Himalayan Villages Series – Featuring Ravangla
Sikkim is a fascination sightseeing region in India enticing tourists all throughout the year with its exemplary natural wonders. Among its gorgeous natural extravaganza, the spectacular hill station Ravangla is a treasure trove. The place is phenomenal dotted with beautiful hamlets, exotic flora and remarkable views of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
The most attractive feature of Ravangla is the breathtaking views of the famous Himalayan mountain peaks – Pandim, Kanchenjunga, Kabru and Sinialchu. The snow-capped hills are a pleasant view to watch for hours together. There are a plethora of things to do in Ravangla, a perfect place to spend an eventful vacation.
Situated at a towering altitude of 7000 feet above the ground level, the hill station blends religious with the natural beauty. Waterfalls, small villages, tea gardens, monasteries, old markets and caves are its key points of attraction. The place enlivens in jubilant and joy during the festival days welcoming thousands to tune into the celebrations.
The park is an iconic landmark in this wondrous town. It consists of a gigantic statue of Lord Buddha, about 130 feet high. Buddhist devotees and pilgrims visit the park in large numbers to offer their prayers to the Lord and seek his blessings. The serene atmosphere prevailing in the eco garden calms the mind and the soul. As you stroll through the park, you can observe the pristine Cho Djo lake and the vivid mountainous landscape.
Bon and Ralang Monasteries
The two monasteries are an ideal place to be teleported into a divine world wrapped with purity and eternity. The moment you reach the monasteries you will be fascinated with the chanting of Buddhist teachings echoing in the valley. A wonderful magical atmosphere encircles the monasteries, situated amid the surreal mountain ranges. The architectural simplicity adorning the monasteries is a soothing treat to the eyes. You can find paintings and artworks inside them, reflecting the life of Lord Buddha and his deities.
Temi Tea Estate
Observing the tea gardens spread across the terraced mountain slopes like a green carpet portrays a glorious and striking painting by an artist. Spread across an area of about 177 hectares, the gardens are noted for producing tea organically. Standing amid the gardens and posing for a photograph with the mountains at the backdrop is popular among the tourists.
Ralong Hot Springs
Eager to dip into a natural sauna? Well, you must surely visit Ralong Hot Springs. It is said that the hot springs are therapeutic, ensuring relief for body aches, pains and harmful diseases. The devotees consider it customary to dip into the spring waters to pay their homage to the Gods. For adventure enthusiasts, it's a great trekking location with people tenting near the springs gazing at the mystic scenery adorning the place.
If you desire to spend a time in solitude, Borong village is the place of your choice. Ornate trees, blooming flowery gardens, melodious chirping of birds, an aura of ambience and calmness you can find all in this stunning village. There is also a hiking trail along the banks of the river Rangit near the village that takes you to the Ralong hot water springs.
A trek to the Maenam Hill is prominent among the hikers and trekkers. It's a paradise for them, walking across the lustrous mountain trails whilst witnessing the snow capped mountain peaks and breathing in the misty freshness of the air. Located at an altitude of 3140 meters in the middle of the rivers Rangit and Teesta, the hill is a heavenly abode to spend hours after hours within his enigmatic beauty. Various species of birds and animals reside in the forest region of the hill, a special attraction for wildlife admirers.
Eager to mingle with the tribes of Sikkim and get acquainted with their tribal culture and habitat? Kewzing village is a splendid tribal village belonging to the Lepchas. Encircled by lush green forests and simple huts, it is a place to unwind yourself and purify your heart in the lap of Mother nature. You can engage with the tribes and spend a fun-filled time while learning about their age old traditions and heritage.
You can also visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your near and dear ones. People who seek solace can go for meditation inside the caves.
If you are planning for a visit to Ravangla, summers are the perfect time to enjoy the pleasant and soothing weather.
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Very picturesque photos with a wonderful description, I especially like Budhha Park. Great content, I look forward to coming back to your site!
I love virtual traveling with you Kuntala. It opens my eyes from the places I ‘ve never been and keeps me motivated to pursue more of travels in life.
Northern part of Bengal has some fabulous destinations. Ravangla is one such destination.
That scenery is absolutely beautiful. I hope to be able to travel there someday.
What a beautiful place with gorgeous views. I would love to travel like you do one day.
So many amazing places to see and to visit! I would love to go to Buddha park!
The architecture design of this place is so amazing, I like it and wish to be there someday!
It is really nice every time I read one of your articles. I can pictured the location of your journey vividly, I learn so much and I also get inspired. Keep it up and thank you for sharing this insight around the Himalayas.
I’d love to travel to the Himalayas one of these days! Maybe once the pandemic ends and everything becomes safer, I can see it for myself.
Your articles always make me happy to read them, Kuntala. I imagine how nice the experience you have by visiting many places just through your writing. Thank you for sharing.
Maenam hill is looks like munnar in India. But I would love to go to ralong hot spring. Its looks beautiful and amazing place.
Great travel post! I can’t wait to travel again. I would love to visit Borong village. It looks so beautiful and peaceful!
I would love to just tour through all the beautiful buildings. But even more than that, I would be all over those hot springs!
Wow, Buddha Park and the hotsprings look amazing! Thanks for sharing these!
Nnnniiiicccceeeeee….how come I never knew of this? I would love to visit Tema Tea Estate. Looks so good from up there.