Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounding the Maenam Hills, is located in South Sikkim District
. 'Maenam-la' translates to the 'treasure-house of medicines', the sanctuary being a rich trove of medicinal plants.
Occupying an area of about 3,500 hectares, this sanctuary shelters
red panda, goral, serow, barking deer, marbled-cat, leopard-cat, civet-cats,
blood pheasant, common hill partridge, magpies, black eagle, blue necked pitta and sunbirds.
Ravangla forms the ideal base camp to explore the sanctuary. Ravangala is 26 km by road from Namchi and 65 km from Gangtok via Singtam.