Ravangla Tourism
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Ravangla Tourism

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Being an adventure lover and thirst to explore new destinations brought me to scenic small and beautiful hamlet of South Sikkim lovingly called by locals RABONG and in Official words RAVANGLA.To reach this place you can hire share or reserve taxis from NJP station or Bagdogra Airport.Also you can get share taxis at cheaper rate from SNT depot.In general the reserved taxi will cost you anything between Rs.2300 to Rs.3000.In share basis it will cost you Rs.140 per head.Its an 4 hour journey from Siliguri via Sigtham or Namchi.

Situated at 7000ft(2155m) between Maenam and Tendong hills has turned into a natural tourist resort for its magical snow views and tranquility.Surrounded by high forested hills,undulating velleys dotted with village huts Ravangla is an ideal place for short treks and bird watching.Nearby Lepcha and Bhutia villages of Yangang,Tinkitam,Kewzing,Barfung & Bakhim are ideal for short village tours.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Despite being a small place there a re few good hotels and resorts in Ravangla,namely Hotel Chinthang and Restaurant which is the only hotel which serves good food ranging from Sikkimese,Indian & Chinese.This place is frequented by locals ,Foreigners and Indian tourists because of good hospitality and warm food.The rooms are excellently maintained and reasonably ranges from Rs600/ to Rs.1000/.The staffs are quiet friendly and ready to help even in mid-night.For better sight seeing I suggest strongly get in touch with hotel people.

Activities & things to do: With rich natural diversity,the exotic flora and fauna in virgin forests,lofty snow mountains, waterfalls, picturesque tea gardens,quaint villages,hospitable Sikkimese villages,ethnic culture,old monasteries and fresh atmosphere Ravangla is becoming a popular tourism destination.

A few very old Monasteries around Ravangla namely Bonn Monastery,Ralong Monastery,old historical market of Kewzing,along with few mysterious caves are some of the major attractions in the area.Samdruptse is also an major attraction for its natural diversity and its 120 ft. bronze statue.It is an ideal place for the people seeking peace and would like to do meditation.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: To reach this place you can hire share or reserve taxis from NJP station or Bagdogra Airport.Also you can get share taxis at cheaper rate from SNT depot.In general the reserved taxi will cost you anything between Rs.2300 to Rs.3000.In share basis it will cost you Rs.140 per head.Its a 4 hour journey from Siliguri via Sigtham or Namchi.
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Snigdha Roy
  • Snigdha Roy
  • 26 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"I love Ravangla - South Sikkim"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Most adventures, homely and Romantic holiday destination is Ravangla, South Sikkim. Right time to visit September- November. Trekking attraction Maenum Hill. For shopping - Sunday Local market (in a week) is very attractive. It is a small village. But there is every thing available. Buddha Park, Chardham, Golden temple of Saibaba, Samdruptse temple, Temy Tea garden, Monastery, Borong, cave will attract you a lot. Local Village sightseeing will also make you happy. Ravangla is like a picture. So Photography is a must. Momo, Pork items, Thukpa are some of the delicious foods you must try; delicious Bengali food is also available. Weather is too good - sun, cloud and flowers surround you all the time. Must carry warm cloths, shoes and umbrella. After 7:30 don't venture outside the hotel. From NJP hire a car (Rs 1500 - 2000) for 8 seaters.
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Arjun Paul
  • Arjun Paul
  • 14 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Ideal Dream Setting.."

  • 6/7
  • Posted Jan 11, 2014
Ravangla a small budding town in Sikkim one can say in its teens with loads of potential to be star tourist attraction. Ravangla is easily accessible from NJP station, Bagdogra airport or from Gangtok by car.
Ravangla is peace seekers, Natural beauty connoisseurs and photographers paradise. It can be brilliant destination for Honeymoon and bird watchers also. It has perfect views of Mt.Kanchunjungha and many other mountain peaks. Ravangla has recently come under Sikkim tourism department scanner and efforts to make it a tourist hotspot is easily appreciated, one such example is Buddha park. Other significant places to see in Ravangla are Temi tea garden,Ralang monastery,Borong hotspring and its the starting point for many trek routes as well.
The place still feels like virgin lands and the hotels and its staffs here are still not that commercialised as a result they are very warm, homely and accommodating people. Infact during my visit the place I stayed was owned by a bengali and me also being a bengali I had the luxury of having bengali delicacies there. For me the best way to explore the place is to relax and set your pace with its surroundings, people here are so relaxed and its a very common sight to see local people taking afternoon naps in its lush green meadows untethered by worldly chaos. And its not everyday that you can experience clouds passing between our fingers... it was one of the most intimate escapes I had recently...
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Portia Ghosh
  • Portia Ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 30 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"Just like heaven.."

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2013
This is a romantic place for couples though I went there with my family.. The experience was really splendid. The Choo-zoo lake was in walking distance. Temi tea garden was awesome. And chardham at Namchi is a must see..There is a also a monastery there.. It is famous for the height of the statue of Budhha..
If someone wants to trek then Mainam is there which is around 5hrs walking distance from Ravangla. This is also special place for orchids..
Overall I have a very good experience with Ravangla..
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Suhrid Sarkar
  • Suhrid Sarkar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews

"Peaceful place to relax"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2013
Ravangla is a very peaceful place where you can spend few days in the lap of nature and relax. We stayed there for 3 days. The place has very unpredictable weather with sun and clouds playing hide and seek. We stayed at Clouds End resort which is approx 3.5 km away from the Ravangla bazaar. Few more resorts are also there. All are having very good view of the mountains and one can spend his whole day enjoying the view.
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Subhashis  Mukhopadhyay
  • Subhashis Mukhopadhyay
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Visit to Ravangla"

  • Posted Dec 18, 2012
It is a small town situated in South Sikkim, surrounded by high-forested hills, undulating valleys dotted with village huts is a perfect destination for village tourism.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Ravangla (2440m) is located on the ridge separating the Teesta valley from the Rangit valley Ravangla is South Sikkim’s latest tourist attraction. Obviously the prime attraction of Ravangla is the unobstructed views of the snow peaks. Ravangla offers breath taking views of Kanchanjungha along with its sister peaks of Pandim, Kabru, Sinialchu and many others. Ravangla is located at the foot of Menam hill, housing a small hermitage.
Temi Tea Garden: Located 16 Km South East from Ravangla lies the Temi Tea Garden.
Ralang Monasteries: Located 13 km north of Ravangla lies of Ralang, housing two monasteries.
Borong Hotspring: Located 7 km north of Ralang lies the hot spring of Borong.
Kewzing: A beautiful village located east of Ravangla, it houses several monasteries including Mangbrue Monastery.

Activities & things to do: Take rest for a few days, mix with village people and enjoy the beauty of the himalaya's flora and fauna.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Ravangla is well connected to Siliguri (5 hrs aprox); break journey isalso possible at Jorethang or Singtam. Ravangla is also connected with other tourist spot of Sikkim, like Gantok (2hrs aprox) and Pelling (3hrs aprox).
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Purbita Dutta
  • Purbita Dutta
  • Highlander
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to visit for a couple of days"

  • Posted Dec 14, 2012
Sweet little town to visit

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No great chain food joints are available but small local restaurants are good.

Activities & things to do: Just sight seeing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: ....................................................................................................................................
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Suni
  • Suni
  • Highlander
  • 44 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"south sikim tour"

  • Posted Nov 7, 2012
Full of natural beauty, free from pollution, on the lap of the nature. Surrounded by lush green high hills, snow capped peak is seen from hotels.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: continental , Indian , chines moreover as per ur order some hotel serves u fd ( like the hotel Zumthang where we stayed ) .all hotels have multi-cuisine. don't shop, nothing is special and goods are costly. Monastery Red ponda park

Activities & things to do: Trekking

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Frm Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station by hired vehicle.
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Himadri  Ghosh
  • Himadri Ghosh
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"mt Narsing"

  • Posted Dec 28, 2010
An excellent destination for any one who wants to be a part of nature and listen to nature.I did not find anything negative about the place but maybe travelers with expectations of comfort might be disappointed.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sunrise from Mt. Narshin resort is not to be missed, food and shopping are normal nothing extraordinary.

Activities & things to do: Bird watching, trekking, watching frost in the morning, play with snow, bonfire etc

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Roads can give you a headache better carry parasitamal. Climate can change without any warning therrfore, rain-wear and tough shoes are recommend. Aways carry woolens never know the weather will change from sunny to snow.
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Poppy Sarkar
  • Poppy Sarkar
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 5 Reviews

"Ravangla"

  • Posted Jul 7, 2009
I have been to Ravangla in Oct, 2008. Probably the best time to visit. A picture perfect peaceful gateway from concrete world we stay in. We had our room booked at Mt. Narshing which is about 3 km from the market Place where you have the main gathering. We selected our room atop a hill, view of Mount Narshing from the top was unforgettable.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The main attraction of the place is the excellent view of the Mountain range. You can visit Namchi from Ravangla and various monasteries near, or just stroll in the hills or trek.

Activities & things to do: Only Trekking.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can reach Ravangla from NJP or from Gangtok. Fare one way from New Jalpaiguri should be around Rs.1600 for a hire/private car and almost Rs.1800 from Gangtok.
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Rajeev Kesarwani
  • Rajeev Kesarwani
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 1 Review

"Ravangla - an upcoming destination"

  • Posted Jun 19, 2009
Ravangla is a small town on way to Pelling from Gangtok, and it is an upcoming destination for the tourists.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Amazing views.

Activities & things to do: Trekking.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Singhtham, go up on way to West Sikkim.
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Ravangla Info

  • State: Sikkim
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Located at an altitude of 7000 feet, Ravangla is a small town, in South Sikkim district of the state of Sikkim. Situated amidst the Maenam Hill and Tendong Hill, the destination has beautiful views of snow clad mountains and peaks such as Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, Mount Sinialchu and Mount Kabru. In addition, the destination is also one of the ideal locations to engage in activities like trekking and hiking.

Some of the major attractions of Ravangla are Ralong Monastery and Bonn Monastery. In addition, travellers can also head towards the old historic market of Kewzing, which is among the prominent attractions of the place.

Rayong Sunrise View Point is one of the most popular attractions. Located at a distance of approximately 8 km from Ravangla, tourists from this point can enjoy view of sunrise.

Ravangla can be reached by flights, buses and trains. Tourists travelling by air can board flights to the nearest airport, which is Bagdogra Airport, located at a distance of 16 km from the city of Siliguri.

Reaching the destination by trains is also an option, which is served by the nearest railhead, Jalpaiguri station. However, New Jalpaiguri Railway Station offers better connectivity. In addition to flights and trains, buses are available that operate from places like Gangtok to Ravangla.

The best time to visit Ravangla is during summer, which extends from the month of March to May.

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