Our next stop was Rabdentse ruins. It was  established in 1670AD as the second capital of Sikkim till 1814 AD. It is an important archaeological site that is protected by the ASI (Archeological Society of India). For history buffs, this is a must-see.The route to the ruins takes you through a dense forest. There is also a bird park along the way (it was closed for restoration when we visited). To reach the ruins, hike 1 kilometres (20 -25 minutes) through the forest. It offers a wonderful view of Mt. Kangchenjunga as well as the valley.By the time we reached the top, we were starving. There was a small shop selling local snacks. We tried a bowl of flattened rice (poha) soaked in spicy potato curry. To be honest it tasted heavenly. ( because I love simple food).
6) Rabdentse RuinsIt is just located near the Monastery. It was the ancient Capital of Sikkim . You have to do a small trek around 2 kms to reach in this palace. Very excellent place to visit. Your trek will surely worth it.
Its a trek of approx 800m inside Bird sanctuary amidst of muddy paved roads, untouched green canopy to reach Rabdentse ruins, Capital of former Kingdom of Sikkim destroyed by invading Gurkha army.
The rabdentse ruins are the historical place which is situated in West  Sikkim. The Rabdentse is the second capital of Sikkim. #sikkim#historicalplace#gautambudh
Located next to the Bird Park, getting here involves a 30 minute trek of 2 kms through the wilderness (ensure you’re wearing good trekking shoes.) The trek is relatively easy with no uphill or downhill climbs and the sounds of the birds and insects will have you spellbound during the journey and exhaustion is worth the effort.