|Crows Lake in North Sikkim|
Coming here, you will be welcomed by friendly local people.
Maghe Sankranti (January): It corresponds to the Indian festival of Makara
Sankranti and is marked by people bathing in holy rivers.
Dasain (September-October): This is the Nepali version of the nine-day long Durga Puja. The first day of festival, called Ghatasthapana, sees the installation of the kalash or sacred vassel in the family Puja room. Prayers are chanted to invoke the Goddess Durga and persuade her to alight on the rim of the kalash, even if it be for as long as a mustard seed can balance on the horn of cow.
Tihar (November): A five-day festival, its third day corresponds to the Indian festival of Diwali. The first day is celebrated as kag tihar or the festival of crows, when delicacies are prepared and fed to the crows; then comes kukoor tihar or the festival of dogs; then gai tihar, whose evening is devoted to the celebration of the Goddess Lakshmi and houses are decorated with lights; the following day is goru (ox) tihar. The last day is Bhai Tika, when sisters mark their brothers foreheads with tikas
|Thukpa - the delicious food in Sikkim|