Namchi Tourism

Namchi is famous for

I am heading to Namchi

Planning Namchi trip?

Know cost before you go!

Reasons to go to Namchi

1Introducting Namchi In Sikkim! First, Head To Its Beautiful Temi Tea Gardens
Introducting Namchi In Sikkim! First, Head To Its Beautiful Temi Tea Gardens

Namchi’s Temi Tea Garden is the only tea estate in Sikkim. The tea garden was established in the year of 1969 and is spread over in an area of 435 acres on a hill slope, originating from the Tendong Hill. It produces around 100 million tonnes of tea, every year. There is an old British bungalow that lies below the tea garden, providing an option to stay close to nature.

HolidayIQ Traveller Givindan says, "On the way to Namchi in South Sikkim is the Temi Tea garden. It's a nice place to visit. Here organic farming of tea is done which is well known for its flavour. The tea produced in temi tea garden is of high quality and carries a premium world over."

Expand

Read more at The Guru Rinpochi Statue - Is The Largest Such Statue In The World. Here's Where In India You To Find It!

2Then Head To Char Dham
Then Head To Char Dham

Char Dham is a pilgrimage destination situated at Solophok Hill, which is at a distance of about 5 km from Namchi Town. Solophok Hill has a historical and religious significance, as it is believed that visiting this place washes away one’s sins.

HolidayIQ Traveller Satyendra says, "Place is beautifully constructed. 12 Jyotirling and chaar dhaam (Dwarika, Puri, Rameshwaram and Badrinath) temples are build. Very clean and organized. But we felt it was very commercially motivated, specially restaurant. I would not suggest people to visit Restaurant which is inside temple premises. There are few outside near parking where you can try some edibles."

Expand

Read more at The Guru Rinpochi Statue - Is The Largest Such Statue In The World. Here's Where In India You To Find It!

3While Travelling Do Stop & Get The Gorgeous View Of Kanchenjunga
While Travelling Do Stop & Get The Gorgeous View Of Kanchenjunga

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.

HolidayIQ Traveller Swastik says, "Namchi is a city where you can go and unwind yourself. Gangtok is too crowded in compare to Namchi. It has a good market place, great sightseeing, religious places. The food is good and everything is available. You can also have wonderful view of Mount Kanchenjunga. I would recommend this place to anyone who are looking to relax and unwind at reasonable budget and also can enjoy the benefits of city life."

Expand

Read more at The Guru Rinpochi Statue - Is The Largest Such Statue In The World. Here's Where In India You To Find It!

4Finally The Guru Rinpoche Statue!
Finally The Guru Rinpoche Statue!

HolidayIQ Traveller Amitra tells you all about this, "One of the finest and different Buddha sits angry, about 72 km from south west of Gangtok on a hilltop, about 7km ahead of Namchi. Constructed in February 2004 and foundation stone laid by Dalai Lama, the hill has a large prayer hall and atop the same sits a 120 feet hollow statue of Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche, believed to be the tallest such structure in the world. Samdruptse hill is actually a dormant volcano that is also believed to be a wish-fulfilling hill. Within the compound, there is a fantastic garden with poppy flowers and a permanent photo exhibition of archival images documenting Sikkim cultural, natural and artistic history. At the gate of the hill, there are some refreshment centres with light snacks and tea/ coffee along with some shops selling Buddhist artifacts. You need to walk up the hill for about 200 meters to reach the hilltop for this gigantic beauty."

Expand

Read more at The Guru Rinpochi Statue - Is The Largest Such Statue In The World. Here's Where In India You To Find It!

Reviews (17)

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.

Read More


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.

Recommended Duration in Namchi

Number of days to spend in Namchi as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

80%

3 days

20%

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

There is so much to see in Namchi.

Plan your holiday now with our travel experts!

Are you a travel agent?

Become a part of our growing Travel Partner Platform. You can get high quality Namchi travel leads and help our travellers book Namchi holiday packages. Join now!