The landlocked  Darjeeling Hills in West Bengal, Sikkim and neighbouring country Nepal, is also known as the Queen of the Hills in India. Better known for its tea and tourism, the two districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong are also home to several indigenous communities who have preserved their distinct cultural identities and rituals, including songs and dances. 

Total of 898 artists from 16 communities are covered under the RCCH initiative.