Namchi also known as Namtse is the capital of the district of South Sikkim in the state of Sikkim. The meaning of Namchi is Sky in the language of the state. There are many monasteries and pilgrimage centers in the city which has eventually made it a tourist spot for people from all around the nation. The world’s largest statue of a Buddhist Padmasambhava is on the hill which is opposite to Namchi. There are many other tourist attractions in and around the place. There is a rock garden, places to view the world’s highest peak of Kanchenjunga. The government of Sikkim is taking initiatives to promote the place for its cultural and pilgrim significance.
The place is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The nearest railway station is in New Jalpaiguri and the nearest airport is in Bagdogra. People can hire jeeps from any nearby destination such as Gangtok, Yuksom etc.