Namchi, meaning sky high, nestled among the hills at an elevation of 5500 ft., commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. it is also the HQ of the south district. The area is fast developing into a tourist destination with its immense potential for all round tourist activities. It is about 78 kms. from Gangtok and 100 kms. from Siliguri.
The Namchi Mohatsav is held every year in October which is organized at the Namchi Central Park. Locals and tourists come together at the celebration grounds to be part of this annual carnival that hosts an array of activities including folk dance performances, flower exhibitions, handicrafts & hand-loom stalls and traditional food stalls of every ethical group of Sikkim.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal about 102 kms from Namchi which is a domestic airport and connected to the nearest international airport being Kolkata in West Bengal
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Station in West Bengal about 96 kms from Namchi from where one can avail trains to different parts of the country
Namchi is approximately about 92 kms from Siliguri. The Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT) buses plies regularly from Namchi to towns within the state and Siliguri. Private taxis are also available on regular basis for hire or on shared basis.