Rangeet River
Rangeet River is located in Sikkim
Rangeet River
Rangeet River in Sikkim
Rangeet River is located in West Bengal
Rangeet River
Rangeet River (West Bengal)
Rangeet River is located in India
Rangeet River
Rangeet River (India)
Physical characteristics
 • locationHimalayas, Sikkim, India
 • coordinates27°21′50″N 88°23′26″E / 27.3639°N 88.3905°E / 27.3639; 88.3905
MouthTeesta River
 • location
South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India
 • coordinates
27°04′46″N 88°25′59″E / 27.07952°N 88.4331°E / 27.07952; 88.4331
Rangeet river near Tashiding, South Sikkim

The Rangeet or Rangit is a tributary of the Teesta river, which is the largest river in the Indian state of Sikkim.[1] The Rangeet originates in the Himalayan mountains in West Sikkim district. The river also forms the boundary between Sikkim and Darjeeling district. A perennial river, it is fed by the melting snow of the Himalayas in early summer and the monsoon rains in June–September. It is popular among rafting enthusiasts owing to its turbulent waters. The river flows past the towns of Jorethang, Pelling and Legship. During its final few kilometres, it joins the Teesta River at a confluence[2] known as Tribeni,[3] which is a popular picnic spot. The Rangeet river has an NHPC hydropower plant with a capacity of 60 megawatts (80,000 hp) in Sikkim.[4]


  1. ^ "Rivers". sikkim.nic.in.
  2. ^ "Welcome to the Official Web Portal of Sikkim Tourism :: Sikkim at a Glance - Natures Bounty - Rivers". sikkimtourism.gov.in.
  3. ^ win7. "Triveni - River Teesta and Rangeet Confluence". darjeeling-tourism.com.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "RANGIT". Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2011., Rangit Hydel Project.

5. Triveni Camping - A confluence of two rivers, the river Rangeet with its deep green and crystal clear water, meets with the forceful mountain stream Teesta

27°10′25″N 88°18′15″E / 27.1736°N 88.3043°E / 27.1736; 88.3043