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Rabdentse Ruins

Pelling, India
+91 96812 92163
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Walk to heritage

Rabdentse ruins are located 20 km from Pelling in West Sikkim . Second capital of Chogyal dynasty... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gulshan C
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Worth the hike

We really insisted our driver to take us to this place. You need to walk for atleast 20 mins to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kamod
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Pelling, India
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"ancient capital"
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"archaeological survey of india"
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"main entrance"
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"dense forest"
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"sign board"
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"old palace"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rabdentse ruins are located 20 km from Pelling in West Sikkim . Second capital of Chogyal dynasty with superb view of Kanchenjunga massif in the background. Phuntsog Namgyal shifted capital from Yuksom to this place in 1642. Very clean ruins , about 20 to 25...More

Thank Gulshan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really insisted our driver to take us to this place. You need to walk for atleast 20 mins to reach the ruins.. it was somewhat tiring while carrying a toddler but it was worth it. The views from the ruins are awesome.. plus it...More

Thank kamod
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is in Pelling and part of overall sight seeing itinerary one will have. I didn’t like the place personally as I am not keen on seeing old ruined structures

Thank R V P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trek this place is of around one kilometre. Since, we went during rainy season the place was lush green, gloomy and dark even at noon. At first we were little sceptical to walk as we could not find a single person from gate till...More

Thank sonali r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If interested in birds then visit that area nd leave if short of tm. Though there is lot of chirping U cant see any.Just walk in greenery nd climb.

Thank gvinita46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caution: It is about 30 mins walk on narrow pathway in the jungle. I like visiting ruins but seems our timing was not correct. It was raining heavily that day. After tiring walk of 30 mins upwards, we were disappointed since we couldn't see anything...More

Thank holidays_are_must
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all you need physical fitness to explore this historical Rabdantse Ruins , the ancient capital of Sikkim. You need to cover 800 metre uphill walk to reach this palace /ruins ..the place is a treat to an eye , located on hill top...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the gate (on the road from Pelling), you have to walk almost one and half kilometres through the forest, uphill and downhill, to reach these ruins of the "ancient" capital of Kingdom of Sikkim. Rabdentse was the capital of Sikkim around 17th and 18th...More

Thank Ankur P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location for birding. And a good trek to reach the ruins. But worth the efforts. Spotted many good birds.

Thank sdkhanzode
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A wonderful place to visit for youngsters to know the Kingdom of old Sikkim. For older people they have to walk a kilometer to reach, Here the local guide informed about Danny Dengzoppa who acted as villain in many Hindi films. The whole history of...More

Thank Thirali K
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Sangeeta K
8 June 2017|
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Response from Srikrishnan N | Reviewed this property |
Rabdentse was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now. However, the... More
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Rutuja88
5 July 2015|
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Response from shobanaramkumar | Reviewed this property |
From Pelling it should not be too long. We finished it and a monastery over an afternoon. It's about 45 minute walk from the road. About half an hour to another 45 minutes at the ruins should be good unless you want more... More
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