How to Reach Namchi in Sikkim
Airport : The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, West Bengal, about 100 km from Namchi. Domestic Flights by Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Go Air, Air India are operated from Bagdogra. Druk Air operates its flights from Paro-Bagdogra-Bangkok. From Bagdogra one can hire a vehicle directly to Namchi or take a taxi upto Siliguri from where there are lot of buses and Share Taxis to Namchi. Sikkim Nationalised Transport operates its buses from SNT Complex, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri. Namchi Taxi Stand is at Pradhan Nagar, Near SNT Bus Stand.
Railhead : New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in West Bengal is the closest railhead, which is 100 km from Namchi. One can hire a direct taxi for Namchi or can take a taxi upto Siliguriand avail Bus or Taxi services to Namchi.
Road Transport : Namchi is well connected by roads. From Siliguri there are lot of buses and Share Taxis to Namchi. Sikkim Nationalised Transport operates its buses from SNT Complex, Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri. Namchi Taxi Stand is at Pradhan Nagar, Near SNT Bus Stand.
Places of interest in and around Namchi.
Samdruptse : Meaning wish fulfilling hill is the home to 135 ft tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava. Annual “Vajra Guru Dhongdrup” i.e invocation of 100 millions Vajra Guru Mantra is held every year during September-October coinciding with Dashera (Durga Puja) Holiday. Other functions like Guru Thungkar is also held every year. Samdruptse if about 6 KM from Namchi. Local taxis are available to ferry tourists. Sunrise and sunset view from this vintage point is breathtaking.
Ngadak Monastery : About 2 KM above Namchi is old Ngadak Monastery. Constructed as a palace to Her Highness Pendi Ongmu is now standing as a monastery. Damaged by a earthquake, old monastery stil stands as a testimony to old religious culture of Sikkim. New Monastery is coming up near to old structure.
Ahalay Monastery : Monastery of H.E.Serdup Dungzin Rinpoche is located about 1 KM from Namchi. It is just above Baichung Stadium. Monastery stands overlooking range of Mt.Kanchunjunga.
Solophok Char Dham : Under construction replica of char dham i.e Gangotri, Yamnotri, Badrinath & Kedarnath is about 4 Km from Namchi just near Assangthang Helipad.
Assangthang Helipad : Located about 7 KM from Namchi is a picturesque spot to relax and enjoy the nature.
Rock Garden :Maintained by Department of forest, located about 3 Km above Namchi is a place of rcereation for children and all alike.
Temi Tea Garden : About 17 KM from Namchi is the only tea garden of Sikkim. Fresh brew of Sikkim Temi Tea is available. One can even enjoy the cherry blossom during autumn.
Namchi Bazar : Recently upgraded Central Park is a treat for visitors. Aquarium with various species of fish and musical fountains makes your spirit to relax.
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