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Tendong Hill is a destination that offers you a marvelous view of the valley in Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 8530 ft above Damthang, Tendong Hill is a very famous tourist attraction in the southern part of Sikkim. Due to its serenity and tranquility, Tendong had been the residence of Buddhist Lamas, who have spent years in meditation in the quiet and peaceful environment of the place. From the peak of Tendong Hill, the sight appears to be unbelievable. It seems phenomenally perfect and you will definitely not want to miss this on your trip to Sikkim.
Tendong hill situated above Damthang and close to the South Headquarters town Namtse has transformed into a popular tourist destination of Sikkim. It can be reached only by trekking which starts from Damthang, a 13 kms drive from Ravangla. The trek passes through plush and thick green vegetation rich in rare flora and wildlife. Over 90 species of birds, Himalayan Bears, leopards and illusive Red Pandas are sheltered in this forest. Tendong Hill top is at a height of 8660 ft which provides a splendid panoramic sight of the eastern Himalayas and this hill is an inactive volcano. A petite and beautiful monastery and a three storied watch tower are on the top of this hill. From the watch tower a 360 degree view of Sikkim is breath-taking. No other place in Sikkim provides such a great view of the entire range. The majestic Kanchenjunga peak glitters like gold from here. The entire Singalila range in the west, Chola range in the east, part of Gangtok town, Nathu La, Darjeeling and part of the plains of West Bengal are visible from here.
Air: The nearest airport to Damthang-Tendong Hill isÃ«_bagdora air force base airport. Buses and taxis are available here to reach Damthang
Rail: The nearest railway station to Damthang-Tendong Hill isÃ«_Darjeeling train station JunctionÃ«_which isÃ«_16 KMÃ«_away from Damthang-Tendong Hill. You can take a taxi or bus from here to reach Damthang.
Road: Regular bus services are available from the different cities of Sikkim to reach Tendong Hill. It is well connected by roads to all major cities of Sikkim.
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