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Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Gangtok

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 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.

Area : 43square.kilometers.
Height : 3048m to 4575 meter
Best Time to Visit : March - May
Established : 1984

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