On the lower hillock, South-East of Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling, Sikkim, lies the old ruins of the Old Rabdentse Palace. Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim till 1814 AD . The old palace and the monastery are in complete ruins now and the Archeological survey of India is currently maintaining and undertaking work for its restoration. This archaeological site should be visited by all history-enthusiasts. The view of the entire valley below and Kanchenjunga peak from the Rabdentse Ruins are absolutely spectacular and should not be missed.
Surrounded by dense forests with a river pond, one can reminisce their souls in soothing melodies created by the chirping of birds. The picturesque view of the rocks with tiny shrubs around it makes it an ideal place for families to come and arrange picnics. Due to its long history, Rabdentse Ruins is definitely meant for people who like to dig into the past of the state and learn from it. Simultaneously, it also gives an opportunity for tourists to enjoy various festivities taking place around it, thus making it one of the places that must be visited.
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