Maenam Hill is actually the apex of the ridge that divides the Teesta River and the Rangeet River, the two major river systems of Sikkim. On a clear sunny day, it is possible to get a glimpse of the plains of Bengal spanning across Kalimpong and Darjeeling hills in the South and right across the Indo-China border towards the North.
Things to Do at Maenam Hill
The nearest town to Maenam is Ravangla from where short treks of about 3 to 4 hours can be taken in the suburbs. The legendry "Bhaley Dunga" located in the proximity is kind of rocky spur which protrudes out from the ridge top and can be seen above Yangyang village. Tourists can also climb down to villages of Yangyang or Borong through lazy trails. Maenam Hill, the quiet and serene place located at the backdrop of snow white mountains serves as a perfect tourist spot for the tourists eager to embrace the beauty of the nature.
Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary
A major part of proximate area of Maenam Hill has been distinguished as the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary that houses a collection of rare Himalayan wildlife species. The Maenam sanctuary is famous for its hospitality to the Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Black Pheasant Cat, several species of Deer and other endangered animals. It is also a great site for the birdwatcher. It houses a collection of rare Himalayan wildlife species and is rich in flora. The forests around these hills include vegetation like Oak, Chestnut, Magnolia and Rhododendron trees.
One can easily reach Maenam hill by taking regular buses or by hiring taxis from Namchi.