History freaks will have a great time exploring the Rabdentse ruins, also the ancient capital of Sikkim. The ruins of Rabdentse Palace lies just a few kilometers from the Pemyangste Monastery on the way to Pelling. Sikkim is a mystical land with a number of ancient monasteries and intriguing places to visit; Rabdentse is one such place. An interesting signboard of this ancient site on the highway to Pelling reads “Follow the Path and you will reach the Palace”. The palace ruins are at the centre of the fourth courtyard. The ruins that stand today are only a part of the palace. There was a separate portion for the royals and the commoners. Only a part of the palace remains today. This is where the kings of Sikkim had ruled and what a wonderful place for the palace!
Time taken from Pelling: 15 mins.