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Top Choice Buddhist Monument in Namchi

Samdruptse

Visible for miles, this 45m-high statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rimpoche) is painted in shimmering copper and gilt and sits on a lotus plinth high above Namchi on the forested Samdruptse ridge. Completed in 2004 on a…
Top Choice Hindu Monument in Namchi

Char Dham

This unmissable feast of colour is a remarkable Hindu religious theme park crowning Solophuk hilltop, 5km southwest of Namchi. It brings together replicas of great Indian pilgrimage sites, including Rameshwarm, Dwar…
Top Choice Pizza in Namchi

Crumbs n Whips

John Wayne, Kurt Cobain and the Beatles are amongst the cover stars at this discovery of a coffeehouse-cum-pizzeria that also serves a range of pastas (from ₹210), Western-style snacks and excellent veggie burgers. …
Buddhist Monastery in Namchi

Ngadak Gompa

The Ngadak gompa complex is dominated by a gigantic 2014 prayer hall containing some of the richest new paintings in Sikkim; beside it is the ruinous, unpainted shell of a far older monastery building. Exuding a sen…
Tibetan in Namchi

Hotel Sangay

Overlooking the central fountain and an ancient bodhi tree, this gently stylish restaurant is cleaner and more inviting than most of the competition – but other than momo (Tibetan dumplings) and a basic veg thali, t…
Gardens in Namchi

Rock Garden

Around 500m before the Samdruptse turn as you're heading away from Namchi, some stairs lead steeply down through this attractive garden on a slightly confusing series of stairway-paths that takes around 20 minutes e…