A sleepy little Himalayan town with small tourists town which is situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in its South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. The name is spelled as Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla as a small tourist’s town. This place is connected by the state highway to the other major towns in the state and it lies between the Pelling and Gangtok. This place also acts as a starting point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. It is approximately 120 km away from Siliguri, West Bengal and 65 km away from the state capital Gangtok.
Ravangla Tour Plan in Your Effective Cost
Beside and tourists destination of this little place the birth of the town was from being a small trading market of the local farmers. They produce the agriculture and the cash crops like the ginger and the large cardamom. As it is the tourist town you must know that the town has seen tremendous of the growth in terms of its trade and commerce in its recent times. Some, of the associated tips that you can follow or you should know before landing in this small little Himalayan town.
1. Must Know the Pleasant Weather of Ravangla before your Tour:
During the months from April and May, lots of the flowers are in full blossom. The weather in Ravangla is very volatile so you must always be prepared for the rains. But during winter in Ravangla the weather is pleasant throughout these severe winters. To protect yourself from the rain you should carry your raincoat, umbrella so that you can still enjoy the rainy weather Ravangla tour plan.
2. Explore to do Adventurous Trek Nearby Ravangla:
There are interesting trek nearby Ravangla for which one has to travel to Jorethang, Sombari, Hilley, Uttaray, and Varsey. The route of these places has its scenic and the trek is moderate. But this trekking is best done in March-April or October- November. Also, the visit to the Ugen Thon Meon Ling Monastery is worth it.
3. Choose the Best Sleep Accommodation Options:
Ravangla hotels options include Hotel Meenamla, Mt. Narsing Village Resort and Hotel Rabong Valley. The mount Narsing resort has its two wings one on the road and the other one 1 km up. The one which is at the roadside is cheaper which Rs.800-1000 is but the food is just ok. So the accommodation, but the annex wing has suites and a cottage which is of Rs.1500- 2100 and that has the great views of the Mt. Kabru and of the Narsing range, food is also quite tasty. Gangtok- Pelling State highway is opposite to the internationally which is on the lap of a green hillock. The famed Buddha Park which is at walking distances from the Ravangla Bus stand.
4. Why not a Trip to Gangtok from Ravangla:
Ravangla to Gangtok buses leave at 9 am too and there are two buses to Namchi at 9 am and to 1 pm. But as for Darjeeling and you will have to take a bus or taxi to Jorathang first and then to change the cars there. The road network connecting to Ravangla to Gangtok is 66 km and 2 hours 30 minutes.
5. How to Reach Ravangla from NJP Station:
Nearest station from the small little place at the Himalayan altitude is New Jalpaiguri Railway station which is 119 km. You will take for 4.5 hours to reach Ravangla by road, as the road condition is not good. But there are multiple roads that are leading to Ravangla. The average taxi fare is Rs. 3000 INR, and share taxis, personal taxi reserve are available outside the station.
6. Do You Know the nearest Airport from Ravangla is Bagdogra:
Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Ravangla, which is 124 km away. It takes about 5 hours to cover the distance between the Bagdogra and Ravangla town which is via the Jorethang road. Cabs and taxis are available outside the airport with a full cab hire fare are Rs.3500 INR.
7. Prayer Flags of the Bon Monastery Ravangla:
The Bon faith was as prevalent in the Tibet until the 8th Century AD which was before the advent of the Buddhism. Many of the presumable rituals were taken as over by the Buddhism, such as of the prayer flags and the burning of the incense. It was established in the late 1980s as a symbol of the determination of the community.
8. The Park of Buddha Ravangla:
It is situated near Rabong and this Buddha Park is a home to a Buddhist circuit and a statue of the Lord Buddha. In the year of 2006, the statue of Lord Buddha was established on the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of the Gautama Buddha.
9. Ravangla Beauty of the Tea Estate Temi:
Situated at a distance of the 16 km from Ravangla is the Temi Tea Estate, which is the only tea state of Sikkim. It is known as producing as the top quality tea for the domestic and the international markets. On single hill slope, this tea garden is spread that originates from the Tendong Hills.
10. Temples of Shiv at the town of Ravangla:
Ravangla also has a Shiv temple that is situated in the town of 26 km away from it. It is the temple that is located on the banks of the Rangit River, at Legshep and it is the most popular feature that has its annual festival of the Shivaratri that is held during the month of February at every year.
11. The Village of Ravangla, Kewzing:
The village of Kewzing is situated at 8 km away from the town of Ravangla. The village is ideal location for experiencing the local rural life of the Sikkim. Allow for the families here for the travelers to stay with them, providing an experience of the renowned Sikkimese hospitability.
As we have so far discussed the tips that will be beneficial for the travelers in the tiny lap of the Himalayan that is the small place called as Ravangla. It will be a guide of the place as well as the best place that you can include in your tour itinerary within its Ravangla sightseeing cost packages.