Ravangla

Also spelt Ravongla has a spectacular setting on the road between Gangtok and Pelling. Situated at an elevation of 6800 ft (2072m) at the base of Maenam hill is a transit point for beautiful spots such as Chozo Lake, Ralong monastery, Manilakhang, Sakyamuni cultural and pilgrimage centre and various tourist destination of west Sikkim. It serves as a base camp for trekkers to Maenam hill and Borong. This pleasant little town and its surrounding villages come alive during the Pang Lhabsol celebrations, when locals perform the spectacular warrior dance at Mani Cheoling monastery in the honor of the guardian deity of Sikkim. Just above the town is a Tibetan refugee Settlement camp, where you can buy fine Tibetan style carpets. There are stupendous views across western Sikkim, with views of Ralang, Tashiding, Pemayangtse and Sangacholing monasteries, against the back-drop of snow capped peaks.