Lepcha Museum

Lepcha Museum

  • Kalimpong
  • West Bengal
  • India
  • Time Required Around 2 hrs

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Lepcha Museum, Kalimpong Overview

Lepcha Museum is a great museum that gracefully depicts the Lepcha community. Historically, the Lepcha community was indigenous to this particular vicinity but they, later on, moved to other places and started living in Kalimpong, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Darjeeling. The museum is a way to know their culture and tradition which it beautifully portrays.


This place is located near to the main town and it depicts the real musical instruments of Lepcha, the worship articles, the manuscripts, and the handcrafts. Everything that is present inside reflects the lifestyle of the community and their way of living their life. For people who love to analyze old materials and prices, this place is an ideal historical place that he or she needs to visit in Kalimpong.


Visiting the Lepcha Museum Kalimpong you can meet the ninety-year-old Padmashree Sonam Tshering Lepcha. He is the one who single-handedly looks after and runs the Lepcha Museum and the Lepcha School which is one of a kind in entire Asia. Along with that, he is a great musician who loves to okay different wind units which sounds amazing and he does it fantastically.


The mystique limitations of this pristine hill station that administrate itself under the district column of Darjeeling are famed for retaining diversity in numbers and within the town. You'll witness numerous tribes coming underneath the roof of togetherness to share the brotherhood. The museum portrays oodles of the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of Lepcha; therefore, the people who are keen on visiting such age-old collections can go and visit this place.


Visitor information:


The museum is open for all, and the timings are from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays, the timings are 10 am to 12 am. Sunday it is closed.


Activities near Lepcha Museum Kalimpong


Paragliding: Paragliding is a treat to the people who are visiting the Lepcha museum. There is a place nearby where you can get the facility of going for paragliding for the first time and experience what it feels like to fly high in the sky. It is 1000 per person if you are Indian and 2000 for designers but worth your money. So if you want to have a lifelong memory and do something daring. This is the chance.

• Shopping at the Hatt Bazaar: Explore the local flavors by shopping at the Hatt Bazaar that is organized twice a week i.e. on Wednesday and Saturday. This market starts in the morning and goes on throughout the day. This is the time when the city comes alive and locals and foreigners look forward to the days of the week to witness it.

• Kashi Nath and Sons: Are you a book lover? If yes then this place is a heaven for you. Here you get a great collection of books on culture and tradition as well as religious books. The place has a collection of books on the revolution in Tibet, the history of Nepal and also books on Buddhism. There are no entry fees and the place is open from 9 am to 7 pm on all days of the week. Therefore visit this place during this time and get your favorite book.

• Trekking in Kalimpong: Trekking in Kalimpong is a must. Experience the best of nature and the fresh air of mountains that will fill your heart and mind. The trekking in Kalimpong is excellent for the trekkers who love to enjoy exploring different routes and ways. There are several tour packages that will help you to get this experience that you will never forget.

• Rafting in Kalimpong: Yes, how can somebody miss this! Rafting is an excellent experience, and if you are visiting the Museum you can try this out too. The rafting in the river Teesta will be a unique experience for the visitors and they come to do this again and again. This makes your holiday a perfect fun.


So, pay a visit to this majestic museum for a spellbinding experience.


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