sikkim souvenirs


Hemmed in by Bhutan,Tibet and Nepal, Sikkim is a dramatically beautiful state located in the northeast part of India. It may be the smallest state by area, but it has the rich culture that it loves to celebrate through its clothes, jewelry & ritual objects. Shopping in Sikkim is one such experience that every traveller must enjoy on a tour. One can easily shop for best souvenirs, handicrafts, prayer flags, woollen carpets and so on.

Top 5 Places For Shopping In Sikkim

The marketplaces in Sikkim offer a host of assortments – all things ranging from traditional dress to handmade pickles. Check out these 5 best shopping destinations in Sikkim for a fantastic experience –

1. MG Road


Location:  MG Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

It is an open mall in the heart of the city, and acts as the hotspot for all major shops, restaurants etc. in Gangtok. MG Road is largely famous for traditional Sikkimese cups, Thangkas and Choksi table designs. Apart from that, we can also shop for garments, souvenirs, trinkets, accessories, footwear and more. It is surely one of the best places for handicrafts shopping at Sikkim.

2. Lal Bazaar


Location: Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Lal Bazaar is fondly known as the soul of Sikkim’s kitchen. It is the best place to shop for organic and farm products. The produce are sold fresh from the market by local villagers. Take a walk down the streets of this flea market to shop for dried fish and exotic eatables. We can also take a detour to the nearby posh shopping arena – MG Road.

3. New Market


Location: Near MG Marg, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim.

4. Old Market

old market

Location: Near MG Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim.

It is one of the liveliest shopping places in Sikkim which is famous for fashion wear and accessories. Old Market is always buzzing with the overwhelming tone of tourists who bargain for a good deal. Make sure to check out the sets of Dogra jewellery and handicrafts that are sold here.We can also shop for walnuts and almonds which are again a best-seller here.

5. Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms

 Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms

Location: Zero Point, NH 31 A, Gangtok, Sikkim.

It is famous for its distinct, large Sales Emporium. It is famous for authentic Sikkimese handcrafted items and artwork. Local artisans and craftsmen are engaged to create these fine traditional products. We can find stunning Thangkas, artistic wood carvings, decorative wall hangings, soft woollen carpets and more.

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