Khecheopalri Lake

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#5 of 14 things to do in Pelling

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)

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A great break in a journey...............By lizrowley on 26th Nov 2019

This lake, aproached by an attractive wooded track , is a good place to stop for a break to enjoy the peace and tranquility. For many visitors this is a holy and special place but equally for others...

A little overhypedBy CameliaSur on 22th Nov 2019

This lake is a holy place. One can see hundreds of fishes as people offer fish when they worship which never get eaten. The place is very peaceful. Nothing more to see. If you are fit enough you can...

Not very impressed.By Debajyoti B on 20th Nov 2019

I read great reviews about this lake but I wasn't quite impressed. There are lots of fish in the lake. One can feed them. The walk to the lake through the forest is nice.

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