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1. Namchi

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Surrounded by beautiful forests and majestic hills, this small but serene town is a perfect vacation spot for someone looking for a retreat in the midst of nature in its most pristine form.

2. Ravangla

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16 km
from city center
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Situated at an altitude of 2133 m, Ravangla is a breathtakingly beautiful town in Sikkim offering admiring views of the snow clad mountains ahead. It has recently become popular amongst tourists for the same reason and is an ideal location for bird watching, hiking and trekking.

3. Borong

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21 km
from city center
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Borong is a small beautiful village near Ravangla in South Sikkim which has recently gained fame due to increasing popularity of village tourism and eco-tourism activities

4. Statue of Guru Rinpoche

Statue of Guru Rinpoche
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2 km
from city center
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This 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.

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5. Siddheshwara Dham

Siddheshwara Dham
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3 km
from city center
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This place was recently developed by the Sikkim Government to promote tourism in South Sikkim. It houses replicas of four Dhams (Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka and Rameshwaram) at one place at Solophok hilltop in Namchi.

6. Tendong Hill

Tendong Hill
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Situated at an altitude of 8530 ft above Damthang, Tendong Hill is a very famous tourist attraction in the southern part of Sikkim offering some of the best views of the state.

7. Temi Tea Garden

Temi Tea Garden
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This is the only tea estate in Sikkim and is located in Ravangla town. It covers an area of 177 hectares and produces export quality tea. This plantation provides a beautiful scenic getaway for the tourists.

8. Ralang Monastery

Ralang Monastery
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18 km
from city center
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Places To Visit in South Sikkim

Located just 6 km from Ravangla, this is a Buddhist monastery of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Legend has it that when the 9th Karmapa performed the Rabney, he threw grains from his residence in Tiber and the site where the grains fell became the location for Ralang Monastery.

9. Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
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14 km
from city center
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Established back in the year 1987, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is a small wildlife sanctuary spanning an area of just 35 sq. km. This sanctuary is famous for its variety of flora, especially for the medicinal plants.

FAQs on South Sikkim

What are the top sightseeing places in South sikkim?

The top sightseeing places in South sikkim are Namchi, Ravangla, Borong, Statue of Guru Rinpoche, Siddheshwara Dham, Tendong Hill.

How much does a package cost for South sikkim?

The packages for South sikkim start at INR 6200 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within South sikkim?

Taxis should be able to take you to most of the motorable roads. Otherwise, trekking is also an option to access this area nicely.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for South sikkim?

There are not many options for stay in South Sikkim, and it is most convenient to stay in Gangtok and make day trips to attractions in South Sikkim that are between 50 to 100 kilometres from Gangtok.

Day 1: Leave for Namchi in the morning which is 76 kilometres from Gangtok. This city is renowned for its beautiful monasteries and picturesque sceneries. The view of Rangeet Valley and the Kanchenjunga Peak is breathtaking and so is a short trip to the Temi Garden which produces some of the best quality tea in the country.

Day 2: Leave for Ravangla which is situated on a ridge between Maenam and Tedong Hill and is another destination famous for its Buddhist monasteries. Ralong Monastery, Ravangla Monastery, the holy cave of Shar Chok Bephu are some of the places to see in Ravangla. The Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is also close by, and you can stop by for a safari in the dense forest.

Day 3: Proceed to Sikip to quench your thirst for adventure. This town located on the banks of the Rangeet river is the best place for fishing and rafting and is one of the most scenic villages in South Sikkim. 
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