Ravangla (also Rawangla/Ravongla) is truly a spellbinding town in south Sikkim at an altitude of 7000 ft. It serves as a vantage point for tourists to embrace the grandeur of the Himalayas. The key attraction here is the enormous Buddha Park with a 130 feet(40m) statue of Buddha sitting in his profound glory watching over the city. It was inaugurated in March 2013 by the Dalai Lama and since then has become a major stop on the Himalayan Buddist Circuit.
The Park also known as Tathagata Tsal is exquisitely designed with ample walkway, gardens and space for visitors to enjoy the serene surroundings
It naturally exudes a great sense of tranquillity and helps bring inner peace to all those who visit. A great place for meditation and prayer. The pedestal on which the statue sits houses a monastery. Beside the Buddha park is the old Rabong Gompa, one of the oldest pilgrimage centre which later on extended to the present day Tathagatha Tsal.
The town is bustling with a lot of activities and it is well known for its famous shopping districts. 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 park lies on the way to Pelling from Gangtok and is a must visit.
When you do the Tour of Sikkim with us, we will definitely pass by this architectural wonder.
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