Rose Garden, South Sikkim
78 kms from Gangtok, Namchi, literally translating as ‘top of the sky’ is the South district headquarters and fast emerging as a tourist destination. Set in a picturesque location, Namchi offers an unmatched view of the Khangchendzonga range and the Rangit valley.
Close to Namchi, near Solophok lies a beautiful garden inaugurated recently called Rose Garden. Surronded with mystic mountains, cool and fresh breeze, beautiful varieties of rose and other flowers, this place is a must see on your visit to Namchi.
The scenic view of this garden and the aura is something that gets etched to the memory of every tourists visiting this place. You can also munch on some local cuisines on the restaurant on this garden while overlooking the Namchi Town.
Namchi, termed as the cultural capital of Sikkim has lot to offer for tourists who wants to escape the busy city life and take some time out to see the majestic Samdruptse, Solophok, Rock Garden, Shirdi Sai Mandir and many more places.
So while you are making a visit to Namchi, dont forget to put the Rose Garden on your bucket list, we can assure you that you will fall in love with every aspect of the garden.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Anytime of the year except the rainy season would be best time to visit this place. The weather of Namchi remains pleasant throughout the year, however if you are visiting Namchi in winter then don't forget to carry warm clothes as it can get chilly during this time of the year.
HOW TO GET THERE
Airways: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, West Bengal about 102 km from Namchi. Sikkim also has got its first commercial airport at Pakyong, East Sikkim but weather hampers the operation of this airport most of the time. If you are lucky enough you can get a flight directly to Pakyong.
Railways: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in West Bengal which is about 98 km from Namchi. You can take a taxi to reach Namchi via Jorethang, which takes about 4 hours.
Roadways: Namchi is the district headquarter of the South and is about 82 km from Gangtok, the capital city. From Namchi, you can hire a taxi to visit the places nearby including Rose Garden.