Sai Mandir Namchi
Sai Mandir Namchi
Sai Mandir Namchi :
Small but beautiful Sikkim is blessed with an outstanding Sri Shridi Sai Baba Temple situated is Assanthang, a couple of kilometers away from the district headquarters of Namchi. The temple is a religious and pilgrimage center dedicated to the people of Sikkim by the honorable Chief Minister, Dr. Pawan Chamling.
It is a two storied building displaying the modern architecture; the ground floor accommodates devotees for singing hymns in praise of Shridi Baba and the first floor provides dwelling to the marble statue of Sri Shridi Sai Baba and ten other beautiful paintings of Lord Vishnu (Hindu God) in ten different incarnations. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden from where one could get a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga.
Places to visit near Sai Mandir Namchi
Tourists can reach Sai Mandir Namchi easily from NJP Rail Station or Bagdogra Airport or Siliguri Town or Darjeeling or Gangtok.
Pelling to Sai Mandir : 70 kms
NJP to Sai Mandir : 136 kms.
Bagdogra to Sai Mandir : 140 kms.
Darjeeling to Sai Mandir : 72 kms.
Gangtok to Sai Mandir : 89 kms
Kalimpong to Sai Mandir : 64 kms
Due to its advantageous location, many hotels and lodges have come up in and around Sai Mandir catering
to varied tastes and budgets.
Permit and Entry Rules
Indian : Indian tourists visiting Sai Mandir Namchi do not require permit to visit.
Foreigner : Foreigners visiting sikkim are provided with only 15 days permit to visit Sikkim which
can be extended for a
further period of 30 days in two spells of 15 days each. This permit can be easily be obtained through the check
post at Rangpho and Melli free of cost. This permits can also be obtained from Indian Embassy at
different places. International travellers need to carry original and copies of photograph, passport and Visa.
Best time to Visit Sai Mandir Namchi
Best time to visit Temi Tea Garden is during the 12 months in the year. Most of the roads
remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides.