Pelling

Pelling

Situated in Sikkim andsettled at an altitude of 2,150m (7,200 feet), pelling was the first capital of the state. This town has also some beauty and tourist privileges, it draws the attention of many tourists from across the world as well as offers fascinating experiences. The snow-capped Kanchenjunga range is located in Pelling which is also thethird-highest peak in the world and offers the most superb views to explore. You will also witness various attractive tourist moments and sites that will surely mesmerize you. Khecheopalri Lake is one of the best places to visit during your visit to Pelling.

According to the histpry, the name Pellingdefines the seat of the religious body formed by PemaLingaand he was anoriginator of ancient Tibetan texts and a gem revealer.Undoubtedly, it is a beautiful town that offers many things to explore. You will get a chance for mountain biking, rock climbing, village tours, and meditations.

As a tourist, if you are planning for Pelling vacation, there are many popular sites to visit. Apart from the splendid views of Kanchenjunga peaks, you will also enjoy the popular ‘Kanchenjunga festival’ which is held every year in December. In addition, relish local foods, local dance, traditional arts & crafts, and other remarkable events.

Pelling has some captivating places to visit too. Pemayangtse Monasteryis one of them which is famous for its religious activities. It especially builds for pure monks known in Tibetan ‘as the Ta Sang’.Especially, the wooden construction of this monastery is just magical and this monastery has three stories. The first and second floors of this monastery portray the images of Guru Padmasambhava and his numerous manifestations. It showcases the core of spirituality and the power of creative art. The ruins of Rabdentse Palaceare yet another wonderful place to visit, constructed by the second King of Sikkim. There is a remarkable stone structure of the fort you can witness.

Moreover, Pelling is a must-visit destination for tourist destinations. You just need to hire a professional local tour operator that can help you in making your tour stressp-free and comfortable.

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Best Time To Visit Pelling

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Summer- It is the perfect time for you to visit Pelling when you can explore lush green valleys. The temperature reaches only up to 28°C. you can go sightseeing and visit a lot of places.

Monsoon-Pelling receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon so it is not the right time to visit and enjoy outdoor activities.

Winter- The temperature reaches up to -5 degrees. It snows in adequate amounts during the winter season. It is the best time to visit Pelling.

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By Air- The nearby airport is Bagdogra.It is well-connected to various places like Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Guwahati. SpiceJet, Air Asia (India), Indigo, GoAir, and Air India are the major airlines. Domestic flights are only available from Bagdogra airport. The distance between Pelling to Bagdogra is 141.6 km. and it takes 4 hrs 55 minutes to reach Pelling via NH 10.

By Train- New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railway station and it takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes to travel to this station from Pelling. Then you can use a car to reach the destination. This is one of the best ways to travel and enjoy the entire journey.

By Road- Road trips are the most reasonable and most up-front serviceto reach Pelling that you can take advantage of. It will give you a fantastic experience throughout the journey

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Place to visit

Sangachoeling Monastery


Built-in 17th century, Sangachoeling Monastery is atop spot of the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. It will take you through rich forest cover and hilly terrain. During your pelling visit, Sangachoeling must be on your Pelling itinerary.

Place to visit

Darap Village


Darap is a culturally rich village and a popular homestay destination to visit. There are many ethnic communities like Bhutias, Tamangs, Chhetris and Gurungs, among others. It is popular for its unspoiled beauty and easy connectivity. It is quickly becoming travelers’ favorite. Enjoy different activities including hiking,visiting the 2 centuries old Limboo house, bird watching, and splashing water.

Place to visit

Sewaro Rock Garden


It can be a great place for a picnic for everyone. Scattered with streams, fountains, gardens and more, this place has many things to offer for families, couples and friends to spend quality time, take photos, etc. MagheMela or MagheSankranti is an important religious festival for locals where you can take a holy bath. Also, there are various activities to enjoy.

Place to visit

Singshore Bridge


It is the highest bridge in Sikkimand has a height of 198 m above the ground. It offers remarkable views and unbelievable clickable sights. It is also the highest gorge bridge in Asia. The lush green hillsarescattered with waterfalls. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most attractive and stunning places to visit in Pelling.

Place to visit

Rimbi Waterfall


This waterfall is yet another most beautiful site to visit. You can enjoy various recreational activities like swimming and fishing. No matter if you go fishing or not, do try a local preparation of Assala. It is suggested not to visit the fall around this monsoon.

Place to visit

Khecheopalri Lake


This lake has religious significance as well as offers a tranquil and picturesque attraction. It is the perfect place for trekkers and explorers. There are several lodges for a night stay. You should not miss MaghePurne Festival celebrated in March/April by chanting hymns floating diyas on the lake and offering food.

Place to visit

Pemayangtse Monastery


It is one of the best places to visit that has three-storied artistic structure that dates back to the 17th century. Sculptures and paintings decorate the monastery. However, the key focus is the seven-tiered model of Guru Rimpoche, made of wood and ornamented with rainbows and fairies.Hanging at an elevation of 6840 feet, Pemayangtse Monastery is a treasure trove of various Buddhist scriptures, antiques, sculptures and other artforms. You can visit the Monastery during the colorful Cham Festival (Jan-Feb)

Place to visit

Tashiding Monastery


It is one of the most devout Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim Found in 1641. It is beautified with 41 chortens. You will enjoy the beauty of this place during the Bhumchu Festival. If you like cultural celebrations, this monastery must be covered during sightseeing in Pelling.

Place to visit

Rabdentse Bird Park


This is a tranquil and quiet destination within the natural magnificence. You should take your camera with you to capture some picturesque shots. You can see some of the lovely birds including the Golden Pheasant, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Indian Fantail Pigeon, Reeves Pheasant and JindayaConur.

Place to visit

Changey Waterfall


It looks like a white line, evolving from thick greenery falling from a height of 300 m. Especially,Cheese lovers should not miss the cheese factory located in the nearby Dentam Village.

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Pelling is a beautiful Place. There are many things to do here with your families, couples, and friends. From adventure and sightseeing to street shopping to discover the culinary culture- you will have many options to experience.

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pelling is an amazing place to visit. It boasts attractive architecture, cleanliness and a calming combination of traditional and modern multi-storey buildings. You will get a chance to get into its history and its cultural heritage. You can take the help of a professional tour operator to make your Indoor tour stress-free.You should also have a proper plan and information about this place before heading. Carry a map with you to make it easy for you.

The Bhutia are the noticeable people in Pelling. The art and cultural activities will surely offer you avisionof the history, tradition, and artwork of this city. Visit the Rabdentse Palace which accommodates you with a hint of some of its history and culture. There are various mouth-watering dishes you can relish in different places including Melting Point, Treat restaurant, Gupta restaurant, Big Chill, etc. Enjoy the dishes like fingshey rice, veg gyathuk, veg thenthuk, veg falay and others.

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