Namchi, 78 kilometers from Gangtok, literally translates to ‘top of the sky‘. It is the district’s headquarters and a fast emerging tourist destination. Set in a picturesque location, Namchi offers an unmatched view of the Kanchenjunga range and the Rangit valley. Here you can visit the Sherdup Choeling Monastery and the Dichen Choeling Monastery. Around 2 km from Namchi is the old Ngadak Monastery which is now being renovated. Situated on a hill just above Ngadak Monastery is the very attractive Rock Garden, which is full of rare flowers and plants and also offers breathtakingly beautiful views.
Namchi hosts the very popular Namchi Mahotsav, a Tourism, Culture and Food Festival, every year in October. A flower festival is also held annually.
The 135 feet high statue of Guru Padamasambhava is present at Samdruptse near Namchi at a distance of 75 km from Gangtok. Samdruptse literally means ‘wish fulfilling hill‘ in the Bhutia language. A unique, awe inspiring and gigantic 135 feet high statue of Guru Padamasambhava is installed atop Sampruptse. It is the highest statue of Guru Padamasambhava in the world. His Holiness the Dalai Lama laid the foundation stone of the statue in October 1997. It took nearly three years to complete the statue.
There is also the Namchi Rock Garden located between Namchi town and Samdruptse. This popular garden has many attractive plants, flowers and species of trees. A number of waiting sheds, view points and water bodies along its footpaths have been provided. A neat and clean cafeteria serves the tourists and visitors well.
Baichung Stadium is a football stadium in Namchi, the district headquarters of South Sikkim district in the state of Sikkim, India. The stadium was built in honor of Baichung Bhutia, India’s most well known contemporary footballer. It is still under construction.
The state plans to actively promote the sport made popular after Bhutia became the first Indian to play in a European league and captain the national team. “The Gold Cup” football tournament is held in Bhaichung Stadium almost every year. Football teams from all over Indian National football team, Nepal national football team, Bangladesh national football team and Bhutan national football team vie for the honor which draws lot of crowds from all over Sikkim. The construction work of the stadium gallery is now running. The road around the stadium has increased the beauty of the stadium and will help football lovers to reach the stadium.
Recently inaugurated, Siddhesvara Dhaam is a unique pilgrimage tourism venture of the Sikkim Government developed as “Pilgrim cum Cultural Center”. It has an 87 ft statue of Lord Shiva and replicas of four Dhaams of the country at one place. It is located at Solophok hilltop in Namchi. Char Dhaam, the four most revered Dhaams of the Hindus have been replicated in this fantastic complex to benefit the devotees and tourists.
Experience the magnificence of Namchi with Royal House – Tour Operator, Sikkim.