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Pelling

(6800 Ft Above Sea Level)

Sikkim | India
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Pelling is categorised as Pilgrimage / Bird Watching / Hillside Hamlet


Pemayangtse Monastery
Tibetan Siskin in Barsey Sanctuary - Photo Courtesy Dibyendu Ash
Yuksom Village (Photo Courtesy: Kothanda Srinivasan)
Sanga Choeling Monastery (Photo Courtesy: walter callens)
Tashiding Monastery (Photo Courtesy: walter callens)
Rabdentse Ruins (Photo Courtesy: Anand Bhushan)
Dubdi Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Kothanda Srinivasan)
Views
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Khecheopalri Lake

Reasons to Visit
  • Pelling located in West Sikkim (6800 ft) is mainly for Himalayan views and monasteries, most notably being the Pemangyetse Monastery.
  • Pelling offers magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains of Kanchenjunga (Oct-March).
  • Pelling offers quiet stays and nearby Yuksom area is base point of many treks in the area.
  • Pelling is home to experiential village stays and nature centric resort offering quiet hillside experience.
  • West Sikkim is home to many birds and the area is now visited regularly by Bird
  • watchers
Recommendations
  • Destinations to visit for Tibetan Monasteries and Buddhist Heritage in India"Pelling (6000+ ft asl) is home to a Buddhist circuit comprising The Pemayangtse Monastery, Dubdi Monastery, Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake. There are number of significant monasteries in Kewzing area (40 kms) such as Dalling Monastery and Kewzing monastery"
  • Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations in East and North East India"Kewzing is an area near Pelling from where bird watchers approach different bird watching areas. Barsey Rododendron Sanctuary (West Sikkim) is home to many birds and Sikkim Red Pandas. Maenam wildlife sanctuary is also home to the rare beautiful state animal of Sikkim the Red Panda. Lakes around Pelling are home to good number of birds in Winter. Best time to Visit - Oct - May"
  • Destinations in West Bengal Hills and Sikkim for the Holiday Traveller"Pelling (6000+ ft asl - 120 kms from Darjeeling) in West Sikkim is a hamlet renowned for holy lakes, ancient monasteries, view points and mountain views. Pelling is preferred for a 2 night stay in Winter for its Himalayan views. "
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Gangtok (110 kms), Bagdogra (139 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Darjeeling (118 kms), Kurseong (125 kms), Siliguri (126 kms)
  • Pelling is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway

Pelling has 11 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Standard3
Mid-segment5
Premium3
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel7
Resort4

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8 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Pelling

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Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)7

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List of Holidays for Pelling

Short Break

  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim - Darjeeling Short break (6 Nights)

Holiday

  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with Lachung (9 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim (10 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim and Kalimpong (10 Nights)
  • Best of Sikkim - Darjeeling with Kalimpong (7 Nights)
  • Best of Sikkim with Lachung (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Darjeeling - Sikkim (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Sikkim and Darjeeling with Kalimpong (8 Nights)

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Pelling has 2 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Bagdogra and Drop to PellingRs. 4107
Pickup from Gangtok and Drop to PellingRs. 3521

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9 Travel Ideas listed for Pelling. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Experience
  • Bird watching in Kewzing area
  • Bird watching in West Sikkim
  • Monasteries of West Sikkim
  • Pelling Getaway

Stay Ideas

  • Elgin Mt Pandim experience
  • Norbu Ghang Resort experience

Festivals linked to Pelling (Sikkim)

  • Jorethang Mela
  • Lhabab Duchen (07 Nov 2020)

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Located about 5 km from Pelling, the Singshore hanging bridge is an engineering feat that connects two hills offering excellent views of hills, valleys and waterfalls.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    5
    Rabdentse was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Nepalese army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now. The Rabdentse ruins are part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksom known as the Dubdi Monastery, followed by Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, the Pemayangtse Monastery, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    7
    One of the oldest (1705), most renowned and visited monasteries in Sikkim at 7 kms from Pelling. Pemayangtse Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksom known as the Dubdi Monastery, followed by Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake. Sanga Chelling Monastery at 7 kms. from Pemayangste is said to be the oldest monastery in Sikkim is also visited alongwith.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    7
    Changey Waterfall is located about 10 km from Pelling and has a height of about 50 metres. It offers excellent backdrop for tourists and therefore a popular sightseeing option for tourists to Pelling.
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    10
    Rimbi waterfalls are located 12 kms from Pelling. Its a popular local hangout option and also for tourists.
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    12
    Sewaro rock Garden is a tourist picnic spot developed by the department of tourism. It is surrounded by greenery, flowers and offers amenities including fountains, resting sheds, large gardens, cafeteria, well maintained rocks (stones).
    Gardens
    General
    13
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Sanga Choeling Monastery established in the 17th century by Lama Lhatsun Chempo, is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. The Monastery is located on a ridge top above Pelling at a distance of 7 kilometres from Pemayangtse Monastery and is accessed by walking the steep hilly track of 4 kms, which traverses through rich forest cover. Pilgrimage to Sanga Choeling Monastery is undertaken by many Buddhist devotees as part of religious and also heritage circuit encompassing the Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Khecheopalri lake, the Norbugang Chorten, the Dubdi Monastery, Yuksom and the Tashiding Monastery.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    14
    Darap village is home of the local limboo tribe and offers guests a peek into cultural heritage of the community. The area is surrounded by exquisite beauty and therefore excellent for walking and experiential traveller.
    Activity
    Village Visit
    17
    Tashiding Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism at 22 kms from Pelling and 19 kilometres to the south east of Yuksam. Tashiding Monastery (Gompa), is the most sacred and holiest monasteries in Sikkim. The Tashiding Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksam in Sikkim known as the Dubdi Monastery, Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake.[5]
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    22
    Kanchenjunga waterfall is a popular perennial waterfall at 25 kms from Pelling via Sewaro Rock Garden. It takes a bit of a climb to reach foothills of the waterfall.
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    25
    Daling Monastery established in 1840 is one of the ancient and promiment monasteries in the West Sikkim area.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    25
    Kaluk Village is a nature centric destination in Sikkim at 26 kms from Pelling and is recognised for Bersay Rhadodendron Sanctuary. There are number of walks / treks around the area and is excellent for anyone looking for an off-beat experience.
    Activity, Adventure
    Trekking, Walking
    26
    Dubdi Monastery (Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism) was built in 1700 and is located near Yuksum on a hill top, accessible by a walk uphill from a base point. Yuksom in Sikkim, which is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, the Khecheopalri Lake, and the Tashiding Monastery.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    30
    Sinon Monastery was built in 1716 and is located about 10 kms from Tashiding on a hill top at about .
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    32
    Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus located near Khecheopalri village at 34 kms from Pelling. The lake is an integral part of the much revered valley of "Demazong" and said to have been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava. 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. An interesting feature of the lake is that leaves are not allowed to float on the lake, which is ensured by the birds which industriously pick them up as soon as they drop into the lake surface.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake, Holy Lake or Holy River
    34
    The Norbugang Chorten is situated 40 kms from Pelling. It was erected following the crowning of the first Chogyal of Sikkim in 1642 at Narbugong Coronation Throne near Yuksom. A holy lake known as Kuthok Lake, a serene lake, is also linked to the place. The Norbugang Chorten and the Norbugang throne are visited as part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, the Khecheopalri Lake, and the Tashiding Monastery.
    Lake or Riverside
    Holy Lake or Holy River
    40
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (or Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary) is situated in West Sikkim in Singalila Range bordering Nepal. The sanctuary is set at about 10000 ft asl and spread over 104 sq km. The Varsey Sanctuary can be reached from Hilley, Dentam and Soreng (25-50 kms from Pelling). From Hilley one can take a 4 km trek through a path shaded by different species of rhododendron. Permits are required to access the area.
    Adventure
    Trekking
    25
    Yuksom is a quiet but sprawling hamlet, 40 km north of the Pemayangtse Monastery. The area is renowned for its walks and is based point for trekking and mountaineering in the region. The area is also visited for Dubdi Monastery.
    Activity, Adventure
    Trekking, Walking
    40

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Gangtok,Sikkim,India

January
8°C / 1°C
February
12°C / 4°C
March
15°C / 7°C
April
17°C / 9°C
May
19°C / 12°C
June
21°C / 16°C
July
21°C / 16°C
August
21°C / 16°C
September
20°C / 14°C
October
16°C / 9°C
November
13°C / 5°C
December
10°C / 3°C

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Lower PellingA town centre area where a number of hotels are situated. Holiday5
Pemyangtse MonasteryOne the ancient and renowned monasteries in Sikkim and right next to the monastery Mt Pandim hotel is situated.Holiday/Pilgrimage1
Upper PellingAn area that a bit away from town centre where some hotels and resorts are situated, most notably Norbu Ghang Resort.Holiday/Getaway4
YangteyAn area that a bit away where Tashi Ghang Resort is situated.Holiday/Getaway1
Nearest Airport in Pelling
  • Pakyong Airport ( PYG ) , Gangtok-110 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Pelling
  • Darjeeling ( DJ ), Darjeeling-118 Kms
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