Ravangla

Ravangla is in South Sikkim.

A monastery in Ravangla

Understand

Ravangla is a relatively new tourist spot in South Sikkim. It is a small picturesque town on the highway from Gangtok to Gyalshing at an elevation of 8,000 ft. Ravangla is one of the few places in Sikkim which offer undisturbed views of the Greater Himalayas (Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kabru). In April and May lots of flowers are in full blossom.

Get in

Ravangla is situated about 65 km west of Gangtok and 52 Km east of Pelling. It is directly accessible from Gangtok (2 hrs 15 mins), Siliguri (126 km - 4 hrs 30 mins), Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

By jeep or taxi

Jeeps arrive at and leave from the crossing at the southern end of the market (Gangtok ₹80, Namchi ₹40). A few taxis go directly to Pelling (₹80). but normally you will have to change cars at Gyalshing.

By bus

Buses to Gangtok leave at 9am, to Gyalshing at 11am. There are two buses to Namchi at 9am and 1pm. If you want to go to Darjeeling, you will have to take a bus or taxi to Jorethang first and change cars there.

See

Buddha Park,Ravangla,Sikkim
Temi Tea Garden

Do

View of the mountains, looking north from Ravangla

Ravangla serves as basis for moderate treks to Menam (3.200 m) and Tendong (2.575 m).

Eat

Ralang Monastery

Sleep

Good accommodation options include Hotel Meeenamla and the Mt. Narsing Village Resort.

Budget

Medium

Splurge

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