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The name Namchi though being a Nepali term is derived from two Sikkimese terms, Nam (Sky) and Chi (High). Situated about 78 km away from Gangtok and 100 km from Siliguri, it is well-connected from Sikkim and West Bengal. With prime focus on education, Namchi has a large number of school and educational institutes.

The popularity of the place has risen drastically in the last few years. Jeeps and buses take frequent trips to Namchi from Pelling, Jorethang, Siliguri, Gangtok, and Siliguri, so reaching Namchi isn’t a daunting task anymore.

How To Reach Namchi?

  • By Road: : AC buses are available from Siliguri which can accommodate 2+1 passenger and let you enjoy the scenic beauty of Namchi. There are non AC sleeper, semi-sleeper, Volvo AC, and few private buses as well. You can also avail a car and the charge is generally 5 rupees per kilometer.
  • By Railway: Darjeeling is the nearest station from Namchi and is situated at a distance of 18 km. It takes around 2 hours to reach Namchi by train from Siliguri.
  • By Air: There are numerous flights available from Siliguri to Namchi and it takes around 1 hour. Taxi services are available from just outside the airport. The nearest airport being Bagdogra is just 52 km away from Namchi.

What To See In Namchi?

  • Baichung Stadium
  • Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Maenam Peak
  • Tendong Hill
  • Rolang Monastery
  • Salleybong Bul Cave
  • Namchi Monastery
  • Rock Garden
  • Statue of Guru Padmasambhava
  • Solophok
  • Tendong State Biodiversity Park

When Is The Best Time To Visit Namchi?

The place experiences a pleasant weather all over the year and is easily accessible by tourists. Though, it is advisable to visit Namchi during winter months when the weather is perfect for sightseeing. Make the most of outdoor activities without feeling the heat.

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