Gangtok, Sikkim, India, Asia
Date : January 8 - January 18, 2018
Timings: Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Get ready for the most awaited festival of Sikkim, The SIKKIM RED PANDA (WINTER CARNIVAL) FESTIVAL 2017-18 which is scheduled to start from 8th Jan to 18th January 2018.
Major Attractions are Carnival Parade, Eco-adventure sports, cultural, musical & DJ nights, organic products exhibition and sale, Riders Meet, traditional food fest, Fashion Show, International rock contest, art & Photo Exhibition.
LOCAL ARTISTS desiring to participate in the
Red Panda Winter Festival is one of the most awaited cultural events in Sikkim that provides for an amazing time to both locals and visitors who travel here from far and wide. The festival primarily aims at increasing the influx of tourists during the leaner tourism months of the year thereby, also promoting the state’s economy and rich culture and cuisine. Preparations of this grand carnival begin days in advance with streets getting a makeover and proper infrastructure put in place to avoid any inconvenience for visitors. Also, hotels and resorts come up with special discounted offers, which not only prove beneficial for them but also for tourists.
While this festive season is a great time for any kind of a traveller to plan his trip to Sikkim, it is by far the best for adventure seekers who are always craving to bask in the glory of mountainous terrains; activities like trekking, mountain biking, river rafting and paragliding are organized throughout the region during this nine day timeframe, that too at promotional prices..
Red Panda Winter Festival was previously celebrated under the name of Sikkim Winter Carnival and was aimed at promoting tourism in the state during the winter months. Starting 2016, it has been rechristened to honour the animal of the state, Red Panda, with other objectives being the same.
Since it’s a winter festival, dates for the same, fall somewhere around December-January timeframe and which are decided and announced by the state tourism board every year. The nine day long carnival, mostly held at the Titanic Park of MG Marg in Gangtok, is a fiesta of culture, harmony, celebrations and ethnic food that brings together both, locals and tourists at the same platform
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Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be obtained from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian Visa. The 30 days duration Permit is issued on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of the passport and visa along with two pass port photos of the applicants are made available. The permissible duration of the stay for foreign tourists is 30 days initially.
The State Government is authorized to extend the same by a further period of 30 days. The extension of the permit can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police of the North, West and South Districts.
For those interested in going for trekking in the interior region of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is available for certain specified area for groups consisting of two or more foreigners subject to condition that the trekking programme is arranged through a registered travel agency.