Shingba rhododendron sanctuary

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    Location: RQ29+GR6, Sikkim 737120, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours.

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    One of Sikkim’s most stunning sanctuaries is Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. It is located in North Sikkim’s famed Yumthang Valley. The sanctuary is flanked on the east by the high steep Chuba-Sagochen mountain ranges, and on the west by the Chomzomei Tso, which extends up to Lava pass. The Yumthang Chu (river) runs across the vast valley, providing a spectacular view. The last frontier settlement before reaching the sanctuary is Lachung.


    Shingba rhododendron sanctuary

    Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is known for its rhododendron blossoms and has a diverse flora. One may see a variety of rhododendron varieties while admiring the beautiful mountain ranges and the glistening Yumthang Chu (River) that runs through the valley. Trekking is another fantastic activity in Shingba.


    Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a natural reserve in Sikkim, India. It was founded in 1984. Because of the importance of preserving the natural beauty, the government decided to construct a sanctuary. That’s how it comes to be.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Shingba rhododendron sanctuary

    Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is known for having an exceptional array of rhododendron species and is surrounded by beautiful Himalayan Mountain ranges. During the spring season, this renowned Sikkim destination blooms with flowers that cover an area of roughly 43 square kilometers. In fact, more than forty varieties of rhododendron trees may be seen here, as well as several bird species such as wood snipe and hoary-throated barwing soaring high in the air. This sanctuary has a lot of natural vegetation therefore, it’s covered with potentillas, primulas, saxifrages, poppies, aconites, and gentians, among other plants and trees. In Sikkim, this natural park is also well-known as a hiking destination.

    Opening Hours

    Sunrise to Sunset.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, West Bengal, which is around 5 hours from Gangtok and 220 kilometers from Yumthang. Sikkim also has its first commercial airport in Pakyong, East Sikkim, but the weather frequently prevents it from operating. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch a direct flight to Pakyong.

    By Rail: Yumthang is around 215 kilometers from the nearest railway station, New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in West Bengal.

    By Road: Yumthang is located around 127 kilometers from Gangtok, the state capital. After obtaining the requisite permissions, you must halt in Gangtok and begin your journey to North Sikkim the next morning.

    Tips for Travellers

    While visiting the monastery, keep outdoor ethics in mind. Follow the marked pathways; just take photos and leave only footprints. Wear warm clothing and comfy shoes. Respect the habitats of birds and animals.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Near Police Station

    Ans: Lachung Police Station.

    Que-03: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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