Yangyang, Sikkim – An ideal place to spend the weekend in the lap of nature


Yangyang is an ideal place to spend the weekend in the lap of nature. It is covered with lush green jungles on one side and the rolling mountains on the other side. Resting on the edge of a hill the Yangyang Bungalow overlooks the  Bhaleydunga Hill (it appears like a Bear’s Nose) and the deep valleys of Teesta River. The lush gardens, manicured lawns, a huge lobby, extra-spacious rooms, fireplaces in every room and modern facilities like hot water geysers makes this British-style bungalow one of the most beautiful hidden gems of Sikkim. The place is located at the base of the Maenam Hills, and the popular tourist destination of Ravangla is very near to it. The local sightseeing options include the Tig-Cho Lake, a helipad, a Buddhist rock-painting and endless stretches of jungles, hills and river valleys. The nearby destinations Ravangla, Solophok, Namchi, Temi Tea Garden and others are quite near to it.

Places to see at Yangyang: The little village of Yangyang has a Lepcha Heritage Centre with a museum dedicated to Lepcha art and culture. There is a helipad just 3 km from Yangyang Bungalow surrounded by the beautiful Tig Cho lake and dense forests. A rock painting of Guru Padmasambhava and a local monastery are few other things you can visit in a day trip. Being at the foothills of Maenam Hills, Yangyang is covered in dense forests, which is home to numerous bird species. The nearby Teesta River is another attraction of Yangyang.

Nearby attractions of Yangyang: Ravangla, which is just 24 km away, is the most popular tourist attraction near Yangyang. In Ravangla, you would find a local monastery, the newly-built Buddha Park and the trail to Mainam Hill. Solophok – famous for its Chaardham Temple Complex, the Samdruptse Monastery near Namchi and  Tendong Biodiversity Park are all located within 65 km. from Yangyang. Temi Tea Garden, the only tea estate of Sikkim is around 40 km from Yangyang and can be visited in a day trip.

Things to do at Yangyang: Yangyang is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The nearby Teesta river valley and the dense forests surrounding Yangyang is home to some of the rarest birds of Sikkim. Another great activity to be enjoyed by tourists in Yangyang is riverside picnic and camping. The meandering Teesta river with its wide valley is a great spot to spend an idle morning picnic time with friends and family.

Best time to visit Yangyang: You can visit Yangyang throughout the year. The winters are not that biting at Yangyang and the summers are cool and pleasant. Bird watching can be enjoyed throughout the year.

How to go ?

The village of Yangyang is around 53 kms from Gangtok through Singtam and 115 km from Siliguri. The Yangyang Bungalow is located further 1 km ahead of Yangyang town in a secluded hilltop.


Where to stay ?

The majestic Yangyang Bungalow overlooks the Bhaleydunga Hill and the rolling valleys. Perched on the edge of a hill top and Yangyang Bungalowsurrounded by forests, this British plantation style bungalow has two majestic rooms and a huge lobby with ceiling to floor windows. There are fireplaces in every room and all bathrooms are equipped with hot water geysers. The Yangyang Bungalow has a nice lawn, few park benches and a nice garden. The word “tranquility” best describes the experience at Yangyang Bungalow. It is a great hideaway for travellers wanting to spend a few days far from the din. Food is necessarily Indian cuisine and served by the staff in the bungalow.

For booking details you may visit: www.heritagebungalows.com

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