Namthang is a minute hilly town in the South Sikkim region of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is situated approximately 56 kms. from capital city Gangtok, only 45 kms away from entry point of Sikkim Rangpo. Namthang lay on Gangtok to Namchi road. The name Namthang has derivative from Nam means Sun and Thang means place.
Local villager’s and Govt. of Sikkim urbanized Namthang as a village tourisms target of South Sikkim. This is not regarding Namthang only, a cluster of village bounded by forests, lakes view-points, organic agricultural field. The local tourisms commission has taken proposal to promote village tourism to international, as a part of this they have in progress “Nagi Pokhri Tourism & Organic Festival” which is held each year at last of December.
The other places of attention are Palitam – the bamboo craft, the Holy cave of the Lepchas and candle making centre. For Birdwatchers, this is heaven, charming trek routes exist between Namthang to Tendong Hill. Magajung, the place well-known for the significant war could be a normal hub. The Ghanti Dara, the Samten Choeling Lepcha spiritual residence, the little village of Phongla, specially the culture of the persons is explore at Namthang. The Tamang Dance from Maniram has attain a standing for them, nationally. The most effectual a part of the Namthang know-how is that the sole style of somewhere to live area unit Homestays with the inhabitant individuals.
About Namthang Tehsil
Namthang is a Tehsil in southern Sikkim State, India. Namthang Tehsil Head Quarters is Namthang municipality . It is situated 52 kms toward South from region head quarters Namchi. 23 kms from State capital Gangtok toward North . Namthang Tehsil is surrounded by Duga Tehsil toward East, Khamdong Tehsil towards North, Temi Tarku Tehsil toward North, Pakyong Tehsil toward East.
Best place to visit in Namthang
Best time to visit Namthang
Namthang can be visit all through the year for its enjoyable weather. But most excellent time to visit is “winter season” for Nagi Pokhri festival and memorize Kanchenjunga sight also can be visit in summer.
How to reach Namthang
By Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is approximately 65 kms away from Namthang. From there you can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Namthang.
By Train : The major nearby Railway Station of Namthang is Darjeeliing railway station which is approximately 28 kms away from Namthang. The other nnearest reailway station is West Bengal, Jalpaiguri, Mal which is around 46 kms away from Namthang.
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