Namchi is situated at an altitude of 1,675 m (5,500 ft) above sea level. It is situated at a distance of 92 kms from the state capital Gangtok and 90 kms from the town of Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Namchi commands panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains and vast stretches of valley. It is also headquarters of South Sikkim district. The area is fast growing into a tourist destination with its enormous potential for all round tourist activities.

Namchi is fast becoming a major tourist spot and pilgrimage centre. The Namchi Monastery, Ralong Monastery and Tendong Hill are important Buddhist pilgrimage centres.

The world’s largest statue (at 118 ft) of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (8 kms from Namchi).

Siddhesvara Dhaam is a unique pilgrimage project developed as “Pilgrim cum Cultural Centre” having a 100 ft statue of Lord Shiva and replicas of four Dhaams of the country the Hindus Jagannath, Dwarika, Rameshawaram, Badrinath in a hilltop called Solophok Hill overlooking Namchi town.