Visit Namchi – the town of massive religious statues and temples, lively plazas, and natural beauty. Many tourists do not consider making a trip to this charming town in South Sikkim, but those who do often do not want to leave! In fact, many visitors extend their trip for at least another day in Namchi. After checking in at your hotel, take a stroll in Central Park, a clean, peaceful plaza lined with shops and restaurants, and a spouting fountain in the center.
After you’ve explored the city a bit, drive to the town’s edge and pay homage to the spiritual superstructures: Guru Padmasambhava Statue and Solophok Chardham.The former lies atop Samdruptse Hill. Samdruptse, meaning‘wish fulfilling’ in the local Bhutia language, is a most holy place. The colossal 120-foot tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava is the main attraction of Namchi and is in fact the largest of its kind in the world. On another nearby hilltop lies the Char Dham complex, a famous pilgrimage destination with yet another towering religious statue – this time of Lord Shiva. The religious piety of visitors to these spots is truly inspiring.
After the two mesmerizing Hindu and Buddhist icons, you must check out the Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir. The dazzling complex shocks visitors with its sumptuous design and ornate architecture. It is a palace-like building with a large prayer room, and elaborate murals, and of course a large statue of Shirdi Shai Baba. Come visit Namchi with us on your wonderful trip to Sikkim! Check out our Adventure Tours in Sikkim, Sikkim Namchi Day Trip from Darjeeling or Trekking in Sikkim pages to see the incredible experiences that we offer!