Namchi, a rapidly developing place in South Sikkim, is often called the cultural capital of the state. The place has been developed as a center of religious and cultural tourism in Sikkim. Namchi has a replica of Char dhams and the largest statue of Guru Padmasambhava. Namchi also has a well-laid-out municipality with a Central Park (a small square) in the center of the city.
Elevation: Namchi is situated at about 1315 metres.
Food: Indian, Nepalese, Bhutanese cuisines are available here.
Language: Nepali, Bhutia.
Best time to visit
Between October and February, tourists generally visit this place. Visitors are advised to bring heavy woollen clothes if they are planning to visit during this time.
How to reach Namchi ?
From Bagdogra Airport, you can take a flight to Gangtok. From there, book a cab service to reach the destination. The distance between Gangtok and Namchi is about 80kms.
Attractions and Activities
Solophok Chardham features the four sacred Hindu pilgrims: Badrinath, Dwarka, Jagannath, Rameshwaram. This place is considered as holy place and is well maintained. Apart from it, Temi Tea Estate, Ngadak Monastery are some of the popular places in Namchi.