This is a very old but quite fashionable tree found especially in Rangbhang Busty. Although this species is very rarely populated, it is famous as the village got its name from it. Rangbhang tree gains height up to 60 feet tall! It bears non-edible tiny green beads like fruits that dangle from its height.
Rangbhang valley stretches from the border of Mirik on the right; way up to Pashupati Fatak on the top and entire of the Chamong Tea garden towards the left. River Balasun flows at the bottom of the valley. The entire valley has rich diversity of Himalayan flora and fauna.
Interestingly around hundred varieties of birds are found in the valley. To name a few we have the barn swallow, green tailed sunbird, grey hooded warbler, the cuckoo and many more. Cheetah, deer, wild boar, foxes and squirrels are commonly found wild animals in the valley.
|Via Sukhiya Pokhri||Via Sukhiya Pokhri||Via Mirik|