Located 78 km from Gangtok, Namchi is the capital of the district of South Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. Literally meaning ‘high sky’ it is fast emerging as a tourist destination. It is set in a picturesque location and offers an excellent view of the Kanchenjunga peak and the Rangit valley.
The main tourist attractions of Namchi are the two gigantic statues. These two gigantic statues are facing off from opposite hillsides across Namchi and attract several tourists every year. The 135 feet high statue of Guru Padmasambhava is present at Samdruptse near Namchi.
You can also visit the Sherdup Choeling Monastery and the Dichen Choeling monastery over here. Around 2 km from Namchi is the old Ngadak Monastery. Positioned on a hill just above Ngadak Monastery is the lovely Rock Garden which makes a great tourist attraction because of the several unique flowers and plants which blossom here every spring.
Namchi hosts the very popular Namchi Mahotsav, a Tourism, Culture, and Food Festival, every year in October. A flower festival is also held annually.
Explore & Experience in Namchi, Sikkim–
- Samdruptse (Guru Padmasambhava statue)
- Namchi Rock Garden
- Ngadak Monastery
- Sherdup Choeling Monastery
- Dichen Choeling monastery
- Temi Tea Garden