Namchi Rock Garden
At a distance of 1 km from Samdrupste Hill and 5 km from Namchi Taxi Stand, Namchi Rock Garden is a well laid out garden situated in Namchi town of Sikkim. Situated on the way to Samdruptse Hill, it is one of the must visit Namchi Tourist Places.
The Rock Garden is situated at the base of Samdrupste Hill. The garden was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Sikkim, Sri Pawan Chamling in 2005. The garden has different species of plants, flowers and trees. Along the pathway are several waiting sheds, viewpoints and water bodies landscaped to fit the taste of the visitors. One can take a peaceful walk and enjoy the nature and the beautiful flowers. The garden also has a children's playground, which is among the highest in the world.
One has to walk down a flight of stairs and cross a paved pathway to reach the rock garden below which is a steep path. The other attraction at garden is Samdruptse cable car. The ropeway is operated from Samdrupste Hill to Namchi Rock Garden. After visiting the garden, visitors can come back to the hill. Note that the ropeway's lower station, at the bottom of the garden, has no ticket office as most people come down then back up.
Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM