Pelling

About Pelling

Not to be confused with Pellinki, an island in Finland. Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m. The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim.


Places Of Interest :

  • Rimbi Water Falls Rimbi water falls is spectacular in summer that attract many waterfalls lovers. River is beautiful and breath taking however it is only in the winter when river water decreases and becomes gentle, the tourists with families go right inside the river bank and enjoythe river and fishing is common with local children.
  • Sewaro Rock Garden Developed by the tourism department of Sikkim, richly maintained with rocks, gardens, pools, zigzag foot paths and interesting recreation amenities like swimming yard, viewpoints and cafeteria.
  • Khangchendzonga Water Falls It is situated at a sharp curve on the road side. The falls being very big in size and equally attractive through out the year, it has become one of the leading tourist spots in west Sikkim.
  • Khecheopalri Lake It is the most holy and wish fulfilling. According to Buddhist belief the lake is the emanation of goddess Tara blessed by guru Rempoche. Local folk tales say the lake got migrated from elsewhere and stayed in the valley which some of the then villagers saw it, therefore, they named the lake Chojoo “the lake that stayed”.
  • Darap Village On the way to Yuksom is Darap village and the landscape of the area is moderately sloppy and gentle valley unlike other locations in west.
  • Sangachoeling Monastery It is the second oldest monastery in Sikkim built in the year 1695 by Lhatsun Namkha Zigme situated on a hill amidst thick pine forest opposite To Pemayangtse Monastery.
  • Rabdentse Palace Ruins Rabdentse ruins is the 2nd capital of Sikkim, founded by the 2nd Chogyal of Sikkim Tensung Namgyal in the year 1670. The site has been recently very fully excavated and restored by the archeological survey of India. After the restoration one can now visit the king’s bedroom, assembley hall and kitchen, public courtyard and other palace guards’ room etc.
  • Yuksom Coronation Throne THe first capital of Sikkim at the height of 5500ft, where the three great Buddhist monks from Tibet arrived here and eventfully they enthroned the first king by name Phintsog Namgyal in the year 1641, the beginning of the Namgyal dynasty that ruled Sikkim for 332 years. The old monuments particularly the coronation throne and Dubdi Monastery have recently been restored by the archeological survey of India.
  • Tashiding Monastery Most Prominent Holy Place In Sikkim Named Tashiding With The Four Holy Caves In Four Different Directions Within Sikkim Tashiding Hill Was Identified As The Center And Holiest Of All Personally Blessed By Guru Renpoche, Where There Is A Most Sacred Stupa Named Thonwa Rang Dhol “Self Awakening By Mere Seeing”.
  • Reshi Hot Spring And Cave These hot springs are located about 25 kms from gyalshing on the river rangit. The water of these springs has medicinal value as it contains sulphur and can cure some skin diseases. Close by is kah-do sang phu or the cave of the occult fairies considered sacred by the people.

Best time to visit Pelling

January/February/March/April/May/June/October/November/ December

Clothing

Light Wollens And Tropical During The Month Of May/June/October
Heavy wollens during the month of January/February/March/April/November/December

Nearest Airport

Bagdogra Airport (approx. 145 Kms)

Nearest Railway Station

Njp (New Jalpaiguri) Station (approx. 145 Kms)

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