About Ravangla South Sikkim
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.
It acts as the starting point for the trek to maenam la wildlife sanctuary.Ravangla attracts a lot of Himalayan birds and is a bird watchers paradise.Birds like verditer Flycathers, Blue-fronted Redstarts, Grey Bushchats, Dark-throated Thursh, Blue Whistling-thrush,Green-backed Tit and White-browed Fantails can be easily spotted.The forests around Ravangla have other avi faunal species like Laughing thrushes, Babblers, Cuckoos and Hill Partridge. The rare Satyr Trgopan can also be spotted in Ravangla. 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.
The Buddha park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong(Ravangla) in South Sikkim district,Sikkim, India. It was constructed in 2006-13 and features a 130-foot high statue of Lord Buddha as its centerprise.The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrim. Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.
The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and has a become a key stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'. The statue of Lord Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Goutama 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 a state government project, for boosting pilgrimage and tourism in the region. The Cho Djo lake is located within the complex, surrounded by forest.