The culture of Gangtok reflects the different ethnic groups of people who make their home in this city. Music is a much-loved form of entertainment in the city. Western music, Hindi rock songs and Nepali rock music are all very popular in Gangtok. Brightly costumed monastic dances, called ‘chhaams’, are performed during festive occasions. Football, cricket and archery are the favoured sports of the people of Gangtok. Sikkimese cuisine is served in most of the restaurants, offering visitors a host of unique flavours. Momos (steamed dumplings), thukpa (noodles in soup), chowmein (noodles) and shah paley (Sikkimese patti wrapped in dough) are a few of the mouth-watering specialties of Gangtok. The Maghe Sankranti, Chotrul Duchen, Drupka Teshi etc. are a few of the local festivals celebrated here.
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