South Sikkim Travel Info

South Sikkim Overview

South Sikkim is a culmination of spirituality and natural magnificence. South Sikkim is a medley of various religious believes and cultural marvels in the bedlam of exotic natural beauties.

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The History

South Sikkim lies at an altitude of 400m to 2000m. Namchi is the headquarter of south skim which is nestled at height of 5,500 ft. south Sikkim has created history bringing the four dhams(Jagannath, Dwarika, Rameshwaram and Badrinath) under one roof( Siddhesvara Dham)

South Sikkim Places to visit

Places to visit in South Sikkim

With our Sikkim tour package you are in for a treat. We carefully structured and tailored this tour package to provide you the fun of travelling.

Char Dham
Char Dham

Siddhesvara Dham is situated atop Solophok hilltop, 5 km from Namchi, has a 108 ft tall statue of Shiva, replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas, models of sacred Chardham Hindu Temples of Jagannath, Badrinath, Dwaraka and Rameswaram and an 18-feet statue of Kirateshwar a hunter incarnation of Shiva. The major attraction is the 108 feet, gigantic statue of Lord Shiva (Hindu God) in sitting posture, enclosed with twelve Linga’s (temples) spread all over India. Solophok Hill has a historical fact in religious belief. A pilgrim cum cultural heritage complex is built by Rural Development and Management Department, Government of Sikkim with state of art technology has all the capacity to turn out to be the most sought-after tourist as well as pilgrimage destination of Sikkim in the near future.

Samdruptse
Samdruptse

The tallest statue of Guru Padma Sam bhava in the world with a height of 135 ft built above Namchi town. It is the place where one ‘swish can be fulfilled. It is located below the Tendong hill facing Namchi. The view from Samdruptse hill is something to be cherished and enjoyed. The hilltop offers a view of Namchi town, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mt Kanchendzonga and eastern part of Nepal. If you are in Namchi, you must experience the colossal new 138-foot statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Samdruptse, the biggest in the world. It was built about 1200 years back. The foundation stone for the statue of Buddha was laid by Dalai Lama in 1997 which was accomplished in 3 years’ time.

Built in 2010, the temple is dedicated to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. This beautiful pilgrimage center was a gift of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to the people of Sikkim. The temple is a very aesthetically designed two-storied building with modern architecture having a statue of Shirdi Sai Baba in the 1st floor. It looks glorious when the rays of sun fall on it. The ground floor accommodates devotees for singing hymns in praise of Sai Baba. There are 10 beautiful paintings represent the 10 different incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden from where one can get a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchendzonga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world. The temple has a very peaceful atmosphere to sit and meditate a while. Outside the temple complex, there are small restaurants serving Indian vegetarian food, and small shops selling tea and cold drinks. Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

Sai mandir
Sai mandir

At a distance of 3 km from Char Dham and 5 km from Namchi Taxi Stand, Sai Mandir is a Hindu temple located at Assangthang area of Namchi in Sikkim. Situated near Char Dham, it is considered as one of the major places of pilgrimage in Namchi and among the best places to visit in Namchi.

Namchi
Namchi

Namchi means "tall" in Sikkimese. Namchi or Namtse is the capital of southern Sikkim in the state of Sikkim, India. It is a tourist place as well as a pilgrimage center. Namchi Monastery, Tendong Hill and Ralang Monastery are the local kernels of Buddhist pilgrimage. Samdruptse Hill is the main attraction of Namchi town known for its tallest statue of Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche in the world. There is another unique site in Solophok Chardham with an 87 foot tall statue of Lord Shiva surrounded by microscopic replicas of 12 jyotirlingas. Four holy places of Hinduism, is considered the holiest tourist site in Namchi. You can also visit the tea garden, which produces the best quality tea in the world. There are many sites in Namchi in addition to the above, such as the Wildlife Research and Adventure Program, that will make your trip unforgettable and allow you to experience something new.

Ravangla
Ravangla

Ravangla is one of the famous small tourist attractions in South Sikkim, located at an altitude of 8000 feet. It is connected by a national road and between Pelling and Gangtok. It offers beautiful panoramic views of mountains, waterfalls, quiet villages and a refreshing breeze that make your stay a relaxing one. The best viewing spots are Ralang Monastery, which hosts the famous Pang Lhabsoi Festival in homage to the Guardian Deity of Sikkim, and Buddha Park. Tourist site famous for its 130 m tall statue of Lord Buddha blessed by the 14th Dalai Lama, it is now part of a Buddhist pilgrimage tour. Highlights: Buddha Park, Samdruptse Hill, Maenam Hill, Tendong Hill, Rayong Monastery and Dolling Gompa with its extensive collection of Thangkas and Monasteries.

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