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Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Gangtok

Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary Overview

Overview Area covered- 43square.kilometers. Best time to visit- March-May. Location- The sanctuary is situated near Yumthang, around 137kms from Gangtok, Sikkim. Know Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary The Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary is located at the Yumthang valley in the northern part of Sikkim. The sanctuary is surrounded on the east by Chuba-Sagochen mountain ranges and on the west by Chomzomei Tso that extends till the Lava Pass. The sanctuary covers an area of around 43sq.kms, which comprises of several species of rhododendrons. The height of the place ranges from 3048m to 4575 meter. The Yumthang Chhu River runs through the sanctuary and lends the place a more picturesque look. The spring season is the ideal time for visiting the place. Flora- The place is very rich in natural vegetation cover and comprises of various species of plants & trees. The chief attraction of the place is the Rhododendron shrubs & trees that are found here in abundance. There are around 40 different species of Rhododendrons that lends the park a colorful look during the spring season. In addition to this, there are various other trees like Potentillas, Saxifrages, Primulas, Aconites, Poppies, Gentians and many more. Fauna- The sanctuary also provides shelter to various animals like Tigers, Goral, Common Hill Partridge, Serow, Spotted Linsang, Blood Pheasant etc. Accommodation One can find a comfortable lodging at the Forest Rest house in the sanctuary or the one at Yumthang. Accessibility The sanctuary is easily accessible by road from Mangan. One can hire a taxi or a jeep from Mangan, which is quite near to the sanctuary.

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