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If you looking for a exciting place and want to manage your time as well, then it is better to skip this place.
They don't have anything mind-blowing as such, only the diary of candles are good to buy and pocket-friendly
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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