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The capital city of the southern district of the Indian state of Sikkim, Namchi or Namaste stands at an elvation of about 1675 m above the sea level. Nestled in the midst of the scenic beauty is a divine place that will intoxicate your senses. This kaleidoscopic land of Namchi, boasts its magnificence at its best.

The name of the town Namchi have been culled up from the two words Nam, which means Sky and Chi means High in Bhutia.

Just at a drive of 92 km from the state capital, Gangtok, the town of Namchi stands as an emerging tourist destination. The virgin beauty of the town renders its tourist the unmatched views and sight scenes of the Khangchendzonga Range and the Rangit Valley.

Soaring high on the mountains, this quaint little town of Namchi offers a praiseworthy sight of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the snow-masked mountains. The terrain of Namchi has lofty mountains, steep valleys, gurgling brooks, pious air along with a beautiful backdrop of lush green forests with a religious streak, makes all for a perfect holiday destination.

Namchi travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Namchi tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North-eastern India.

General facts about Namchi
Location: North-East India
Area: 7,096 sq km
Language: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Climate: Cold and moderate
Major Attractions: Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Yuksam Tashiding, Reshi Hot Springs
Ideal Time to Visit: March to June

Tourist sightseeing in Namchi
The mesmerizing city of Namchi in the jewel of North East India has all what makes it to stand out. From the unsurpassed views of the Khangchendzonga range and the Rangit valley to the religious places Sherdup Choeling Monastery and the Dichen Choeling monastery, old Ngadak monastery, Namchi Rock Garden to Samdruptse.

There is a belief that the place called Samdruptse, which is known for hosting 135 ft high figurine of Guru Padamasambhava, has some extraordinary powers that if you pray from your pure heart, it will come true as Samdruptse literally means wish fulfilling hill in the Bhutia language.

There is a popular Namchi Mahotsav, a Tourism, Culture and Food Festival, which is held here in the state every year.

Climate of Namchi
Being a part of the Indian state, Sikkim, the town of Mangan happens to stand in the midst of the Himalayan Range. The town experiences a temperate type of climatic conditions, making the entire year good for pay a visit. Yet the best time makes the months mid-February to May and mid-September to December. Nature is at its best during these seasons and offers beautiful scenic views and climate for exploring the town.

How to reach Namchi

Namchi by Air: The nearest airport is at Bagdogra in West Bengal, which is situated just 124 km from the town.

Namchi by Rail: The nearest railhead is at West Bengal and is the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is at a distance of about 100 km from the town.

Namchi by Road: Namchi has a well organized network of roadways and is connected to the major cities of the country through Siliguri and is well connected with the cities within the state.

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