Ecotourism in India >>Ecoplaces in India >> Rabangla


Rabangla is located on the ridge between Mainom (3230 m) and Tendong (2950m) peaks in southern part of Sikkim. It is scrub forest home to many varieties of birds like verditer flycatcher, blue fronted redstart, grey bushchat, and blue whistling thrush, green backed tit and white browed fantail. The forest around Rabangla is home to babbler, laughing thrush and hill partridge. The place offers a lovely little hike if you want to walk among green forest with plenty of birds all around. A 20 minutes walk will lead you to Mainom wildlife sanctuary. The forest is full of oak; chestnut, magnolia, rhododendron, small bamboo and hill flowers. If you are lucky then may you can catch the sight of Himalayan Red Panda or Black bear. During spring between March and April, the rhododendron display is breathtaking. On a clear morning the hilltop has a view of the peaks of the Kanchenzonga Range. The best time to visit is from Oct to mid Dec and then from mid March to May.

How to go there:
Air: The nearest airport is Baghdogra.
Rail: The nearest station is Jalpaiguri.
Road: From Siliguri to Rabangla is 120 km,From Namchi to Rabangla is 22km.

Where to Stay
Small hotels and lodges