Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary


Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is one of its kind in entire north east India as the main attraction here is not any animal but a type of tree. The entire sanctuary is filled with Rhododendron tree and there are nearly 40 species in the park. The park is surrounded by mountains and valleys from all sides which presents breathtaking views from the park. The Yumthang Chhu River flows through the park. The extremely rare Rhododendron tree is also the state tree. Serow, Goral, blood pheasant, common hill partridge, and endangered spotted linsang. The sanctuary is nearly 137 km from Gangtok.