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Tendong Hills

Tendong Hills is a small flat stretch of land above Damthang, surrounded by lush green forests, at an altitude of 8530 ft. Tendong overlooks the South Sikkim District headquarter town Namchi and spans across the plains of Bengal to the majestic heights of the Himalayan Ranges. From Tendong from Damthang Bazaar is an easy trek.

This historic site was a place of recluse for the Buddhist Lamas, who spend years in meditation amidst the silent scenic grandeur. Legend has it that the Tendong Hills saved the Lepcha tribe from the ravages of deluge when the whole world was flooded. Even today, the Lepchas perform pujas to pay reverence to the Tendong.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: South Sikkim

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