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Discover the rich culture and traditions of the indigenous Lepcha tribe at the Lepcha Museum, founded and managed by Padmashree Sonam Tshering Lepcha. This unique initiative is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Lepcha tribe, found in the regions around Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Nepal, and Bhutan. The museum houses a fascinating collection of relics and everyday items, including articles of worship, musical instruments, handicrafts, and manuscripts used by the Lepcha people. A visit to the museum is like exploring a treasure trove, with guides providing insights into Lepcha creation myths and highlighting religious texts, sacred porcupine quill hats, and old pangolin skins. Located just a 10-minute walk downhill from the Sports Ground, it's advisable to call ahead for visiting times. While at the grounds, take a glimpse of the Lepcha gompa, although it is usually closed to the public.

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What is the Lepcha Museum in Kalimpong, West Bengal?
The Lepcha Museum in Kalimpong, West Bengal, offers a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of the indigenous Lepcha tribe. Founded and managed by Padmashree Sonam Tshering Lepcha, this unique museum houses a fascinating collection of relics, everyday items, and cultural artifacts of the Lepcha people.
Where is the Lepcha Museum located?
The Lepcha Museum is located just a 10-minute walk downhill from the Sports Ground in Kalimpong, West Bengal. Visitors are advised to call ahead for visiting times.
What can visitors expect to see at the Lepcha Museum?
Visitors to the Lepcha Museum can expect to see articles of worship, musical instruments, handicrafts, manuscripts, and more used by the Lepcha tribe. Guides provide insights into Lepcha creation myths, religious texts, and other cultural aspects.
What are some user reviews of the Lepcha Museum?
User reviews mention the museum's collection of artifacts, including items from the old gompha that was damaged by an earthquake. Visitors appreciate the renovation efforts and suggest adding a larger room with a history of Kalimpong Lepchas.

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