Places to visit in Ravangla

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Places to visit in Ravangla

Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla (7000 ft) is a small tourist town situated  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. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kabru are just a few of the major peaks that are clearly visible from Ravangla. Upper parts of Ravangla experiences snowfall during winter. During the months of April–May the place is surrounded by many flowers including orchids and rhododendrons.
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Ravangla Sightseeing

Ravangla excoriation including Buddha Park, Tashiding Monastery,Bonn Monastery,Ralomg Hot Springs, Borong.
Buddha Park: Buddha Park (The Buddha Park of Ravangla is situated near Rabong. It is home to a Buddhist circuit and a statue of Lord Buddha. The statue of Lord Buddha was established there, in the year of 2006, on the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people. The Buddhist circuit of this park was built here under the project, for boosting pilgrimage and tourism in the place.)
Shiva temple (Shiva temple situated 26 km away from it. This temple is located on the banks of the Rangit river, at Legshep and its most popular feature is the annual festival of Shivaratri, held here during every February.)
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Tashiding Monastery: Tashiding Monastery (The Tashiding Monastery is situated at a distance of 39 km from the town of Ravangla. This monastery was established in 1716 AD and its name translates to ‘Central Elevated Glory’. This monastery complex is also home to the sacred stupa of “Thongwa Rongdol” Chorten, the sight of which is said to wash away all the sins of the person.
The most prominent feature of this monastery is its annual Bumchu Festival, during which a barrel containing holy water is opened to see what the year ahead holds, based on the level of the water. The origin of this festival belongs to the time of Guru Padmasambhava, in the 7th century AD, when this water used to contain sacred soil and precious jewels from different holy places of India.)
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Bonn Monastery: Bonn Monastery (The Bonn Monastery is another religious attraction of Ravangla, situated in the Kewzing Village, 5 km from the town. This monastery was established in the late 1980s as a symbol of the determination of the community of Kewzing, in preserving their traditions.
The Bonn faith of this monastery primarily flourished in Tibet in the 8th century AD, even before the advent of Buddhism. It is said that many of the rituals of this sect have been assimilated into Buddhism).
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Ralong Hot Springs: Ralong Hot Springs (The Ralong Hot Springs, known also as the Ralang Cha-chu, are located at a distance of 7 km from the village of Borong and 4 km from the Naya Bazaar, on the banks of River Rangit. Apart from being medicinal, these springs also have religious importance, as they are found in one of the four holy caves of Sikkim. The area is also an ideal spot for butterfly and bird watchers.)
Doling Gompa or Monastery (The Doling Gompa or Monastery is situated in the Barfung Village, 4 km away from Ravangla Town. This monastery follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism, which is one of the oldest sects, also referred to as the Red Hat sect. Its location amongst the cardamom plantations also provides an opportunity to see the rich flora and fauna of the region.)
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Borong: Borong (Borong is a popular village situated near Ravangla, facing the snow-capped mountains. This village is reached through the Maenam trek and is most popularly known for its hot springs of ‘Borong Tsachu’. The trek route along this region starts from Namchi or Damthang and ends at Tendong. This trek is further carried till Tashidang, or is terminated at this very point.
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