Namchi, a beautiful town and the capital district of South Sikkim, is developing rapidly as a tourist spot and a pilgrimage center. The town is situated about 78 km away from Gangtok. This place is quite popular for the largest statue of the patron saint of Sikkim, Padmasamvaba. The city is also famous for many Buddhist monasteries and beautiful mountain ranges. As it is a center of many monasteries and religious centers, it attracts many pilgrims offering them to feel the presence of Buddha. Namchi means top of the sky's the name is undoubtedly well justified as it is situated at an altitude of 1675 meters. Now if you are planning to visit this scenic beauty of Sikkim, let us guide you from the start of your journey from Bagdogra to Namchi.
Namchi is full of many attractive places and architecture. Solophok Chardham is the most attractive one. Get a chance to see one of the mightiest gods of Hindu, Shiva. It is in the shape of an 87 feet long statue. There are twelve Jyotirlingas and the four dhams of pilgrimage surrounded by this astonishing statue. The temple is situated in the Solophok Hill, from where you can get a magnificent view of the town.
Samdruptse Hill is a quite popular place among tourists. This wish-fulfilling hill is just 5 km away from Namchi, quite popular for the statue of Guru Padmasambhava who was the patron saint of Sikkim. The tall statue is overlooking the whole town. As a result, you can feel the presence of him everywhere. This gold statue even glitters when sunlight falls over it. If you are planning to travel Namchi, this should be in your must-visit list.
The Ralang Monastery of Namchi is quite popular for its religious value and magnificent architecture. It is the holiest place of Namchi, the home of more than 100 Buddhist monks. Pang Lhabsol, the annual festival of the monastery is celebrated here with lighting many lights. Feel the astonishing beauty of these lightnings and know everything about these monk's lifestyles. The monastery is truly an epitome of Buddhist culture, which makes it a must-visit place for tourists.
As you can see, these are many attractive places in Namchi. And if you are traveling from Bagdogra to Namchi, let us discuss the mediums to go there.
The bus service is not directly available from Bagdogra to Namchi. In order to get a bus, you have to come to Siliguri first. It is hard to get a bus even from Siliguri. Shared taxi from Bagdogra to Namchi is also not available. So if you wanted to save some cost in Bagdogra to Namchi car fare, it is not going to happen sadly.
And in this situation, to help you escape these problems, Himalayan Wheels offers a car rental service from Bagdogra to Namchi. The taxi fare is quite less but the comfort of you is not.
Namchi does not have a Railway station and the nearest one is New Jalpaiguri Junction. The station has a connection with various other major railway stations in India. But, it is impossible to travel from Bagdogra to Namchi by train.
Namchi does not have an airport either. As a result, you can't travel from Bagdogra to Namchi by Air. The nearest airport of the town is Bagdogra itself. So if you want a comfortable journey just like the journey by airplane, you should always opt for the Himalayan Wheels car rental service.
If you are worried about how to return from Namchi, please don't. Himalayan wheels also provide car rental service at a reasonable car fare even when returning.