Ravangla : Birdwatcher’s Paradise

  • How to Get There
  • Phur Tsa Chu
  • Namchi : Buddhist Skies
  • Temi Tea Garden

South Sikkim

Ravangla : Birdwatcher’s Paradise

The spectacular town of Ravangla is perched right on the edge of a ridge that overlooks an incredible panorama of Western Sikkim. You can simply be lost gazing at the endless sweeping hills and mountains that fall in your view. In fact, Ravangla can gift you some of the most amazing mountain views in Sikkim. Ravangla is famous for the sheer multitude of avian life it attracts.

It is a paradise if you love these feathery friends. Some rare and beautiful birds can be seen here. Most of these birds are native to the Himalayan regions. They include the Dark-Throated Thrush, the Blue-Fronted Redstart, the Verditer Flycatchers, the White-Browed Fantail and the Blue Whistling-Thrush amongst others.

How to Get There

By Air :

The nearest Domestic Airport is Bagdogra Airport.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. You would get rented cars from the New Jalpaiguri Station to Ravangla.

By Road :

Ravangla is accessible from all prime spots of Sikkim, which include Gangtok, Pelling and Namchi. It can also be reached from Darjeeling.

Phur Tsa Chu

Phur Tsa Chu lies on the banks of the beautiful Rangeet River. It is a fascinating hot spring which is widely believed to possess medicinal values. The hot spring looks inviting from a distance with the steam rising gently against the landscape. A small Buddhist monastery lies near the hot spring, its tranquility adding to the simple charm of the place

Namchi : Buddhist Skies

Namchi is a combination of two Buddhist words. ‘Nam’ means sky and ‘chi’ stands for high. The name is completely appropriate due to the presence of the enormous Buddhist superstructures that seem as if they are touching the skies. These colossal structures hold immense religious significance and they look appropriately breathtaking. The statue of Guru Rinpoche is the tallest statue of the Buddhist saint in the world. It stands gleaming under the sun at 36 meters.

Temi Tea Garden

Established in 1969, the Temi tea Garden is the only tea estate in Sikkim. The fragrant tea produced here is considered by connoisseurs to be among the best in India. The aroma lingers in the atmosphere as you walk around the gentle slopes of the garden.