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State: Sikkim
District: South Sikkim
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi, Nepali
Best Season: Mar - Oct
Weather: Summer 25 to 27°C, Winter -5 to 16°C
Altitude: 1315 m
Pincode: 737126
STD code: 03595
The town of Namchi is located in the Indian state of Sikkim. This town is located in the district of South Sikkim, at an altitude of around 5500 feet. The town lies near the main city of Gangtok, and it is also located near Siliguri, at a distance of around 100 kilometers.

Tourists mainly flock to Namchi because of its historical importance and religious significance. The place is a paradise for Buddhists, with its many monasteries and stupas. The town is also growing in stature as a major tourist destination in the state, evolving from its position as a religious stronghold. There are many places of importance that you can visit in Namchi. You can visit Ralong Monastery, which is a popular destination that many tourists flock to. Namchi Monastery is yet another popular location in Namchi that is famous among Buddhist pilgrims. Namchi houses a huge statue of Guru Rinpoche that stands 118 feet, and this is a must visit spot in the region.

The region also has splendid scenery, and you can catch breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains during your stay there. The place is covered with forests and hiking and camping are popular activities that tourists indulge in here.
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Tourism in Sikkim to Bounce Back after Earthquake

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Oct 07, 2011
Tourism in Sikkim has been affected by the earthquake in 2011, and the government is taking immediate measures in order to counter the sudden drop in tourist influx - here's more...


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