Ravangla is a small hamlet located in a ridge between Mainam and Tendong at an elevation of 8,000 feet. It is covered with dense forest inhabited by many Himalayan birds like the verditer, bushchat, redstart, thrushes, cuckoo and hill partridge.
Recently, Ravangla is coming up as a popular tourist spot being a transit point for hikers to Mainam and Borong. There are many small hotels, lodges and cottages in Ravangla that is available for accommodation.
Ravangla offers a clear view of the Himalayan Range which includes Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt Siniolochu and Mt. Kabru.
Ravangla is basically a transit point for trekkers but there are other interesting spots to visit like the sacred cave of ‘Shar Chok Bephu’; the Ralong Monastery; the Ravangla Monastery and the hermitage containing the image of Guru Padmasambhava which lies en route the trail to Mainam. The Mainam Wildlife sanctuary which is a 20 min walk from Ravangla houses a dense forest full of chestnut, oak, magnolia, rhododendron and other exotic flowers and vegetation – it also the home of the endangered Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear and different species of deer.
The quaint little villages of Yangang, Tinkitam, Kewzing, Bakhim and Barfung surrounding Ravangla are ideal for tourists who are interested in home stays. It provides opportunity for tourists to immerse themselves in the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the hospitable, friendly and happy villagers.