"Sikkim is the land of Peace and Tranquility"
This Pilgrim Centre has a most important temple of 108 feet height on which is established the 87 feet high statue of Lord Shiva. Apart from this there are also replicas of the twelve Jyotirlingas, to offer one platform to worship for the devotees of Lord Shiva. A statue of 16½ feet height of Lord Kirateshwar is also installed in this place. As per the Hindu belief in order to attain Moksha, one has to perform pilgrimage to all the existing four Dhams, hence, replicas of these four Dhams, namely Badrinath, Jaganath and Dwarka dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Rameshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also been built in the same premises. The pilgrim centre is constructed in an area of 28.958 Hactare of land on top of the Solophok Hill just 5 kilometers from Namchi town. The whole complex is divided into four key elements, viz., (1) Shiva Statue with 12 Jyotirlingas, (2) Char Dham, (3) Sai Baba Temple and (4) Kirateshwar statue as well Nandi bull the ride of Lord Shiva, Sai dwar, Sai Temple, Kirat dwar and Shiv Dwar.
The government of Sikkim has given this pilgrimage centre a special attention in past few years, it has been devoted and contrived to place Sikkim in the very conscience, empathy and minds of the people from both India and overseas. Except for providing an inimitable religious and cultural atmosphere, the Solophok (Namchi) Pilgrimage-cum-Cultural Centre is being built, cared and promoted on an ostentatious level henceforward ought to be a top most tourist destination preferred by the tourists from both India and abroad. Tourists do come here for a variety of reasons like Pilgrimage, religious discourses, attend cultural activities of Sikkim which is one of its kind in whole world, seminars, nature study, trekking, mule and yak riding, feel the essence of nature and passive recreation.
The visit to Solophak (Namchi) just doesn’t ends with visiting only the pilgrimage center, there is a lot more to see. There is a Temi Tea Garden – the only tea estate existing in Sikkim, just a few kilometers away from Solophak (Namchi). You can also take a walk to Tendong Biodiversity Park to see the myriads of medical plants conserved delightfully by the Sikkim’s Forest Department. At just 40 kilometers away from the Solophak (Namchi) is a water fall called Tirikhola, which is also a great tourist attraction and you love the view of this waterfall for sure. The famous Shiridi Sai Mandir in Assangthang is just 9 kilometers from the Solohak (Namchi) which is worth visiting even if you are not that religious type for its beauty and environment. To enhance the joy of your visit to Solophak you can also leisurely walk along the stunning TarayBhir, Ravangla, Ravikhola Cave, Rayong Sunrise View Point where you can click the most beautiful pictures of rising sun, PhurTsa Chu hotsprings, Mainam Hill and Sharchogbeyphog Cave.
If you have more time to stay in Solophak (Namchi) and enjoy the nature and beauty of Sikkim and it’s culture, walk along the precipitous footpath for about 300 feet through the rural community of Kholaghari to a long and dark cave adjacent to an old temple, you will love the view of the place. Just 5 kilometers uphill from Namthang Bazaar there is also a tranquil spot enveloped by virgin forest and at an altitude of 5800 feet known as Nagi, it is a perfect meditation place for people from all over the world. If you are travelling with friends or family, you can also organize a picnic at Rukumtar located at the base of Tendong Hill where more than seventy species of birds are found singing throughout the day. If you want to know about the culture, history, tradition and ancient art of the Sikkim you can take a walk to the Tharpu Painting Village which is just 4 kms from Solophok (Namchi) and get an idea about the Sikkim through the eye-catching paintings and creations of the Sikkimese artists.
However, you can visit Solophok (Namchi) anytime of the year, but if you want to enjoy the views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and its allies then the March to May and September to January is the best time to visit Solophak (Namchi). Post monsoon season the city is all colorful in and out with the blooming and colorful flowers many of which you would not have seen anywhere else in the world.
Namchi, the district headquarters of the South District, is a prosperous market town which has quickly developed into a tourist hotspot. Namchi literally means "Top of the Sky" and the main tourist attractions of Namchi are the two gigantic statues. These two gigantic statues are facing off from opposite hillsides across Namchi and attract several tourists every year. Set in a scenic environment, Namchi provides you a beautiful view of the Khangchendzonga range and the Rangit valley. You can also visit the Sherdup Choeling Monastery and the Dichen Choeling monastery over here.
Namchi is the capital of the South Sikkim district which is quickly transforming into a tourist hotspot because of its pilgrimage centres. The world 's largest statue is also situated here and is worth seeing. A number of luxury hotels are being setup in Namchi and the existing ones have good facilities for you to enjoy a comfortable stay. The spas and the bars in this town are very relaxing for the tourists. Around two kms from Namchi is the old Ngadak monastery. Positioned on a hill just above Ngadak monastery is the very striking Rock Garden which makes a great tourist attraction because of the several unique flowers and plants which blossom every spring.
his giant statue of Guru Rinpoche is located in Namchi and is 118 ft. in height. Guru Rinpoche's actual name was Padmasambhava and is also known as Second Buddha.
He is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and surrounding area in the 8th century AD. He is also considered to be the emanation of Buddha Amitaha, Shakyamuni Buddha and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.
Temi Tarku is a Tehsil in South District District of Sikkim State, India. Temi Tarku Tehsil Head Quarters is Temi town . It is located 45 KM towards South from District head quarters Namchi. 21 KM from State capital Gangtok towards East .
Temi Tarku Tehsil is bounded by by Khamdong Tehsil towards East , Yangang Tehsil towards North , Namthang Tehsil towards South , Duga Tehsil towards East . Gangtok City , Kalimpong City , Darjeeling City , Mal City are the nearby Cities to Temi Tarku.
This Place is in the border of the South District District and East District District. East District District Khamdong is East towards this place .
Borong , Ravangla (Ravongla) , Rumtek (Dharmachakra Centre) , Namchi , Gangtok are the near by Important tourist destinations to see.
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. It was constructed between 2006 and 2013 and features a 130-foot high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama entering Buddha Park
Tathagata Tsal in Ravangla, South Sikkim - India.
The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and became a stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'. The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people. The Buddhist circuit of this park was built here under a State government project, for boosting pilgrimage and tourism in the region. The Cho Djo lake is located within the complex, surrounded by forest
Water falls is spectacular in summer that attract many falls lovers, The power station by name Karchen Power house is the oldest in west Sikkim which was made in early 70s during the last kings government which successfully supplied energy to the most villages and towns of West Sikkim including Gazing ,Tigjuck and Pelling. River is beautiful and breath taking. But it is only in the winter when river water decreases and becomes gentle the tourists with families go right inside the river bank and enjoy river and local children are found doing sweepings during . Fishing is common activity of the locals all through the year
Above Damthang, overlooking Namchi, there is a small flat stretch ofland at an altitude of 8,530 ft surrounded by lush green ancient forest which is popularly known as Tendong Hill. Historically, this has been a place to rest for Buddhist Lamas who spent years in meditation amidst the silent scenic grandeur. Legend has it that the Tendong Hill saved the Lepcha tribe from the ravages of deluge when the whole world was flooded - similar to Noah's Ark of the Bible. Even today, the Lepchas perform pujas to pay reverence to the Tendong Hill on the occasion of Lho Rham Faat.
The view from the top of the Tendong Hill is something to be cherished and enjoyed as it spans across the plains of Bengal to the majestic heights of the Himalayan Ranges. Trek to Tendong from Damthang Bazaar, the nearest road head, is just about two hours. One can also proceed to Namchi by trekking via Tendong Hill.
Sikip is located on the banks of River Rangeet in the South District. The drive from Gangtok to Sikip takes about five hours via Legship and is also accessible from Siliguri and Darjeeling via Jorethang. This place, an Anglers paradise also has a charming natural surrounding. Together with this one can also avail the facility of rafting down the Rangeet River.