About Ravangla

sightseeing point at RavanglaAt the base of Maenam Hill is Ravangla at an altitude 7000ft. a small township and transit point to various tourist destination in South and West Sikkim. It is also an upcoming tourist spot, and transit point for trekkers to Maenam Hill and Borong. One can get reasonable accommodation and enjoy numerous short nature trails. It is worth spending some time visiting the monastery and the park which has a 148ft. high statue of Lord Buddha(Sakya Muni). A trek down to the sacred cave Shar Chok Bhepu, one of the four holiest cave in Sikkim, would be memorable experience. Ravangla has many hotels providing reasonably good moderately price accommodation. 

Ravangla is well connected by state highway to all important place in Sikkim. Situated on between Pemayangtse and Gangtok Ravangla is 65kms. From gangtok 134kms from Njp railway station 142kms. From Bagdogra Airport 55kms. From Pelling and 75 kms. From Darjeeling.

Sightseeing points

Rayong Sunrise Point -  at a distance of 8kms from Ravangla on the way to Damthang, Rayong is known for its magnificent view over the mount Kanchendzonga particularly at the sunrise.

Ralong Monastery - Ralang Monestery, located at a distance of 13kms from Ravangla. Built in the year of 1768AD Ralang is an important seat of Kagyupa sect of Buddhism. A colourful festival 'Pang Lab Soul' the worship of Kunchenjungha is held every year during August and The Kagyed - the Mask Dance is performed during December.

Kheunpheling Carpet center- in the Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp just above the town. The center produce some finest traditionally designed woolen carpets and handicraft items. Spend a leisure evening at the hotel premises watching at the mighty Himalayas in front of you. 

Timi Tea Garden -  the one and only tea estate existing in the State produces one of the top quality teas for the international market. The tea garden spread out on a gentle hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill provides a magnificent view of the surrounding villages. The vist to the factory could be an eye opener for those wanting to know about the tea processing methods. A night spent in Resort between tea garden could be an enthralling experience of linking the past to the present. A visit to the garden enroute to the Tendong hill could be a rewarding experience for the those who want to combine nature and culture as they keep trekking.

Sri Siddhesvara Dham (Char Dham) – inaugurated on 8th November 2011 with a towering 108ft. high statu of Lord Shiva Presiding over it. Why spend time and money travelling all over the country on pilgrimage visiting the Four Dhams and the 12 Jyoti Lingas when you cando it here in Namchi within an hour.

Samdupche -  the holy statue of Guru Padmasambva midway between Damthang and Namchi on the top of the hill of Samdupche. Guru Padmasambva is the founder saint of Nyngmipa sect to which most of the monasterys in Sikkim belong. Measuring 135ft. in height. The statue can be seen even miles away glittering in the forest. The colossal statue is made of copper, cement and concrete and was constructed at a cost of Rs.67.6 million.