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Namchi Tourism – Understanding South Sikkim District

Namchi has become one of the fast-developing districts in South Sikkim. It is known as the Culture Capital of Sikkim. This place is a hub for religious and cultural tourism in Sikkim. Namchi is located 78kms away from Gangtok. Namchi has some of the most fascinating mountain ranges and valley. Mt. Khangchendzonga range and Rangit valley will give you amazing views and you can also enjoy the true serenity of nature. Explorers love visiting the nearby places like Dichen Choeling Monastery, Sherdup Choeling Monastery, and Ngadak Monastery.

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If you love culture and food festival, then plan your Namchi vacation in October to witness the Namchi Mahotsav. A very popular culture & food festival that happens every year. People from all over the state and also from different other countries do visit this festival. Moreover, you can also witness Flower shows during February-March.

Places to Visit in Namchi

Visiting the top tourist places in Namchi can give you a feeling of going on a never-ending dream. Here is a list of most scenic sights, cultural hubs, and historic places that will blow your mind. This section of the guide will help you enhance your vacation experience. Also, ensure you carry a good camera that can capture amazing sceneries for the memory!

1.Tendong Hill

Tendong Hill is one of the best romantic places in Sikkim located amidst a serene environment. Locals believe that the hill drives away the flood and calamities. This is one among the magical places in Sikkim and also an ideal trekking spot in South Sikkim.

Nestled at an altitude of 8530 feet amid dense forest this hill offers an amazing view of mountains and the surrounding plains. The place also offers you a mind-blowing view of the Chola range in the east, Singalila range in the west, Nathu La, Darjeeling and part of the plains of West Bengal and Gangtok town. You can reach this place by taking the trekking path from Damthang. Moreover, you can witness unique varieties of rich flora and fauna while climbing up the hill. Tendong Hill tops the list of most visited places in Namchi, Sikkim. You can access the hill from 8 pm to 4 pm and it is free to all visitors

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2.Namchi Garden

Situated at the base of Samdruptse Hill, this Namchi Rock Garden was initiated by Sri Pawan Chamling in 2005(Chief Minister of Sikkim). One of the astounding travellers’ spots in Namchi Sikkim, the nature garden brags various species trees, blossoms and plants. Heading towards this Namchi Rock Garden, you can locate a few beautiful viewpoints, water bodies and rich greenery.

Walk around this garden and witness the magnificence of the blossoming blossoms without limit. Other highlights of this garden are the Samdruptse Cable Car. The different types of plants, sprouting blossoms and trees are accessible in this garden. Make the most of nature’s excellence to the fullest as you stroll through this lovely garden in Namchi Sikkim. This is one of the diverse vacationer’s places in Namchi that will leave you mesmerised with its common magnificence. The place comes with a small entrance fee of INR 30 per person and opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm.

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3.Ngadak Monastery

Prestigious as Nandak Gumpa, Ngadak Monastery is the most established religious communities in Sikkim and outstanding amongst other visiting places in Namchi. Worked during the seventeenth century with stone and sand, this cloister was built by Tensung Namgyal during the power of Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal. Drawing an enormous number of sightseers, this religious community is honoured with a fantastic feel to ruminate. The place doesn’t charge any entrance fee and opens at 7 am and closes at 6 pm.

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Top Attractions near Namchi

If you love this place so much and decided to stay for at least a night at Namchi, then you can certainly visit the below-listed places. Scroll through the blog to unlock unique attractions in Namchi

1.Temi Tea Garden

Envision a far-reaching zone secured with greenery where ever you see! Won’t it be an astounding sight to alleviate your eyes? Indeed, if you wish to be in such places, then head straight to Temi Tea Garden in Namchi which is being kept up by the Government of Sikkim since 1969. The tea garden is spread in a zone of 440 sections of land with 400 workers, putting days and nights of effort. Ensure you mark this tea garden in your Sikkim for best scenic experience in Namchi.

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2.Rose Garden Solophok

Rose Garden Solophok is one of the most nature connecting points that you shouldn’t miss during your Sikkim vacation. Rose Garden Solophok is an extraordinary place when compared to other rose gardens in Sikkim. You will discover many combinations of roses here that are spread in a region of 23 sections of land. You can buy plants and trinkets from this spot as well. If you are seriously looking for an offbeat experience in Sikkim, you should actually try considering this rose garden. Moreover, you can also head to any of the cafés and have a delightful feast.

3.Buddha Park

Another exquisite spot in Sikkim, Buddha Park in Ravangla (otherwise known as Ravangla) otherwise called Tathagata Tsal, 30kms from Namchi town. Spread more than 23 sections of land, this parkland has a transcending sitting sculpture of Buddha which is 137ft 22inch tall. The essence of the sculpture is covered with 3.5kgs of gold. It is the tallest metal sculpture of Buddha on the planet. The sculpture is situated on a hillock. The park has clear pathways that are encompassed by mountains and woods.

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Shopping in Namchi

Be an international or a domestic vacation, the best way to end a vacation is by going on a shopping tour. There are a plethora of stores and shops that feature tradition clothes, artworks, cuisines etc. Kanchenjunga Handicrafts Center situated close to Serdupcholing Monastery has lovely handmade things. Also, head to Technical Handicraft Center yet another place for great local handcrafted items.

Where to wine & dine in Namchi

While there are a number of little diners all through Namchi including at places like Shirdi Sai Mandir by the side of the road, for authentic food you can visit Hotel Solophok on Melli street, Hotel Mayal on Jorethang Road and Wine and Dine on DC Office street above State Bank of India branch. Also for unadulterated vegan food, Yatri Nivas at Char Dham is likewise a decent choice. This is the place you can likewise remain. Also, the rooms are extensive and breezy. It’s a decent spending lodging in Char Dham complex.

Best time to visit Namchi, Sikkim

March to May is a decent ideal occasion to visit Namchi when the temperature stays moderate and agreeable. Moreover, there is normally no downpours during this time. Another great time is between September to November.

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Quick Recap

Overall, Namchi, Sikkim can be visited all through the year and it is as scenic as it gets. Namchi will always welcome you with open arms and vacationing in this beautiful state along with your loved ones will be an experience worthwhile. Start planning your vacation today and you can also log onto for some amazing domestic tour packages!
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Is Namchi worth a visit?

Yes, Namchi is a beautiful place to have a quality vacation.

How many days required to visit Namchi?

2 to 3 Days would be good enough to visit the main attractions in Namchi.

Is Namchi safe?

Yes, it a safe place to visit with very low rates of crime.

What language is spoken in Namchi Sikkim?

Most spoken language in Namchi is Nepali.

Which side of Sikkim is Namchi?

It is situated in southern sikkim.

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