Ravangla Buddha Park

South Sikkim

Ravangla Buddha Park is also known as Tathangatha Tsal. This famous attraction serves as an important landmark to the Buddhist community; it was constructed on account of the 2550th birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha in 2006. And to erect the 130 - foot high statue Ravangla was chosen. This divine comeliness fenced in by lush eco garden also helps promote pilgrimage tourism in Sikkim. This park is an attractive place to see and it is surrounded by lush gardens, peaceful surroundings, and it has an ample walkway for visitors. From here, you can witness an uninterrupted view of the mountains and also the Cho Djo Lake. This site is of great spiritual importance and thus even the ambience adds a divine experience to the visitors. The best time to visit Buddha Park is from April to June, September to November is also an ideal time to get a clear view of the snow capped Himalayan Mountains and beautiful flowers blooming around the park.

Solophok Char Dham

Solophok Chardham is situated 5 km away from Namchi. Apart from the statue, the replicas of twelve Jyotirlingas along with the four Dhams; Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram are also installed in the complex (7 acres approx). This stunning imitation of chardham amidst the serene nature of Sikkim, has become one of the top tourist destinations in Sikkim, especially among the devotees of Lord Shiva. Solophok Chardham can be visited anytime of the year, to witness the festival celebration that happens throughout the year. But for the mesmerising views the months between March and May and September and January are the best to behold the spectacular Mt Kanchendzonga and the colorful flowers blossoming around the complex.

This epic hill is ornamented with a giant statue of the Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche); the patron saint of Sikkim who has been showering its blessings since more than 1,200 years. It is a 45 m tall statue, overlooking the whole city, and is gilded with gold that glitters when the sunlight falls over it. The hill offers the vista of the magnificent Mt. Kangchenjunga amongst the richly forested hills under the blue painted sky. It is believed that the hill is a dormant volcano and only prayers can hold it from erupting, that is why the local monks offer their reverence and devotion to it. 


Tendong Hill

Located above Damthang, Tendong Hill is surrounded by lushness created by mother nature. This attraction is a must visit for all those who enjoy spending some quality time amidst the green landscape. The absorbing sight of the hills and valleys from Tendong Hill captivates and titillates every locals and out-of-towners. From Tendong Hill, you will get an uninterrupted sight of the Himalayan hills and sights of other Sikkimese places like Nathu La and parts of Gangtok. Within the premises, there is a watchtower, as well as a small monastery where you can explore and seek solitude. The months between March and June are ideal to visit Tendong Hill. The summer breeze offers an excellent feel to hike up this attraction to witness mesmerizing views.

Temi Tea Estate

Temi plants are growing along the steep slopes of the hills emerging from the Tendong Hills; ranging from 120o to 1800 m. The way to the processing plant, enroute Tendong Hill, is marked with well-trimmed cherry blossom trees amidst the fields lush with ferns and grazing grasses. Once you reach the garden, the rewarding views of Khangchendzonga tampered in snow mesmerizes the tourists completely and leaves them in the state of awe. There are many petite villages rearing in this beautiful land such as Narsing Village, Borong Village, Kewzing Village and many other, offering an enriching demonstration of their colorful culture and traditions.

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