South Sikkim

The district headquarter of south Sikkim is at Namchi. There are no additional permits required for visiting here and other places in south sikkim. Ravangla, Ralang monasteries, Tibetan settlement, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Jorethang falls within south Sikkim. Most people just pass through on the way to Pelling and Gangtok.

Attractions in South Sikkim, around and from South Sikkim

  • Borong Borong is a small picturesque village with the snow capped mountain at the backdrop. Surrounded by hilly trees and the beautiful mountain view makes Borong a perfect destination for nature lovers, orn

  • Borong and Ralang Cha Chu Borong and Ralong Cha Chu are hot water springs that are located along the banks of the Rangit river. These springs are said to have medicinal properties. It is very popular around the region as it ac

  • Buddha Park The Buddha Park also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated in Ravangla. It hosts a 130 feet statue of Sakyamuni Buddha which can be clearly seen from all the directions of southwest Sikkim near Ravangl

  • Char Dham Char Dham is a huge pilgrimage cum cultural complex which covers an area of 29 hectares on Solophok hill in Namchi. This place was developed by the Government of Sikkim to promote Religious, Eco and V

  • Doling Gompa Doling Gompa is situated on a small hillock in Barfung village. The monastery follows the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The trail to Doling gompa goes through Kewzing village across lush green f

  • Kewzing Kewzing(Land of wheat fields) village is located about 76 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 1700mts against the backdrop of magnificent view of mountains like Mt Narsing and Mt Kabru. Away from the mo

  • Maenam Hill Situated at an altitude of 3140m, it is about 12 kms uphill trek from Ravangla The route winds through a thick forest of oak, chestnut, rhododendron and magnolia. This area is designated as a wildlife

  • Namchi 'Namchi' located at an altitude of about 1700mts, is the headquarter of South Sikkim. The prime attraction of the place is the statue of Guru Padmasambhava measuring 135 feet, in Samdruptse monastery.

  • Namchi Guru Statue - Samdruptse Samdruptse which translates as "The wish fulfilling hill" in local Bhutia language is a short distance uphill from Namchi town, on the hill stands a 45mts tall giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava, shim

  • Ngadak Monastery Ngadak Monastery is located at a short distance of about 10 minutes drive from Namchi and is one of the oldest monasteries in Namchi. It was built by Tensung Namgyal during the period of Chogyal Gyurm

  • Phur Tsa chu Situated on the bank of River Rangeet is the hot spring 'Phur Tsa Chu'. It is about half and hour drive from Legship and one hour drive from Jorethang. Pilgrims from all walks of life come to dip in t

  • Ralang Gompa Ralang Monastery also known as Karma Rabtenling monastery is situated at a distance of 8 kilometres from Ravangla. Ralang Monastery is regarded as one of the most sacred and most important monasterie

  • Ravangla Also spelt Ravongla has a spectacular setting on the road between Gangtok and Pelling. Situated at an elevation of 6800 ft (2072m) at the base of Maenam hill is a transit point for beautiful spots suc

  • Rayong Sunrise View Point Rayong Sunrise View Point is situated at a distance of about 8 Kilometres from Ravangla on the way to Damthang. The viewpoint offers a spectacular view of the sunrise as the first rays of the sun hits

  • Serdup Choling Monastery Located against the picturesque setting of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Serdup Choling Monastery is one of the major attractions of Namchi. It is at a distance of about a kilometer from Namchi , you can either c

  • Tarey Bhir Tarey Bhir is a cliff that is situated in the small village of Sadam, near Turuk. It offers a ridge top walk over stepped concrete walkway with metal railing at the side of the cliff. The walkway goes

  • Temi tea Garden Sikkim's only Tea garden established in the year 1960's by Chogyal Palden Thundop Namgyal, the tea produced here has a rare combination of liquor & flavor and fetches some of the highest rates in the

  • Tendong Hill Tendong hill is a small flat stretch of land above Damthang overlooking Namchi, situated at an altitude of 8530 Ft surrounded by lush green forest, it has become one of the most prominent landmarks in

  • Yung Drung Kungdrakling The Bon Monastery is located at a distance of about 10 kms from Ravangla at Kewzing and is the only one of its kind in Sikkim. In fact there are only two of its kind in India, one in Sikkim and the ot