The Buddha Park (Sakyamuni Project) in Sikkim was built by the natives of Rabong/Ravangla in the year 2006 to commemorate the 2550th birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha. They built a statue of the Buddha to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Lord.
The project was taken forward as a part of encouraging tourism and pilgrimage in Ravangla and to develop the Buddhist Circuit in the state of Sikkim.
Borong and Ralong hot water springs are located 7 km apart from each other. They are popular among visitors as they are believed to have strong curative powers. Temporary huts are available there for the tourists who visit this place, but warm clothes, bedding and utensils also need to be carried to keep yourself comfortable during the stay.
The Maenam Hill is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations of Sikkim. It is located at an altitude of 10,300 ft above sea level and offers unmatched views of the hills surrounding it. The trek from Ravangla to Maenam would take about 3 h. From the Maenam Hill one can also trek to the Borong village nearby.
Borong is a picturesque village in Sikkim known for its beautiful landscape and amazing views of nature. There is also a trek trail that originates from Namchi to Tendong. It scales all the hill tops along its route. This trek may take about 5-6 days to complete the trail. Borong is also popular for the hot spring “Borong Tsa-Chu” which is believed to have medicinal properties in it.
Tinkitam is a small town in the South Sikkim district of Sikkim. It takes hardly 45 minutes to reach Tinkitam from the district headquarters. It is popular for its cardamom plantations and exceptional views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is also known for the rare species of orchids that grow here named Paphiopedilum Faireanum.
These orchids grow during the months of November and December. The place is totally cut from modern civilization. As there is no electricity, cable vision or even proper roads to the place, the place may not interest every traveller unless you are ready to experience the real feel of an uncivilised piece of land with all its beauty.
The Kewzing Village is a great place that promotes village tourism in Sikkim. The village is located about 8 km from Ravangla and is a great place to experience the rural life in Sikkim as well as enjoy the Sikkimese hospitality.
In local Sikkimese Bhutia language Kewzing means “the land of wheat fields”. It is at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level. The Bon Monastery located here is known as a symbol of faith of the natives of Sikkim to preserve their religious beliefs and traditions.