The royal capital of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814, now-ruined Rabdentse consists of chunky wall-stubs with a few inset inscription stones. The selling point of the site, however, is the utterly fabulous viewpoint on which the ruins are located. The entrance to the site is around 3km from Upper Pelling, along the road to Geyzing.

The ruins are a 10-minute walk from the site’s yellow gateway – beware of leeches in the undergrowth.