Located between Pelling and Gangtok, Ravangla is a lovely place in South Sikkim which is frequented by tourists from around the world. It lies at an elevation of about 7000ft above sea level. The birth of the town was from being a small trading market of the local farmers who produced agricultural and cash crops like ginger and large cardamom. The town has seen tremendous growth in terms of its trade and commerce in the recent times.
With thick forested hills and beautiful tea gardens, Ravangla is a paradise for those who enjoy the beauty of nature. This is where you can escape from the buzz of the city and enjoy the flavour of rural life. A few of the places that tourists frequent to in Ravangla are the Borong and Ralong Hot Spring, The Buddha Park, The Temi tea garden and the Kewzing Village to name a few.
What To Do in Ravangla
Ravangla is a lovely destination for those who wish to take short treks up the hills. The place is surrounded by thick forests and hills that make the same a heaven. Tourists flock to this place to have a look at the various species of migratory birds and for breathtaking views of the peaks like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim and Mt. Sinialchu. Short village tours can also be taken since Ravangla is close to a few Lepcha and Bhutia villages like Yangang, Tinkitam, Kewzing, Barfung and Bakhim.
Culture and Festivals
Ravangla is known for its ethnic culture and festivals. During the month of April, locals at Ravangla celebrate their tourism, crafts and cultural festivals. Yet another festival Pang Lhabsol is celebrated during the months of August and September. This is a three day long festival that ends with the performance of the 'Cham' dance on the last day.
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Ravangla is well connected by air, rail and road.
Weather in Ravangla is pleasant throughout the year except for tits severe winters.