Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ravangla in Sikkim is a must visit for bird watchers

Chestnut crowned laughing thrush
Ravangla in South Sikkim is a popular tourist destination not only because of its scenic beauty, but also because of the variety of birds that can be spotted there. Ravangla happens to be a great destination for avid birdwatchers. Some of the many birds that you can spot at Ravangla are Chestnut crowned laughing thrush, Common green magpie, Crested kingfisher, Golden throated barbet,...

Situated at an altitude of 7000 ft, Ravangla is easily accessible by road from NJP (Rail head) and Bagdogra (Airport).

By train: The nearest rail head is NJP. Ravangla is around 130 kms from NJP. You can hire a car after reaching NJP or ask your hotel to book a car for you.

By Air: From Bagdogra airport, Ravangla is another 140 kms.

These bird pictures have been taken by Soma Jha. I love the colours!

Asian Barred Owlet
Blue Winged Minla

Common Green Magpie
Crested Kingfisher

Golden Throated Barbet
Green Backed Tit

Hoary Throated Barwing
Slaty Backed Forktail


Gargi Bhattacharya said...

Great captures! Yes it's a beautiful place to visit. Visited there long before. Now after reading ur write up wishing to visit again.:)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Lovely post :)

Ranjana Jha said...

@Gargi thanks so much, yes it is a beautiful place.

@Homemaker's Utopia, thanks!