The northern part of West Bengal namely Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts are replete with traditional performing art forms which are brilliant in their content, presentation and musical richness. Almost 15 communities that include Mangar, Tamang, Dhimal, Lepcha, Limbu and many others are continuing their traditional culture practices for years in the picturesque villages of Eastern Himalayas.
The Snow Lion dance of Tibetan folk artists, Chyabrung dance of Limbu community, Damphoo dance of Tamang community, Naumati Baja of Damai community, Lakhe dance of Newar community, Sakewa dance of Rai community, traditional songs and dances of Mangar, Lepcha, Bhutia and Dhimal community are the integral part of their life and cultural identity.
The folk forms of Darjeeling are sparkling for their diversity of cultural expressions, range of folk instruments and colourful traditional costumes.
Nearest railway station is NJP and nearest airport is Bagdogra. One may take a taxi from the nearest railway station or airport to reach Darjeeling.
Plenty of hotels and lodges of various price range is available in Darjeeling.
The community artists of Darjeeling folk forms celebrated the first edition of Darjeeling Folk Festival in first week of April, 2017.