Tendong Hill, Namchi
About Tendong Hill, Namchi
Tendong Hill, Namchi - Address
Address: 13 Km from Ravangla, Namchi, India
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Considered as a dormant volcano, this 8530 foot hill is said to be the best place to enjoy the tranquil beauty as compared to other popular tourist sites in Sikkim. The hill got its name from the Lepcha dialect which means ‘the upraised horn’. According to the folk stories revolving around the hill, Tendong is a savior in saving the people of Namchi from flood for many times. That’s why, the locals of Namchi still pray to the hill to prevent any natural calamity or flood from the area. The hill is also said to be the resting place for Buddhist Lamas to do meditation.
Tourists usually come for trekking over here to enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains covered with colorful flowers like rhododendron and magnolia and the dense forest.
If you also have plans for trekking, your journey will start from Damthang, situated at the foothills of this mountain.
For photographers, Tendong Hill is an absolute treat to look forward!
Tendong Hill Information
- If you are going for trekking, wear comfortable shoes.
- Carry food and drinking water with you.
Tendong Hill Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Tendong Hill Opening and Closing Hours
- It is a natural attraction; you can visit any time of the day. However, morning hours are preferred.
How To reach Tendong Hill by Public Transport
- On foot
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