#6 of 12 Places to Visit in Namchi
Distance (From Namchi Bus Stand): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Place Location: At Assangthang
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3 km from Char Dham and 5 km from Namchi Taxi Stand, Sai Mandir is a Hindu temple located at Assangthang area of Namchi in Sikkim. Situated near Char Dham, it is considered as one of the major places of pilgrimage in Namchi and among the best places to visit in Namchi.
Built in 2010, the temple is dedicated to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. This beautiful pilgrimage center was a gift of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to the people of Sikkim. The temple is a very aesthetically designed two-storied building with modern architecture having a statue of Shirdi Sai Baba in the 1st floor. It looks glorious when the rays of sun fall on it. The ground floor accommodates devotees for singing hymns in praise of Sai Baba. There are 10 beautiful paintings represent the 10 different incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden from where one can get a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchendzonga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world. The temple has a very peaceful atmosphere to sit and meditate a while. Outside the temple complex, there are small restaurants serving Indian vegetarian food, and small shops selling tea and cold drinks.
Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM