Tourist spots in South Sikkim

Tourist Spots in South Sikkim

Various tourist spots in South Sikkim include natural, heritage, religious, man-made sites etc which cater to several types of visitors. Many new structures are created for the purpose of tourism and enhancing the natural beauty of the area. South Sikkim is covered with natural as well as artificial beauties. It is a place where the replica of the four famous pilgrimage centres of India is located in a single place. South Tourist Spots in South Sikkim includes Char Dham, which is a main attraction to the religious visitors.

1. Samdruptse

72 km from Gangtok near Namchi in South Sikkim in Samdruptse which means “The Wish Fulfilling Hill”. A 135ft. statue of Guru Padmasambhava is installed at the top of Samdruptse. His Holiness the Dalai Lama laid the foundation stone of the statue on the 22nd day of October 1997. It is said to be the highest statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the world. The mesmerizing beauty of the statue at the top of a hill is a pleasure to watch. It can be seen from quite far away as well.

2. Rock Garden

It is located 32 km away from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway. To facilitate the tourist to savour the pristine beauty and be with nature, Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and a cafeteria where visitors can take a break. The seven separate waterfalls, which are elegantly positioned horizontally on a broad, craggy cliff, seem distinct when viewed from a distance, as the name implies.

Read more about the tourist spots of North Sikkim here. The details about the West Sikkim Can be found here.

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