Recently developed pilgrimage destination in Sikkim, the Solophok Chardham is developed by the state government of Sikkim to promote the religious tourism in the state. This religious place is located in the South Sikkim on the top of the Solophok hill in the enchanting scenic surroundings. The Chardham temple landscape is spread over the area of 7 acres and the main temple is having the height of 108 feet. The Lord Shiva idol of the height of 87 _feet situated in the meditating position at the top of the main temple offers you the grand view of the mighty Lord of Death. The temple was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Pawan Chamling and Jagat Guru Shankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswati Ji Maharaj on 8th November 2011.
The temple complex has the outstanding replicas of all the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva along with the 16.5 feet tall idol of Lord Kirateshwar, also one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva. The amazing view of the temple complex not only attracts the religious followers, but also the tourists from various parts of India. The beautiful scenic region has also been developed as the tourism and cultural spot along with the religious destination to attract tourists from the different walk of life. The facilities like VIP guest houses, dormitories, eating points, cafeteria and parking places are available at the spot. The temple complex is located at the distance of 5 km from the nearest Namchi town and accessible by a well-built road.
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How to Reach:
Solophok Chardham is situated 5 km away from Namchi. Regular SSRTC buses / shared taxis are available from major cities of Sikkim to reach Namchi from where one can hire a cab or get onto a bus toreach here.