Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Gangtok

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Take in the richness of fragrance and flamboyance of colors at Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, home to nearly 40 different species of rhododendron trees. Nestled in a lush valley and surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, this scenic nature park comes to life during the spring season, while in winter its beauty is enhanced by the heavy snow blanketing the valley. Listen to the chirping birds soaring high up in the air as you stroll through the park, one of Sikkim's popular trekking destinations. Put Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and other Gangtok attractions into our Gangtok driving holiday planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • full of snow when we visit to last week, the valleys were full of snow, we passed a good time here since we cant reach to yumthung valley  more »
  • Must visit during Summer and is on the way to Yumthang and Zero point. The valley would welcome you with pink and red, yellow, purple flowers against the snow-capped mountains will surely cast a spell...  more »
  • There is no entry ticket. It is not a seperate destination as it lies on the way to Yumthang Valley. One can ask the driver to pull over at the side and get some pictures clicked. It is quiet here. It...  more »
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  • On the way to Yumthang valley , this santuary is passed by.There is no entry ticket. Shingba sanctuary is amazing place for nature lover. Must visit during the months of March, April and May when the purple, white and red rhododendrons blossom because that's when the sanctuary looks adorned with different colours.
  • "Fire on Hill's" such a beautiful place in North Sikkim. Feels like a heaven on earth. Awesome
  • Beautiful flowers in a beautiful valley - Shingba is part of the beautiful Yumthang valley and falls on the way. The Rhododendron flowers here can be seen only during a few months, typically starting from end of April to September. But event during that time, if you are expecting a carpet / riot of colors like in the "Valley of Flowers" in Uttarakhand or on Kas plateau, you might be a little disappointed. There is not a huge variety of flowers here, it's mostly rhododendrons and those too are not quite dense (although they are everywhere you look). Rhododendrons grow on tall green shrubs, they are big, they wilt quite easily and hence there's no "carpeting" or dense colors. Red is the most common color of this flower but you'll also find many pinks, a few magenta and a rare purple. In fact, finding a different-colored tree is a nice game to play here. The sanctuary is full of these flowers and they are very beautiful. There are many places on this road where you can just stop next to a stream, enjoy the silence and smell the air (and the flowers). Having a little snow makes thing more interesting.
  • Beautiful views and unique wildlife
  • Very beautiful place for witnessing scenic beauty of nature ., especially spring season .
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