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Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary


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Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary Overview

Ranked 1 of 2 sightseeing in Lachen

Out of the six sanctuaries of Khangchendzonga National Park, the closest one to the village of Lachen is the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. This sanctuary is situated in the Yumthang Valley of North Sikkim and covers a total area of 43 sq km.

As its name suggests, it is most popularly known for having over 40 varieties of Rhododendrons. Apart from this, the sanctuary also contains some diverse species of primulas, potentillas, gentians, saxifrages, and poppies. It is also known for its variety of fauna which includes the serow, goral, blood pheasant, common hill partridge, etc. The endangered species of tiger-vivet is also found here.

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Alok Singh3.6/5

7 reviews

A pleasure sight

The sanctuary is something different. Its a valley of flowers. But its too cold for people to stop for long duration and enjoy. Its the roads that add to the bad experience. You can always stop and climb these hills to get a good view of the flowers.

S.m.bega Raaj3.9/5

145 reviews

Stunning sanctuary !!!

A scintillating Shingba!!! I went to Lachung on 26th March and enjoyed a lot, Located in Yumthang Valley, The sanctuary is surrounded on the east by chuba-sagochen mountain ranges and on the west by Chom Zomei Tso (Lake) that extends till the Lava pass, the sanctuary covers an area of around 43, which comprises several species of rhododendrons and lies at an altitude of 3500 to 4500 m, the Yumthang Chhu(river) meandering through the sanctuary giving it a picturesque settings.Must visit for all age groups when we are in Lachung, when I was there I saw many central government new recruits were trekking from Lachung to Yumthang valley and stay in the tents along the river as a part of their training program. Please be prepared for the freezing cold with woolen clothing, gloves and monkey cap as this place is very cold throughout the year.

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Amit Ghosh3.9/5

581 reviews

The spring destination

While on the way to Yumthang you will cross this valley frosted with beautiful rhododendrons. The colorful nature is all more splendid and appealing. The snow gets removed and the nature bloom with all its energy. It is picturesque to get the valley full of blooming rhododendrons.

Satyendra Dwivedi3.6/5

49 reviews

Enjoy colors of nature

We visited this place in month of April. Normally by this time sanctuary gets plenty of colorful flowers, but when we visited, summer was delayed. Still we were able to see enough Rhododendrons. You will cross this while going to Yumthang.

Abhijit Gupta4.3/5

284 reviews

Best time to viist is April-May

Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a must visit place for all tourists travelling to north Sikkim. The best time to visit this place is in April-May period of the year. A great place to see the Rhododendrons.

Abhijit Gupta4.6/5

284 reviews

Best for Rhododendrons in Spring

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary must be visited during April-May period which can be extended up to first June also. This is the time when Rhododendrons blossom and the valleys and mountains become so colourful and beautiful.

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