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Ravangla

Ravangla, reminiscent of a town from the wild west, Ravangla is a sleepy Hamlet at about a height of 7000 feet. The township comes alive during the Pang Lhabsol festivities when the spectacular ‘Warrior Dance’ is performed at the Ravang Monastery by the locals. The town is also an up coming tourist spot and transit point for trekkers to Meanam hills and Borong. Meanam Hill - It is 12 kilometers up hill trek (10,300 feet) from Ravangla. The route winds through a thick forest of Oak, Chestnut, Magnolia and Rhododendrons. A natural habitat of the Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear and many species of Deer, this area is designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary. A short distance away is the legendary Bhaley Dunga, a kind of rocky spur which juts out from the ridge top above Yangyang village. Mount Kanchenjunga, mount Pandim, mount Sinialchu, mount Kabru are few of the major peaks that are clearly visible from here. It experiences snowfall during winter and during spring it is surrounded by flowers including orchids and rhododendrons. It is one of the hotspot for birders / ornithologist, various species of birds  like Laughing thrushes, Babblers, Verditer Flycatchers, Hill Partridge, Blue - fronted Redstarts, Grey Bushchats, Dark- throated Thrush, Blue Whistling - thrush, Green - backed Tit, White - browed Fantails and the rare Satyr Tragopan can be easily spotted. The forest around Ravangla is anathor added attraction.

To See

  • Rayong Sunrise View Point
  • Mangbrue Gompa & view point
  • Temi Tea Garden
  • Ralang Monastery
  • Ralang & Borong Cha-chu
  • Doling Gompa  & Bon Monastery 
  • Khandosangphu and Sharchog Bephug
  • Phur Cha-chu"
  • Sharchog Bephug
  • Pelling
  • Yuksom

To Reach

  • By Air – Ravangla is 125 kilometers from Siliguri. The closest air port is at Bagdogra, which is 105 kilometers from Gangtok and connected with all important Indian metros with regular flights from Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, etc. Helicopter / Chopper services to Gangtok from Siliguri and back are regular service. Mountain flights and other such tours to North Sikkim are also conducted.
  • By Rail – Ravangla is 130 kilometers from Siliguri. The nearest railhead is at New Jalpaiguri which is 108 kilometers from Gangtok. NJP is well connected with all major cities in India. At Gangtok, railway bookings can be made at the booking counter of the Sikkim Nationalized Transport Terminus.
  • By Road – Ravangla is at a distance of 68 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok and 122 kilometers from the town of Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Namchi lies off the road between Melli and Jorethang. Gayzing is 66 kilometers and Singtham is 38 kilometers. Jeeps and buses regularly ply between Ravangla to Gangtok, Pelling, Jorethang, Kalimpong and Siliguri.
Address

G-0315, City Centre, Uttorayon
P.O. Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling
West Bengal, India - 734010

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