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Place to visit Pelling

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Place to visit Pelling


A small hamlet filled with a natural beauty that is almost breathtaking in its magnitude, Pelling is a great place to visit in Sikkim. With ancient ruins that take you back in time, magnificent waterfalls, green pastures that soothe the soul to a breathtaking view of the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga, Pelling offers all this and more. From adventure activities to spiritual retreats to immersive strolls through natural parks, Pelling is a place full of potential enjoyment.

Pelling is a great adventure and spending a few days here is a wonderful way to enjoy your Sikkim vacation.

Below are the list of places to visit in Pelling

  • (1) Pemayangste Monastery

    Outstanding amongst many other places to visit in Pelling is Pemayangste Monastery. Located at a distance of 5kms from Pelling, Pemayangste Monastery is one of the significant monasteries in Pelling.  Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Rabdentse Ruins, the monastery is a three-storied structure built in Tibetan architectural style. The monastery houses much famous collection of Buddhist idols, scriptures and sculptures. The beauty of the monasteries interiors is magnificently complemented by the beauty of the Himalayan exteriors.

    Ensure your Pelling sightseeing includes this amazing place and try to visit it during February to enjoy the famous Cham Dance Festival that is celebrated during this month. 

  • (2) Pelling Skywalk

    Pelling is a gem of Sikkim and is famous for its majestic hill views. This Skywalk in Pelling is the best way to witness the amazing natural vistas of Pelling. Have you at any point found out about the first glass skywalk in Quite a while? Haven't found out about it? All things considered, prepare yourself and prepare to essentially visit the glass skywalk of India. Pelling Skywalk is settled at an elevation of 7,200 feet over the ocean level alongside the fourth tallest sculpture of Chenrezig. The whole place will make you speechless with its beauty. The Skywalk was inaugurated in November 2018 and since then it has flourished to become one of the famous tourist attractions in India.

  • (3) Kanchenjunga Falls

    The Mighty Kanchenjunga falls lies at a distance of 10 km from Yuksom and 24 km from Pelling, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is a stunning waterfall situated in the beautiful hill town of Pelling, Sikkim. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Sikkim and among the prime Pelling Tourist Places. The crystal clear water of this milky white stream falling from a height of 100 feet into a pool, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Pelling. The scenic route that leads you to this untouched beauty of nature and the falls itself offers you innumerable photography-worth moments that you can proudly capture in your cameras and cherish for a lifetime. There are plenty of tea and Maggi stalls all around, which make for a delightful picnic near the waterfalls. Photographers will also find the photogenic nature of this place absolutely ravishing.

  • (4) Rabdenste Ruins

    Rabdentse Ruins are the stubs of buildings from the 17th century when Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim. Rabdentse Ruins in Pelling is a must-visit for those are curious about Sikkim’s history and those who’d love to get a glimpse of the picturesque view of the Mount Kanchenjunga and the gushing rivers below. The 20-minute walk from Pemayangtse Monastery to the ruins takes you through a gorgeous natural setting that adds to the joy of the expedition. The mingling of the past and the present in the Rabdentse Ruins is a great reason to spend an afternoon here.

  • (5) Rimbi Waterfalls

    Rimbi Falls is another famous tourist attraction and one of the best places to visit in Pelling for some fun and recreation. The waterfall is a large one and is encased by lush greenery. Spending an hour at this location is a great way to enjoy yourself in Pelling. The picturesque setting makes for a wonderful photography spot too. Rimbi Waterfalls is undoubtedly a picture-perfect Pelling tourist place you must visit.

  • (6) Khecheopalri Lake

    Khecheopalri Lake is a must-visit in your Pelling sightseeing list if you love to visit places that have interesting stories to tell. Situated at an altitude of 6000 feet, the Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred place of worship for Buddhists as well as for the Hindus. The lake is an integral part of the much revered valley of 'Demazong' meaning valley of rice. The Khecheopalri Lake is also part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Yuksom, the Dubdi Monastery in Yuksom, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Tashiding Monastery. In October, Chho-Tsho Festival is celebrated near this lake. You can plan your Pelling sightseeing trip keeping this in mind to enjoy and be a part of this traditional festival. 

  • (7) Singshore Bridge

    Perched at a height of 198m, Singshore Bridge is the highest bridge in Sikkim and also a prominent tourist attraction in Pelling. It is the second longest suspension bridge in Asia and has to be experienced to be believed. Offering a splendid view of lush hillsides, overwhelming waterfalls and the pristine valley, Singshore Bridge promises a sight to behold. It connects two beautiful villages Dentam and Uttarey, where homestay facilities are also available. For tourists, there is a special restaurant adjacent to the bridge where one can have a wonderful time. The panoramic view of the mountains, waterfalls and green forest cover is sure to take your breath away, making it one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Pelling. 

  • (8) Darap Village

    Emerging as a popular locale for homestays, Darap village is a quaint place located 8km from Pelling and is also a must-visit tourist attraction here. Darap village is inhabited by the Limboo Community along with the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas. Travellers can enjoy the village with the help of the many dainty homestays that are located here. A stay in the village is not just an opportunity to enjoy nature but also to be a part of the local community. Apart from this, you can relax and enjoy the calm and serene ambience of this village.  Visiting the ancient Limboo traditional house is another popular pastime.

  • (9) Changey Waterfalls

    Falling from a height of 300m, this white, gurgling falls located in West Sikkim is one of the frequently visited tourist attractions in Pelling. A delightful, gurgling waterfall in the Western region of Sikkim, the Changey Waterfall is one of the tourist attractions in Pelling you definitely should see. Whether you are sitting by the falls, hiking around them or even rappelling near them, a visit to the Changey Waterfalls will be a visit to remember. Visit the Changey Waterfalls in summers to enjoy the fantastic view of the surrounding villages and also rappel near the cool waters of the falls.

  • (10) Rimbi Orange Garden

    Rimbi Orange Garden is a beautiful garden located at Rimbi near Pelling at a distance 13kms from Pelling Town  is one of the best places to visit in Pelling. Also known as Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi Orange Garden is a government funded orange garden. Along with orange trees, visitors can see some cardamom plants and some flowering plants here. It is well maintained and offers good views of the surrounding mountains. Tourists can access the river from the garden where one can sit on the rocks and spend some quality time in solitude. One can also buy oranges and cardamoms here.

  • (11) Phamrong Waterfalls

    At a distance of 7 km from Yuksom and 35 km from Pelling, Phamrong Falls is a stunning waterfall situated near Pelling in West Sikkim district. Located between Yuksam and Gerethang, Phamrong is highest waterfall of Sikkim and among the best places to visit in Pelling.

    Set in the midst of lush greenery, this waterfall cascading down from the magnificent Kanchenjunga Ranges. The water gushing down the rocky plateau creates an amazing vista of a play between water and rocks. A bridge nearby provides enchanting view of the entire waterfall. Surrounded by forested hills, the region gives spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga Mountain.

    There is a viewpoint for a closer view of this waterfall. Visitors need to trek a steep staircase of about 200 steps to reach the viewpoint. Tourists capture very beautiful views both from the top and the bottom of the Waterfall. A cafeteria is being constructed for the benefit of tourists and the picnickers.

    So, wait no more! Visit Pelling and experience paradise on earth!