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Ravangla, a petite town located in South Sikkim, with a phenomenal view of high-forested hills, rolling valleys marked with village huts is an ideal destination for holidaying. Ravangla is situated at the base of Menam hill, providing shelter to a small hermitage. It lies on the edge separating the Teesta valley from the Rangit valley and the main attraction of this town is the spectacular sight of the snow-covered peaks. Ravangla provides breathtaking sights of Kanchenjungha along with its sister peaks of Pandim, Kabru, Sinialchu and many others. With rich natural diversity, the exotic flora and fauna in thick forest, majestic snow mountains, waterfalls, scenic tea gardens, peaceful villages, ethnic culture, old monasteries and fresh atmosphere Ravangla is a place worth visiting.
Ravangla is one of the most famous tourist destinations in South Sikkim. At an altitude of 7000 ft, situated on the edge, between Maenam and Tendong Hill, Ravangla provides a clear and mind-blowing of the Greater Himalayas. The beauty of its scenery and its location as a travelling point to nearby tourist attractions has made Ravangla a must-visit destination. Ravangla organizes the Pang Lhabsol festival in an outstanding way every year around August-September. 8 km on way to Damthang is the Rayong sunrise viewpoint that provides a beautiful view of the first rays of the sun falling on snow peaks. The nearby Lepcha and Bhutia villages of Yangang, Tinkitam, Kewzing, Barfung & Bakhim are perfect for short village tours. A few ancient monasteries around Ravangla namely Bonn Monastery, Ralong Monastery, the old historical market of Kewzing, along with few mysterious caves are the major tourist attractions of this town.
Air: Gangtok and Pelling have the nearest helipads served by Helicopter, but helicopter has to be chartered. Nearest airport from Ravangla is Bagdogra Airport which is 135 kilometers from Ravangla via Jorethang. Bagdogra airport is connected by regular Indian, Spice jet, Kingfisher, and Jet Airways flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. You can take a bus from the airport to reach Ravangla.
Rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is nearly 110 kilometres away. New Jalpaiguri station is well linked with the other states of India. There is regular train service to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. are available from there.
Road: Roads are well constructed and the huge network of road in Sikkim is well linked with the rest of the destinations in Sikkim. Gangtok is nearlyÃ«_65 kilometers away from Ravangla. Private vehicle are available at regular interval to all the tourist destinations but it is best to hire a vehicle such as a bus or taxi.Ã«_
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