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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. Use our Pelling tour itinerary planning tool to add Rabdentse Ruins and other attractions to your Pelling vacation plans.
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  • From the main entrance it's a 15 minutes hike and you will be wowed when you come upon it. Very well maintained and had some very pretty views.  more »
  • After a walk in the very diverse forest of Sikkim (1 km), you discover a small stupa which are ruins of the ancient capital of Sikkim. The ruins are not very impressive but the view nearby is beautiful.
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  • Rabdentse was the capital of Sikkim from 1670 until 1814. Then it was destroyed during an invasion of the Gurkha. The hike is very nice by the whale. From the ruins, the view is fantastic.
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  • Amazing experience. A quiet walk of around a km to reach. Place is very quiet and peaceful. Beautifully maintained.
  • Beautiful place amidst forest. Offers excellent views of the snow peaks and Pemyangtse Monastery. Need to walk (15-20 mins) to reach the top.
  • Excellent place. You can reach there by 1km trek from pemyangtse monastery through forest.
  • This is an awesome location, a trek for kilometer & half, you will enjoy the walk through the dense forest, and once you finally reach, you will be amazed. Not much of ancient architecture to see, most of it is destroyed, but it is well maintained and very few tourist visit the place, makes it quite and enjoyable.
  • needs to be preserved can be developed though if you like old ruins and history you will like this place

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An established tourist destination, Pelling has plenty of places to stay. A number of hotels lie along the main road that heads across the ridges of the hill station, many offering rooms with extensive views of the nearby mountains. Homestays and guesthouses offer a good way of meeting the local population and enjoying some Sikkimese hospitality, while sprawling resorts dot the outskirts of town in privileged positions overlooking the peaks and valleys.
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