ravangla hill station

Ravangla is a small town having an elevation of 8000 feet, located in the South Sikkim district of Sikkim. It is a tourist town which is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok. Ravangla is about 65 km away from Gangtok city, and 120 km away from Siliguri, West Bengal. Ravangla serves as the starting point for the trek to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. The name Ravangla is derived from the Bhutia language, where ‘Ra’ means wild sheep, 'vong' means a rearing place, and ‘la’ means a pass. The small town, Ravangla, usually experience snowfall during winter season, while in the months of April and May, it is surrounded by flowers including orchids and rhododendrons. Ravangla attracts a large number of birds that inclue Verditer flycatchers, blue-fronted redstarts, grey bush chats, dark-throated thrush, blue whistling-thrush, green-backed tits, and many more.

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