5 Best Destinations You Must Visit In South Sikkim

5 Best Destinations You Must Visit In South Sikkim


One of the smallest districts in India is Namchi district, also known as South Sikkim, covering an area of about 750 sq. km. Home to top religious sites like Char Dham, Sai Mandir, Samdruptse Monastery, Ngadak Monastery, Namchi district is noted for its picture-perfect mountainous backdrop and lush green landscapes. 

South Sikkim is an excellent part of the northeast state of Sikkim that draws the attention of tourists for its diverse range of sightseeing options and outdoor activities. Connect with the best tour operators in Sikkim to craft an all-inclusive customized holiday package. There are popular/ best-selling South Sikkim tour packages available at different prices. 

This blog talks about five top tourist attractions in North Sikkim. 

Char Dham Temple

If you’re on a South Sikkim holiday, Charm Dham is a must-visit religious site situated at a height of 1315 metres. Also known as Siddheshwar Dham, this popular sacred site covers an area of about seven acres, a land of replication of 12 Jyotirlingas, such as Mahakaleshwar, Somnath, Trimbakeshwar, Rameshwar, Mallikarjuna, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Nageshwar, Vishwanath, Ghushneshwar, Bhimashankar, and Vaidyanath. 

At Charm Dham, you find all these 12 Jyotirlingas and charm dhams in one site. Devoted to Lord Shiva, this popular temple is open from 8 am to 7 pm. The entry is free and it takes about 2 hours to complete your exploration. Personalize your South Sikkim tour experiences with an all-inclusive Sikkim tour package from a reliable tour planner. 

Sai Mandir

About 4 km from Char Dham sits one of the most important temples in South Sikkim, the Sai Mandir, which is about 6 km from Namchi Taxi Stand. Dedicated to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, this temple is a two-storied structure involving contemporary architecture and golden construction located in Assangthang.

This beautiful temple was built in 2010, featuring ten iconic paintings that showcase ten different incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Capture the beautiful, panoramic sight of Mt Kanchenjunga from the temple. Dr. Pawan Chamling, the honourable CM of Sikkim gifted this iconic pilgrimage centre to the people of Sikkim. 

Samdruptse Monastery

Samdruptse Monastery covered in gold some 5 km from Namchi located atop Samdruptse Hill. This hill is believed to be a wish-filling hill, settled at a height of 2134 m. Plan an eventful South Sikkim tour from one of the best tour operators in Sikkim. 

This holy terrain features a massive statue of Guru Rinpoche – Guru Padmasambhava, a 45 m tall statue. From this site, you can witness a picturesque view of Mount Kanchenjunga. 

Buddha Park – Ravangla

The Buddha Park of Ravangla is one of the most gorgeous statues of Gautama Buddha in India located at Ravangla in South Sikkim. Also known as Tathagata Tsal, this sacred site was built between 2006 – 2013, and the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha was consecrated by the 14th Dalai Lama. 

It features a 130-foot tall copper statue, surrounded by the Great Himalayan landscape, involving a beautifully maintained park, meditation center, a museum, a curio shop, etc. 

Maenam Hill

Picturesquely located in Ravangla, the Maenam Hill trek is one of the most scenic and popular treks in India. Situated at a height of 3140 m, Maenam Hill houses lush forests, rare wildlife species, spectacular sights of Mt Kanchenjunga, offbeat trails, and winding paths. 

Explore Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, and do not miss out on Maenam Hill’s trekking trails if you’re an adventure seeker or nature explorer on a South Sikkim trip. South Sikkim’s Tendong Hills, village stays, hilltop monasteries, Temi Tea Garden visits, and Namchi Ropeway cater to the diverse outdoor recreation interests of travelers. 

Explore the enchanting beauty and spiritual richness of South Sikkim with Dream Destination's tailored holiday packages. Plan your unforgettable journey today and immerse yourself in the wonders of this picturesque paradise.

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