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About Ravangla

Ravangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town which is located at an altitude of 7000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is linked by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. It acts as the starting point for the trek to Maenam La Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kabru are just a few of the major peaks that are clearly visible from Ravangla. Although the town of Ravangla offers great views of snow peaks, but the peaks are best viewed from Reyong Sunrise Point (8 km).

Upper parts of Ravangla experiences snowfall during winter. During the months of April–May the place is enclosed by many flowers including rhododendrons and orchids.

Avi Fauna
Ravangla attracts a lot of Himlayan birds and is a bird watcher's paradise. Birds like Verditer Flycatchers, Grey Bushchats, Blue-fronted Redstarts, Dark-throated Thrush, Blue Whistling-thrush, Green-backed Tit and White-browed Fantails can be easily spotted.
The forests around Ravangla have other avi faunal species like Laughing thrushes, Cuckoos, Babblers and Hill Partridge. The rare Satyr Tragopan can also be spotted in Ravangla.

Tibetan Community
Ralang Monastery, a Buddhist monastery of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism is located about six kilometres from Ravangla.

Location of Ravangla

Ravangla (2440m) is located on the ridge separating the Teesta valley from the Rangit valley Ravangla is South Sikkim’s latest tourist attraction. The prime attraction of Ravangla is the unobstructed views of the snow peaks. Ravangla offers breath taking views of Kanchanjungha along with its sister peaks of Kabru, Pandim, Sinialchu and many others. Ravangla is located at the foot of Menam hill, housing a small hermitage.

Tourist Attractions Near Ravangla

Ralang Monasteries
Ralang Monasteries are about 13 kms from Ravangla. Ralang Monasteries are the two monasteries at Ralang which follow the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism. The Old monastery was founded in 1768 AD and legend has it that the 9th Karmapa, head of the Kagyupa sect, gave his blessings by throwing some grains of rice from Tibet.

Borong & Ralang

Hot sulphur springs at Ralang & Borong are traditional winter spas visited by the locals as well as by people from far away Bhutan and Nepal. Hot spring of Borong are located about 7 km north of Ralang.Visitors spend a week or more soaking in these springs that have medicinal properties believed to cure many skin & other ailments of joints, bones & muscles.

Rayong Sunrise View Point
Rayong Sunrise View Point is situated about 8 km drive from Ravangla on the road to Damthang. The view point offers a amazing sight of the red ball of fire emerging from the eastern horizon and throwing the first rays of the sun on the snowy peaks of Mt Narsing, Kabur, Jopuno, Pandim & Rathong.

Shiva Mandir
Shiva Mandir is located about 26 kms from Ravangla on bank of the Rangit river at Legshep, the Shiva Mandir is a shrine honored by the local people and an annual festival is held every year during Shivaratri in February.

Tashiding Monastery
Located 39 kms from Ravangla.Tashiding literally meaning the "Central Elevated Glory" is the most sacred monastery complex in Sikkim and was described by Guru Rimpoche as the heart of "Beyul Demazong".Tashiding Monastery was founded in 1716 AD the complex is also the location of the "Thongwa Rongdol" Chorten. Just a sight of this sacred Stupa is said to wash away one's sins. The monastery is also honored for the "Bumchu" festival during which the barrel containing holy water is opened and a small quantity distributed to the devout. The origin of the water dates to the time of Guru Padmasambhava in the 7th century AD and is said to contain sacred soil, water & precious jewels from all the holy place in India. The level of the water each year is considered the indicator of the times ahead for this land.

Temi Tea Garden
Temi Tea Garden was founded in 1960s by the Sikkim government under the last King, Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal, the only tea garden in Sikkim is located about 18 km from Ravangla. The tea produced from this garden has a rare combination of liquor & flavour and fetches some of the highest rates offered in the international markets. A visit to Temi offers one an opportunity to see the plucking of the tea leaves in the garden also to watch the processing of tea in the factory.

Kewzing is a beautiful village which is located to the east of Ravangla, it houses several monasteries including Mangbrue Monastery.

Kheunpheling Carpet Centre
The carpet-weaving centre is in the Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp located just above Ravangla town. The traditionally designed & woven woolen carpets produced here are amongst the finest Tibetan carpets one can buy anywhere.

Tinkitam Village
Tinkitam Village is a attractive Sikkimese village which is located about 6 km from Ravangla. Tinkitam Village is well-known as the ancestral village of Bhaichung Bhutia, the famous football star. But known only to orchid lovers this village is also the natural habitat to a rare species of orchid - Paphiopedilum fairieanum Or lady's slipper, as it is commonly known. Unlike most wild orchids which grow on trees this beautiful orchid is terrestrial and flowers in October / November. An effort is underway to preserve the natural habitat of this beautiful flower.

Sharchog Bephug
Sharchog Bephug is at Sangmo village about 8 kms from Ravangla.It is the largest of holy caves and it is said to extend into the Menam and Tendong hills.

Rangit Water World
The dam built, across the Rangit river, for a hyroelectric project has formed a unique water body. Situated 26 kms (1 hr approx.) downhill from Ravangla, it is an perfect place to enjoy a day boating in rafts, fishing, swimming & just having a good time in the water.

Doling Gompa

Doling Gompa is located about 4 kms away in the Barfung village amidst cardamom plantations, a hike to the monastery also allows one a close experience of the rich flora & avifauna of the area. This Gompa or monastery follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism, which is also the oldest sect and commonly referred to as the Red Hat sect.


Menam (10,600 ft) is located about 12 km up hill trek from Ravangla. A traditional meditation site for the monks it is also vantage location for a amazing view of the mountains at sunrise. The trek takes about 2.5 hrs to 4 hrs (depending on one's speed) and winds through a thick forest of oak, chestnut, magnolia and rhododendron trees. The forest is a riot of colours during spring (March/April). A natural habitat of the red panda, Himalayan black bear and many species of deer, this area is designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary and the motto of leaving only footprints & taking back only photographs & good memories is required to be followed strictly to maintain the area.

A 20 kms drive to Damthang & 2.5 hrs trek takes one upto the Tendong peak (8500 ft) for a spectacular 360 deg. view of Sikkim & the distant plains of North Bengal.

How to reach Ravangla

Ravangla is well connected to Siliguri, although direct jeeps are difficult but break journey is possible at Jorethang or Singtam. Ravangla is also connected with other tourist spot of Sikkim, like Gangtok and Pelling.

By Rail
The nearest and major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is about 110 kilometers away and is 4 ˝ hours drive. New Jalpaiguri station is well connected with the rest of India. There is regular train service to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, etc are available from there. NJP is well connected to the rest of India.

By Road
Ravangla is a 4.5 hour journey from Siliguri by road. it is also connected to Gangtok 65 kms (2.5 hrs), Darjeeling 73 kms ( 3.5 hrs), Pelling/Pemayangtse 52kms (2 hrs). Buses and taxis are available from all these places.

By Air
The nearest airport is situated in the town of Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport is well connected to several cities in the country. One can reach the place from cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. One airline operator offers services from the city of Bangkok to Siliguri as well.From the airport you can opt for a taxi and reach the town of Ravangla easily. The base rate for taxis is around Rs 7 per kilometer.



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