130ft high statue of Lord Buddha
Located at the lap Rabong Monastery, Buddha Park also known as Tathagata Tsal , is an eco-garden with a 130ft high statue of Lord Buddha, which is visible from all the directions. Wide area of the park allows room for ample walkway. You can lose yourself in the serene garden and find yourself in spiritual ambience.
Inside the statue the painting on the wall narrates the life story Buddha, and stories of Jataka. You will have to capture all the stories in my memory as there are no photographs allowed inside. Little further is Ralang Monastery, a vital monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.
Ravangla, South Sikkim
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district, Sikkim,India. It was constructed in 2006-13 and features a 130-foot high statue of Lord Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.
The statue was consecrated on 25th March 2013 by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and has become a key stop on the ‘HimalayanBuddhist Circuit’. The statue of Lord Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people. The Buddhist circuit of this park was built here under a State government project, for boosting pilgrimage and tourism in the region. The Cho Djo lake is located within the complex, surrounded by forest.
Other attractions nearby
Borong hot spring | Meanam Hill | Temi Tea | Samdruptse Namchi
NJP/Bagdogra to Gangtok
Pick up from NJP/Bagdogra to Gangtok which is around 4 hours of journey with a standard/luxury SUV as per the customer’s choice. Cusstomer needs to provide their ID proof and passport size photograph for permit to visit Gurudongmar Lake. Rest in hotel for the rest of the day.
Visit Tsomgo Lake/Baba Mandir
After light breakfast, start your journey to visit the popular Tsomgo Lake and Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir also known as Baba Mandir. Return to Gangtok on the same day and visit nearby places or rest at hotel for the rest of the day.
Gangtok Full-day Sightseeing
Visit most of the exquisite places in and around Gangtok. All the earmarked destinations can be covered in a single day tour. Please be advised that reach to few locations can be disrupted due to heavy rain and lanslides.
Gangtok to Ravangla
After breakfast, start for Ravangla via Damthang which is around 4 hours of journey. Visit Buddha Park during the sunset. Stay in hotel for the rest of the day.
Ravangla to NJP/Bagdogra
After breakfast, start for NJP/Bagdogra for your onward journey.
Please follow these guidelines
- No loud music and noises
- Maintain decorum and utilities of the park
- Take permission before taking any photographs of people
- Avoid throwing stones or littering the surroundings
- Dispose your waste properly, no littering inside the park
- Wear modest clothing and no smoking/drinking