Sikkim Tourism | Pelling Tourism

A small town, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga

Information About Pelling Sikkim

Pelling Tour Package

Place :

Pelling, West Sikkim

Altitude(avg) :

2,150 m

Rainfall(avg) :

2489 mm annually

Avg Temperature :

21.5 °C

Temperature :

  • Summer: 28 °C
  • Winter: 7 °C

Significance :

Namchi, hill station in South Sikkim

Best Season :

March-Early June,Mid Sept-December

Language :

Gorkha, Hindi, Bengali and English

Currency :

Indian Rupee()

Clothing :

  • Summer: Light Summer Wear
  • Winter : Heavy Woolens

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Sikkim Tourism | About Pelling Tour Package

In the nature’s lap, in the West Sikkim, Pelling lies in its cultural extravaganza and the serene hideout at the Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga which may view at the close quarters. The town is at a distance of which the district headquarters of Geyzing. In the West Sikkim it is also the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers who undertake the strenuous and arduous treks. Pelling is the land which is around a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with its numerous waterfalls lining at the hillsides. Covered with its snow-capped in the month of winter with is under a blanket of snow.Pelling Tour Package Places of the Pelling to visit in an around is including the local monasteries namely the ancient Pemayangtse Monastery and Sanga Choeling Monastery, the rock garden and waterfall at nearby Rimbi River, the holy rock of Rani Dhunga, the imposing double-pronged Kanchenjungha Falls, the archaic quaint Singshore Bridge, the Chhange Waterfalls, and the Khecheopalri Lake holy to Buddhists. Other locations close to Pelling are Yuksom, Rinchenpong, Dzongri and Hee Burmiok.

Pelling is the place which is located at a high altitude elevation of 7200 feet and is hidden far away from the busy cities and their commercialization. It is the most frequented by visitors for its trekkers, hikers and adventure seekers since the place is the base for all the Himalayan and Kanchenjunga which serves for the summits and treks.Pelling Sikkim local Sightseeing is subject to extreme winter conditions and the city is covered in white snow that appeals in the eyes the place nothing like the other place.

Sikkim Tourism | How to Reach Pelling

Reaching Pelling By road

The hill town of Namchi is well- connected through a good road network to the neighboring cities and towns. The place is easily accessible from nearby destinations like Gangtok, Yukosom as well as Pelling via National Highway 31A. State run as well as private buses and rented taxis also travel at regular intervals between the destinations.

Reaching Pelling By Train

The closest railway station from Pelling is located at a distance of 152 km, namely The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. The station is connected to different cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Taxis are easily available at the station. And if you wish to travel on a share cab, head to Siliguri which is 6 km away.

Reaching Pelling By Air

The nearest airport from Pelling is located in Bagdogra at a distance of 160 km. This airport is connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. In order to reach Pelling from Bagdogra Airport you can hire a cab from the airport or board a shared taxi from Siliguri.

Sikkim Tourism | Culture and Festival of Pelling, Sikkim

The population of Pelling comprise a large number of tribes and communities.Limboos, Tamangs, Bhutias, Lepchas, and Marwaris comprises, the main population diaspora of Pelling. Agriculture is the main source of income for the indigenous population. Among these communities, the Bhutias appear to be the most prominent, mainly because of a religious link to the ancient Sanghachoeling and Pemayangtse monasteries. Main agricultural crops include millet, maize, cardamom, wheat, paddy and buckwheat.

Sikkim Tourism | Fairs and Festivals of Pelling, Sikkim

Pelling is a beautiful town with unique culture and tradition which is best exhibited in numerous fairs and festivals celebrated in the region. Biggest events is the Kangchendzonga Tourism Festival that beckons a number of tourists all across the country. This event includes a activities such as mountain biking,trekking, kayaking, water rafting, bird watching and many more. Other important festivals in the region are Losar, Guru Dragmar festival, Khecheopalri Fair, TashidingBhumchu Fair and SikkimeseLossong Festival.

Sikkim Tourism | Food & Local cuisine of Pelling, Sikkim

The local cuisine of Pelling includes both vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies. The traditional dishes of momos and thukpas are the specialty of the region and are a gourmet’s delight. Rice is the staple food and wheat, finger millet and barley grown are also included in the local dining of the region. Meat and beef eating is also quite common among the locals.

Sikkim Tourism | Pelling as Tourism Hub

Village tourism in Sikkim is a booming industry and the local community strives to manage it in an manner that is environmentally, culturally and socially responsible. The local community is at the centre of the planning, implementation and monitoring processes. This local involvement assists in the conservation of the areas natural and cultural resources.

There are many rural lodges on offer around Pelling in the villages of Singyang and Chumbong, some of which include The Pachu village Resort, Ifseen Villa in Chumbong and The Phamlagang Eco-lodge in Singyang

Local educated but unemployed youth have organized themselves into the Darap Eco-Tourism Committee. The Darap Eco-Tourism Committee is a local community based organization leading the village community in matters related to tourism development. The committee aims to ensure the development of sustainable tourism in the village. It has its own tourism office at Darap. Formed in 2005 the objectives are to build awareness about natural and cultural resources and to mobilise the villagers in tourism and conservation activities.

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Sikkim Tourism | Places Visit While in Pelling, Sikkim

Kanchenjunga Falls,Pelling West Sikkim

Kanchenjunga Falls

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Kanchenjunga Falls

Half an hour from the beautiful hill station of Pelling in Sikkim, Kanchenjunga falls is a perennial waterfall that is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. It is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up in the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga.Being hidden due to thick forest cover, the Kanchenjunga falls were not known to people and remained untouched till the 90s. It only came into the limelight, when a local tour operator accidentally discovered it. Noted for its mesmerizing beauty and grandeur, the Kanchenjunga falls near Pelling serves as a perfect picnic spot to be traveled with family or friends. For the convenience of visitors, certain infrastructural changes have been made at the very spot. This include setting up of small cafes and stalls in the vicinity of these wonderful falls.

Pemayangtse Gompa,Pelling West Sikkim

Pemayangtse Gompa

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Pemayangtse Gompa

One of Sikkim’s oldest and most significant Nyingmapa monasteries, Pemayangtse is atmospherically backed by traditional wood-and-stone monastic cottages descending from a 2080 m hilltop towards the Rabdentse ruins. The oft-remodeled central temple's most memorable attraction is the top floor's seven-tiered model representing Zangtok Palri (Padmasambhava’s heavenly abode), handmade over five laborious years by a single dedicated lama. Unheralded in a surrounding attic passage is an under lit, museum-like collection of costumes, implements and remnants from previous incarnations of the monastic buildings.

Khecheopalri Lake, Pelling West Sikkim

Khecheopalri Lake

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Khecheopalri Lake

As the prayer flags flutter in the wind and the calming sounds of bells ring one after the other, you know you have your bliss at the Khecheopalri Lake, which is a sacred pilgrimage site, considered holy by both Buddhist and Hindu. This religious place is believed to fulfill one’s wishes. The legend has it, if someone prays and sprinkles the water on oneself, his wishes are likely to come true. It is also said that no leaves can be seen afloat the lake despite being located amidst dense forest as the birds remove the fallen leaves from the water.

Singshore Bridge, Pelling West Sikkim

Singshore Bridge

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Singshore Bridge

Singshore Bridge, with an height of over 100 m and 240 m in length, is the highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge in Asia. It is truly a man made marvel that offers the spectacular baseview of immense greenery that makes it difficult to distinguish between the lowlands and the mountains. You can feel the thrill when you are standing in the middle of the bridge and the strong wind blows. The river flowing through the uneven rocks seems breathtaking along with the effusive sound of the waterfalls. It is one among the oldest bridge that connects two hills and shortens the travel time as well as the distance for the trekkers.

Rabdentse Ruins, Pelling West Sikkim

Rabdentse Ruins

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Rabdentse Ruins

Rabdentse Ruins is the archeological site that tells Sikkim’s story of glory. Until 1814 A.D, it was the second capital of Sikkim, established by the Chogyal II. Later on, after the Nepalese invasion in the 18th century, the palace and the monastery complex was destructed and turned into ruins. The place is a must see for the history-enthusiasts who want to dig into the state’s past in between the spectacular view of Kanchenjunga peak and the gushing river flowing through the foothills. The ruins of Rabdentse Palace are just a walk away from the Pemayangtse Monastery through the dense forest on the way to Pelling.

Sangacholing Monastery, Pelling West Sikkim

Sangacholing Monastery

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Sangacholing Monastery

Sanga Choling monastery is located on a hill top at the rear of the town of Pelling in the western part of the state of Sikkim. One must undertake an uphill hike for about forty minutes to reach the monastery. The Sanga Choeling Monastery, also spelt Sange Choeling Monastery, established in the 17th century by Lama Lhatsün Chempo, is one of the oldest monasteries in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. The literal meaning of Sanga Choeling is "Island of the Guhyamantra teachings”, where gling means a vihara and "secret Mantra teachings" is a synonym for "Vajrayana Buddhism".

The monastery is the creation of Gyalwa Lhatsum Chempo, and is exceedingly acclaimed among the followers of the Nyingmapa sect of the ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism. Devastated by fire, it has been remodeled and abodes some of the unique clay statues.

Darap Village, Pelling West Sikkim

Darap Village

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Darap Village

Darap Cherry Village is one of the few places undiscovered where travelers looking for a taste of bucolic life can escape from the maddening crowds of touristic places. The word Darap is originated from the limbo word ’Tan-lop’ which literally means a plain or even land. It is located just 8 km from Pelling on the way to Khecheopelri and Yuksam. The area is mainly inhabited by the Limboo Community and other small communities like the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas live in harmony.

The landscape is gently sloped unlike any other locations in the west of Sikkim. Because of its close proximity to Pelling, Darap has now become a potential destination for Village tourism. There are various ways one can be engaged in: milking the cows in the morning and evening; gardening in the fields; interaction with the local children; processing butter and cheese; walking in the villages and nearby streams; hiking to other nearby villages; engaging in the daily activities of the village people; and a visit to the 200 year old Limboo traditional house. This ancient structure, with solid mud floors and tar-encrusted ceilings from the constantly burning fire, has been passed down from generation to generation of Nepali Limboo tribesmen

Sewaro Rock Garden, Pelling West Sikkim

Sewaro Rock Garden

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Sewaro Rock Garden

Sewaro Rock Garden, is a natural hermitage developed by the department of tourism of Sikkim and it has become one of the popular tourist attractions in Sikkim. The winding paths exploring the lush green landscape enriched with flowery fields and well-groomed trees; the chirping of the colorful birds giving a tuneful company along; and the gushing water of Teesta river enthusiastically making its way through the tough rocks, are the features that make this place a favorite picnic spot for the families especially with kids.

Rimbi Water Falls, Pelling West Pelling

Rimbi Water Falls

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Rimbi Water Falls

Rimbi waterfall is must go to location while in pelling.The waters are children-friendly and safe in the winter seasons, with clean water and low currents.Enjoy the local recreational activities in this place like fishing and swimming.The views upon the river, as the falls create mist when the water crashes onto the surface, contributing to the magical atmosphere of the place.

Kanchenjunga National Park, Pelling West Sikkim

Kanchenjunga National Park

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Kanchenjunga National Park

The Khangchendzonga National Park or the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve as it was previously known, lies in Sikkim, in the state of West Bengal. The park has been named after the third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga or Khangchendzonga (which means The Abode of the Gods) which forms an impressive background in the park at an imposing 8,586 meters in height. The total area under this park is more than 1784 square kilometers. The park itself is on a high altitude at 1829 meters with as many as 18 glaciers like the Zemu Glacier dotting its landscape. The area of the park starts from the cold deserts of the Lhonak Valley and the Lachen ridges to Yuksom. The west boundary is along the borders of both China and Nepal. The park is a cold wilderness on one of the highest peaks on the planet within a spectacular mountain range. Khangchendzonga is an independent mountain with its own glaciers and glacial system—a unique feature in itself. This national park is home to flora and fauna endemic to the Himalayas.

Changey Waterfall, Pelling West Sikkim

Changey Waterfall

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Changey Waterfall

The Changey Waterfalls are located near the famous Lampokhari Lake. The waterfalls offer beautiful views of its surroundings and are at a height of 50 m. It is located 10 km away from Pelling.

Yuksom, Pelling West Sikkim

Yuksom

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Yuksom

Yuksom is a small town in the State of Sikkim located 40kms from Pelling known for its gorgeous landscape and snow-capped mountains. Also known as the “gateway to Kangchendzongha”, the town is known for its monasteries and Buddhist heritage as well. Located at an altitude of 1780 m, Yuksom was originally the ancient capital of Sikkim and therefore, has a religious connotation attached to the place as it symbolically represents ‘the third eye of Sikkim.

The meaning of the term Yuksom is “meeting place of the three lamas”. It has been said that at the famous Norbugan Coronation Throne located in the city, the three lamas who originally came from Tibet met here to strengthen their own hold in the state of Sikkim.

Tashiding Monastery, Pelling West Sikkim

Tashiding Monastery

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Tashiding Monastery

Tashiding Monastery reflects an old world charm and a serene ambiance that is ideal to seek some enlightenment and spirituality. The monastery binds the visitors with its attractive architecture and a snowy backdrop of grand mountain peaks. Along with being one of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries in Sikkim, it does make a destination not to be missed by the tourists. Tashiding Monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa order and was built in the 17th century on top of a hill between the two beautiful rivers, Rangit and Rathong. This popular monastery is believed to cleanse every sin of those seeking forgiveness and willing to repent. Tashiding Monastery is a must visit attraction for its festival, Bhumchhu, which is a sacred water ceremont that is celebrated joyously during the 14th and 15th day of the first month in Tibetan calendar.

Kaluk, Pelling West Sikkim

Kaluk

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Kaluk

Located at 36kms from Pelling Kaluk is a small village at an altitude of 5300 feet (1620 meter). It is part of the slightly offbeat Rinchenpong, Kaluk, Hee Bermiok sector in West Sikkim. The destinations are quite close to one another and can be covered from any one place out of the above. The principal attraction of the place is the great views of the Kanchenjunga offered from here. Together Rinchenpong and Kaluk can be considered as almost the same destination one can literally walk from one destination to the other. Whereas most budget tourist accommodations are available at Rinchenpong, Kaluk is home for some of the better accommodations in the area.

Tourists visit Kaluk to luxuriate in the peaceful and pollution free surrounding and the see the great view of the mountains including Kanchenjunga range. Typical sightseeing options as available in more popular touristic destinations such as Pelling is not available here. However you may look at some of the following options.Gurung Monastery – The monastery is located at a vantage point on top of the hill not far from the main road. From here you can have grand views of the southern hills although the snow capped mountains of the North are not visible from here.