Namchi Tourism
Namchi Tourism

Namchi or Namtse is the capital of the district of South Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The appellation Namchi means Sky (Nam) High (Chi) in Sikkimese. Namchi Tourism guide shows the information about everything.

Namchi is situated at an altitude of 1,675 m (5500 feet) above sea level. It is located at a distance of 78 kilometers (48 mi) from the state capital Gangtok and 100 kilometers (62 mi) from Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Namchi lies off the road between Melli and Jorethang. Namchi is well connected to other towns in Sikkim and West Bengal. Jeeps and buses regularly ply between Namchi to Gangtok, Pelling, Jorethang, Kalimpong, and Siliguri.

It is home to the Buxa Formation of Mamley, the stromatolite bearing Dolomite Limestones, which has been declared a national geological monument by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for their protection, maintenance, promotion, and enhancement of geo-tourism.

One of the Namchi Tourism highlights is the football stadium – the Bhaichung Stadium built by the Sikkimese government in honor of its most famous citizen, footballer Bhaichung Bhutia who owns many football schools all over India. “The Gold Cup” football tournament is held in Bhaichung Stadium almost every year. Football teams from all over India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan vie for the honor, which draws many crowds from all over Sikkim.

Historically, Namchi was where Pende Ongmoo, the treacherous princess who poisoned one of the Chogyals of Sikkim, was caught and killed for her deed. Legend says her spirit still haunts the foothills of Ghurpisey.

For more information about Sikkim Tourism, visit Sikkim Tourism Government Website.

Namchi Tourism Guide:

Best Time To Visit Namchi

This region experiences three major seasons in a year; summer, winter, and rainstorms.

March to May is an excellent time to visit Namchi when the temperature remains moderate. Another good time is between the months of September to November.

If you want to attend the flower show festival, then visit during the month of February. Numerous species of Himalayan flowers bloom in beautiful shades.

The month of October held Annual Namchi Tourism, Culture, and local food festivals.

How To Reach

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal about 102 kms from Namchi which is a domestic airport and connected to the nearest international airport being Kolkata in West Bengal.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Station in West Bengal about 96 kms from Namchi from where one can avail trains to different parts of the country.
  • By Road: Namchi is approximately about 92 kms from Siliguri. The Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT) buses ply regularly from Namchi to towns within the state and Siliguri. Private taxis are also available on regular basis for hire or on a shared basis.

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