Namchi

#2 of 5 things to do in South sikkim

Namchi, also known as Namtse, is a city in the state of South Sikkim. It is the capital of the district. The term ‘Namchi’ has been derived from two words, Nam, which means sky, and Chi, which means high. There are many official languages of this hill station like Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Gurung, Tamang etc. The place is well connected by bus to other nearby places like West Bengal, Gangtok, Pelling, Siliguri, Kalimpong etc. The people living in this area are mainly Hindus and many of them are also Buddhists. It is one of the most important tourist spots, and has several Buddhist pilgrimages like Namchi Monastery, Ralang Monastery and Tendong Hill. Namchi has the largest statue of Buddha in the world, known as Guru Rinpoche. There is also a rock garden which is also a tourist attraction of the place. The place also provides the tourist with the view of Mt. Kangchenjunga, world’s third highest peak. Siddhesvara Dhaaam, which has a large statue of Lord Shiva, is also a pilgrim cum cultural centre inaugurated in the region.

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Namchi  trip
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Namchi  trip