Namchi is fast becoming a major tourist spot and a pilgrimage centre. The Namchi Monastery, Ralang Monastery and Tendong Hill are important Buddhist pilgrimage centres. The world's largest statue (at 118 feet) of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (The Wish Fulfilling hill) opposite Namchi. It is also said that the Samdruptse hill is actually a dormant volcano. There is also a Rock Garden just few kilometers up from the town on the way to Samdruptse. The Rock Garden displays a wide variety of Flora and is a local recreation and picnic spot. It offers a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchendzonga, the world's third highest peak.
Siddhesvara Dhaam is developed as “Pilgrim cum Cultural Centre” boasting a 87-ft statue of Lord Shiva and replicas of four Dhaams of the country, all at one place on the Solophok hilltop in Namchi. Char Dham, the four most revered Dhams of the Hindus have been replicated in this fantastic complex to benefit the devotees and tourists. There are replicas of the “Dwadash Jyotirlingas” (the twelve jyothirlingas) of Somnath, Mallikarjuna, Mahakaleswar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimashankar, Viswanath, Triambakeshwar, Vaidyanath, Nageswar, Rameshwar at Rameswaram and Grishneshwar surrounding the statue of Lord Shiva and the Char Dhams. There is a grand statue of Kirateshvar Mahadev and a temple of Shirdi Sai Baba too. One can have a view of the Mt Kanchenjunga, Statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Samdruptse, Darjeeling and other such locations from here. The Dhaam facilitates the devotees for an overnight stay at the “Yatri Niwas” which can accommodate more than 90 people at a time. The Dham has won the National Tourism Awards 2010–11 under the category of “Most Innovative/Unique Tourism Project” by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Near the town, Sikkim's sole tea estate — the Temi Tea Garden is situated. The visitors can enjoy the scenic view of Temi tea garden - the one and the only tea estate in the state which produces top quality tea in the international market. The tea carries a premium the world over and costs around Rs. 800/- a kg. The tea is marked by its exotic odour and flavour.
Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indianstate of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. It acts as the starting point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. It is approximately 65 km away from the state capital Gangtok and 120 km away from Siliguri, West Bengal.
Upper parts of Ravangla experiences snowfall during winter. During the months of April–May the place is surrounded by many flowers including orchids and rhododendrons.
Ravangla attracts a lot of Himalayan birds and is a bird watcher's paradise. Birds like verditer flycatchers, blue-fronted redstarts, grey bushchats, dark-throated thrush, blue whistling-thrush, green-backed tit and white-browed fantails can be easily spotted.
The forests around Ravangla have other birds like laughingthrushes, babblers, cuckoos and hill partridges. The rare satyr tragopancan also be spotted in Ravangla..
Day – 01 – Arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) -Transfer to Pelling (140 kilometers 5 ½ - 6 hours) – Check in to the hotel – Pelling is at an altitude of 6800 feet / - Evening one is free to stroll around this small settlement - Over Night stay at Pelling
Day - 02 – Pelling Local sightseeing - After breakfast – Drive for Full Day Sight Seeing - Places of visit are Rimbi water Falls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Kechopalri Lake, Kechopalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga water Falls, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdantse ruins. Evening free to roam around - Over Night stay at Pelling
Day - 03 – Sightseeing to Yuksom - Early morning breakfast - Visit to Yuksom - The Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Dubdi Monastery, is located in the area and also the smaller Mallu Monastery - One can visit Darap Home stray - Dzongri Trek starts from Yuksom - It is also the entry point of Kanchendzonga National Park – Back to hotel – Evening free to roam around the helipad or Shopping center - Over Night stay at Pelling
Day - 04 – Transfer to Namchi & Visit Char Dhaam - Early morning breakfast - Next Transfer forwarding journey to Namchi -In the evening one is free to stroll around the main market center or one can visit Chhaar Dham - Over night stay at Namchi
Day - 05 – Early morning breakfast – Visit The world's largest statue at 118 feet of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill - Visit Ravangla for its natural beauty - Next is the lone Tea Estate of the state known as the Temi Tea Estate - Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way – The rest of the day is free - Evening one is free to stroll around M G Road or the Local Market - Over night stay at Namchi
Day - 06 - Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP)
Pelling & Namchi Tour Package of 05 Nights & 06 Days
Namchi & Ravangla