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Ravangla – A Small Splendid Town


Located between Pelling and Gangtok, Ravangla is a lovely place in South Sikkim, which is frequented by tourists from all around the world. It lies at an elevation of about 7000 ft 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.

Tourist Places In Ravangla

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 the 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.

How To Reach Ravangla

Ravangla is well connected by air, rail and road.

Ravangla Weather

Weather in Ravangla is pleasant throughout the year, except for its severe winters.

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How to Reach Ravangla

  • By Road
    Ravangla is just 70km from Gangtok. The area can be accessed by taxis or private vehicles.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station to Ravangla is the Jalpaiguri railway station at Siliguri. The station is well connected to all major cities of the state as well as the major destination of the country like Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
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  • By Air
    The Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Ravangla. It is also connected to all major places in India like Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi.
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