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Namchi–Sky High– Offers a Heavenly Experience Beyond Comparison

Updated on May 18, 2020
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Educated as a microbiologist, trained as an editor, a quintessential nomad soul grounded to the earth. Loves anything that touches her soul

Lush green hills, blue sky, clouds - finding solace in the lap of nature
Lush green hills, blue sky, clouds - finding solace in the lap of nature

A Perfect Getaway for Unwinding and Family Bonding

If you want to unwind in a charming and inviting hill station away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Namchi in South Sikkim would be your ideal vacation destination.

Vacationing in the lovely, quiet town in solitude or with family and friends will leave a long-lasting impression on your mind.

Basking in the warmth and serenity of Namchi would be quite refreshing.

Other offbeat places in Sikkim are Ravangla, Pelling, Yuksom, Rinchenpong, Aritar, Zuluk, and Rongli.

8 Days, 8 Destinations by Road—an Exciting Experience

Places in Sikkim
Districts of Sikkim
Namchi
South
Ravangla
South
Yuksom
West
Pelling
West
Rinchenpong
West
Aritar
East
Zuluk or Dzuluk & Rongli
East
The meandering road, towering mountains, and white clouds
The meandering road, towering mountains, and white clouds

Itinerary for the Trip—8 Nights and 9 Days

Day
Plan
Overnight Stay
1
NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra Airport to Namchi; Namchi sightseeing
Namchi
2
Namchi sightseeing continues; head to Ravangla, sightseeing at Ravangla
Ravangla
3
Drive to Yuksom
Yuksom
4
Yuksom sightseeing; head to Pelling; Pelling sightseeing
Pelling
5
Head to Rhinchingpong; sightseeing
Rhinchingpong
6
Head to Algarah; sightseeing at Kalimpong
Algarah
7
Head to Aritar, sightseeing
Aritar
8
Head to Zuluk
Rongli
9
Head to NJP Railway Station/Bagdogra
 

This plan avoids traveling for long hours at a stretch and take several breaks.

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Exploring the Beauty of Sikkim

Sikkim is a northeastern state of India famous for breathtaking scenery, lofty mountains, gurgling waterfalls, lavishing lakes, gushing rivers, wandering clouds, beautiful flowers, and magnificent monasteries.

The land is home for people of different cultures, such as the Lepchas, Bhutias, Nepalese, and people from the different parts of the country.

The beauty of Sikkim whether the breathtaking view of Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim or the captivating view of the landscape of Namchi in South Sikkim is alluring.

The place has started getting covered with snow, which marks advent of winter
The place has started getting covered with snow, which marks advent of winter
An enthusiastic waterfall takes a high plunge and makes its way through the lush greenery
An enthusiastic waterfall takes a high plunge and makes its way through the lush greenery

Key Areas to Focus Before the Trip

Note the following points before you head out to Namchi.

  • Book train tickets and hotel rooms in advance to get the best deal.
  • Book a personal cab for the trip from a registered tour operator to avoid hassles and last minute rush. Hiring a cab dedicated for yourself and your friends or family helps you enjoy more comfort and spend more time in nature.

Remember Before Hiring a Cab

Always hire a cab from the registered tour operators approved by Ministry of Corporate Affairs - Government of India. Check the list in its website.

Day 1: Our trip Flagged Off–NJP Railway Station to Namchi

We boarded the train from Sealdah (Kolkata) in an October night and reached New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Station next morning.

Our guide drove us from NJP Station to Namchi through breathtaking scenic views.

The unforgettable trip kicked off and we were basking in happiness.

Lofty mountains with lush greenery and river flowing through stones have added beauty to the place
Lofty mountains with lush greenery and river flowing through stones have added beauty to the place
The river flowing through stones with lush green hills in the backdrop
The river flowing through stones with lush green hills in the backdrop

Namchi or Namtse means “Sky High”

Namchi

Namchi is the administrative capital of South Sikkim.

It is nestled at an altitude of around 5,500 ft above the sea level.

Melli

We crossed Melli, the border town of West Bengal and Sikkim, to enter Namchi. Melli is the gateway of South Sikkim when entering from West Bengal.

Along the Way

On the way to Namchi, we had scrumptious breakfast in an eatery with lush green hills in the backdrop.

The landscape and temperature were changing fast as we started ascending.

We reached Namchi after around a 4-hour drive.

Char Dham or Siddheswar Dham

Our hotel was close to Char Dham or Siddheswar Dham in Namchi. We had a quick lunch, as the Char Dham ticket counter was about to close.

The complex has opening and closing timings, and charges for entry and parking cars.

Char Dham or Siddheswar Dham–The First Place to Visit on Day 1

Replica of 4 Dhams (Hindu pilgrimage centers) and a high statue of Lord Shiva in the sitting position
Replica of 4 Dhams (Hindu pilgrimage centers) and a high statue of Lord Shiva in the sitting position
Lord Shiva blessing in the sitting position
Lord Shiva blessing in the sitting position
The complex after sunset, lush greenery, the statue of Shiva, a few replicas, and the beautiful color of the sky
The complex after sunset, lush greenery, the statue of Shiva, a few replicas, and the beautiful color of the sky

Char Dham or Siddheswar Dham

Char Dham or Siddheswar Dham is constructed on the Solophok hill.

The major attractions of the complex are Shiva statue, 12 Jyotirlingas, replicas of Char Dhams (Char, meaning four and Dhams meaning pilgrimage centers: Badrinath, Jaganath, Dwarka, and Rameshwar), Sai Baba Temple, Kirateshwar (Lord Shiva incarnated as Kirateshwar) Statue, Nandi Bull (a humped bull considered to be Lord Shiva's vehicle), and Shiv Dwar.

With closing time was approaching soon, there were only a few visitors inside the complex. We took a tour of the complex at our own pace, there was no crowd at all.

The complex has a car parking zone and a cafeteria. As we had late lunch, we did not try any dish there.

A vantage point from where the beauty of Char Dham can be witnessed
A vantage point from where the beauty of Char Dham can be witnessed
A beautiful replica of one of the (Rameshwaram) Dhams
A beautiful replica of one of the (Rameshwaram) Dhams
A superb replica of another (Jagannath) Dham
A superb replica of another (Jagannath) Dham
A wonderful replica of another (Badrinath) Dham
A wonderful replica of another (Badrinath) Dham

A Serene Moment

With the daylight gradually fading into dusk, the mesmerizing view of the landscape and the riot of colors in the sky created a magical ambience.

We sat near the complex until the evening slipped into night and our first day ended with a quiet dinner.

The complex in the evening during the dusk. Lights were about to be switched on, and the scenery and replicas appeared as outlines and nature created a magical moment for us
The complex in the evening during the dusk. Lights were about to be switched on, and the scenery and replicas appeared as outlines and nature created a magical moment for us

Day 2: Sai Mandir–The First Stop

We started the second day early, as we had quite a few destinations for the day in our list.

The beautiful Sai Mandir (mandir meaning temple), near to our hotel, was our first stop of the day.

The two-storied building has an amazing decor with the ground floor built mainly for praying and performing religious activities.

The first floor has a marble statue of Sri Shiridi Sai Baba (on a high platform) and paintings of Lord Vishnu (a Hindu god) depicting his ten different incarnations and other Hindu gods and goddesses around the wall.

The ceiling resembles that of a planetarium.

The spectacular view of Sai Mandir from outside
The spectacular view of Sai Mandir from outside

Day 2: Next Stops–Ngadak Monastery and Samdruptse

1. Ngadak Monastery

Next in our itinerary list was Ngadak (meaning promise) Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries of Namchi. No cars were allowed inside the monastery, so we walked a little into the monastery. The spectacular beauty of the monastery never disappoints travelers.

The beauty of Ngadak Monastery cannot be ignored
The beauty of Ngadak Monastery cannot be ignored
Samdruptse
Samdruptse

2. Samdruptse

Samdruptse (meaning wish fulfilling hill in the Bhutia language) was the day's third destination. The counter and the covered car parking zone are close to the entrance gate.

First, we ascended the hilly way (walkway) with Buddhist prayer flags fluttering on one side of the road to visit the statue of Guru Padmasambhava sitting on a lotus. Then, we reached an area under the statue and enjoyed the panoramic view of the landscape from there. Next, we climbed the stairs that led to the statue kept on a high platform. The place also has a monastery.

This is the highest statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the world. The intricate design, grandeur of the statue, and engineering involved left us awestruck. The vista of the surroundings from there was breathtaking. We spent a while there as the serenity was unmatched.

Before heading to our next destination, we grabbed breakfast in one of the food stalls near the car parking zone and the food was tasty.

Temi Tea Garden—an Indescribable Beauty

The enchanting view of the tea garden would not only remain ingrained in our memories but also allure us to visit it again.

I think the photograph below gives a glimpse of the beauty.

The breathtaking view of Temi Tea Garden
The breathtaking view of Temi Tea Garden

Namchi Mahotsav

The land is not only famous for its stunning lakes or waterfalls, meandering hilly roads, snow-capped high mountains, and rich flora and fauna but also for the warmth of the people there who are simple and friendly, its festivals, and the flower shows.

Namchi Mahotsav (Mahotsav meaning festival) is organized every year to showcase traditional skills; ethnic handloom and handicrafts, and traditional houses and food of the ethical groups of Sikkim; host dance performances and flower exhibitions; organize tours to different tourist attractions; and conduct multiple activities, such as trekking.

Flower Festivals

Each year flower festivals are organized in Namchi. Sikkim is known for its wide variety of species of flowers, specifically rhododendrons and orchids.

Some More Interesting Places

We did not had much time left before heading to our next destination, Ravangla, these places remained unticked in our list:

  • Rock Garden: It is close to Samdruptse and houses various plants and trees.
  • Tendong Hill: Trekking enthusiasts can indulge in trekking from Damthang to reach Tendong Hill. The trekking trail passes through a forest that is a home to several birds and wild animals.
  • Tarey Bhir View Point: The cliff is known for offering amazing views of forests, river valleys, and the confluence of the two rivers of Sikkim Teesta and Rangit. An ideal place for ridge walkers to get some exciting views from here.

What Is the Best Time to Visit Namchi? How Accessible Is Namchi?

Namchi can be visited any time of the year, but the temperature is quite low during the winter. The winter has its own charm and if one loves to appreciate the beauty of Namchi during that time of the year, he or she should carry adequate woolens. Hill stations are better to be avoided during the monsoon.

Namchi can be accessed from West Bengal, Gangtok, Pelling, and other places of Sikkim.

Helicopter Service

Tourists can also avail Helicopter service provided by Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC), a division of Sikkim state government, to visit Namchi and Gangtok. Different categories of the helicopter service can be availed at varying rates.

The service may be suspended depending on the bad weather condition, so keep this in mind while planning the trip.

To know about the time, number of people allowed, when to make reservations for availing the helicopter service, weight limit of the baggage, fare, and mode of payment, visit the website of STDC.

Rainbow, clouds and lofty mountains are the perks of visiting Namchi
Rainbow, clouds and lofty mountains are the perks of visiting Namchi

Transportation and Accommodation

How to Reach Namchi by Road
Accommodation
Best Time to Visit
From NJP Station/Bagdogra Airport: Shared or private taxis, buses from Siliguri, cabs hired from registered tour operators
Hotels
Anytime
From Gangtok: Shared or private taxis, buses, cabs hired from registered tour operators
Resorts
Temperature is low during the winter season
From other parts of Sikkim: Buses and cabs
Homestays
Avoid to visit during monsoon
A
NJP Station, India:
New Jalpaiguri Jn., Nawapara, Ward 35, Nayapara, Siliguri, West Bengal 734007, India

get directions

We met our guide and driver here.

B
Bagdora Airport:
Bagdogra International Airport, Airport Road, Bagdogra, Siliguri, West Bengal 734421, India

get directions

C
Namchi Char Dham:
Solophok, Namchi, Sikkim 737121, India

get directions

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Prantika Samanta

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    • Kavya Jain profile image

      Kavya Jain 

      6 weeks ago

      A very well illustrated and informative article. I'm totally carried away with the beautiful description. It makes me feel that I am part of the journey. Great writing.

    • Prantika Samanta profile imageAUTHOR

      Prantika Samanta 

      8 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Nitin. Good to know that you have liked the article.

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      Mahesh Chandra Gaur 

      8 months ago

      Very well presented article with a detailed description of religious and tourist places. It will serve the purpose of people craving for natural beauty as well as those who want to visit the char dham, all at a single place.

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      Nitin Khaire 

      8 months ago from Mumbai

      What an engrossing article. Well written, well illustrated, and captivating.

      I felt like I was actually there physically.

      Thoroughly enjoyed your article Prantika.

      Do keep writing and entertaining is with your fantastic articles.

    • Prantika Samanta profile imageAUTHOR

      Prantika Samanta 

      9 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Namchi is a popular geteway but has able to maintain the peace all around. The view of the mountains, clear blue sky, valleys,

      and night sky is breathtaking. Temi Tea garden view is unforgettable. It is an ideal destination for slow travelers, as they can delve into the rich history and culture of the place. Ridge walkers will be equally delighted. An ideal place to connect with nature and oneself and take an inward journey. This place will never disappoint you. Thank you, Prateek, for finding my article interesting.

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      Avyukth Krishna 

      9 months ago from Bangalore

      Reading your article made me feel as though I have personally accompanied you on this journey especially because of the fact you have written this in the form of a day wise travel journal . The confluence of Buddhist and Hindu cultures reminded me of the fact that even though there might be many religions , God is one .

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      Abhay singh 

      9 months ago from mumbai

      An informative and amazing article. Loved your photograph of different temples with the information and the maps helpful for every individual to travel. Looking to visit such amazing places. Thanks for sharing the valuable article.

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      Prateek Jain 

      9 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Another brilliant trip experience which you shared. Just love the way you express your journey. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful images of that location. I really like the image of lord Shiva.

    • Prantika Samanta profile imageAUTHOR

      Prantika Samanta 

      10 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Suchismita. It means a lot. I too enjoy reading your articles and thank you for being my virtual guide and taking me to the different places.

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      Suchismita Pradhan 

      10 months ago from India

      I always admire the way you craft your articles,well organised,well illustrated pics.Thanks for sharing and keep writing

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      Prantika Samanta 

      10 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Nitin. Namchi is an off beat destination which is gaining tourist attention in the recent years.

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      Nitin Khaire 

      10 months ago from Mumbai

      A very informative and well-illustrated article. Thanks for giving information about how to get there and many other pieces of interesting facts.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      11 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you for your suggestion. Although I have mentioned the name of the country in description, I will remember your suggestion. That helps.

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      Matt Doran 

      11 months ago from Manchester, UK

      This sounds and looks like a fascinating place (great pictures!). I would just suggest that you say what country South Sikkim is in near the start of the article or in the description as unless the reader is familiar with this part of the world they wouldn't know where it is.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Surya. I am glad you have liked the article.

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      Surya Sashank Rasinkar 

      12 months ago

      Another spectacular one.Reading this made me see the place here itslf.

      Beautifully pictured

    • Prantika Samanta profile imageAUTHOR

      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you. Glad that you have liked it.

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      Suchismita Pradhan 

      12 months ago from India

      Lovely place..your writing makes it more enticing

    • Prantika Samanta profile imageAUTHOR

      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Natasha. Glad to know that you have liked my article. A great place for unwinding.

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      Natasha Tungare 

      12 months ago from India

      It seems such a beautiful place! If I get a chance to, I would love to visit it

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      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Linda. I am glad that you have liked my article and the photos.

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      Linda Crampton 

      12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      It sounds like you had a very interesting trip. Your photos are lovely. I enjoyed reading your article very much.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Hello Chitrangada,

      Thank you so much. I am glad that you have liked it. Please do visit Namchi.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      12 months ago from New Delhi, India

      An excellent article, well presented with all the useful information, one would require to visit this beautiful place.

      I have been to the some of the wonderful locations in the Northeast of India. But reading the details about Namchi, through your article, makes me want to visit this beautiful place. Your pictures are beautiful and give an idea of what to expect from the tour.

      Thanks for sharing the details and your personal experience.

    • Prantika Samanta profile imageAUTHOR

      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you. Northeast indeed offers spectacular landscape vistas.

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      SHREENIDHI 

      12 months ago from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

      Thanku so much for sharing such an informative article..northeast is an heaven on earth..

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      digitalkp 

      13 months ago

      Very good and informative article.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you Ms. Shaloo Walia.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      13 months ago from India

      Beautiful pics and an informative hub.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Sanjay. I am glad that you have liked my article.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you Sanjay. I am glad that you have liked it.

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      Sanjay Sharma 

      13 months ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Thanks for sharing the details of your trip. I felt like being transported to the place. It was a delightful reading.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much. I am glad that you have liked my article.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      13 months ago

      Great article Prantika full of interesting facts and beautiful pictures. Family bonding is so important and what better way to bond and relax than in this wonderful place. Thank you for sharing.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Dr Pran Rangan. I am glad that my articles have motivated you. Please do visit Sikkim. You will like the place.

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      Dr Pran Rangan 

      13 months ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      Thanks for such an informative article. It appears that Namchi has many places of religious significance. Your articles have motivated me to visit Sikkim.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Priya. Please do visit the place. I am glad that you love reading my articles.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Liz. I am glad that you have liked the article.

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      Priya 

      13 months ago

      Prantika

      I love reading your articles. It is well written, interesting and nice. I feel like visiting this place with your wonderful description. Snapshots of the places are very good. Keep going. :)

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      This is a very well-illustrated and interesting article.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Arpita.

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      Arpita 

      13 months ago

      Very useful information and well written Prantika. Keep writing such alluringly description about Sikkim.

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      Arpita 

      13 months ago

      Hi Prantika, after reading your article am sure this place is as beautiful as you have described. Please keep visiting more places and jot down your lovely experiences with us.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you, Abitha. Please do visit the place. You will enjoy your stay there.

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      Abitha 

      13 months ago from Chennai, Tamilnadu

      Now I have "Sky high" love for Sikkim, thanks to the wonders you have unearthed in this article. Loving the pictures and Temi Tea sounds very inviting.

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      Prantika Samanta 

      13 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you. Please do visit the place.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      13 months ago from South India

      Wonderful place. A mixture of a hill station, communal harmony, pilgrimage and wonderful description. Anyone who reads will feel visiting. Keep writing Ms Prantika.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      13 months ago from New Delhi

      Hey Prantika, thank you for providing such a detailed itinerary of this place. I loved your photograph of Temi Tea Garden and I have an immediate craving to visit this place now. The map and its pinned locations are quite helpful. I really liked the Sai Sham temple and Lord Shiva statues and the monasteries.

      Could you please share the exact month when the flower festivals happen there?

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