The capital of South Sikkim district is known as Namchi in the Indian state of Sikkim. Appeli Namchi means Sky (Name) High (Chi) in Sikkim.Geography
Namchi situated at an elevation of 1,675 meters (5500 ft) above sea level. It is located 78 kilometers (48 mi) from the state capital Gangtok and is 100 kilometers (62 mi) from Siliguri city, the nearest railroad, and the airport. Namchi located on the road between Meli and Jorthang. Namchi well connected to Sikkim and other cities of West Bengal. Jeeps and buses run regularly between Namchi to Gangtok, Pelling, Jorethang, Kalimpong, and Siliguri.
It is home to the Baxa Formation of Mamley, a stromatolite influenced by dolomite limestone, which has been proclaimed a National Geological Monument by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for the conservation, maintenance, enrichment and enhancement of geomorphic.
Namchi is fast becoming a pilgrimage center and tourist destination. The world's most mammoth figurine (at 118 feet) of Buddhist Padmasambhava, also called the Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samadweep Pahari of Namchi. It completed in February 2004. It is also said that the Samdrep hill is a dormant volcano. Myths say that Buddhist monks are going to the top of the hill and offering prayers to calm the volcano. There is also a rock garden a little kilometer from the city on the way to Samdrep. This area has views of Mt. Kanchendzong, aka Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak.Pilgrim sites
Recently inaugurated in Nov 2011, Siddheshwara Dham is a pilgrimage-tourism enterprise of the Govt of Sikkim, developed as a "Pilgrim-cum-Cultural Center," with an 87 foot statue of lord Shiva and 4 shrines of the country. There are replicas of Solo folk in Namchi situated on the hill. The Char Dham, the four most revered shrines of the Hindus, has been replicated in this magnificent complex to benefit devotees and tourists.
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling's Dream Project, conceived by him and started in the year 2005, is primarily due to the mythological setting behind the setting up of the original dhams, among the breathtaking litigants around Solo folk hill. For the consecration of Shri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, for the "PranPratishtha" of the Dham, in the presence of Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling and his wife, Mrs. Teeka Maya Chamling. Rameshwaram at Rameswaram in Rameswaram has replicas of "Dwadash Jyotirlingas" (Twelve Jyotirlingas) of Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimshankar, Vishwanath, Trimbakeshwar, Vaidyanath, Nageshwar, Rameshwar, etc.
There is also a grand idol of Kirateshwar Mahadev and the temple of Shirdi Sai Baba. From here, one can see the views of Mount Kanchenjunga, a statue of Guru Padmasambhava, Darjeeling, and other such places. Dham offers devotees an overnight stay at the "Yeti Niwas," which can seat more than 90 people at a time.
A helipad is located about 5 km from the city at an altitude of about 5000 feet. The most panoramic view of Mt. can be seen from here. Kanchenjunga, with other adjacent peaks; a part of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and the rolling plains of Bengal is also seen.
Near the city, Sikkim's only tea estate - Temi Tea Garden located. Tourists can enjoy a beautiful view of the Temi Tea Plantation - the only tea estate in the state that generates top quality tea in the international market. Tea takes a premium worldwide and costs around Rs. 800 / - a kg.
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Please note as per the Government Rule, in 01 Tata Sumo / Hard Top Jeep only 08 heads are allowed that is including child. In 01 INNOVA only 06 heads are allowed that is including child. Incase the number of heads traveling increases above 08 in a Tata Sumo / Hard Top Jeep & 06 in an Innova than the guest will have to opt for the 2nd (second) vehicle for which the cost is mentioned above.
Incase the guest is opting for INNOVA as per the unwritten syndicate rule; INNOVA will do the main transfer & sightseeing of Kalimpong & Darjeeling only. Lachung & Pelling sightseeing will be done by NON AC Tata Sumo / Mahindra Maxx / Hard Top vehicle which may have front / side facing seat. Gangtok sightseeing will be done by NON AC Maruti Van / Similar (one vehicle for every 04 paying Pax). Also while opting for INNOVA please inform the guest to travel light with minimum baggage of one piece per person. In case of excess baggage the guest will have to opt for an extra vehicle for carrying the excess baggage. The cost for this will be collected directly from the guest.
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