• State: Sikkim
  • District: East Sikkim
  • Type of Tourism: Hill Station
  • Area: 25 sq km.
  • Population: 29,354 (As per Indian census- 2001)
  • Altitude: 1437 meters
  • Best Tourist Season: March to late May, October to Mid-December
  • Telephone Code : India (03593), International (+91)
  • Pin Codes: 737101
  • Clothing recommended: Light woolen in summer and heavy woolens in winter
  • Languages spoken : Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Tibetan, Hindi, English, Bengali
  • Local transportation : Auto - Rickshaw, Cycle Rickshaw, Bus, Local Train, Taxis.
  • What to buy: Carved Furniture, Lepcha Weave Bags, Carpets, Durries, Wooden/ Bamboo Artifacts, Thangkas- Religious Scrolls, Bronze, Silver & Coral Jewelry, Wooden Masks, Embroidered Products, Stuffed Dolls, Cardamom, Choktsees (Collapsible) Wooden Table. Etc.
  • Food Specialties : Momo (Veg, Non - Veg), Wai-Wai, Thukpa, Chowmein, Fakthu, Thanthuk, Gyathuk, Wonton, Shah-Phaley, Gack-Ko Soup, Churpee (Yak's Cheese), Tomba and Chhang. (All of them are traditional Sikkimese cuisine, most of them being noodle based.)
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