The beautiful spot of Ravangla separates the Teesta and Rangit Valleys with the tourists marveling at the spectacular sights of a number of snow covered peaks that include Kanchenjungha, Pandim, Sinialchu, Kabru, and others. The thick forests lying around the village makes it one of the best places to observe birds and wild life in their natural habitats. The swift flowing mountain rivers along with numerous waterfalls make it a nature lover’s delight as well. Tourists flock to the village to witness the local festival of Pang Lhabsol that includes traditional Chaam dance performances by the tribes inhabiting the region. The Rayong Sunrise Viewpoint is vantage point from where one can see the amazing beauty of the first rays of the sun falling on the snowy peaks.
Other places of interest include the Tathagata Tsa or the Buddhist Park and the Ralang Monasteries. Bathing in the Ralong Hot Springs is an activity that interests many people as the water is believed to have curative powers.
There are no entry fees required for visiting the village although one needs to pay Rs 50 per person for entering the Buddha Park here.
Best Time to Visit
August & September are ideal for visiting this place as the annual Pang Lhabsol festival takes place around this time. However, tourists are free to visit Ravangla throughout the year although the winters are harsh and extremely chilly with freezing conditions. The village experiences snowfall in winter and is best avoided during this time.