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Entertainment in Sikkim

Entertainment of any place includes fields like cinema, theater, dance and music among others. The state of Sikkim has all the entertainment facilities by which one can have fun. Large number of tourists visits Sikkim for the adventure sports and other entertainment facilities provided by the state to the tourists.

Cinema and Theater in Sikkim

Cinema is an important source of entertainment for the people. There are very few cinema halls in Sikkim like the Vajra Cinema Hall and Denzong Cinema Hall in Gnagtok. Theater and dramas are also a source of entertainment for the people of Sikkim.

Also Read: Entertainment in Gangtok

cinema hall

Dance and Music in Sikkim

Dance and music are one of the most important aspects of Sikkimese culture and entertainment. There are different dance and music forms prevalent in Sikkim. The dance forms are mostly associated with the beauty of nature and depict the harvesting season. The traditional dances are accompanied by tunes of different musical instruments. Some of the dance forms of Sikkim include Lu Khangthamo, Rechungma, Maruni, Tamang Selo, Limboo Folk Dance Yak Chaaam and Mask Dance. Being a hilly state, the people here have very little access to the modern urbanity hence music, dance is a primary part of the lives of the people here.

sikkim dance

Rock Music Scenario in Sikkim

Apart from the folk culture, Sikkimese people are also into western music and heavily into this kind of music. Some of the famous rock bands in India have evolved from this state of north east India. Since 1968 with the rise of bands like Orchids and Flickers, the music scene of Sikkim had undergone a drastic change in terms of genres. However this period of rock and roll came to an end in 1973 and then again in the year 1982 it was revived by the bands Shooting Star and Soul Saviour. Some of the rock bands originating in Sikkim are as follows:

Still Waters

Formed in 2001, Still Waters is a band from gangtom Sikkim which gained popularity after it had performed in the Great Indian Rock Music festival. A band of five members, they even featured in the RSJ magazine which is a commendable feat.

Still Waters

Girish and the Chronicles

Another hard rock band from Gangtok formed in the year 2009 is a sensation in the music scene in india who has performed at an international level too. Presently based in Bengaluru, it is a four member band with Girish Pradhan at the vocals. Some of its hit singles are Loaded, "I wanna get that lovin' again" and “A new beginning”

Girish and the Chronicles


Other rock bands from Sikkim are Damag Era,Dream Diabolic and the Phynyx which is the first ever all-girl rock band from Sikkim.

Mangan Music festival in Sikkim

Held in North Sikkim from the 12th to 14th of December every year, the Mangan Festival is a music festival wherein competes the rock bands from the entire North east. The event is an unavoidable one for the nature, beauty and the ambience makes it one of a kind and people from different parts of the country visit it. Apart from the rock music festival, other attractions of the event are cultural and ethnic food and handicraft items and exhibition.

Mangan Music festival in Sikkim

Information and Broadcasting in Sikkim

There are a number of regional newspapers in Sikkim like the Sikkim Express, Sikkim Reporter and Sikkim Herald. In broadcast media, the Doordarshan and AIR are prominent leading communication services.

Shopping in Sikkim

There are a number of flea markets and shopping zones in and around the state which boasts of a sale of a variety of traditional items and traditional handicrafts. The Old Market, Lall Market, New Market and the Mahatma Gandhi Marg are some of the markets in Sikkim. There are also items available like canvas wall hangings, thankas, prayer wheels, Tibetan carpets, rugs, and jewelry which the tourists can buy. One of the significant items which one can buy from Sikkim is the Dragon set carved in gold and silver and also embedded with precious stones. One can also buy the popular tea and cardamom from Sikkim.

markets in sikkim


Restaurants and Bars in Sikkim

Hotels and restaurants are also a source of great entertainment and a chance to unwind in a good meal. The hotels and restaurants in Sikkim offer traditional cuisines in addition to international cuisines like Chinese and Continental among others. Some of the major hotels in Sikkim are Hotel Saikripa, The Elgin Nor-Khill, The Oriental, Golden Heights Hotel, Himalayan Heights Hotel and Hotel Mayfair Gangtok among others.

Given below is a list of important restaurants and bars in Sikkim


restaurants in sikkim


Cafe Live & Loud
Enchey Compound,
Tibet Road
Power Secretariat
Gangtok 737101
India

The Coffee Shop
Anola building
Gangtok
India

9'INE Native Cuisine
New Market
M G Marg
Namnam Area
Gangtok 737101
India

Khan Chacha's Biryani House
New Market
M.G. Marg
Gangtok 737101
India

Cafe Fiction
Below Rachna Books
Development Area,
Jeewan Theeing Marg,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: +91 3592 204 336

Roll House
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Arithang,
Gangtok 737101
India

The Square
M G Road,
Gangtok,
India

Baker's Cafe
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Gangtok 737101,
India

Rhythm & Wine Cafe
M.G. Marg
Opposite Childern Park,
Gangtok 737101,
India

Cafe Culture
Secretariat Road,
Below Royal Palace,
Ground Floor,
Hotel Pandim
Ground Floor,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: +918116220686

Apna Dhaba
M.G Marg
Below SBI
M.G Marg Road Branch,
Gangtok,
India

Chopstick
M G Road,
Gangtok,
India
3592205707

Dynasty Wine & Dine
Ropeway Building
Namnang,
Gangtok
737101,
India
Phone No.: +91 3592 206 444

Orchid at Club Mahindra Royal Demazong
GRBA Road,
Chongay Tar
PO Raj Bhavan,
Gangtok,
India

Snow Lion Restaurant
Paljor Stadium Road,
angtok 737101,
India (Formerly Hotel Tibet)
Phone No.: 03592-202523

Tangerine
Tibet Rd,
Gangtok,
India

Allen's Kitchen
M. G. Marg,
Gangtok,
India

Cacao
M.G. Marg,
Gangtok,
India

Taste of Tibet
MG Marg,
Gangtok,
India

The Oriental
MG Maarg,
Gangtok,
India

Masala Restaurant
M.G.Marg,
Gangtok 737101,
ndia

Rasoi (Blue Sheep) Restaurant
MG Marg,
Gangtok,
India

Pub 25
MG Marg,
Gangtok,
India

Lounge 31A Studio
Deorali,
Gangtok 737102,
India

Parivar Restaurant
MG Marg,
Gangtok,
India

The Square Meal Restaurant
Stadium Road,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Gangtok 737101,
India

Downtown Resto Bar
M.G Marg Road
Opposite to S.B.I Norbula Complex,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: +(91)9775857409

Arthur's Multicuisine Restaurant
Tibet Road,
Opposite Enchay Compound,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: 9733147971

House Of Bamboo
Nam Nang Road,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
angtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: 229390

Food Court
M.G. Marg
Near Gandhi Statue,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: 91-3592-202050

Food Factory
Tibet Road,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: +91 82 93 833870

Hotlix
Deorali Road,
Gangtok,
India

Porky's Restaurant
Hotel New Castle,
Deorali Bazar,
Gangtok,
India

Tourist Amenity
Gangtok,
India

Hotel Golden Pagoda
MG Marg,
Gangtok,
India

Blue Poppy
MG Marg,
Gangtok,
India

Indulge Karaoke Restaurant
Tadong to Zero Point Rd,
Gangtok,
India

Gangtalk
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Arithang
Yama Tower,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: 3592-645429

Fusion Restaurant and Bar
Convoy Ground
Tadong,
Gangtok 737102,
India
Phone No.: 03593-270130

Norphal Restaurant
31 A National Highway,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Gangtok 737101,
India

Pakwan Restaurant
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Deorali,
Gangtok 737101,
India

Little Italy Restaurant
SNOD Complex
Deorali,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: 913592281980

Indulge Bar and Restaurant
Near Childern Park,
Gangtok 737101,
India
Phone No.: 91 97 49 410366
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