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Pelling, Sikkim
Pelling This is placid travel destination situated at an attitude of 6,800 ft from sea level. Pelling attract tourists for its glorious history, nature and culture of the state. Pelling in Sikkim is an ideal gateway for tourists. It is famous for numerous waterfalls, villages, soothing atmosphere, high covered forest hills, amphitheatre of the snow, cloud and rock.

Main Attractions of Pelling

Pemayangste Monastery : This place is meant only for "Ta-sang" lamas (Pure Monks) It is believed that it is designed and conceptualized by the pioneer of Buddhism in Sikkim, chhembo, Permayangste . Today it is considered as the "Premier monastery" of the state.

Sangacholing Monastery : This is located on a ridge above Pelling and the famous Pemayangtse Monastery. To reach the Monastery one has to walk on steep hilly slope which lead through rich forests area.

Khecheopalri Lake : Khecheopalri Lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim by the Hindus and Buddhists. The lake remains hidden in the forests. It is believed that birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the lake surface.

General Information

Location : Pelling is about 133 km away from Siliguri (West Bengal) and 125 km from Gangtok in Sikkim.
Altitude : 6,800 ft.
Best Time : April to June.

 

     
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