Statue of Lord Shiva at Char Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.

Solophok Char Dham temple, Namchi sightseeing and photography

The Char Dham temple complex (earlier known as Siddheshwar Dham) at Namchi is located at a hill named Solophok about 5 kms from the town centre. The main highlight of the Char Dham is a huge statue of Lord Shiva, which is 87 feet in height and it sits on the top of the Shiva temple, which is 108-ft in height. Also, there are replicas of twelve Jyotirlangas surrounding the Shiva temple. Along with it, there are four replicas of Hindu religious temples like Badrinath Dham, Jagannath Dham, Dwarka Dham and Rameshwaram Dham and statue of Kirateshwar Mahadev. It is very neat and clean and popular with tourists, who come to visit this wonderful architectural marvel. You cannot enter the main temple area with your shoes and you have to keep it a stall There is an entry fees of 50 rupees. Photography is not allowed inside the temples, but you can take pictures from outside.

            In order to reach the temple, you have to hire a taxi for a round trip or you can also walk uphill on foot, which is very tiring and time consuming. However, I walked from central park to Char dham and took me more than 1 hour, returning is quite easy as it is a downhill walk and you will reach town centre within 45 mins. There is a lodge inside the complex called Yatri Nivas, where you can stay if you want. There are also few vegetarian restaurants inside the complex, where you can eat your lunch. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my visit are given below –

Char Dham temple complex in Namchi, Sikkim.
Char Dham temple complex in Namchi, Sikkim.
Char Dham temple complex in Namchi, Sikkim.
Char Dham temple complex in Namchi, Sikkim.
Face of Lord Shiva
Face of Lord Shiva
Statue of Lord Shiva at Char Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Statue of Lord Shiva at Char Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Badrinath dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Badrinath dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Replica of Dwarka Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Replica of Dwarka Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Sai temple in Char Dham, Namchi
Sai temple in Char Dham, Namchi
A woman praying to Jyotirlinga in Char dham, Namchi
A woman praying to Jyotirlinga in Char dham, Namchi
Small temples with Jyotirlingas in Char dham, Namchi
Small temples with Jyotirlingas in Char dham, Namchi
Small idols of God on the walls of replica of Rameshwaram dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Small idols of God on the walls of replica of Rameshwaram dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Small idols of God on the walls of replica of Rameshwaram dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Small idols of God on the walls of replica of Rameshwaram dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Small idols of God on the walls of replica of Rameshwaram dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Small idols of God on the walls of replica of Rameshwaram dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Replica of Rameshwaram Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Replica of Rameshwaram Dham in Namchi, Sikkim.
Statue of Kirateshwar Mahadev
Statue of Kirateshwar Mahadev

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If you are interested in Sikkim, visit my other blogs on Mg Marg Gangtok and Ravangla.

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