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Sikkim Snow Festival

by Madhav Srinivasan 1887 days ago

The Sikkim Snow and Cultural festival is organised on February 2012 for tourists from all over the world. The festival will display the culture, fauna, flora and diversity amidst the beautiful snow-covered valleys.

The first Sikkim Snow festival being jointly organised by Travel Agents Association of Sikkim and the Tourism Department and Sikkim Hotels and Restaurant Association (SHRA) will begin in February 2012. The festival is focused on helping Sikkim recover from tourism losses that occurred after the devastating earthquake in year 2011. The festival will also provide an opportunity to the younger generation to get into tourism industry. The Snow Festival will be henceforth organised every year in the month of January-February. The festival being aimed at safeguarding the culture, biodiversity and floriculture of Sikkim and is a great excuse to take up Sikkim tour packages.


Sikkim Snow Festival Summons Everyone

The month of February brings to Sikkim extensive snow cover rendering the state as an idle eco-tourism destination full of beauty, serenity and as well as adventure. In 2012, the Snow and Culture festival will be held from February 14 to February 29. The event has activities planned at high-altitude areas as well as baseline areas in North East India tours.


Sikkim Tourism has also organised for discounted accommodation and packaged deals to attract a broader spectrum of tourists. Around 50,000 tourists are expected to come to Sikkim for the Snow Festival. Sikkim tourism is targeting middle and upper class tourists along with tourists from South East Asian countries. Honeymooners and business houses are the main targets for marketing and advertising campaigns. You can conveniently reach Sikkim by taking up packages from Kolkata.

What to do at the Snow Festival?

The activities at Snow festival include adventure activities, tours and exhibitions. Conventions and exhibitions will be organised during the festival to promote Sikkim’s culture and heritage. These include painting and handicraft exhibitions, photography contest, and mountaineering equipment: display and sale, music fest and fashion exhibition. Month long culture and nature tours, competitions and sales are organised, for instance mountain biking, trekking, bird watching, Rock climbing etc. The tourism department also proposes a golf course alongside other adventure and leisure activities. Other tour activities include food festival, tea tourism, handicraft, yak ride, heli ride, yak and singhi walk in M.G.Mar and cultural shows on your trip to Gangtok. For people who enjoy a more challenging vacation can participate in Snow line tours organised above 8000 feet such as Lachen, Lachung, Tsogmo Lake, Gurudongmar Lake and Nathu La. Also snow treks through Yuksom-Dzongri, Uttarey-Phoktey Dara trails will be organised.

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