Ravangla, Sikkim, India

Ravangla

Ravangla

Sikkim, India

Travellers wanting to go off the beaten track often choose Ravangla as their base, from where they can travel to other towns in Sikkim. Ravangla is a unique town, with a myriad range of flora & fauna, small villages surrounding the main town where you can see the local lifestyle, splendid views, old monasteries, and cultural celebrations. The traditional festivals are celebrated here with a lot of gusto and are a delight for any traveller, Indian or otherwise.

Ravangla Travel Tips

Ravangla is at an elevation of 8000ft which means the place is quite gloomy, cold and wet most of the time. Guests should always carry umbrellas and extra set of clothes and shoes. also, always carry insect repellents for insects and leeches. 

Ravangla Facts

Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town with an elevation of 8000 feet located in the South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. It is the starting point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. It is approximately 65 km from the state capital, Gangtok, and 120 km from Siliguri, West Bengal. The name is derived from the Bhutia language. ‘Ra’ means wild sheep, 'vong' translates to a rearing place, and ‘la’ means a pass. 

How to Reach

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Flight By Air

Ravangla can be easily reached by air by taking a flight to the nearest airport- Bagdogra in Siliguri, West Bengal. The airport is around 129 km away and it takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach from the airport. One can hire a private cab/taxi or can even opt for a shared taxi. The regular flights from the airport connect some of the major cities of India.

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Train By Train

The nearest railway station from Ravangla is the New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, West Bengal. It is around 122 kilometers from Ravangla. Ravangla is located 68 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Ravangla is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Ravangla. The railway station is well connected with the major cities like Kolkatta, Mumbai and New Delhi. From New Jalpaiguri, you can easily get a private taxi to Gangtok and then Ravangla.

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Car By Road

A good network of roads connects Ravangla with the major cities of Sikkim and other destinations of northeast India. One can easily reach Ravangla from the neighbouring places by road. Ravangla is located 68 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Ravangla is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Ravangla. Rented taxis and state-run buses are easily available to reach Ravangla.

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Top Attractions

Buddha Park

The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Ravangla in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It was constructed between 2006 and 2013, and features a 130-foot-high (40 m) statue...

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Maenam Hill

Maenam Hill situated at an altitude of 3140 m, is popular place for offering the most promising views of the richly forested hills contrasting with the lustrous Mt. Khangchendzonga behind. Its lush green landscapes embellished with the windings paths for the trekke...

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Maenam Hill

Ralong Monastery

New Ralang Monastery or Ralong Palchen Choling is a Buddhist monastery of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism in southern Sikkim, northeastern India. It is located six kilometres from Ravangla. Ralang Monastery has an extensive collection of paintings and thang...

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