Ravangla - Sikkim, India
''Ravangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. It acts as the starting point for the trek to maenam la wildlife sanctuary.
The beauty of its landscape and its location as a transit point to nearby destinations has made Ravangla a must-visit place. Ravangla stages the Pang Lhabsol festival in a grand manner every year around August-September. The festivities last for three days, culminating in the traditional dances known as ‘Chaam’ on the last day.
The town and its surrounding area offer an undisturbed view of the snow ranges of Greater Himalayas. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kabru are just a few of the major peaks that are clearly visible from here. Upper ridges of the area experience snowfall during winter. Thousands of known and unknown flowers are in full bloom during April-May and Ravangla gets a romantic look with the colours and fragrance of the flowers.
Ravangla as Honeymoon Destination (Romantic Getaway)
Ravangla is simply breathtaking! Situated at an elevation of 7,000 ft in Sikkim, it offers honeymoon tour like no other. First of all you just cannot ignore the fact that it offers unmatched view of the Greater Himalaya. Secondly, the serene ambiance and spectacular landscape kills all the competition, making it one of the best destinations for honeymoon tourism in India. Amidst majestic nature, romance is the only thought that crosses my mind…what better way to cherish a destination like Ravangla! Visit the Reyong Sunrise point for stunning view of the snow-capped mountains.
Kewzing, a small town in the suburbs of Ravangla, is a must visit. Along with scenic beauty, the place is known for housing several monasteries as well. Borong Hotspring, Ralang Monasteries and Temi Tea Garden are few other attractions of this exotic place.
Best time to visit Ravangla
Located at the laps of the Himalayan mountain range, Ravangla experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year. Its average summer temperature varies between 21 and 13 degrees C while during winters, the minimum temperature can drop below freezing point. The city receives an average annual rainfall of 3894mm. The best tourist season to visit the city is between April to mid-June and mid-September to November.
Why Visit Ravangla as Romantic Getaway?
- Although the town of Ravangla offers great views of snow peaks, but the peaks are best viewed from Reyong Sunrise Point (8 km).
- Ravangla attracts a lot of Himlayan birds and is a bird watcher's paradise.
- Menam (10,600 ft) is located about 12 km up hill trek from Ravangla. A traditional meditation site for the monks it is also vantage location for a spectacular view the mountains at sunrise.
- Rayong Sunrise View Point
Located 8 km drive from Ravangla on the road to Damthang the view point offers a spectacular sight of the red ball of fire emerging from the eastern horizon and throwing the first rays of the sun on the snowy peaks of Mt Narsing, Jopuno, Kabur, Rathong & Pandim.
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