Place of Interest in South Sikkim


  • Namchi
  • Buddha Park
  • Guru Rimpoche Statue at Samdruptse
  • Siddhesvara Dhaam at Solophok
  • Ngadak Monastery

Namchi

Namchi is situated at an altitude of 1,675 m (5500 feet) above sea level. It is situated at a distance of 92 km from the state capital Gangtok Namchi commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. It is also headquarters of South district. The area is fast growing into a tourist destination with its enormous potential for all round tourist activities. Some of the destination points are:

Namchi Central Park

Buddha Park

Also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated in Rabong (Ravangla), South Sikkim district. It was constructed in 2006-13 and features a 130-foot high statue of Lord Buddha as its centrepiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage.

Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Buddhism. The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and has become a key stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'.

The statue of Lord Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha.

Namchi Central Park

Guru Rimpoche Statue at Samdruptse

Guru Rimpoche Statue at Samdruptse - The world's tallest statue of Guru Padmasambhava (135ft.), also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (The Wish Fulfilling well).It was completed in February 2004.

It is also said that the Samdruptse hill is actually a Dormant Volcano. Myths say that the Buddhist monks have been going on top of the hill and offering prayers to the volcano to keep it calm.

Namchi Central Park

Siddhesvara Dhaam at Solophok

Siddhesvara Dhaam at Solophok - Inaugurated in November 2011, it is a unique pilgrimage tourism developed as "Pilgrim cum Cultural Centre" having a 108 ft statue of Lord Shiva and replicas of four Dhaams of the country at one place.

The four most revered Dhaams of the Hindus Jagannath, Dwarika, Rameshawaram, Badrinath have been replicated in this fantastic complex to benefit the devotees and tourists. One can have a breath taking view of the Mt Kanchenjunga, Statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Samdruptse, Darjeeling and other such locations from here. The Dhaam has stay facility for the devotees at "Yatri Niwas" which can accommodate more than 90 people at a time.

The Dhaam has won the National Tourism Awards 2010-11 under the category of "Most Innovative/Unique Tourism Project" by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Namchi Central Park

Ngadak Monastery

Ngadak Monastery - Ngadak Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Namchi which was built by Tensung Namgyal, during the reign of Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal regime. Belonging to as early as the 17th century, the word Ngadak actually means promise.

Hence it is believed that anyone coming here would make a promise to come back again. This monastery was constructed as a palace to Her Highness Pendi Ongmu. It was damaged by an earthquake and is a testimony to old religious culture of Sikkim.