Ravangla

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Ravangla
town
Temi Tea Gardens in Ravangla
Temi Tea Gardens in Ravangla
Ravangla is located in Sikkim
Ravangla
Ravangla
Location in Sikkim, India
Ravangla is located in India
Ravangla
Ravangla
Ravangla (India)
Coordinates: 27°17′33″N 88°21′34″E / 27.29250°N 88.35944°E / 27.29250; 88.35944Coordinates: 27°17′33″N 88°21′34″E / 27.29250°N 88.35944°E / 27.29250; 88.35944
Country  India
State Sikkim
District South Sikkim
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,282
Languages
 • Official Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration SK

Ravangla or Rawangla 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 Wildlife Sanctuary. It is approximately 65 km away from the state capital Gangtok and 120 km away from Siliguri, West Bengal.

Geographical situation[edit]

Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Kabru are just a few of the major peaks that are clearly visible from Ravangla.

Flora[edit]

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.

Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim

Avifauna[edit]

Grey bushchat at Ravangla Sikkim.

Ravangla attracts a lot of Himalayan birds and is a bird watcher's paradise. Birds like verditer flycatchers, blue-fronted redstarts, grey bushchats, dark-throated thrush, blue whistling-thrush, green-backed tit and white-browed fantails can be easily spotted.

The forests around Ravangla have other birds like laughingthrushes, babblers, cuckoos and hill partridges. The rare satyr tragopan can also be spotted in Ravangla.

Tibetan community[edit]

View of Ravangla town
Ravangla main street
Tibetan Carpet Factory of Ravangla, Sikkim.

Ralang Monastery, a Buddhist monastery of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism is located six kilometres from Ravangla.[2]

View of the hotels and the Jeep stand

Education[edit]

National Institute of Technology Sikkim, established in 2011 has its temporary campus in this town.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ravangla City Census". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Ralang Monastery". Buddhist-temples.com. Retrieved 21 November 2009.

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