Heritage Tourism is a tool of economic development that achieves economic growth through attracting visitors from
outside a host community, who are motivated wholly or in part by interest in the historical, artistic, scientific or
lifestyle/heritage offerings of a community, region, group or institution (Silberberg 1995). Such travel is focused upon
experiencing cultural environments, including landscapes, the visual and performing arts and special lifestyles, values,
traditions, and events.
Heritage Tourism is one of the branch of tourism in Sikkim towards the cultural heritage of the location and historic
places, heritage historical tourism can also include cultural, historic and natural resources. North-east site and
historical monuments are the part of heritage tourism in Sikkim, Most famous historical places of Sikkim includes Dubdi
Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Pemayangtse Monastery etc.