Buddha Park of Ravangla alias Tathagata Tsal of Himalayan Buddhist Circuit
Buddha Park of Ravangla alias Tathagata Tsal is a park which is famous for the 130 foot (40 meter) high statue of the Lord Gautama Buddha. It is situated near to Rabong or Ravangla in Sikkim, India. Ravangla is also written as Rawangla or Ravongla.
State of Lord Buddha at Ravongla
This park was opened in 2013. Consecration of the statue of Lord Buddha was done by his holy highness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lamma, on occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of the Lord Shakyamuni Buddha or Siddhartha Gautama Buddha.
Rawangla Buddha Park is situated within the Rabong Monastery (or Rabong Gompa). It is a pilgrimage center for the Buddhists and part of the ‘Himalayan Buddhist Circuit’. Cho Djo lake is within the same complex.
Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Pandim, Mount Siniolchu and Mount Kabru are some of the Himalayan mountain peaks which are visible from Ravangla.
Ralang Monastery or Ralang Gompa, a key Tibetan monastery, is at a distance of around 6 kilometers from Rawangla. Temporary campus of NIT (National Institute of Technology which was previously known as Regional Engineering College) is also situated in this small town.
Buddha Park of Ravangla
Buddha Park is at Rawangla town. This small town lies in between Pelling and Gangtok. Trekking trail path to Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary starts from here.
Buddha Park of Rawangla is at a distance of around 65 kilometers from Gangtok, the capital of the state of Sikkim, a state in India bordering China.
Siliguri, a major hill station town with railway station in West Bengal state, is at around 120 kilometers from Ravangla. Siliguri Town, Siliguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri are the three railway stations at Siliguri.