Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms
Zero Point, NH 31A, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101
In Sikkim major shopping opportunities are available in the capital city of Gangtok. Nevertheless, souvenir and craft shops are gradually coming up in the District headquarters as also some of the tourist spots.
The main emporium of Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms is located at a convenient place at ‘Zero’ Point in the capital city. Most of the handicrafts & handlooms items produced in the state are beautifully showcased here. These are, thanka paintings, carpets, handlooms, wooden carved and painted items, wooden masks, cane and bamboo works, traditional hats and caps, multi-craft items, embroidered products and stuffed dolls.
The Directorate of Handicrafts & Handlooms has 28 centers all over the state as also one emporium in Sikkim House, New Delhi. Apart from training talented persons in art and crafts, the Directorate also helps in preserving and keeping alive the marvellous cultural heritage of Sikkim. In addition, it takes part in the exhibitions and fairs all over, thus extending help in not only popularization of local art and crafts but also in their marketing. Upon gaining confidence out of such experiences, some of the craftsmen are not only benefiting financially but a few of them have also opened their own websites.
Visiting hours : 10.00AM to 04.00PM Closed on Sundays and Govt. holidays
Entry fee : Rs.10/- per person