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Namchi Tour & Travel Guide - Namchi North East India

Namchi North East India
Namchi, meaning `Sky High`, nestled among the hills at an elevation of 5,500 ft commands panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. It is also the headquarters of the South District.

The area is fast developing into a tourist destination with its immense potential for all round tourist activities. It is about 78 kms from Gangtok and 100 kms from Siliguri.

Tendong Hill

Above Damthang, overlooking South District headquarter town Namchi, there is a small flat stretch of land at an altitude of 8,530 ft surrounded by lush green ancient forest which is popularly known as the Tendong Hill.

Tendong Hill Historically, this has been a place of recluse for Buddhist Lamas who spend years in meditation amidst the silent scenic grandeur. Legend says that the Tendong Hill saved the Lepcha tribe from the ravages of deluge when the whole world was flooded - legend similar to Noah`s Ark of the Bible.

Even today, the Lepchas perform pujas to pay reverence to the Tendong Hill. The view form 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 Bazar, the nearest road head, is just about two hours of casual walk.

But one can also proceed to Namchi by trekking via Tendong Hill following the traditional route used in old days.
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1: A must watch places if you visit India.
Posted by: Acharya - 18 Jun, 2014
2: Nice Article...
Posted by: shetty - 20 Apr, 2012