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Rabdentse Ruins, Pelling
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Learn about the history of the former kingdom of Sikkim at Rabdentse Ruins. Take a half-hour hike to the top of the hill and see the ruins of the remarkable palace. Join a guided tour to hear about the palace's former days as the region's capital, and how it was destroyed by an invasion. Pause for a moment to enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges, covered in varied vegetation. Put Rabdentse Ruins and other Pelling attractions into our Pelling itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Only 6km away from lower Pelling. Need to ascend 2km more narrow,uneven road surrounded by forest . Once you reach, the ruins of ancient capital of Sikkim will be open to you. It is really nice to loo...  more »
  • Majestic! Having said that, one word of caution - the climb to the top can be a bit exhausting and is certainly not for lazy folks. It is about a kilometer long climb, not too steep, but could take an...  more »
  • Rabdentse was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkimmaybe in late 16 and till mid 18. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Nepali army and only the ruins of the palace and the ch...  more »
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  • Should try once to walk 30 minutes, around 800 meters through the woods. It will bring happiness once you reach the hill top. Though, there is nothing much to see at the destination. Even, the Sculpture House is locked all the times there.
  • A pretty long walk (trek) will lead you to this wonderful place. Great views and interesting history. Like most other spots in sikkim, it is very well maintained.
  • Great place to trek lightly and see the beautiful Kanchenjunga mountain range. Very silent place and you can have a great walk along the trek.
  • Will have to walk a long distance to reach the ruins. Ok ok type place.
  • Ancient Capital of sikkim , with lot of nature treasure . old palace and mandir, awesome experience