection of shops which involves myriad handicrafts and other items. Lal Market is a local market area that provides dried fish, yak’s cheese or chhurpi and yeast to make the local beer.
In the local markets check out for Woven Woolen Carpets and Blankets, Thangkas – traditional paintings on cotton canvas and often framed with silk, Sweaters and Jackets, Jewelery, Choksee or small wooden tables, Wooden and Bamboo Artifacts, Wall Hanging and Antiques with Buddhist motifs, Sikkim Tea (‘Solja’ and Khangchendzonga’) Cardamom or Elachi, Lepcha Weave bags, Yak’s cheese (chhurpi), in addition to the Tibetan and Sikkemese Garments. Read customer reviews about Sikkim tourist places .
While treasuring a souvenir on your Sikkim tourist places, do not forget to bargain with the shopkeepers, who generally extract higher price tags. Or else go to the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre which is a trusted name to shop in Sikkim. The not-so-good bargainers can go to Government Emporiums, where they will get right price as well as quality assurance.
If you are too crazy about decorative and ornamental pieces, you are at the perfect place to shop at…