Namchi Tourism

Namchi Tourism

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48 Ratings & 31 Reviews

I felt happy to disguise at Namchi from the pollution, traffic jam of Kolkata. Every tourist go to Gangtok, Darjeeling. But, I will refer them Namchi. It is pollution free, green, plastic bag free, gutkha free, cigarate free zone. Oh.. I like Namchi very much.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: At hill area, you will not get our normal food like rice, fish etc. You can take noodles, momo, meat. Here pork is a favourite dish. You can take liquire but you can't smoke.
At Namchi, you can visit local bazar, central park, nursery at Galshing. If you like to go at Galshing, you should start the journey at morning. Some distance you have to cross by walking.
You can shopping here. But price is not reasonable as other cities of West Bengal.

Activities & things to do: Please remember, don't smoke or take gutkha at Namchi. If you will found to smoke, Namchi Police will fine for the crime.
Local people of Namchi are very honest & friendly. Don't misbehave with them.
Namchi is cool area. The best season to make trip there from March to June. You should carry woolen dresses.
You should carry ID proof with you. If you are on a official tour, then carry ID proof along with office permit copy.
And don't forget to carry camera.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If you are making journey by train, then you have to reach NJP (New Jalpaiguri). From NJP you have to go at Tenjing Norge busstand by bus, trecker. You can go by bus of Sikkim Tourism. The time of starting at 8.00 am & 12.00 pm. Or you can go by TATA Sumo, Jeep, or other for wheeler.
Hotels at Namchi are in reasonable fare.
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Vineet Sharma
  • Vineet Sharma
  • 2 Reviews

"A blissfull trip to Namchi"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Namchi is a very peaceful place with no much population. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are 3-4 must watch places like the Char Dham - a vastly spread temple amidst the beauty of hillls. More
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Dibyendu Adak
  • Dibyendu Adak
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  • Posted 1 year ago
if you r going for a trip of gangtok please visit namchi. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: visit the temple ( 4 dham ) at evening. Activities & things to do: enjoy local site seen. Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc:....... More
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"A good rememberness, Namchi tour"

  • Posted 4 years ago
I was feeling happy when I reached Namchi. I escaped from Kolkata's pollution, heat, car horns, etc... Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Frankly speaking, you will not get your daily food at cheap rate. Here is costly all our daily food........ More
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"Namchi Tour"

  • Posted 4 years ago
I felt happy to disguise at Namchi from the pollution, traffic jam of Kolkata. Every tourist go to Gangtok, Darjeeling. But, I will refer them Namchi. It is pollution free, green, plastic bag free, gutkha free, cigarate free zone. Oh.. I like....... More
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Namchi Info

  • State: Sikkim
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Namchi, located at an average elevation of 1,315 metres, is the capital of the South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. The place has derived its name from two words; Nam meaning the ‘sky’ and Chi meaning ‘high’ that translates as the top of the sky. 

Historical facts state that the entire state of Sikkim was once under the reign of the Chogyals. In addition, it is also believed that the Chogyals were the main emperors of Sikkim as well as Ladakh. As per legend, it is said that the Sikkimese Princess, Pende Ongmoo, cheated a Sikkimese Chogyal. The supporters of Chogyal after knowing this got angry and killed her. The place where the princess was killed is believed to be present day Namchi. In addition, it is also believed that her spirit still haunts the foothills of Ghurpisey.

Another popular legend attached to the destination is associated with the Samdruptse Hill. This hill is believed to fulfil all wishes, where the largest statue in the world of Lord Padmasambhava is also established. Formerly, this hill was believed to be a volcano, which is now dormant. According to myths, it is said that Buddhist saints and monks go up the hill and pray that the volcano does not erupt.

The majority of the population of Namchi consists of Hindus and Buddhists; the languages spoken in the region are Nepali, English and Hindi. Every year Namchi hosts the 'The Gold Cup' football tournament at the Baichung Stadium. Teams from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and all over India participate in this tournament.

Furthermore, in the month of February, the Namchi garden hosts an annual flower show. The special attraction of this show is the exhibition of exotic and rare orchids. Besides orchids, the show is famous for being the largest flower show in Sikkim. In addition, the place also hosts Namchi Mahotsav in October which is a tourism, culture and food festival.

Namchi has become one of the popular tourist attractions as well as pilgrimage centres. The Namchi Monastery, Ralong Monastery and Tendong Hill are some of the most prominent attractions of the destination. The world's largest statue of Buddhist deity Lord Padmasambhava, with a height of around 118 feet is located at the Samdruptse hill, which is another popular attraction. Apart from these, Namchi Rock Garden located between Namchi town and Samdruptse, is another major attraction of the destination.

Namchi can be reached by flights, which are served by the Bagdogra Airport, located at a      distance of around 100 km away.  In addition, the destination is also connected to the rest of India via the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is situated at a distance of 91.7 km from Namchi. Buses are also available for travellers, which are operated by the Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT).

The best time to explore Namchi is during the summer season, which extends from the month of March to June.
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