A small alluring town lying on the Gangtok-Geyzing highway at South Sikkim is slowly becoming a tourist hotspot because of its picturesque landscape and serenity. Just about 26 km away from an astoundingly beautiful town, Ravangla, near to the dam, a hydroelectricity project is built across the Rangit stream which has been developed into a recreational park; Rangit Water World. The place has gained immense popularity amongst the adventure enthusiasts to indulge into the activities like river rafting, angling and swimming. Its thrilling beauty nurturing in the lap of soul soothing surroundings makes it a perfect spot for the family picnics as well. The beautiful lake slouching on the river, with an inspiring view of rugged cliffs in the background, offers itself for boating along its soft waves.
What To Do And See
The Rangit Water World, being built on the reservoir of Rangit River Dam, makes it a compulsory visit to grasp everything the place has to offer. A foot suspension bridge through the banks of the River Rangeet will reach you to Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple to get enlightened amidst the blessed environment. Then rejuvenate yourself by taking a refreshing dip into the Sulphurous Hot Springs; famous for its extraordinary medicinal values. In front of that there is a retreat for the history buffs - Lho Khando Sang Pho Caves, famous as an important Buddhist pilgrimage.
Best Time To Visit :
The Rangit Water World is mainly for the summer month from March to May. It is open in all days of a week( 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM). The entry to this place is paid.
Getting there :
After 3 to 4 hours drive, reach the Rangit Water World in legship on a shared taxi / SSRTC bus from Gangtok (95 km). Private taxis are available from Gangtok, Siliguri and other cities.