Top things to do in South Sikkim

Top Choice Buddhist Monument in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Buddha Park

With a breathtaking backdrop of Himalayan peaks, the gigantic, 41m-tall Buddha statue is one of Sikkim's most iconic sights. Finished in 2013, it's beautifully set in a large area of manicured lawns with piped mantr…
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 several great Indian pilgrimage sites including Rameswara…
Top Choice Cafe in Namchi

Crumbs n Whips

John Wayne, Kurt Cobain and The Beatles are among the cover stars at this international-style coffeehouse-pizzeria that also serves a range of pastas (from ₹230), bakery items, excellent veggie burgers and great bar…
Buddhist Monastery in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Palchen Choeling Monastery

A spectacular feast of coloured walls and gilded roofs, this 1995 monastery temple is set in a wide courtyard with swastika-patterned tiling and contains a superb, two-storey-high golden Buddha with an iridescent-bl…
Tibetan in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Tathagata Kitchen

With comfortable Sikkimese furniture inside, a covered terrace out, Tathagata is an agreeable place for freshly made thukpas, fried rice, chow meins and momos, handily close to the Buddha Park. Beer available (₹120)…
Multicuisine in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Taste of Sikkim

Decorated with black-and-white travel prints, Taste of Sikkim is predominantly a small but agreeable bar, though the momos (filled dumplings) are unusually excellent and the fried rice dishes are a great accompanime…
Buddhist Monastery in Namchi

Ngadak Gompa

The Ngadak gompa's large 2014 prayer hall contains some of the richest new monastery paintings in Sikkim. Beside it is the ruinous, unpainted shell of a far older monastery building which gives a hint of antique Sik…
Tibetan in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Kookay Restaurant

Right at the jeep stand, this long-standing traveller favourite offers Tibetan soups, shaya phalays (deep-fried meat turnovers), Chinese sizzlers (₹250 to ₹300) and six thali variants (₹100 to ₹200).
Monastery in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Yungdrung Kundrakling

Beside the main Legship road, 5.5km from central Ravangla, very modest Yungdrung Kundrakling is one of only two Bon monasteries in India.