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Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, West Sikkim

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The Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary or Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is situated in Western Sikkim in Singalila Range forming a natural border with Nepal in The West. The sanctuary also borders the State West Bengal from Sikkim in the south by Rambong Khola stream. The entire sanctuary is spread over 104 km2, across the Singalila Range. The Varsey Sanctuary can be reached from three points, Hilley, Dentam and Soreng. The most popular entry is Hilley since it is approachable by road and Varsey is only 4 km trek from this point through the beautiful undulated path shaded by different species of rhododendron. The rhododendrons bloom only during months of March and April.FaunaFloraRed pandaTourismSikkim government has an arrangement for tourists to stay on top of the hill in a forest barrack. The rooms can be booked by calling Mr. Pusai, 9733412807, who is manager of the barrack.
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  • Had been eagerly looking forward to visiting the rhododendron forest. April is the bloom time but this year the bloom was very limited. Although the area is full of rhododendron trees, only 20% or so ...  more »
  • Varsey Rhododendron sanctuary is a divine place where one has to reach aftera trek of 4.5 Kms. The starting point is Hilley Forest check post where one have to register. The army person in the check p...  more »
  • Versay Rhododendron Sanctuary is the must go place for its divine beauty. If you are lucky enough, you can meet with cute red panda or deer...  more »