Top things to do in Ravangla (Rabongla)

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Buddha Park

With a breathtaking backdrop of Himalayan peaks, this gigantic, 41m-tall Buddha statue contains holy relics from 11 countries. A spiral interior gallery showcases scenes from Buddha's life in two very different but …
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Palchen Choeling Monastery

Near Ralang, 10.5km northwest of Ravangla, this monastery complex built in 1995 is home to more than 300 monks. It's highly significant in Kagyu Buddhism as residence of Gyaltsap Rinpoche, one of the order's five to…
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Taste of Sikkim

The name is misleading as the only Sikkimese dishes served are Tibetan standards momo (dumplings) and thukpa (noodle soup), but it's the cutest of the Main Bazaar's restaurants, with B&W travel prints and small …
Religious in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Mahakala Puja

This week-long festival is held at the Old Ralang Gompa monastery, usually in December (culminating on the 28th and 29th days of the 10th Tibetan month), with two days of dances featuring spooky effigies that remain…
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Yungdrung Kundrakling

One of only two Bon monasteries in India, this small, double-prayer-hall complex enjoys superb mountain views but has only around 25 monks and three teachers, plus a school full of (mostly orphaned) youngsters. It's…
Buddhist Monastery in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Old Ralang Gompa

About 1.5km downhill from Palchen Choeling, Old Ralang monastery was established in 1768. The main temple has been totally rebuilt since 2012 but the complex does retain a handful of old stone-and-timber monks' dwel…
Tibetan in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Kookay Restaurant

Right at the jeep stand, this long-standing favourite offers Tibetan soups, shaya phalays (deep-fried meat turnovers), Chinese sizzlers (₹250 to ₹300) and six delicious thali variants (₹100 to ₹200).
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Mane Choekhorling Gompa

Built between 1984 and 2008 according to classic traditional designs, this flamboyant gompa has an impressive central temple with an octagon stone base. The annual Pang Lhabsol festival honours Kanchendzonga here. I…
Religious in Ravangla (Rabongla)

Pang Lhabsol

Revived in the 1980s, this festival offers prayers and religious dances in honour of Sikkim’s guardian deity, Khangchendzonga, at the Mane Choekhorling Gompa.