Amidst the lush greenery, enjoy the mighty Himalayas’ view
Apart from a tantalising tour, Namchi will provide you with a plethora of enjoyable activities. Namchi, with its bizarrely diverse vegetation, is an amazing treat for people who enjoy spending time in nature. Take a trip to the Rock Garden and bask in the divine splendour of rare blooms, trees, and plants. At Tendong State Biodiversity Park and Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, animal enthusiasts will have a great experience spotting a variety of fowls and critters. You may also follow the curves that will lead you to the Temi Tea Estate, which is enveloped with greenery. Boating and lounging on the banks of the River Rangit can also be enjoyable pastimes. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event in Namchi.
Enjoy the colour feast at Char Dham
This must-see Hindu religious pleasure stop (Solophok Chardham) is located 5 kilometres southwest of Namchi, next to the Solophuk ridge. It brings together replicas of powerful Indian legendary Gods such as Rameshwarm, Dwarka, and Jagarnath beneath a towering 33-meter Shiva statue. Whether you believe it’s moving or cheesy, the vistas and images you’ll get here are spectacular.
Experience peace and calm at Samdruptse
This 45m-high statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche), which rests on a lotus pedestal high above Namchi on the wooded Samdruptse edge, is visible for miles. It is painted in dazzling copper and enamel and sits on a lotus plinth high above Namchi on the forested Samdruptse edge. The statue, which was completed in 2004 on a foundation stone placed by the Dalai Lama in 1997, walks out on a spectacular view of the Khangchendzonga Massif, which is best seen from close to his right haunch. There are some blurry recorded images of ancient Sikkim around the base, and there is a space within where one may offer prayers. You may unwind and enjoy the fresh breeze while spending quality time here.
Trek to Tendong Hill
Tendong Hill provides a continuous view of the Himalayan slopes as well as views of other Sikkimese locations such as Nathu La and sections of Gangtok. There is a watchtower on the site, as well as a small religious community where you may find seclusion. There are over 90 different species of flying animals that swarm the area, as well as a large number of vertebrates such as Himalayan Bears, Red Pandas, and Leopards who seek refuge in the midst of this exhausted forest. From the three-story watchtower here, you may obtain a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas.
Scout the nooks & corners of Doling Gompa
Doling Gompa is one of Sikkim’s most renowned tourist locations, known for the stone imprint of Dorje Lingpa on the inward bulk of the Mani Lhakhang, as well as depictions of the Manjushri, Vajrapani, and Dorje Lingpa etched on stone pieces by Dorje Lingpa himself. The Doling Monastery or Gompa is located in Barfung Village, 4 kilometres from Ravangla Town. SSRTC transports or shared cabs are available from Sikkim’s major metropolitan areas to Ravangla, from which one may hire a taxi or catch another mode of transportation to get here.
Savour Tibetan cuisine at Hotel Sangay
This softly jazzy restaurant, which overlooks the primary wellspring and an ancient bodhi tree, is cleaner and more pleasant than many others here. Get your hands on the sizzling, juicy momo as well as the other traditional meals on offer. Enjoy a nice cup of tea while admiring the scenery from this vantage point.
Cable car ride at Rock Garden
A few stairs go sharply down through this charming greenhouse on a slightly befuddling arrangement of’stairway-ways’ roughly 500m prior to the Samdruptse hill as you head from Namchi on a somewhat befuddling arrangement of’stairway-ways’ that takes around 20 minutes each way. While there is a lot of gorgeous greenery and a couple of intriguing common arrangements, the primary reason for visiting is, according to all accounts, to get greater legitimacy for riding the cable car. You may take in the beautiful scenery of the hills and valleys while riding.
Spot wildlife at Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a diverse range of unusual species, including one-of-a-kind feathery and warm-blooded critters. Several healing herbs and plants may also be found in this refuge. Furthermore, there are two included attractions on the premises that you may visit, such as Maenam Gompa and a Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Adventurers may also embark on a hiking expedition through the untamed life sanctuary, which will lead them to some breathtaking routes.
Take a walk to Serdup Choling Monastery
Serdup Choling Monastery is a kilometre from Namchi, and there are several cabs available to take you there. However, the greatest way to appreciate its beauty is to go on a walk. This attraction is represented by three distinct statues known as Khen Lob Chok Sum. You may see the statues of Khen, who is related to Santaraksita, Lob, who is related to Guru Padmasambhava, and Chok, who is related to Chogyal. Inside the premises, you may also see Guru Padmasambhava’s various beautiful works of art. You will be able to appreciate breathtaking vistas and travel through the thick flora of this area while walking to this monastery.
Amid nature, with hot cup of tea at Tendong State Biodiversity Park
Take a detour to Tendong State Biodiversity Park while tackling the arduous hikes of Tendong Hill and Maenam Hill. In addition to the biodiversity stop, there is Temi Tea Estate, the producer of the greatest tea brand, which visitors may come to enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains and vegetation, as well as watch the Temi Tea preparation. Tendong State Biodiversity Park is 14 kilometres south of Namchi. From major towns in the metropolitan regions, there are various SSRTC Buses and Shared Jeeps that may take you to Namchi. You may also hire a private cab to get to Namchi, which is a lovely town.