BORONG: SOUTH SIKKIM:
Borong is a small beautiful village near Ravangla in South Sikkim which has recently gained fame due to increasing popularity of village tourism and eco-tourism activities. With Himalayan Mountains sited at the backdrop, Borong is an ideal place for those looking for some peace and tranquility. Borong lies in the southern part of Sikkim, India. It is about 17 km away from Ravangla. Borong, a scenic village at an altitude of 5800 feet in South Sikkim. On the way to Borong through the hilly terrain one will come across forests of Dhupi, Pine and Oak trees. In the winter Borong gets covered by snowfalls. Borong is the home for many arrays of Himalayan Birds. In the lap of nature Borong can be an outstanding place of expedition. You can visit the nearest Ralong monastery. For those who love trekking, Borong can be an ideal option. From New Jalpaiguri, Borong is about 125 km. It takes about 5 hrs to reach Borong. If you are searching for a cheaper rate to reach Borong, then from S.N.T Bus stand share jeeps are available which will drop you at Namchi, from there by share jeeps to Rabangla, again from there share jeep will take you to Borong. From Rabangla you need hire the jeep by 3 PM. Or otherwise you can book a full car for Borong. From both Rabangla and Namchi, Borong is about 1 hr journey. At the foothills of Himalaya, Borong is ideal place of exhibiting the beauty. A perfect gateway for peace loving people. Village tourism has given Borong a specific identity. Borong is a complete set up for tourist, those who loves to see the beauty of nature with falls, flora, Himalayan birds and many species of wild animals. Borong is home to some of the endemic and migratory birds like the black magpie, the Scarlet Minivet and the Himalayan Pheasants. One of the most attractive reasons to visit Borong is to catch a sight of the Sunrise from above the snow capped mountains. You might also want to catch a glimpse of Sinolchu, Narsingh and Pandim peaks. The local Cuisine of Sikkim includes dishes like Thukpa/Gya-thuk, Momo, Kinema curry, Gundruk & Sinki, Chhurpi etc.
Few Things to know: As these villages are so called virgin and the locals try their best to upkeep their tradition along with the cleanliness of the place, so, it is recommended that always travel around with a local guide of the place as there is no better person to describe about the rich history and the culture of the place. Do not try to pollute the place as it may affect the balance of nature and as we know that life at these villages are much closed to nature.
Things to See: There is a handmade paper industry established in 2003 the Borong-Polok Handmade Paper Unit is a successful venture by the Sikkim Development Foundation with the local participation of the local households. The locals first discovered the paper-making technique involving the use of raw plants to make paper, without pollution or logging of trees while on a trip to a neighbouring state. Today, the unit produces a variety of handmade paper products including decorative lampshades, notebooks, envelops, greeting cards, gift wrapping papers and sell them locally as well as to other states in India. The handmade paper is lightweight, long-lasting and insect-resistant. Explore the process of paper making and learn from us this ancient art of how paper is made traditionally from the bark of the Argeli (Nepali language pronounced as Ar-gay-li) or Edgeworthia gardneri plant (a fast-growing plant that grows abundantly throughout Sikkim and other regions in the Himalayas). From Borong one can see an eye-catching view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with Sinolchu, Narsingh and Pandim peaks. You can visit to the nearest Ralong Monastery which is about 5 km away. From Borong you can visit to the nearest Famtam Village, Gurang Monastery, the Silver Falls and the Barmely Bridge. Besides, a hot fountain is located at a distance of some 3km from Borong, on the bank of Rangit River. From Borong you can go trekking to the Maenam Peak.
Ravangla: Ravangla is one of the popular tourist destinations in southern part of Sikkim. Ravangla is located at an altitude of about 7000 ft. Ravangla is situated between Maenam and Tendong Hill.
Karma Rabten Choeling or the Old Ralang Monastery: Situated at about 4 km from Borong, the old Ralong monastery, Karma Rabten Choeling, was built in 1730. It is the first Kagyupa Monastery in Sikkim. The monastery is known for its annual “Pang Lhabsol” (worship of Mt Kanchenjunga) and “Kagyad” Chaam (religious mask dance).
Palchen Choeling Monastic Institute or the New Ralong Monastery: Located at just 5 kms away from Borong. The New Ralong Monastery was built by the XII Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the four regents of the Karma Kagyu lineage in 1995. This is one of the biggest monasteries in Sikkim, its architecture and paintings retain the authenticity of the Kagyupa monasteries from Tibet.
Tathagata Tsal: Situated 12 km from Borong, Tathagata Tsal is a beautiful 20-acre size Buddha Park that features a giant statue of Sakyamuni Buddha (130 ft high).
Silver Falls and Barmeley Bridge: An isolated perfect place for those seeking for splendid isolation, Silver Falls and Barmeley Bridge (hanging suspension bridge)is situated about 5 km from Borong present picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, accompanied with the chirping sounds of colourful birds.
Lasooney: It is located at just 12 Kilometers from Borong, the locals claim it is Sikkim’s best viewpoint of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Borong Tsachu: A Hot water spring on the bank of River Rangeet. One has to travel 7 Kms by car and then 30 minutes of mild hiking.
Dhappar Lake: This Lake is about 15 kilometers of moderate trekking from Borong.
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