South Sikkim has many attractive towns to offer to the tourists and Ravangla is one of them. Located at the elevation of 8000 ft, it offers an astonishing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu and Mt. Kabru. The city is also known for thousands of attractive flowers which usually blossom in the month of April and May. Now if you are planning to from NJP to Ravangla there to spend some days, let's know about some attractive places the town has.
Buddha Park is a relatively new construction in Ravangla. The construction work completely finished in 2013 but it is now already the main attraction of Ravangla. The statue is 130 ft tall which is enough to amaze every tourist. The park is huge and peaceful. One can discover the inner peace here and the view of the surrounding is quite breathtaking too.
Sikkim has many beautiful monasteries to offer for pilgrims and tourists.
Palchen Choeling Monastic Institute is one of them which is a home of 5000 Buddhist monks. Built-in 1955, this ancient monastery is the symbol of ancient architecture. You can visit the monastery and can learn the way the monks live there.
Doling Gompa is another ancient monastery founded in 1718. It has a special spiritual significance. According to a religious belief, the rock in front of the Gompa holds the footprint of the horse of local Guardian deity and Dorjelingpa. According to a legend, descendants of Lama Rigdzin take care of the monastery and its surrounding grounds.
Rayong sunrise viewpoint is another attractive place. From here, you can view a breathtaking sunrise from the Cholamountains. At an elevation of 6700 feet, you can get a panoramic view of Ravangla and its neighboring mountains. And we know you can’t deny visiting the place after hearing it.
The town has many other attractive places to offer too. But now let's talk about the medium it needed to travel from NJP to Ravangla.
There are no buses available from NJP to Ravangla. As a result, you have to find other options like a private car or shared taxis. During your journey from NJP to Ravangla, you have to come to Siliguri first to get a shared jeep. Shared Jeeps are usually available at beside Tenzing Norgay Bus Stations. But one problem of taking a shared cab is that it stops at Namchi Bazar due to permit issues. From Namchi Bazar, you have to take a cab to finally reach Ravangla. The journey is a complete tiresome for everyone.
Travelling from NJP to Ravangla is impossible as there is no railway station in Ravangla. New Jalpaiguri Station itself is the nearest railway station of Ravangla. The distance between them is approximately 121 km. This can be problematic for someone who can't bear a journey by bus.
Ravangla does not have an airport either. The nearest airport Bagdogra is at a distance of approximately 135 km. It is a four hours journey by car from Bagdogra to Ravangla.
As you can see, travelling from NJP to Ravangla is full of hassles. To rescue you from this situation, Himalayan Wheels is offering a car rental service. Here you can pre-book a cab to directly travel from NJP to Ravangla. Returning process is also quite easy. You can now also pre-book us while returning after enjoying every bit of this beautiful city.