Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, North Sikkim

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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has forty species of rhododendron trees. It is located in the Yumthang Valley of Flowers north of Lachung in North Sikkim district. Bird species found in the park include Wood snipe and Hoary-throated barwing.
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  • Located in North Sikkim this place is so colourful that it made me feel as if its Nature's canvas. There are about 40 varieties of rhododendrons and other types of flora and fauna which in turn draws ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • We had a wonderful trip up the Yumthang valley through the Rhododendron sanctuary May end. The whole valley is surreal , changing from flower Forrest to rock filled landscape then snow at zeropoint. T...  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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