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Ashish Jain

Ashish Jain2.9/5

31 reviews

Namchi, a place of temples

Namchi is situated in South Sikkim and I feel, visit only if you have interest in temple and monestry. Main places to visit are samdupchi and Chatham. Samdupchi is a bodha temple constructed approx 15 years ago. Chardham is a place where all twelve jyotirlings, Shirdi, kailash temples are created. Places are good if you have interest in it. On the way from Gangtok to namchi you will find Temi Tea Garden. This place is only for people who have never visited any tea garden. In rawangla Buddha temple was built. There is a very big temple.
In all Gangtok is more beautiful then namchi and visit only if you have extra days.

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Arihant Bhura

Arihant Bhura5.0/5

7 reviews

Heaven on earth

If you visit Sikkim you should visit Namchi. It is very beautiful place. Buddha park and Char Dham are just awesome. I bet you had never seen such place in your life. Must visit at least once. In Buddha park, the statue of lord Buddha and the beauty of nature will win your heart. In char dham you will get all the four dhams of India at one place. A must visit place.

Namchi Overview

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.

Photos of Namchi

Namchi, Sikkim

Photo by

Dibyendu Adak

View from the top
Samdrupste, Namchi

Photo by

Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri

Way to Samdruptse Statue after crossing main gate
Samdrupste, Namchi

Photo by

Soumitra Biswas

STATUE OF GURU PADMASAMBHAVA

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