Ravangla or Ravongla or Rawangla is a small tourists town located at an altitude of 7000 ft in South Sikkim region of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is linked by state road to other main towns in the state, lies between Gangtok and Pelling. It act as the begining point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. Mt. Pandim, Geographical situationMt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Sinialchu are some of the major peaks that are undoubtedly visible from Ravangla.
FloraUpper part of Ravangla experience snowstorm during winters. During the months of April to May the place is bounded by many flowers including rhododendrons and orchids. Avifauna Ravangla attract a lot of Himalayan birds, is a bird watcher’s paradise. It is 120 km away from Siliguri, West Bengal and it is about 65 km away from the state capital Gangtok.
Best places to visit in Ravangla
- Budhha Park
- Samdruptse Hill
- Raylong Monastery
- Maenam Hill
- Ralong Hot Springs
- Doling Gompa
- Rayong Sunrise View Point
- Bonn Monastery
- Mangbrue Gompa View Point
- Ralang Hot Spring
- Tumlong Monastery
- Kheunpheling Carpet Centre
The Buddha Park of Ravangla is also called Tathagata Tsal, is located close to Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim region, India. It was construct between the year 2006 and 2013, feature a 130 foot tall figurine of the Buddha as its showpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious multifaceted of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries old place of pilgrimage. Also close by is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in “Tibetan Buddhism”.
The “wish fulfilling hill” is just 5 km away from Namchi, located at an elevation of 2134 m (7000 ft). This epic hill is decorated with a giant statue of the Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Sikkim who has been shower its blessings since more than 1,200 years. It is a 45 m tall statue, overlook the whole city, is gilded with gold that glitters when the sunlight falls over it. The hill offers the vista of the wonderful Mt. Kangchenjunga among the richly wooded hills under the blue decorated sky.
Ralang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism in southern Sikkim, northeastern India. It is situated 6 kms from Ravangla. According to legend, Ralang was build later than the fourth Chogyal came reverse from his pilgrimage, when the 12th Karmapa performed the blessing. He throw grains from his house in Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet, where the grains fell, finally, became the site for the Ralang Monastery.
Using our custom trip planner, Ravangla attraction like Doling Gompa can form part of a modified travel itinerary. Welcoming with an array of colorful flags, Doling Gompa is located on a small hillock, green Barfung village and serene, is just 4 km away from Ravangla. The monastery follow one of the oldest sects which is the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism.
Best time to visit Ravangla
Ravangla is a year round famous hill station. Ravangla, owing to its nearness to Greater Himalayan ranges, experience a cool weather all through the year. The best time to plan your trip is April to June. This mount station attract considerable tourist all through “September to November” as well. In autumn, the hill city is at its eye-catching best.
By Air : The closest airport to Ravangla is “Bagdogra Airport” which is situated at a distance of 135 km. The destination is 4 hours’ drive away from the airport, via Jorethang. One can hire a taxi or a cab from the airport.
By Train : The closest railway station to Ravangla is “New Jalpaiguri Railway Station” which is approximately 110 km away. The road journey is about four and a half hours. Go abroad a bus or hire a cab to Ravangla.
By Road : A good network of roads connect Sikkim state to the other destinations of the region. Ravangla is easily reachable from a number of other places such as Pelling (55 km), Namchi (40 km), Gangtok (65 km), Kalimpong (70 km), Darjeeling (90 km), and Yuksom (90 km).