Namthang |

Namthang (নামথাং) is a tiny hilly town in the South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located around 56 kms. from capital city Gangtok and only 45 kms. away from entry point of Sikkim Rangpo. Namthang lays on Gangtok – Namchi road. The name Namthang has derived from Nam – means Sun and Thang – means place.
          Local villager’s and Govt. of Sikkim developed Namthang as a village tourism destination of South Sikkim. This is not about Namthang only, a cluster of villages surrounded by forests, lakes view-points and organic agricultural fields. The local tourism committee has taken initiative to promote village tourism to worldwide, as a part of this they have started “Nagi Pokhri Tourism & Organic Festival”, which is held every year at last of December.
The other places of interest are Palitam - the Holy cave of the Lepchas and the bamboo craft and candle making centre. For Birdwatchers, this is paradise, fascinating trek routes exists between Namthang to Tendong Hill. Magajung, the place famed for the historic war could be a natural hub. The Ghanti Dara, the Samten Choeling Lepcha religious residence, the little hamlet of Phongla and specially the culture of the individuals is explored at Namthang. The Tamang Dance from Maniram has attained a reputation for them, nationally. The most effective a part of the Namthang expertise is that the sole styles of accommodation area unit Homestays with the native individuals.

Accommodation in Namthang

Homestay is only and ideal accommodation in Namthang, come and experience the local Sikimese hospitality. Our associate homestay provides relaxing and comfortable accommodation in Namthang. Host Mr. Lepcha is noble person and has knowledge about local area and nearby. There are few double bedded and triple bedded rooms with attached western toilet and geyser. All the rooms are cozy and spacious also provides breathtaking views of nearby from window. Enjoy local Lepcha cuisine and nearby sightseeing tour to Namchi, Samdruptse (Chardham). Homestay full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) tariff stars from Rs.1,200 per head per day.   

How to Reach Namthang

New Jalpaiguri is nearest railway station and Bagdogra (IXB) is nearest airport, Namthang situated just 92 kms away from NJP and through Sevoke, Kalijhora and Melli. You also can reach from Gangtok through Ranipool, Martam and Singtam, it will take around 2 hrs. to reach. District head quarter Namchi located just 21 kms away, Namthang can be visited from Namchi within an hour.

          Direct car/taxi available from Siliguri, Bagdogra and NJP and fare will be around Rs.2500 – Rs.3000 depending on vehicles. Someone also can visit Namthang on a day visit.

Best Season to Visit Namthang

Namthang can be visited throughout the year for its pleasant climate. But best time to visit is winter for Nagi Pokhri festival and memorizing Kanchenjunga view also can be visited in summer.

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