(1) Relaxing at Kanchenjunga Waterfalls
Enroute Yuksom, you will come across the thundering of the Kanchenjunga waterfall. If you are a nature loving planning to spend some time relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere of Pelling, paying a visit to the famous Kangchendzonga Falls is among the most peaceful things to do in Pelling. The falls are often a popular stop in most of the Pelling tours because of their sheer beauty. Visiting these are definitely among the best things to do in Pelling.
(2) Make a Wish at Khecheopalri Lake
If you have a day or two and wondering what to do in Pelling, then think no further than the serene waters of Khecheopalri Lake! Apart from being a wonderful piece of nature’s artistry, this lake is also a pilgrimage site and keeps reverence among Buddhist and Hindus. The scenic lake holds religious significance to both Buddhists and Hindus and is known to be a wish fulfilling lake. It’s also a great spot for bird watching and photography.
(3) Take a Stroll in Rimbi Orange Garden
Located on the bank of a river, this Orange garden is a popular picnic spot in Pelling. If you wish to spend some time with nature on your trip to Pelling, this is among your best bets. The garden features a cafeteria where you can sit for a couple of hours and enjoy the sound of the moving river and the chirping of birds along with spectacular views. Once you are done with soaking in the incredible charm of the place, you can indulge in fishing and angling. Do include this place to your itinerary as taking a stroll amidst the bountiful nature here is among the most relaxing things to do in Pelling.
(4) Taste Authentic Sikkim food in Pelling
Eating out in Pelling includes the savory local delights of momos and thukpas. Though there are not so many restaurants and eating joints in Pelling but you can find some of the good eateries offering traditional cuisine of the region. You can find many unique dishes like Thukpa, Thenthuk, Momo, Churpi, Sel Roti, Kinema, and Gundruk. There are many restaurants in Pelling where you can taste Sikkims delicious delicacies and try local spirits like Chang and Rhododendron wine!
(5) Seek Blessings at Monasteries
Visiting the many beautiful monasteries in and around the city is one of the most popular things to do in Pelling. The structures are stunning examples of Tibetan architecture and give you a glimpse into the religion’s deeply spiritual world view. Some of the top monasteries you must visit are Pemayagste, Tashiding, Dubdi and Sanga-cheoling. The aforementioned are some of the popular monasteries to visit in Pelling. Bestowed with numerous avenues for recreation and adventure, this western hamlet of Sikkim has its own glory and charm.
(6) Explore Darap Village
Located at 8 km from Pelling is the picturesque Darap Village. It offers tourists a peek into the Sikkimese culture and the life of the Limboo community who lives in here. A visit to this village is among the best things to do in Pelling in Sikkim! Taking a walk around in this village is one of the best things to do in Pelling as it will offer you much more than just the breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains that are visible from here. You can talk to the locals and learn about their beliefs and customs.
It will be a different kind of experience and will add a new colour to your Pelling visit.
(7) Pelling Skywalk – Glass Walk Experience
Now with the addition of Fourth tallest statue and India's First Glass Sky Walk, pelling has become most hyped destination of Sikkim. The Sky Walk is a transparent structure made of glass. It is located adjacent to the giant Chenrezig statue. “Chenrezig” is a manifestation of all the Buddha's compassion. The statue is perched on a hilltop near Pelling city. The path (bridge floor) is made of transparent glass which makes the walk really exciting. Enjoy the splendid views of the lush green valley from the skywalk.
(8) Shop Local Crafts & Food
Shopping and dining at the many restaurants in Pelling is another fun thing to do in Pelling. Try some (or a lot) of the local cuisine like Shapta, Tsampa shakes, Thukpas and Ningro churpi at one of the many restaurants here. Pelling has many bazaars and & shops where you can pick up handmade gifts and souvenirs that can be included in your Pelling shopping list.
These are the best experiences in this beautiful Himalayan town that let you see Pelling from different angles.