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Handicraft Emporium

Zero Point, Gangtok, India
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Can view variety of Tibetan handicrafts

Can have a visit , view variety of Tibetan handicrafts and get something memorable , affordable as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poojitha P
Training centre and Emporium

This is a Government training centre for handloom and handicrafts and there is an Emporium to sell... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Sunny_DelhiNCR
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Delhi
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“soft toys” (2 reviews)
“handloom” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Zero Point, Gangtok, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can have a visit , view variety of Tibetan handicrafts and get something memorable , affordable as well

Thank Poojitha P
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This is a Government training centre for handloom and handicrafts and there is an Emporium to sell these. This was our 1st sight for the day and there was hardly any one attending to the cuatomers and visitors in the huge Emporium. I big disappointment....More

1  Thank Sunny_DelhiNCR
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Based on the photographs rather than the address (which I'm sure is wrong), this listing appears to be for the Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom in Gangtok. It's a sprawling site with demonstrations of a wide range of traditional handicrafts and quite a bit shop...More

3  Thank Koshkha
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

1) This is Govt emporium so accept the apathy you will experience at such institutions, but the infrastructure created for artisans and they at work can be seen by us. 2) The handicraft items are varied like paper, paper mache, wooden, brass, woollen, leather etc....More

1  Thank Sanjeev M
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

After seeing disappointing waterfalls and crowded view points all around the place, I was really looking forward to visit this place. I love art and handicraft in general, and I was very excited about buying souvenirs there as we had found nothing but plastic dolls...More

1  Thank BananaLu
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Being keen on handicrafts and artisans I was looking forward to visiting this place. It was raining hard yet I visited the place only to be sadly disappointed. Located in an uninspiring setting the place disappoints when one sees stuffed kitsch toys being made and...More

Thank triptipandey1
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The Handicraft Emporium at Gangtok has a wide ranging displays. The handloom from different states, soft toys, local produces ranging from pickles to tea, decorative items, dresses, interiors and many other interesting items are awaiting you. I bought the traditional bamboo shoot pickles of North...More

Thank Aaqarsh
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Handicraft Emporiums do not give you the sense that you are supporting Indian families in any way - the shopping experience is not pleasant and I'd say don't go - go to the local markets where Indian families are supported

1  Thank j0eycalgary
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

A must visit place to be if you are in Gangtok. you can see the local hand looms in progress, you have paper making rooms, soft toy making rooms, rooms with handlooms etc. you can see the art and crafts of local people, you have...More

1  Thank prairna k
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We took a local taxi at 1000h. This was the first stop in the morning, about 1030h. Soon the number of tourists swelled up. So it is a good idea to do this visit in the morning about 1000 - 1030 h. The place had...More

Thank ambarbagga
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