Cultural in Sikkim

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Two days before the main holiday, don't be surprised to see dogs wearing floral necklaces. Much is closed and transport is reduced for a couple of days while locals spend the holiday with their families. Before and after, shared jeeps can be especially packed.

The barrage of fire-crackers and fireworks that you get in Darjeeling is less pronounced in Sikkim.