Samdruptse Hill-Blessing Guru Padmasambhava
Samdruptse Hill is home to the world's largest statue of the Buddhist Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), the patron saint of Sikkim. The name Samdruptse Hill literally translates to the 'Wish Fulfilling Hill', as the hill is revered by many local monks, who worship the Hill, believing that the Hill is a dormant volcano, and only can praying can keep the volcano dormant.
For history enthusiasts, there is, within the premises of the Statue, an exhibition of vintage photographs, which date back to the days of Gandhi. On the way to the Hill, there lies a beautiful Rock Garden, which houses a vast diversity of flora, and is one of the most popular visiting sites for travelers and locals, alike. The Hill also offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kangchenjunga, whose sheer magnificence against the skyline makes it inevitable for you to fall in love with the snow-capped Himalayas.