Introducing Ravangla (Rabongla)
Rapidly expanding Ravangla is spectacularly perched overlooking a wide sweep of western Sikkim, the gompas of Old Ralang, Tashiding, Pemayangtse and Sangachoeling, all distantly visible against a horizon that’s sawtoothed with snow-capped peaks.
The town itself is a modern creation of little aesthetic distinction, but useful as a hub to visit Ralang. Around the main road junction is a concentration of shops, small eateries and plentiful hotels, including Hotel 10-Zing (260705; d from Rs 300), a slightly eccentric place whose best room (Rs 450) has a new bathroom, gingham-wrapped TV and comes complete with Ozzy Ozbourne poster.
Hotel Snow-White (9836089533; s/d/tr Rs 300/400/700) has small but clean new rooms sharing very neat bathrooms. There are good if partially obscured views from the rear.
Several more hotels, many with views, line the Kewzing road for about a kilometre.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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