Rinchenpong Tourism

Rinchenpong is a town in West Sikkim, India. It is situated in West Sikkim, about 40 km west of Gangtok, 10 km due south of Gyalshing, close to the village of Kaluk. It sits at an altitude of 5576 feet (1,700m) above sea level amidst a heavily forested area. It is famous for the Rigsum Monastery and trekking routes. Near the town is the site of a historical battle between the forces of the then Chogyal (King) of Sikkim and the invading British forces. The Lepcha tribesmen used a concoction of unidentified herbs to poison the only water source, a lake (local term : pokhri). As a result more than half of the British forces were wiped out which stopped the British invasion and resulted in an accord. The lake remains poisoned even to this day and is known as bikh-pokhri locally (poisoned lake). Language: Nepali, Hindi and English. Best Season: April to Mid-June; Mid-September to November. Height: 5576 ft. Pincode: 737111

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Explore popular vacation packages for Rinchenpong, India and kick-start your vacation planning for free. A gripping city on its own right, Gangtok also deserves a visit. Gangtok is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Tsongmo Lake, Ganesh Tok, Tashi Viewpoint. Tour packages of Rinchenpong are of 1 to 2 days duration.

  • Know the pollution level of Rinchenpong before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Rinchenpong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rinchenpong.

    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 95.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.55 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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