Sikkim, the beautiful state of North East India, where the green mountains, flowing rivers, and cascading waterfalls have become a major attraction for the tourists.
This state is especially known for Pelling, Yumthang, Tsomgo Lake and Nathula Pass but it is way much more than this. Other tourist spots are less recognized but are equally beautiful and charming. One such attraction is the quaint hamlet of Namchi!
Namchi-the beauty spot of Sikkim
Namchi, a small city in the Southern part of Sikkim is a destination that witnesses lesser crowd than many other tourist destinations here.
But it is a wonderful place for holidaying. Travellers who have visited Sikkim several times, but have only explored the hotspots, one should visit Namchi to realize how beautiful North-eastern Indian state is.
The best time to visit Namchi and to enjoy the majestic view of the Himalayan range is from May to September to November when the temperature remains moderate and comfortable. It is best to avoid the rainy season.
By air: Sikkim has its own airport, Pakyong Airport, and Bagdogra Airport. You can easily avail hired cars from the airport to reach Namchi.
By train: Located at a distance of 93 kilometers from Namchi, NJP is the nearest railway station.
By road: Namchi is well connected with towns like Gangtok and Siliguri. You can get hired cars to reach Namchi.
What to see in Namchi
With the picturesque beauty of South Sikkim, Namchi also has many other spots to spend a day here.
- Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ralang Monastery
- Guru Padmasambhava Statue
- Solophok Chardham
- Ngadak Monastery
- Tendong Hill
- Doling Gompa
- Temi Tea Garden
Do not miss out!
The Annual Flower Show held during February is a not to miss out event. You can get to see a wide variety of flowers and orchids especially a lot of exotic ones.
Few other destinations to cover on this trip
- Rumtek Monastery
- Tsomgo Lake
- Enchey Monastery
With dense forest areas and tea gardens, Namchi has become an all-time favourite destination for all!