Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017
The seven-day fest will be organised by Pelling Tourism Development Association to promote winter tourism in the Himalayan state.
Sushil Tamang, a representative of the Sikkim Tourism Association said that the tourists should not confine themselves to a few months of the year. They should visit and enjoy the resplendence of Sikkim throughout the year and even in winter. To encourage tourist inflow, they have planned the fest.
Also, he said, they intend to increase the scope of tourism industry in Sikkim, encourage conservation of biodiversity, showcase organic farming and provide economic benefit to local residents through tourism activities.
The organizers of Sikkim Tourism Association also mentioned that because of the 104-day long agitation and strike in the Darjeeling hills, the tourism sector in Sikkim.
Now that normalcy has been restored, they want more tourists to pour in and enjoy the chill, which eventually, can help them in compensating their losses due to the reduction in turnout of tourists during the past few months.
In course of the fest, there will be exhibition of photographs, ethnic food and beverages available at stalls, organic food selling counters, flower show, fashion show of traditional attires and cultural functions.