About 20-km from Gangtok, in an area of 5,280 hectares just above Singtam - Dickchu road, upto the height of 7,000 ft, this sanctuary is the home of Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda, Civet Cat and many-many varieties of birds and butterflies.
This beautiful reserve covers a small area of 33ha, and is easily the best place to see more than 20 different species of rhododendrons endemic to Sikkim. The sanctuary also has a small population of tigers, civets and some birds, including the beautiful blood pheasant that is the state bird of Sikkim. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from April to July, when the rhododendrons are in full bloom and the sanctuary turns into a riot of colours.
Best Season to Visit
March to late May and September to mid- December.