Namchi Sightseeing


78 kms from Gangtok, Namchi, literally translating as ‘top of the sky’ is the South district headquarters and fast emerging as a tourist destination hub. This place is often known as the Culture Capital of the state and has been developed as a hub of religious and cultural tourism in Sikkim. Set in a picturesque location, Namchi offers an unmatched view of the Khangchendzonga range and the Rangit valley. In fact you can see replica of all the four dhams of India (char dhams) at Namchi and also the biggest statue of Guru Padmasambhava. Namchi also has a well laid out township with a Central Park (a small square) at the town center.

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Point 1:

Samdruptse Monastery

Samdruptse Hill, the 'wish fulfilling hill' is just 5 km away from Namchi, situated at an altitude of 2134 m (7000 ft). This epic hill is ornamented with a giant statue of the Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche); the patron saint of Sikkim who has been showering its blessings since more than 1,200 years. It is a 45 m tall statue, overlooking the whole city, and is gilded with gold that glitters when the sunlight falls over it. The hill offers the vista of the magnificent Mt. Kangchenjunga amongst the richly forested hills under the blue painted sky. It is believed that the hill is a dormant volcano and only prayers can hold it from erupting, that is why the local monks offer their reverence and devotion to it. Read More [++]
Point 2:

Solophok Char Dham

This Pilgrim Centre has a most important temple of 108 feet height on which is established the 87 feet high statue of Lord Shiva. Apart from this there are also replicas of the twelve Jyotirlingas, to offer one platform to worship for the devotees of Lord Shiva. A statue of 16 1/2 feet height of Lord Kirateshwar is also installed in this place. As per the Hindu belief in order to attain Moksha, one has to perform pilgrimage to all the existing four Dhams, hence, replicas of these four Dhams, namely Badrinath, Jaganath and Dwarka dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Rameshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also been built in the same premises. Read More [++]
Point 3:

Namchi Rock Garden

Rock garden is a popular tourist spot in Namchi. Situated amidst the tranquil background of the mountains, it is an ideal hangout and picnic spot. It is located between the Namchi town and Samdruptse, at the base of the Samdruptse Hill. The garden has many different species of plants, flowers and trees. One can take a peaceful walk and enjoy the nature and the beautiful flowers. Long romantic walks watching the waiting sheds, view points and water bodies is a must experience.
Point 4:

Ngadak Monastery

Ngadak Monastery exudes with charm and spirituality. This monastery located at a short distance from the main town of Namchi was built during the reign of Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal by Tensung Namgyal as the palace for Her Highness Pendi Ongmu. Today, you can notice the monastery is supported by iron railings, and a new Gumpa is also being constructed as the old structure suffered damage due to the earthquake in the 17th century. Ngadak is one of the oldest monasteries in Namchi and it is anapt place to seek peace and meditate amidst nature. It is said that, whoever visits here has to make a promise to return again to the Gumpa. In fact the name, Ngadak itself means promise.
Point 5:

Shirdi Sai Mandir

At a distance of 3 km from Char Dham and 5 km from Namchi Taxi Stand, Sai Mandir is a Hindu temple located at Assangthang area of Namchi in Sikkim. Situated near Char Dham, it is considered as one of the major places of pilgrimage in Namchi and among the best places to visit in Namchi. Built in 2010, the temple is dedicated to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. This beautiful pilgrimage center was a gift of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to the people of Sikkim. The temple is a very aesthetically designed two-storied building with modern architecture having a statue of Shirdi Sai Baba in the 1st floor. It looks glorious when the rays of sun fall on it. The ground floor accommodates devotees for singing hymns in praise of Sai Baba. There are 10 beautiful paintings represent the 10 different incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Read More [++]
Point 6:

Namchi Helipad

The Namchi Helipad area is a wonderful open space with a large round about. The road from here goes towards Namchi town which is about 5kms away. Helicopter service is available between Bagdogra and Namchi on every Thursday. Keeping the helipad on your left, look up on your right and you can see the large statue of Lord Shiva on a hilltop (looks tiny from here) - that is the famous Char Dham. The helipad area is also very popular for getting panoramic views of Kanchenjunga snowpeaks. From here you can get sweeping views of Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills as well as the lower plains of Bengal.
Point 7:

Rose Garden

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. Read More [++]
Point 8:

Namchi Central Park

When you are passing through Namchi Bazaar and township, you will come across a public square called, 'The Central Park'. As the name suggests, it is a central location in Namchi Bazaar. Surronded by shops and hotels of different kinds, this is a heart of the Namchi Town where you can sit and relax in the benches provided and take some time to rejuvenate yourself. However this not a large parkland area but something similar to MG Marg where you can stroll and buy some souvenirs to take home along with your memories.
Point 9:

Namchi Ropeway

Situated at an altitude of 2134 m, Samdruptse Hill is surmounted by a giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava who is the patron saint of Sikkim. At 148 feet, this is the tallest statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the world. Studded with gold that glitters when sun rays fall on it, it looks magnificent with the setting of the Kanchenjunga Hills against the blue painted sky. One needs to climb up a steep road for about 250 m from the parking area to reach the top of the hill. From there, you may avail the ropeway facility where visitors can go down to Namchi Rock Garden. After visiting the garden, visitors can come back to the hill. The ropeway gives a magnificient panoramic view of the Namchi Town and the hills nearby.
  • Visit monasteries of important buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

  • Visit the Samdruptse Hill, the wish fulfilling hill.

  • Visit the replicas of all the Char Dhams.

  • 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva is simply treat to your eyes.

  • Soothe your eyes with the variesties of rare flowers at Rock Garden and Rose Garden.

  • Visit the oldest monastery of Namchi, Ngadak Monastery and make your promises.

  • Visit the Shirdi Sai Mandir, a Hindu temple located at Assangthang.

  • Picturesque and panoramic views of Kanchenjunga snowpeaks.

  • Enjoy the ropeway and see the beautiful and pleasing views of Namchi Town.

  • Stroll around the Central Park and get your families some souvenirs.

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