Lepcha Museum, Kalimpong

Here is a photo-essay of an unique initiative to preserve indigenous history and heritage of local Lepcha community who have lived in hilly areas of Kalimpong, Sikkim and Bhutan

Lepcha Museum gives a glimpse of local history of Lepcha community – their way of life, musical instruments, their philosophy scriptures and way of life.

Since it has opened recently, it still not a popular tourist destination. It is an example of renovation and restoration to create a heritage museum and repository of local folk art and culture. It showcases the stages of restoration of ancient wall art and other structure itself. It is also a reminder, how important it is to preserve and showcase local cultures, languages and history which are getting erased every minute thanks to rampant globalisation.